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<ul><li><p>1 </p><p>100 FREE TOOLS FOR MUSICIANS </p><p>100 FREE APPS </p><p>for the </p><p>Everyday Life of a </p><p>Musician </p></li><li><p>2 </p><p>We have compiled this list of free apps and </p><p>software for musicians in July 2016. </p><p>The list contains apps that help you in every </p><p>stage of your musicianship: Learning, </p><p>Rehearsing, Recording, and Video and </p><p>Graphic Production for your albums and </p><p>music videos. </p><p>If you find something especially useful, </p><p>consider helping the developers of the app </p><p>by buying a premium version (if available) or </p><p>linking to their website. </p><p>You can find more useful resources for </p><p>musicians on our blog at: </p><p>http://blog.sofasession.com </p></li><li><p>3 </p><p>CHAPTERS </p><p>Learning Apps ......................................... 5</p><p>Music Theory ........................................... 8</p><p>Samples ................................................ 11</p><p>Sheet Music .......................................... 14</p><p>Production and Recording Software ...... 16</p><p>DJing ..................................................... 20</p><p>Design Software .................................... 22</p><p>Music Video Production Tools ............... 25</p><p>Music Players ........................................ 27</p><p>Songwriting Tools .................................. 28</p><p>Tuner ..................................................... 31</p></li><li><p>4 </p><p>Promotion .............................................. 34</p><p>Music Notation ...................................... 37</p><p>DAW Plugins ......................................... 39</p><p>Selling Music ......................................... 41</p><p>Sources and Shoutouts ......................... 42</p></li><li><p>5 </p><p>Category 1 </p><p>Learning Apps </p><p>Uberchord - Learn to play the guitar with chords. Free app for iOS. </p><p>https://www.uberchord.com/ </p><p>Jamplay - Free Website and iOS/Android App that let's you learn the guitar with </p><p>videos. </p><p>http://www.jamplay.com/ </p><p>Yousician - Free App to learn Guitar, Bass, Piano available for iOS and Android. </p><p>https://get.yousician.com/ </p></li><li><p>6 </p><p>Pianist HD - Free App to learn songs on the piano on Android. </p><p>http://www.rubycell.com/game_detail/Android/Pianist-HD/ </p><p>Sing Sharp - Free App for learning how to sing. Only limited songs available at the </p><p>moment. </p><p>http://www.singsharpapp.com/ </p><p>Chords plus - Guitar chords and tabs free Android and iOS app. </p><p>https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.xssembler.ch</p><p>ordsplus&amp;hl=en </p><p>Saxophone Fingerings - Simple saxophone fingering chars for Android. </p><p>https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=appinventor.ai_S</p><p>uhadisapari.Saxophone </p></li><li><p>7 </p><p>Saxophone All-in-one - Free iOS and Android app with fingering charts, types of </p><p>saxophones, scales, tuner and more. </p><p>https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.saxophoneal</p><p>lin1pro </p><p>Viruoso Piano Free - Free iOS Piano App for Singers, Saxophone players and more. </p><p>https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/virtuoso-piano-free-2-</p><p>hd/id304075989 </p><p>Gamestar Perfectpiano - Free Android Piano app, Perfect Piano. </p><p>https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gamestar.pe</p><p>rfectpiano </p></li><li><p>8 </p><p>Category 2 </p><p>Music Theory </p><p>Toby Rush - Music theory for musicians and normal people Nicely designed </p><p>infographics about music theory, perfect for </p><p>print-out. </p><p>http://tobyrush.com/theorypages/index.html </p><p>Skillshare - A bunch of free video classes about music composition, education, </p><p>production and theory. </p><p>https://www.skillshare.com/search/?query=music&amp;enrollmentTy</p><p>pe=free </p></li><li><p>9 </p><p>Circle of Fifths - Beautiful &amp; interactive circle of fifths. </p><p>http://randscullard.com.s3-website-us-east-</p><p>1.amazonaws.com/CircleOfFifths/ </p><p>MusicTheory.net - Free music theory lessons &amp; exercises like ear training. </p><p>http://www.musictheory.net </p><p>Chordify - Turns any youtube, soundcloud or deezer link to a song into a chord </p><p>progression. </p><p>https://chordify.net/ </p><p>Songtive - Free iOS chord and scale dictionary. </p><p>http://www.songtive.com/products/piano-companion </p></li><li><p>10 </p><p>Pitchimprover - Ear training exercise: free pitch trainer. </p><p>http://pitchimprover.com/index.php?type=Perfect </p><p>MetronomeOnline - Free online metronome. </p><p>https://www.metronomeonline.com/ </p><p>MetronomeApp - Free metronome app for iOS. </p><p>http://metronomeapp.com/ </p></li><li><p>11 </p><p>Category 3 </p><p>Samples </p><p>Incompetech - Collection of user composed music for free download under Creative </p><p>Common License. </p><p>http://incompetech.com </p><p>Daft Club - Collection of Daft Punk samples downloadable from their website. </p><p>http://daft.club/tagged/Daftabase </p><p>FreeSound.org - Collection of sounds for free download and use in your production. </p><p>(Check license if author needs to be </p><p>credited). </p></li><li><p>12 </p><p>http://www.freesound.org </p><p>99sounds.org - Collection of free sound samples for production. </p><p>http://99sounds.org/free-sound-effects/ </p><p>Goldbaby - Free collection of sounds. Very popular with hip hop artists. </p><p>http://www.goldbaby.co.nz/freestuff.html </p><p>Samplefino - 60 free drum samples. </p><p>http://samplefino.com/free-drum-samples/ </p><p>Prime Loops - Prime Loops is a collection of free sounds, samples, vocals, synth </p><p>presets and more. </p><p>https://primeloops.com/sounds/samples.html </p></li><li><p>13 </p><p>Noisli - Background noise generator. </p><p>http://www.noisli.com </p></li><li><p>14 </p><p>Category 4 </p><p>Sheet Music </p><p>Petrucci Music Library - Over 100.000 works of music downloadable. </p><p>http://imslp.org/ </p><p>Classtab - Classical guitar tablature works. </p><p>http://www.classtab.org/ </p><p>Practicesightreading.com - Website to practice sheet music reading. </p><p>https://practicesightreading.com/ </p><p>Ultimate Guitar - Huge selection of guitar tabs, also as app. </p></li><li><p>15 </p><p>https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/ </p><p>Songsterr - Guitar tabs that can be played back will playing to them. Printing and </p><p>saving require a paid account. </p><p>http://www.songsterr.com/ </p><p>Free Scores - Free Scores offers free sheet music of different styles. </p><p>http://www.free-scores.com/ </p></li><li><p>16 </p><p>Category 5 </p><p>Production and Recording Software </p><p>sofasession - Free website to record and jam with other musicians over the internet. </p><p>http://www.sofasession.com </p><p>Audacity - one of most popular free source programs, recording and editing audio, </p><p>adjust pitch, bass and treble; simple </p><p>interface, set of tools, add effects; issues: </p><p>distractive editing. </p><p>http://www.audacityteam.org/download/ </p></li><li><p>17 </p><p>Ardour - import video, report and edit, prepare combination of individual tracks, no </p><p>built-in instruments &amp; effects, you need 3rd </p><p>party software, not compatible with windows </p><p>(linux &amp; mac). </p><p>https://ardour.org/download.html </p><p>LMMS.IO - Free software to produce beats, DAW and sequencer. </p><p>https://lmms.io/ </p><p>Reaper - Recording DAW. It's actually not free, but let's you use it even after the trial </p><p>period. </p><p>http://www.reaper.fm/ </p></li><li><p>18 </p><p>WarmPlace - Multitracrecorder featuing a modular synthesizer. </p><p>http://www.warmplace.ru/soft/sunvox/ </p><p>Audiotool - Music production studio right in the browser. </p><p>https://www.audiotool.com/ </p><p>Audiosauna - Music production studio in the browser. </p><p>http://www.audiosauna.com/studio/ </p><p>Voice Recorder Free (iOS) - Free Voice recorder for iPhone. </p><p>https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/voice-recorder-</p><p>free/id685310398?mt=8 </p></li><li><p>19 </p><p>Voice Recorder Free (Android) - Smart voice recorder free app for Android. </p><p>https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.andrwq.recor</p><p>der&amp;hl=en </p></li><li><p>20 </p><p>Category 6 </p><p>DJing </p><p>Mixxx - Free DJ-ying software. </p><p>http://mixxx.org/ </p><p>djay Free - Free DJ-ying app for iOS and Android. </p><p>http://www.algoriddim.com/ </p><p>edJing - Free DJ-ying app for iOS and Android. There are paid features available. </p><p>http://www.edjing.com/ </p></li><li><p>21 </p><p>Cross DJ Free - Free DJ-ying app for iOS and Android. There are paid features </p><p>available. </p><p>http://www.mixvibes.com/downloads/ </p></li><li><p>22 </p><p>Category 7 </p><p>Design Software </p><p>Artwork Creator - Create your CD/DVD cover; quite old looking though. </p><p>http://artworkcreator.duplicationcentre.co.uk/#? </p><p>Big huge labs - Make a personalized CD or DVD cover, upload from Instagram, </p><p>Facebook, Dropbox or Flickr possible. </p><p>http://bighugelabs.com/cd.php </p><p>GIMP - Graphic Editor Programme, free open source alternative to Photoshop. </p><p>https://www.gimp.org/ </p></li><li><p>23 </p><p>Canva - Amazing tool for graphics of any kind: Social Media, Blogs, CD's etc. Easy to </p><p>use online. </p><p>https://www.canva.com/ </p><p>Inkscape - Drawing programme for vektor illustrations - free open source alternative to </p><p>Illustrator. </p><p>https://inkscape.org/ </p><p>Scribus - Create layouts for flyers and album inlays - free alternative to Indesign. </p><p>https://www.scribus.net/ </p><p>Hipster Logo Generator - Create a hipster logo in 5 seconds. Super funny! </p><p>http://www.hipsterlogogenerator.com/ </p></li><li><p>24 </p><p>Krita - Free sketching and painting program. </p><p>https://krita.org/en/ </p><p>Pixlr - Free picture editor online, very similar to photoshop. </p><p>https://pixlr.com/editor/ </p></li><li><p>25 </p><p>Category 8 </p><p>Music Video Production Tools </p><p>OpenToonz - Free Tool for creating animation movies. </p><p>https://opentoonz.github.io </p><p>Lightworks - Video editing tool used by professionals - free versions lets create </p><p>videos up to 720p. </p><p>https://www.lwks.com/ </p><p>Rotor Videos - Create free artistic music videos in the web app. </p><p>https://rotorvideos.com/ </p></li><li><p>26 </p><p>Stupefix - Make videos out of photos, videos, music and text. </p><p>https://studio.stupeflix.com/en/ </p><p>Movavi - Free Video Editor, works like iMovie or Movie Maker. </p><p>http://www.movavi.com/support/how-to/how-to-make-home-</p><p>movies.html </p></li><li><p>27 </p><p>Category 9 </p><p>Music Players </p><p>VLC - Music player for desktop and mobile phones that plays almost any format (video </p><p>and audio). </p><p>http://www.vlc.de/ </p><p>iTunes - Create practical music library with your tracks. </p><p>http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/ </p><p>AIMP - Music player which supports 30+ audio formats and hosts internet radio. </p><p>http://www.aimp2.us/ </p></li><li><p>28 </p><p>Category 10 </p><p>Songwriting Tools </p><p>Autochords - Chord progression have never been that easy. Choose style, </p><p>instrument and key and get a set of chords </p><p>as inspiration. </p><p>https://autochords.com/ </p><p>CheatSheet for Songwriting - All about progressions and keys. </p><p>http://i.imgur.com/k0F0EI3.jpg </p><p>Hookpad - Hookpad by Hooktheory. Let's you create chord progressions in your </p><p>browser. </p></li><li><p>29 </p><p>https://www.hooktheory.com/hookpad </p><p>Suggester - Free iOS to suggest chords and scales to your song. There is also a </p><p>Premium version. </p><p>http://www.mathieurouthier.com/suggester/ </p><p>Futurelearn - How to write your first song online course. </p><p>https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/songwriting </p><p>Rhymer - Find rhymes easily. </p><p>http://www.rhymer.com/ </p><p>Rhymezone - Find rhymes, synonyms and definitions in one place. </p><p>http://www.rhymezone.com/ </p></li><li><p>30 </p><p>Jam Maestro Lite - Free iOS app to compose songs in tab or chord format. </p><p>http://www.jammaestro.com/ </p><p>Chordbot Lite - Chordbot is a songwriting tool / electronic backup band for iOS and </p><p>Android that lets you experiment with </p><p>advanced chord progressions and </p><p>arrangements quickly and easily. </p><p>http://www.chordbot.com/buy.php </p></li><li><p>31 </p><p>Category 11 </p><p>Tuner </p><p>Guitar Tuner - Very simple and exact tuner for the guitar on Android. </p><p>https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ovelin.guitart</p><p>una&amp;hl=en </p><p>Guitar Tuna - Tuner for guitar, bass, ukulele on iOS. </p><p>https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/guitar-tuna-ultimate-</p><p>free/id527588389?mt=8 </p><p>https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ovelin.guitart</p><p>una&amp;hl=de </p></li><li><p>32 </p><p>Pano Tuner (Chromatic Tuner) - Free iOS and Android Tuner for every instrument. </p><p>https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/free-chromatic-tuner-</p><p>pano/id449780743?mt=8 </p><p>Saxophone Tuner - Tuner For Saxophone Plus Saxophone Metronome for iOS and </p><p>Android. </p><p>https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/saxophone-tuner-tuner-</p><p>for/id817159901?mt=8&amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4 </p><p>https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.SaxTuner.Th</p><p>ink </p></li><li><p>33 </p><p>Chromatic guitar tuner - Very precise tuner for guitar and ukulele, iOS and Android </p><p>versions. </p><p>https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gismart.guita</p><p>r.tuner </p><p>https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chromatic-guitar-tuner-</p><p>tune/id662890455?mt=8 </p></li><li><p>34 </p><p>Category 12 </p><p>Promotion </p><p>Dizzyjam - Create merch for your music with this free online service. </p><p>http://www.dizzyjam.com/ </p><p>Bandpage - Create a bandpage for free and the info is then updated all over the web </p><p>including YouTube, Facebook, Google etc. </p><p>https://www.bandpage.com/ </p><p>Reddit Music - Submit your songs and be heard here. </p><p>https://www.reddit.com/r/Music/ </p></li><li><p>35 </p><p>Spotify - Share your music and get paid per play. </p><p>https://www.spotifyartists.com/ </p><p>Soundcloud - Share your tracks with the world. </p><p>https://on.soundcloud.com/ </p><p>Tunecore - Community of independent artists. Sell your music on iTunes, Amazon, </p><p>Spotify and more. </p><p>http://www.tunecore.com/ </p><p>Bandzoogle - Create customized websites for merch, tickets, videos and more. </p><p>https://bandzoogle.com/ </p></li><li><p>36 </p><p>Viinyl - Create song-based websites to best showcase your music. </p><p>http://viinyl.com/#home </p></li><li><p>37 </p><p>Category 13 </p><p>Music Notation </p><p>Blank Sheet Music blank sheet music Create and print your own music sheets. </p><p>http://www.blanksheetmusic.net/ </p><p>Guitar Tab Creator Create guitar tabs. </p><p>http://www.guitartabcreator.com/ </p><p>MuseScore Create musical sheets for free. </p><p>https://musescore.org/de </p></li><li><p>38 </p><p>Tuxguitar Free Guitar Tab Editor for Windows, Mac and Linux. </p><p>http://tuxguitar.herac.com.ar/ </p><p>Noteflight Create, view, print, share and listen to professional quality music notation </p><p>on your computer, tablet or smartphone. </p><p>https://www.noteflight.com/login </p></li><li><p>39 </p><p>Category 14 </p><p>DAW Plugins </p><p>Delamar - Selection of free VST Plugins for your DAW. </p><p>http://www.delamar.de/musikproduktion/free-vst-plugins-800/ </p><p>Dontcrack - Another Selection of free VST Plugins. </p><p>http://www.dontcrack.com/freeware/software.php/id/7037/audio/</p><p>Plug-ins/plugins/VST/ </p><p>KVRAudio - Free Plugins ranked by highest user rating. </p><p>http://www.kvraudio.com/plugins/free/highest-rated </p></li><li><p>40 </p><p>FreeSoundEditor - Free Virtual Instru-ments. </p><p>http://www.freesoundeditor.com/incageneng.html?VSTSynthen</p><p>g.htm~main </p><p>Superdrumfx - Free Virtual Instruments. </p><p>http://www.superdrumfx.com/ </p><p>Soundprism - Free Virtual Instruments. </p><p>http://soundprism.com/ </p></li><li><p>41 </p><p>Category 15 </p><p>Selling Music </p><p>Spotify Artist Insights - Spotify Artist Insights to analyze your plays etc on Spotify. </p><p>https://artists.spotify.com/faninsights </p><p>Getty Images Music Sel your music on iStock. </p><p>http://www.istockphoto.com/music-clips </p><p>The Orchard - Distribution company which helps you to sell the music around the world. </p><p>http://www.theorchard.com/ </p></li><li><p>42 </p><p>Thank you! </p><p>Sources and Shoutouts </p><p>This list was compiled based on own </p><p>research, as well as hints from those great </p><p>people: </p><p>http://bedroomproducersblog.com/2015/02/26/free-resources-</p><p>for-music-producers/ </p><p>http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/best-free-recording-</p><p>software/ </p><p>And of course or friends at Reddit: </p><p>http://www.reddit.com/r/WeAreTheMusicMakers </p><p>Compiled with </p></li></ul>