List of Free and Open Source Music Making Software

Here is our list of Free and Open Source Music Making Software. Please contact us if you know of a program that should be on this page. Boffin supports open source software. If you have an open source project, we may consider making a small donation to your project. To be considered, please get in touch via the contact page.

Power Tab Editor

Power Tab Editor that creates guitar sheet music aka guitar tablature on the Windows desktop is simple and easy with this music making software. It is recommended for both beginners and experienced guitar players and song writers who use acoustic or electric guitars.

DJ Mix Lite

DJ Mix Lite is both a beat mixer and mp3 player compatible with Windows. It has a BeatLock Technology which analyses beats in cassettes or CD music so they can be mixed and matched in the software to create DJ mixes.


Soundplant - making sounds using the computer keyboard is very possible with Soundplant. This software by Marcel Blum is truly innovative. It also has a drag and drop feature making it simple to add sound files for editing and playing.

Rapid DJ

Rapid DJ compatible with Windows 2000, Vista and XP, Rapid DJ music making software is a fast audio track search tool and music creator which doesnít need any additional plugins or other external tools to play and create sounds.

HammerHead Rhythm Station

HammerHead Rhythm Station - creating the perfect drum beat on your computer is fast and simple with this software. Options on how to produce these sound files is also numerous in this software wherein the patterns created are of high noise-free quality.


MidiSwing is a Java-based software that can and should work on any Java platform like Windows, Linux and Mac. Itís available in 13 languages and the latest version allows for external midi devices to be connected to it to create and edit other midi music files.