Vibrafun free education by Apploudable

Vibrafun is a free education plugin developed by Apploudable. Compatible OS(s): Android.

The Vibrafun app shows you how to play several popular songs on the vibraphone, marimba or xylophone. Featured songs includes Ode To Joy, My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean, Greensleeves, Oh Susanna, Wheels On The Bus and Danny Boy, among others.

Upgrade to full version to get a children’s xylophone and a marimba instrument in addition to the vibraphone already included. The upgrade also removes the in-app advertisement.

Key sizes are flexible, so you can increase or decrease them to fit best possible to your screen and device. In addition it is possible to record, save and load recordings. It also has vibrato feedback on the keys for more realistic feeling.

Vibrafun is playable with DIY mallets which you can easily make yourself. See video for a demonstration:

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Tune free ear-training by earPlugins

Tune is a free ear training VST plugin developed by earPlugins. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

Tune is an ear training plug-in – not with chords and intervals, but with equalizer frequency bands.

  • Random filters are applied to your signal, and you are to guess their center frequencies.
  • Learning efficiency is maximized through immediate auditory and visual feedback, and scoring statistics.
  • Adjustable min and max frequency, filter bandwidth and gain.

Smart Metronome

Smart Metronome free metronome by Mirax Labs

Smart Metronome is a free metronome plugin developed by Mirax Labs. Compatible OS(s): Windows, macOS.

Metronome that can listen and detect the tempo for the input audio, and includes support for creating custom presets.

Metronomes are designed to help musicians keep a particular tempo, especially while practicing to acquire a certain sense of timing when playing. Smart Metronome brings the functions of a classic metronome to your Mac while also packing innovative features.

Intuitive to use metronome app that can automatically detect the tempo

The Smart Metronome user interface is represented by a single window where you get to configure both the metronome and the audio setup. The app allows you to select the input and output sources, the active channels, the audio sample rate, the buffer size, and the active MIDI inputs and outputs.

Within the metronome tab, you can manually set the beats per minute rate, or you can allow the app to listen to the input audio and automatically detect the tempo. Note that is the Listen button is active, you cannot modify the BPM manually.

Fast to setup metronome that comes with presets support

Smart Metronome also provides support for various predefined tempos that you can select from a simple drop down menu, yet you also have the option to manually adjust the BPM value.

In addition, Smart Metronome enables you to set the time signature by modifying the notes subdivision and offers you the opportunity to use one of the built-in sound packs (classic, drum, or techno).

The best part is that all settings can be saved in a custom preset, and you can easily load any of them via a simple menu. Note that Smart Metronome also enables you to adjust the tempo tick and the sound pack volume, so you get to create presets that fit your practice sessions flawlessly.

Check your tempo while playing or practice your timing

Smart Metronome includes all the functions one would expect from a classic metronome, but can also listen to the input audio and determine the tempo. This way, you can quickly identify the tempo used for any song, or make sure you are keeping the correct timing while playing.


  • Listens to your playing and estimates your tempo.
  • Professional grade with unmatched timing precision.
  • Preset saving and loading.
  • Sound packs.
  • Professional and intuitive user interface.
  • All the metronome functions you would need.

Metronom – Rhythm and Speed Trainer

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Metronom – Rhythm and Speed Trainer is a free metronome plugin developed by Monoplugs. Compatible OS(s): Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS.

Metronom is a very powerful metronome app that will help you to learn rhythms, speed changes and, for example, paradiddles.

You’ll get all the essential features of a metronome and a bunch of bonus features like an advanced speed and rhythm trainer. It’s all bundled into one user interface – so you’ll have everything at your fingertips. It’s very easy, and you won’t need much time to master it.

For electronic musicians, we’ve integrated a MIDI master clock to sync all your grooveboxes, DAWs and drum machines.


  • 4 well selected metronome sounds.
  • extremely accurate.
  • simple and clear user interface.
  • everything in one window.
  • speed trainer (speed up, slow down or Loop).
  • change speed after 1 / 2 / 4 / 8 / 16 bars.
  • rhythm trainer (play quarters, eights, triplets & sixteenth).
  • edit every step individually.
  • time signatures from 2/4 to 9/4 (also 2/8 …).
  • integrated help desk.


  • master clock to sync all your soft- and hardware.

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iChorder free chorder | studio-tool by JoBroMedia

iChorder is a free chorder and studio tools plugin developed by JoBroMedia. Compatible OS(s): Android.

So you spend days upon days in the studio, writing song after song. However the more you write the harder your brain has to bring out new ideas. Make no mistake, this will happen sooner or later. And when that happens, and you’re on a tight deadline, what do you do? Writing music like nothing happens might get the juices flowing a bit more, but what you need is more inspiration. Open your ears and eyes to other genres around the world. Think outside the box for a change.

iChorder is the tool to let you do this. It gives you 5 tools at your disposal to open your minds to new influences:

* Song ideas: This picks genres at random, giving you an idea on your next song, and it lets you search on youtube, soundcloud or google for the different genres so you can hear them out.

* 5th circle: This tool gives you access to an easily overview of the circle of 5ths. It showcases the prime and alternative scale, and also gives you the prime tone, subdominant and dominant for each scale.

* Timeline: This tool helps you create a visual list of your song. What part goes where. Length and other important stuff.

* Rhythms: This tool lets you generate a 4 bar long rhythm. It can be done randomly, and in a set of different complexities from simple to wild, and the rhythm can also be altered should the need ever arise.

iChorder’s task is not to write music for you, that is your own responsibility. This is just a tool to help you out with new ideas and inflictions on music. In short: iChorder is writer’s block’s worst enemy.


BeatRace free sequencer by SoundGym

BeatRace is a free sequencer stand alone application developed by SoundGym. Compatible OS(s): Windows, macOS.

BeatRace is an online beat-making game and gym that will help you train, improve skills and make better beats.

BeatRace enables you to create beats online with friends, take a groovy daily workout and play challenging beat-making games. It also presents hourly beat-making competitions where you can prove your talent and win prizes.

Get daily beat-making workouts:
BeatRace offers a daily workout that will help you train and improve your beat-making skills. The workout includes challenging beat games: recreate a drum pattern from scratch, identify BPM and swing values, pass levels, compare scores with others and keep motivated.

Win hourly beat-making races:
BeatRace offers hourly real-time beat-making matches. Reconstruct beats as fast as you can; the fastest competitor wins the race. Weekly leaders will get two special prizes: Regroover and Beatformer cutting-edge beat-making plugins by Accusonus.

Create and share beats online:
Use BeatRace online drum machine to create and share drum sequences, load, save and download your grooves. 11 classic drum machine kits are included.

BeatRace is available to all SoundGym members: Sign-up for a Free Membership here

Premium features and unlimited training are available for SoundGym Pro members (14.95$ for a monthly subscription, 119$ for a yearly subscription).