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    Programs to create free music in the city

    Looking for gods programs to create free music in the cityno? Then immediately test the solutions part of the category that I have reported to you below. They are available for both Windows and macOS (as well as Linux)! Feel free to choose the one you think will do the most for you and start using it right away.


    Audacity (Windows / macOS / Linux)


    The first among the programs to create free music with an interface in your language that I advise you to consider is Audacity. Haven't you ever heard of it? Stano, he's very famous. In any case, there is no problem, let's fix it immediately. It is a no-cost software for audio editing, available for Windows, macOS and Linux, which provides its users with numerous useful tools to intervene on recordings and music, dividing them, copying them, joining tracks, mixing them etc.

    To download the program on your PC, go to the relevant download page on the FossHub website and click on the link Audacity Windows Installer (if you are using Windows) or on that Audacity macOS DMG (If you are using MacOS).

    When the download is complete, if you are using Windows, april il .exe file obtained and, in the window that is shown to you on the desktop, click on the buttons Run, Yes, OK, NEXT (for four consecutive times) e Install. To finish the setup, press the button again NEXT and on that end.

    Stai using MacOSInstead, open the package .dmg ottenuto, trascina l 'program icon in the folder Applications on your Mac, right-click on it and select the item apri from the menu that appears. Then click on the button apri in the window that opens on the desktop, in order to start the software by going around the limitations imposed by Apple on applications from non-certified developers (an operation that must be performed only at the first start).



    Now that, regardless of the operating system used, you see the program window, click on the button OK and, if you want to open an existing audio file or project, click on the menu Fillet and on the voice apri top left. You can also decide to make musical creations from scratch by clicking on the menu Fillet and on the wording New.

    Then use the various tools attached to the interface to create your musical creation. To be exact, at the top are the menus for controlling files, the list of effects that can be applied to audio tracks and the functions to generate silences, noises, etc. Immediately below, however, you will find the buttons to control the playback of the imported songs and to perform basic editing operations.

    Further on you will find the graphs relating to audio input and output, while a little further down there are the volume adjustment bars, the buttons to cut and / or paste portions of audio tracks and set the zoom level of the graphs. In the last line of the toolbar, on the other hand, there are menus for selecting the source of the incoming and outgoing audio and for choosing the number of channels to use.

    In the lower part of the window, then, you will find the menus and buttons to adjust the frequency of the audio in Hz and to set the start and end points of a possible selection.

    After completing your musical creation, save the final result as an audio file by clicking on the menu Fillet at the top left, by selecting the item Export and choosing the output format you prefer from those available. If, on the other hand, it is your intention to resume working on the musical composition at a later time, you can save it as a project by clicking on the menu Fillet and on the wording Save project. For more details, you can refer to my specific guide on how to use Audacity.



    LMMS (Windows / macOS / Linux)

    In an article dedicated to what are the best programs to create free music it is practically impossible not to mention the name of LMMS. It is, in fact, a free software, of an open source nature, available for Windows, macOS and Linux and with an interface in the city, which provides its users with advanced editors for melodic tracks and beats, together with numerous effects. , preset sounds and rhythm bases, tools for recording and other useful tools for creating musical compositions.

    To download LMMS on your PC, go to its website, click on the button Download now and, in the new page that is shown to you, click on blue button with the name of the operating system che trovi sotto the dicitura Stable Versions.

    When the download is complete, if you are using Windows, start the .exe file obtained and, in the window that is shown to you on the desktop, click on the button Yes. Next, click on the buttons NEXT, Accept, NEXT e Install. Then finish the setup by clicking on the button end. At this point, start the program by selecting the relevant one collegamento that you find in Start menu.

    Stai using MacOSInstead, open the package .dmg ottenuto e trascina l 'LMMS icon in the folder Applications from the Mac. Next, facci click destro sopra, select la voce apri present in the menu that appears and click on the button apri in the window on the desktop, in order to start the program going to circumvent Apple's limitations against applications from non-certified developers (an operation that must be carried out only at the first start of the software).



    Once the main window of LMMS is displayed, consent to the use of creating the working directory, click on the button OK in response to the warnings that appear and also start creating music from scratch or, alternatively, going to modify an existing composition.

    To be more precise, if you intend to create a new project click on the menu Fillet top left and on the item New, while if you want to open an audio file or an existing project click on the menu Fillet and on the wording apri.

    Then, use the tools and commands on the screen, according to your needs and preferences: at the top of the window you will find the toolbar with all the commands to show and hide the effects mixer, the automation editor, project notes etc., on the left is the bar for quick access to instrumental plugins, sounds and projects, while in the center is the editor for placing songs and melodic backing tracks, the section for inserting the beats and all the other instruments called up.

    Once the creation is complete, save the audio file by clicking on the menu Fillet placed at the top left, on the item Export and selecting the output format, while to save the musical composition as a project that can be modified at a later time, click on the menu Fillet and select the wording Save da quest'ultimo.

    GarageBand (macOS)

    If you are using a Mac, I strongly suggest you consider GarageBand. It is, in fact, a software developed directly by Apple for macOS users, thanks to which it is possible to create and edit music. It is highly appreciated by both beginners and professionals in the sector, it is free and its interface is entirely translated into the city. It is pre-installed on all the most recent Macs and if not, it can be downloaded from the relevant section of the Mac App Store.

    To start the program on your Mac, click on the Launchpad (Quella with il space rocket) that you find on Dock bar and select l 'icon of GarageBand (the one with the guitar) that you find on the screen displayed.

    In the program window that opens, select the item Empty project in the section New project and click on the button Choose placed at the bottom. Next, choose the type of track you want to create, by selecting the corresponding button, and click on the button Crea.

    At this point, use the buttons and voices available on the screen to start making your musical creation. To be precise, in the top center there are the buttons dedicated to playback and recording, on the right there are those for adding loops and other multimedia elements, while on the left there are the buttons to cut the audio, to access the library and controls.

    On the left side of the screen, then, there is the list of the various audio tracks that are added, at the bottom there are the functions related to the setting of the tracks, the controls to adjust the equalization, the reverb etc. and the paths are placed in the center.

    If you want, you can also modify an existing audio file, importing it into the program, simply by dragging its icon in the GarageBand window.

    Once the music is created, export everything as an audio track by clicking on the menu sharing at the top left and then choosing one of the available export options. If, on the other hand, you prefer to save everything as a later editable project, click on the menu Fillet and select the item Save from the latter. For more details, you can check out my specific article on how to use GarageBand.

    Programs to create free music online

    You don't want or can't download new software to your computer, and as a result, you'd like me to recommend some programs to create free music online? No sooner said than done. Below, therefore, you will find what I believe to be the most reliable solutions in the category. Try them now, I'm sure you won't regret it.

    Soundation

    Soundation is a great program to create free music from the browser window. It is, in fact, an editor with an extremely intuitive user interface with more than 700 free loops and virtual musical instruments. It should be noted that basic is at no cost, but also offers paid plans (starting from € 1,99 / month) to take advantage of additional functions, such as the ability to export audio in high quality.

    To use the service, visit the relevant home page and click on the link Sign Up top right. Then click on the button Get Free and create your account in order to start using Soundation by filling in the fields on the screen with the required data.

    Once logged into the service, click on the entry Studio which is located at the top left, in order to access the editor. Once this is done, if you want to create a new empty project click on the button bright present in the box that appears, otherwise select one of the ready-to-use templates.

    Then choose the sounds to use from the library on the right and drag the ones you like into the central part of the editor. To make any changes and customizations, just use the menu visible by clicking on it.

    On the left, however, you will find the tools and effects to customize the musical composition, which allow you to change the volume and other settings. To add other instruments and effects, instead, click on the appropriate buttons located at the bottom left.

    In the lower part of the editor, then you will find the buttons useful for managing playback, for recording, for adjusting the times and for enabling the use of the metronome.

    When you're done composing, save the project to your account by clicking the button Save located at the top. You can also export the music composition to your computer, in MP3 format, by clicking on the menu Fillet located at the top left and choosing the item Audio export da quest'ultimo.

    Other programs to create free music online

    Still on the subject of programs to create free music that can be used online, I suggest you take a look at the additional resources part of the category that I have included in the list below.

    • Audio tool - it is a music mixer that faithfully replicates the real ones. Note that to work you need Flash Player installed on your computer (for more information, you can consult my guides on how to install and activate the plugin).
    • Online Sequencer - this is a free sequencer working directly from the browser window. You can choose from 13 different instruments with which to create your own melodies.
    • Aicd Machine - online service that virtually reproduces the operation of the Roland TB 303 synthesizer. It allows you to create loops with acid sounds which can then be exported or shared.
    • PatternSketch - online drum machine through which it is possible to generate internal songs. Its interface is simple and intuitive and the creations made can be exported in different formats.

    Free Music Making App

    To conclude on a high note, as they say, I would like to report the best ones free music maker app acting directly from the smartphone or tablet. You will find them indicated below, there are both for Android that for iOS / iPadOS.

    • BandLab (Android / iOS / iPadOS) - is one of the most interesting zero-cost solutions to create music from smartphones and tablets. It allows you to record tons of different tracks, with a hundred virtual instruments and a huge library of rhythms and loops. It also allows you to record the sound of the instruments, that of your own voice and can count on a very active community with which it is also possible to collaborate.
    • Music Maker JAM (Android / iOS / iPadOS) - renowned app designed especially for composing techno music. It also includes a special feature to share your songs with other users. Note that to unlock tools and extra content you need to make in-app purchases (at the base cost of 3,99 euros).
    • WalkBand (Android) - application available only for Android devices thanks to which it is possible to play various musical instruments (keyboard, guitar, bass, etc.) via the smartphone or tablet screen. It can be downloaded and used for free, but also offers in-app purchases (at a base cost of 75 cents) to unlock additional functions
    • GarageBand (iOS / iPadOS) - is the counterpart for iPhone and iPad of the program to create and edit music for macOS that I told you about in the step at the beginning of the guide. It reproduces practically all the functions of the computer software, which, however, are optimized for the touch screen.
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