If music is your passion, you may be passionate about composing your songs and songs or creating new sounds and mixed tracks like a DJ. Luckily, you can do it all on your Windows PC and even more.
Read on to explore some of the cool music apps we’ve put together. These will enable music lovers and musicians like you to experiment with genres, create innovative tracks, write your music, and even learn the piano if you wish.
1. Music Maker Jam
You’ll love creating unique tracks with Music Maker Jam, whether it’s dance, soulful instrumental, rock melodies, or jazz. It is also very simple, fast, and fun to use.
You can get used to this software by pre-installing the Dubstep music style. Plus, you can choose from three other free-to-play music styles, including Funk in the ’70s, Alternative Rock, Blues, Billboard Pop, Electronic Jazz, Hollywood Score, and more.
You can change the free music style every month. This way, you’ll have new loops to try, and you can keep your JAM fresh and create newer sounds.
This free app offers a wide range of professionally crafted loops. You can arrange them on up to eight tracks according to your preference. In addition, you can change the tempo, adjust the pitch, and mix your songs with cool real-time effects.
If you use it on a tablet, you can also (obviously) shake out a great mix. Yes, just shake your tablet to rearrange the tracks to create a unique version of your song.
While there are some good online music generators to create your own music, Music Maker Jam enables you to do it all on your Windows PC. You can create, edit, and save music projects, record your favorite tracks, and share them. All sounds are perfectly synchronized, so you can keep up with the rhythm with each step.
If you’re inspired to create innovative tracks or even new genres of music, you can buy new premium styles — runge, Chillwave, Hip Hop, House Pianos, Indie Pop, and more.
Download: Music Maker Jam (Free, in-app purchases available)
2. MuseScore 3
If you’re willing to take the traditional route, then The Music Score 3 is our first choice. It is one of the best sheet music-making software under Windows and will help turn your inspiration into reality.
When you launch the app, you can open an existing score or a new score. If you’re not working on any songs right now, you can search for sheet music made by the online community. Add the instrument you want or choose from a variety of templates. Select the key sign, set the speed, enter the time symbol and pickup measure, and then tap Done.
Then you can start writing music, and adding notes to your score. You can do it with a mouse or handy keyboard shortcuts. You can also use the MIDI keyboard to enter notes.
You’ll also find it easy to add lyrics and chords to complete your melody. There are in-app guides to guide you and an online manual on how to write music using the app.
With MuseScore 3, you can easily create, play, and print scores for free. This cross-platform, multi-lingual, open-source score software features an easy-to-use WYSIWYG editor that plays audio scores. So you’ll get results that look and sound beautiful.
In addition, MuseScore 3 supports unlimited staves, each with up to four sounds, dynamics, pronunciation, lyrics, chords, master notation symbols, and a mixer for instrument levels and effects. You can import/export MIDI and MusicXML, export to PDF and WAV, and share your score online.
Download: MuseScore 3 (Free)
3. Z Mobile: Music Editor
If you’re looking for a simple music editor to mix songs and create mashups, you’ll love using Z Mobile. Music Editor.
First, it comes with an audio clipper that allows you to trim your favorite parts of a song, such as chorus or intro. Then you can use it in ringtones or remixes.
There is also video-to-audio software, which you can use to make audio files of your favorite videos or extract your favorite parts. You’ll find it very handy when creating a mashup using signature songs or famous lines from movies and media.
And, of course, there’s the audio connector and mixer. With it, you can also create a new version of the song by mixing up to three audio tracks in the free version. Merge your favorite songs or make a mix tape that you can enjoy anytime.
For unlimited audio mixing and unlocking of all audio formats, you can purchase the premium ad-free version.
Download: Z Mobile: Music Editor (Free, premium version available)
4. djay Pro
Do you like DJ mixing tracks and creating uplifting music? With the djay pro app, you can also make music like a DJ on your Windows 10 and 11 PCs.
Djay Pro integrates seamlessly with your music library and comes with plenty of features. It’s also fun to use for amateurs and experienced DJs.
As the developers say:
At the heart of djay Pro is its award-winning modern DJ software interface, offering a flexible layer of functionality next to a powerful music library. You can easily switch between two decks, four decks, samplers, and expansion library layouts to perfectly match your favorite mixing style.
Plus, the djay Pro is perfect for use on your desktop or touch device like Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 4, which is also a premium choice among our best business laptops. It seamlessly leverages all available input methods such as keyboard, mouse, touch, pen, MIDI controller, and the new Surface Dial to control all the features of djaya Pro as much as possible.
You can enhance your audio tracks with the djay Pro sampler, which features classic audio clips and sounds like Siren, Foghorn, Cymbal, Kicks, and more. You can also create and add your samples to create innovative hybrids.
Djay Pro gives you up to four channels of music, TIDAL, SoundCloud, and iTunes integration, an ultra-low latency audio engine, 64-bit processing, and a silky smooth interface of 60 frames per second. In addition, it provides native support for more than 50 MIDI controllers such as Pioneer DJ, Numark, Reloop, Denon, and more.
You can try out djaya pro for 15 days, and once purchased, you can use it on the 10 active Windows PCs you own.
Download: djay Pro (Free trial, in-app purchases available)
5. Piano Time
Ever thought about learning piano, but don’t want to spend money on it? Then try Piano Time.
Piano Time is a multi-touch piano with 36 visible keys and an optional octave. The app helps you play and practice the piano effectively, supporting multi-touch, keyboard, mouse, and MIDI controller input.
If you are on a laptop, you can use the mouse to click on the keys. Or, if you prefer to use the keyboard, you can choose from three mapping layouts. Supports traditional Original, with two lines of Realistic, or French Azerty, which resembles a real piano. Since the keys have labels, you’ll find it easy to learn – with a little practice it will pop up.
You can personalize the look of the app with your favorite colors, configure metronome, and record and play unlimited songs. There’s also piano stereo sampling of stereo songs, and hover mode, which allows you to play keys by simply hovering over the mouse.
Although this app is free, you need to spend some money to upgrade to save MP3 recordings and remove ads, or you can purchase the pro version.
Download: Piano Time (Free, in-app purchases available)
Create the music you’ve always wanted on your Windows PC
These awesome apps give you everything you need to write, mix, and orchestrate sounds and songs. So, don’t let anything stop you from exploring these Windows apps and creating music in your unique way.