Music studio software has made it possible for everybody to compete with the big studios. With a fast computer and some extra hardware, just pick the right software, master the process and you can rival multi-million dollar studios. Today, it has a lot more to do with your knowledge as opposed to having huge budgets. Some of the hits you hear on the radio today are produced in home recording studios. You can build your own home recording studio and be ahead of the pack.
But the questions remain: What is the best music studio software? What is right for your circumstances? There are many options out there. I will give you a few recommendations so you can decide what meets your needs. The software listed below are some of the most popular ones.
Best Recording Studio Software – Top 5
The best recording programs used in studios all around the world are as follows:
- Avid Pro Tools Music Production Software (Mac and Windows)
- Apple Logic Studio 9 DAW Software
- Steinberg Cubase 6 Recording Software (Macintosh and Windows)
- Cakewalk Sonar X1 Producer Music Production Software (Windows)
- MOTU Digital Performer Software (Mac)
You can do quite a lot with any one of these music recording software packages. You can record audio, record midi, cut, copy and paste audio or midi sequences, change tempo, change pitch, apply sound effects, use loops, quantize sounds and MIDI, play virtual instruments, play virtual sampler, organize sounds and song information, import/export sounds, play videos, mix, master and so much more.If you’re serious about recording, forget free programs. Start your recording journey by buying one of these pieces of software outlined above. You must then invest lots of time learning the process if you are to become competent. In the end you will save lots of time and money.
Are you interested in making music from loops and building blocks? If so, here is some of what you should look into. Again, I am providing links to zZounds and Amazon so you can check them out.
- Apple Garageband Jam Pack: Rhythm Section
- Sony ACID Pro 7
- FL Studio
- Ableton Live Music Production Software (Macintosh and Windows)
- Propellerhead Reason (Mac and Windows)
For fixing the pitches of a vocal or lead instrument I highly recommend Celemony Melodyne editor Software. With Melodyne you can correct every single note that a singer sings or a lead instrument plays wrongly. You can alter an entire melody if you please. I love to use Melodyne for voice. With this software, no longer do you have to worry about flat notes. There’s no need for you or your singer to sing over an entire vocal or phrase because of one flat note. Melodyne does the trick.
Free music studio software
If you’re just starting out and are looking to get your feet wet in the world of recording without spending money, you can try some free recording software. Check out Audacity and Krystal. You can learn a lot about the recording process with these but nothing beats the real deal, which is Pro-tools, Logic, Cubase, Cakewalk Sonar, and so on.
– Learn about all types of music software.