XO Wave

XO Wave free audio-editor | sequencer | daw by XO Audio

XO Wave is a free audio editor and sequencer and DAW plugin developed by XO Audio. Compatible OS(s): macOS, Linux.

XO Wave is a digital audio workstation designed to meet the needs of audio and video professionals, with a focus on CD Mastering and audio for video related work. It has support for direct recording from any core-audio device, importing and exporting files in a variety of formats (including songs from iTunes playlists), CD Burning, multi-track editing, and QuickTime synchronization and export.

XO Wave Open on Linux is free. XO Wave on Mac OS X comes in two versions: Free and Pro. Pro adds features such as AU support and CD burns.

A comparison of the available versions is available here.


uFXloops Music Studio DAW

uFXloops Music Studio DAW free daw | sequencer | host by ufxmedia

uFXloops Music Studio DAW is a free DAW developed by ufxmedia. Compatible OS(s): Android.

uFX loops Music Studio is an App for Song Sketching, Writing and production, based on samples and with an integrated community with over 2000 sounds supporting your ideas, directly downloadable within the App. uFX loops has new unique features you won’t find elsewhere. uFX loops is unique in the way you can play your compositions. Nothing is fix, everything can be combined and exchanged on the Pads in the Soundboard, following a non-linear approach to build up your songs.

Create your own Songs easily based on samples with the new uFX loops Music Studio. Import or Record your own Samples and edit them with the Wave Editor to define Loops, Melodic, Percussive Voice and Effect Samples. Use the integrated soundboard sequencer/mixer to loop, play and mix them all as you like, and adjust beat tempo realtime. Just load your sounds into the Pads of the Soundboard, define your Song parts and mix everything live. uFX loops Music Studio is more than a samples Beatmaker: Cool DAW studio features like drums, percussive and melodic instruments and patterns let you create individual rhythms and melodies / chords parts with ease, and projects, instruments, loops and samples can be shared with the uFXloops Community 24 hours a day, where you can find a growing number of samples, instruments and projects for downloading. Our DAW supports high Audio quality and any Music Style via its community, e.g. Electro, Hip Hop, Dubstep, Trance, Techno, Rock, R&B, Pop, Heavy Metal. Compose your Grooves and produce your mixes. 99 Tracks, 64 voices polyphonie.
Try it, uFX loops Music Studio offers unique new ways for create loops, patterns, instruments, part and songs, giving you tons of possibilites for your own ideas.

New Features since Version 1.20

Three FX processors per part, assignable to each slot
Master Reverb processor with three room types
FX and Reverb send level adjustable per slot
Shuffle Mode (adjustable)
Automation of Volume, Balance (soon also FX Send Levels, Reverb Switches…)
Sample In Slots Reverse Function, Start- and Endposition adjustable
Sequenced Slots.


Samples Import: WAV, OGG, AIF, MP3, 11 / 22 / 44,1 / 48 kHz, Mono/Stereo
Samples Editor with Click Track, Loop Flag and Audio Recorder
Instrument Editor for Melodic and Percussive Instruments
Pattern Editor for Melodic and Percussive / Drums Patterns
Pitch Shifters on several Layers
Live Tempo Shifting while Maintaining Pitch
Automatic Loop Point Finder with Cross Fade
Volume Mixer on Four Layers
Community Based Sound Library with fast search functions
Easy-To-Learn Soundboard Sequencer and Arranger
Projects, Parts and Recording Variants
Share Your Projects, Work Together on New Songs
Song Export to OGG.

..and last but not least: Our Community on https://www.ufxloops.com
We are actively developing new features, so stay tuned…



studio.M free daw | sequencer | host by Sound Trends

studio.M is a free DAW developed by Sound Trends. Compatible OS(s): iOS.

studio.M is a DAW application based on Sound Trends’ studio.HD app that offers 4 streaming audio tracks (upgradeable to 8) with 16-bit / 44.1 kHz recording, editing, extensive loop library and automated mixing with effects all controlled by a touch interface.

It includes an in-app Store with more loops by established 3rd parties and producers. The in-app “MX” upgrade adds 4-more audio tracks (8 total), 5 more effects and 130 more loops.


  • Up to 4 tracks (stereo or mono) of playback, upgradeable to 8 tracks (via in-app studio.Mx edition upgrade). Grab a drum loop, throw down a guitar part, add some overdubs and layer-on some cool textures then export the CD-quality audio recording to your Mac/PC if you want.
  • Increase/decrease the song tempo to conform audio to Project’s BPMs.
  • Included Loop Sets logically group loops in color-coded instrument parts (drums, bass, guitars, keys, etc.) that work well together. Loops can be auditioned at Project tempo.
  • Access to over 100 loops as Loop Sets spanning Trance, Hip-Hop, Breakbeat, Drum ’n’ Bass, Minimal, Progressive House, Reggaeton, Industrial, Rock, Pop, Funk and Country styles. Upgrade to MX for 130 more loops.
  • New loops available from well-known, major 3rd party providers plus boutique producers in in-app store.
  • Standard Cut, Copy Paste, Split and Crop functions are supported and operations intelligently snap to Bar/Beat based on Zoom level. The LOOP CONTROL BAR sets loop regions for recording and playback and serves as an edit tool to Cut/Copy/Paste whole verses/choruses. Easily loop/repeat audio to play longer. 10 levels of Undo prevent any big mistakes. Pull and pinch zoom plus double-touch to quickly Auto-Zoom your whole composition into view.
  • Each track has a volume fader and up to 4 real time effects – all with automation! You get Compression, Pan, Low/Hi Pass Filter and Reverb. Buy the studio.MX upgrade to add Delay, Flanger, Gate, Stutter, BitCrusher and Glitchy Repeater! An X-Y touch pad controls effect setting and automation.
  • New recordings associated with your project can be browsed, renamed and tagged with BPM. Delete recordings by simply dragging them off the timeline. Archive recordings, Projects, mixdowns and user-created custom loops to the computer.
  • Import/Export your own 44.1/16 bit WAV files via iTunes. Edit your studio.M recordings and add to your “My Loop” sets for reuse across multiple Songs/Projects.
  • Create your CD-quality mix and save it to your Mac/PC and post it for friends to hear.
  • Use Gruvtron or other apps to create new instrument parts and paste them to a track.



RiffWorks free daw | sequencer by Sonoma Wire Works

RiffWorks is a free DAW developed by Sonoma Wire Works. Compatible OS(s): Windows, macOS.

RiffWorks is a “guitar-friendly” application that allows you to record efficiently, stay creative, produce songs, jam online, and podcast your tunes without ever putting down your guitar.

Capture ideas at the moment of inspiration. Set a tempo and start recording by strumming your guitar. Experiment with song structure using a simple Riff-based workflow. Tracks are created automatically as you play. Record multiple takes or layer parts without stopping the creative flow. Add tempo-matched backups with the included InstantDrummer, Rex player, ReWire mixer, and metronome. InstantDrummer provides easy access to full-kit studio drum recordings – No programming necessary. Include up to 7 studio-quality effects per layer including wah, multi-band distortion, modulation, delay, reverb, compression, and British style EQ.


  • Riff-based Workflow: Record a complete song in bite-sized pieces (Riffs). This unique and fun way to record facilitates experimentation with song structure. Each Riff can include different backups, effects, tempos, lengths, and layers.
  • Automatic Track Creation & Loop Recording: A new layer is created each time you start recording as well as each time a Riff loops. Stack layers on top of each other (bass, guitar, vocals) to create a full Riff sound. Use this looping feature to quickly double up your tracks, do multiple takes, etc. Each layer has several controls for mixing and applying effects.
  • Backups: Includes 4 diverse, tempo-synchronized backups to accompany you while you record:
    1. InstantDrummer provides great sounding drum recordings with adjustable intensity, variation and tempo – no need for tedious drum-machine programming. 8 InstantDrummer Sessions are included for free with the purchase of RiffWorks and more are available.
    2. REX Player for playing tempo synchronized loop files (REX and RX2).
    3. ReWire mixer for playing tempo-synchronized loop files with up to four ReWire synth applications like Propellerheads Reason and Ableton Live.
    4. Metronome: Can be used for lead-in, while recording, for a really simple beat, or to add extra flavor in addition to the drummer.
  • Effects: Add RiffWork’s 7 studio-quality effects to Layers, Riffs, InstantDrummer sessions, and to the Input.
  • RiffCaster – a free web broadcasting service for musicians recording with RiffWorks. Broadcast songs instantly with a single button click in RiffWorks. The public can listen to songs posted on the RiffCaster website and podcast for free. Commenting on songs is welcome.
  • RiffLink: Record and collaborate with musicians from all over the world using the RiffLink interface integrated into RiffWorks. Currently in free public beta, then 60 day free trial.
  • Guitar Amp and Effects Plug-in Support – Amp plug-ins such as AmpliTube 2 Live from IK Multimedia (now included with RiffWorks Standard) and GearBox from Line 6, can be activated, heard, and recorded while playing your instrument through RiffWorks.
  • Song Layer – Option for full song-length recording.
  • Junt: Arming the Junt feature allows you to set the tempo and start recording by simply playing your guitar or singing. Junt has a proprietary tempo detection algorithm that allows you to focus on your internal groove.
  • Riff Gain – Master gain control for each riff.
  • Riff Effects – Effects chain on the Riff as a whole in addition to each layer.
  • Backup Effects – Complete effects chain for each backup module including InstantDrummer, ReWire and the REX player.
  • One-shot Record – Alternative to continuous looped recording mode.
  • Fade Automation – Continuous volume control for each layer.
  • Riff Notes – A place to make remarks about recordings.
  • Help Tab – Instant access to documentation without leaving the application.
  • Mono or stereo input.
  • 16-24 bit recording
  • 44.1 sample rate: for simple setup and CD burning.
  • 32 bit floating point internal processing.
  • Up to 24 recorded layers per Riff not including backups like the InstantDrummer.
  • Up to 48 simultaneous recorded layers with SongLayers playing over Riffs
  • Mix Options:
    1. WAV (.wav) files – perfect for burning a CD, or using a third party program like iTunes to convert to mp3.
    2. OggVorbis (.ogg) files – a modern, free replacement for the mp3 format. Most sound player applications either have support built-in or there are plug-ins available.
    3. Mix to Riff – bounce multiple riffs down to one layer in a single riff.
  • Mac OS Core Audio Device Compatibility – RiffWorks Standard supports most Core Audio devices. See Recommended Hardware List.
  • Windows XP ASIO Device Compatibility – RiffWorks Standard supports most ASIO devices. See Recommended Hardware List.



Qtractor free sequencer | daw by rncbc

Qtractor is a free sequencer and DAW Stand Alone developed by rncbc. Compatible OS(s): Linux.

Qtractor is an audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt framework. Target platform is Linux, where the Jack Audio Connection Kit (JACK) for audio and the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) for MIDI are the main infrastructures to evolve as a fairly-featured Linux desktop audio workstation GUI, specially dedicated to the personal home-studio.

Website: http://qtractor.org, https://qtractor.sourceforge.io.

Project page: https://sourceforge.net/projects/qtractor

Weblog: https://www.rncbc.org

Qtractor is free, open-source software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later.


  • Multi-track audio and MIDI sequencing and recording.
  • Developed on the Qt C++ application and UI framework.
  • Uses JACK for audio and ALSA sequencer for MIDI as multimedia infrastructures.
  • Traditional multi-track tape recorder control paradigm.
  • Audio file formats support: OGG (via libvorbis), MP3 (via libmad, playback only), WAV, FLAC, AIFF and many, many more (via libsndfile).
  • Standard MIDI files support (format 0 and 1).
  • Non-destructive, non-linear editing.
  • Unlimited number of tracks per session/project.
  • Unlimited number of overlapping clips per track.
  • XML encoded session/project description files (SDI).
  • Point-and-click, multi-select, drag-and-drop interaction (drag, move, drop, cut, copy, paste, paste-repeat, delete, split, merge).
  • Unlimited undo/redo.
  • Built-in mixer and monitor controls.
  • Built-in connection patchbay control and persistence (a-la QjackCtl).
  • LADSPA, DSSI, native VST and LV2 plug-ins support.
  • Unlimited number of plug-ins per track or bus.
  • Plug-in presets, programs and chunk/configurations support, including native VST FXB/FXP file support.
  • Unlimited audio/MIDI effect send/return inserts per track or bus.
  • Loop-recording/takes.
  • Audio/MIDI clip fade-in/out, cross-fade (linear, quadratic, cubic).
  • Audio/MIDI clip gain/volume, normalize, export.
  • Audio/MIDI track and plugin parameter automation (dynamic curves, sample&hold, linear and spline modes).
  • Audio clip time-stretching (WSOLA-like or via librubberband), pitch-shifting (via librubberband) and seamless sample-rate conversion (via libsamplerate).
  • Audio/MIDI track export (mix-down, render, merge, freeze).
  • Audio/MIDI metronome bar/beat clicks.
  • Unlimited tempo/time-signature map.
  • MIDI clip editor (matrix/piano roll).
  • MIDI instrument definitions (a-la Cakewalk ™);
    SoundFont (*.sf2) and MIDI Names XML (*.midnam) files also supported.
  • MIDI controller mapping/learn/assignment (mixer and plug-in parameters).
  • MIDI system exclusive (SysEx) setups.
  • JACK transport sync master/slave.
  • JACK session support.
  • NSM (Non Session Management) support.
  • MMC control surface enabled.
  • MIDI Clock, Song Position Pointer (SPP) support.
  • Configurable PC-keyboard and MIDI controller shortcuts.



Psycle free daw | sequencer | host by Psycle

Psycle is a free DAW developed by Psycle. Compatible OS(s): Windows 64b.

Psycle is a free, Open-Source, music creation program that offers an easy way to create your own music, fast, and with high quality.

Psycle uses a classical tracker interface (a text grid of notes which are sequenced one after the other), coupled with modularity (plugins) that allow to extend the sounds that you get from it.

It supports three ways to get sound: its own native format, the VST Plugin standard, and recorded .wav samples using the sampler machine.

Notes are entered in patterns, where you can also use commands (plugin specific, or global), as well as automating parameters via the mcm and twk commands. These patterns are then organized in a linear sequence, which becomes the song order.

Main features:

  • A 64 Tracks Pattern Editor, with up to 1024 lines.
  • 256 sequence positions.
  • Audio Routing (machine) view to interconnect the virtual machines in order to apply different effects. Multi I/O for VST plugins is supported.
  • Internal Stereo Sampler unit which supports .wav, .aiff, .iff/svx, .s3i, .its files of any sampling rate, 8/16 and 24-bits, mono or stereo.
  • Modern tracker Sampler (Sampulse), with extends sampler support to .xi and .iti, and supports most of the Impulse Tracker like features, including filter.
  • 70+ Native Plugins (generators & effects), most of them open-source and with an easy to use API to create new ones.
  • Multithreaded audio engine.
  • Support for VST1 and VST2 plugin standard, including support for jBridge.
  • Imports .xm, .s3m, .it, .mod.
  • Exporting to wav, as well as recording realtime to .wav.
  • Configurable Keyboard Layout.
  • MIDI-In Support (control Psycle using a MIDI keyboard, or even a software sequencer).
  • Themes and skins support.


Pro Tools First

Pro Tools First free sequencer | daw by Avid

Pro Tools First is a free sequencer and DAW stand alone application developed by Avid. Compatible OS(s): Windows 64b, macOS.

Pro Tools First is the entry-level version of the popular sound creation and production system. Featuring professional hardware and software that work together with your computer, Pro Tools lets you easily accomplish everything from composing music and recording to editing and mixing sound for broadcast and post production – all within a single environment.


  • 16/16/– Simultaneous voices/tracks (@ 48 kHz/96 kHz/192 kHz).
  • 128/64/324 Maximum inputs.
  • 16 MIDI tracks161024.
  • 16 Instrument tracks.
  • 16 Auxiliary tracks.
  • 23 Included plugins.
  • 3.1 GB Included sounds.
  • 32-bit, 96 kHz Maximum sample rate supported.
  • Unlimited Busses.


  • Automatic plugin delay compensation.
  • Nondestructive editing.
  • Elastic audio.
  • Soundbase.
  • Retrospective MIDI recording.
  • Track Presets.
  • QuickPunch.
  • Time signature changes.
  • MIDI Editor.


Music Studio Independence / Producer

Music Studio Independence / Producer free sequencer | daw by Frieve

Music Studio Independence / Producer is a free sequencer and DAW stand alone application developed by Frieve. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

MSI is a MIDI/Audio sequencer/multitrack, basic features include:

MIDI sequencer

  • 256 multi track + tempo, meter and key track(total 259 tracks).
  • 64 MIDI input, 64 MIDI output.
  • Max measure : 9999.
  • Meter : 1/1~99/32.
  • Resolution : 960.
  • Tempo : 5~500.
  • Data format : MSF(Music Studio File) and SMF format 0,1.


  • 256 mono tracks.
  • 8 stereo or surround busses.
  • 44 insert and 54 stereo/surround effects (5 inserts per track).
  • Output : 16ch(max).
  • Input : 64ch(max).
  • Frequency : 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz.
  • Sample bits : 16bit, 24bit (32 or 64bit floating processing).
  • Data format : MSF(Music Studio File), WAF(Wave Audio File) and wave file.
  • Supports MME and ASIO.


Linux MultiMedia Studio (LMMS)

Linux MultiMedia Studio (LMMS) free daw | sequencer | host by LMMS

Linux MultiMedia Studio (LMMS) is a free DAW developed by LMMS. Compatible OS(s): Windows 64b, macOS, Linux.

LMMS is a free cross-platform alternative to commercial programs like FL Studio, which allow you to produce music with your computer. This includes the creation of melodies and beats, the synthesis and mixing of sounds, and arranging of samples. You can have fun with your MIDI-keyboard and much more; all in a user-friendly and modern interface.


  • Song-Editor for composing songs.
  • A Beat+Bassline-Editor for creating beats and basslines.
  • An easy-to-use Piano-Roll for editing patterns and melodies.
  • An FX mixer with 64 FX channels and arbitrary number of effects allow unlimited mixing possibilities.
  • Many powerful instrument and effect-plugins out of the box.
  • Full user-defined track-based automation and computer-controlled automation sources.
  • Compatible with many standards such as SoundFont2, VST (i), LADSPA, GUS Patches and full MIDI support.
  • Import of MIDI and FLP (Fruityloops Project) files.



GarageBand free sequencer | daw by Apple

GarageBand is a free sequencer and DAW stand alone application developed by Apple. Compatible OS(s): Windows 64b, iOS.

GarageBand for Mac turns your Mac into a simple any time, anywhere recording studio. It’s the easiest way to create, perform and record your own music on a Mac whether you’re an accomplished player or just wish you were a rock star.

Key features:

  • Record with any USB or MIDI keyboard, guitar or microphone.
  • Mix your track using professional effects and settings.
  • Use thousands of included pre-recorded loops to add “virtual musicians”.
  • Make your guitar sound like it’s playing through your favorite vintage amp.

GarageBand for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch turns your iDevice into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play pianos, organs, guitars, drums, and basses on your iDevice. They sound and play like their counterparts, but let you do things you could never do on a real instrument.