open source downloads

Door homerecorders geteste en goed bevonden freeware: virtuele instrumenten, effect plugins, allerhande tools, drivers en zelfs complete muziekproductie pakketten. Via de link "inzenden" (linkermenu) kan je ook zelf nieuwe tips doorsturen.

Heb je één van deze tools getest? Geef dan zeker feedback door je stem achter te laten (de sterretjes op de detailpagina) of door een commentaar te geven! Hoe meer feedback we krijgen, hoe interessanter deze rubriek wordt.


Traverso DAW

Is a GPL licensed, cross platform multitrack audio recording and editing suite, with an innovative and easy to master User Interface. It's suited for both the professional and home user, who needs a robust and solid DAW.
A complete suite

Traverso is a complete solution from recording to CD Mastering. By supplying many common tools in one package, you don't have to learn how to use lots of applications with different user interfaces. This considerably lowers the learning curve, letting you get your audio processing work done faster!
Robust non-linear audio processing


NtEd is een nieuwe score editor voor Gnu/ Linux en ontwikkelt zich snel.

* Real WYSIWYG, i.e. what you see on screen is exactly what you get on printer output
* Distribution of the musical symbols on pages and systems
* (up to) 4 voices per staff
* N-tuplets 2 ≤ N ≤ 13
* repeats (with/without alternatives)
* Segno, dal segno al Coda, dal Segno al Fine (with correct replay)
* up to 5 lyrics lines
* drum notes
* grace notes
* trills, pralls, mordent, staccato, tenuto, sforzando, ...
* dynamics, (de-) crescendo (hairpins)


Deze software is te vergelijken met Freewheeling, zie ook bij downloads

SooperLooper is a live looping sampler capable of immediate loop recording, overdubbing, multiplying, reversing and more. It allows for multiple simultaneous multi-channel loops limited only by your computer's available memory.


Zeer goede muzikaliteits en muziektheorie trainer!

Solfege is free music education software.

Use it to train your rhythm, interval, scale and chord skills. Solfege - Smarten your ears!


* Recognise melodic and harmonic intervals
* Compare interval sizes
* Sing the intervals the computer asks for
* Identify chords
* Sing chords
* Scales
* Dictation
* Remembering rhythmic patterns


Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment.

Rosegarden is an easy-to-learn, attractive application that runs on Linux, ideal for composers, musicians, music students, and small studio or home recording environments.


Freecycle is a beat slicer running on GNU/Linux platform using the QT toolkit, providing amplitude domain and frequency domain beat matching / zero crossing algorithms.

It exports sliced audio chunks and generates a MIDI file which can be used to play the sliced loop, or you can jam with it as soon as you’ve made slices using a midi keyboard or sequencer.Freecycle main screen

Freecycle also exports AKAI S5000/S6000/Z4/Z8 .AKP files to be used with your favorite sampler, SoundFont files, and supports slice drag and drop to/from or inside Freecycle.


Zeer coole software voor het loopen van stukjes muziek. Goed bruikbaar bij live session bijvoorbeeld (e.g. met deze software kun je in je eentje een eigen band laten spelen ;) )

Freewheeling allows us to build repetitive grooves
by sampling and directing loops from within spirited improvisation.

It works because, down to the core, it's built around improv. We leave mice and menus, and dive into our own process of making sound.

Freewheeling runs under Mac OS X and Linux, and is open source software, released under the GNU GPL license.