16 Best Free Music Composers for Windows


Composition programs are in themselves a category that is not easily found on the internet, let alone for free. However, we have found and presented to you 16 of the best free music composition applications that you will hardly find anywhere else.



Impro-Visor is a free music notation program designed to help jazz musicians compose and listen to solos similar to what they could improvise. Because the rhythm accompaniment (piano, bass, drums) is automatically generated by strings, the Impro-Visor can be used as a player. It now has a wider range of accompaniment styles, and its use is not limited to jazz.

Crescendo Music Notation Free


Perhaps the easiest way to create, save and print all your musical compositions. With this program, you can write music for original songs, or your soundtracks. 

Crescendo provides a wide range of tools and a free layout to give you optimal control over your settings. You can quickly export files to your computer or print one. Add whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth, and thirty-second notes. Create sheet music in Treble, Bass, Tenor or Alto Clefs. 

Show note name in sheet music to help beginning musicians. Write your own guitar tablature. Use the drum kit and templates to write percussion notation. Finally, create dotted notes, chords, add repeats and more.

Musink Lite


Music composition application that will change the way you write music, allowing you to do more with your MIDI keyboard, write faster and have complete control over your published results. Writing notes in Musink is very easy. Almost all configuration tasks are automated. 

When you move a note or add a mark, notes and text will move to make room. As you delete items, others will be moved to ensure they no longer appear. 

It comes with a number of templates with pre-designed page layouts that control everything from note sizes to page margins to title fonts. In seconds you can create a standard PDF suitable for book publishing or another PDF for children for an iPad.

The professional version includes an easy-to-use template editor that allows you to design your own templates, giving you ultimate power over published results. You can also export your music as MIDI to use wherever you want. With Musink Pro, you can record from a MIDI device in real time, and import notes and MIDI files.



Free music composition application with an editing environment based on a MIDI sequencer that has a simple but rich menu for understanding music notation and includes basic support for digital audio. It is an easy-to-use, attractive application ideal for composers, musicians, music students for small studios or for recording music at home.



Free cross-platform music notation program developed by Werner Schwee under Creative Commons Attribution with easy-to-use tools for all your music needs. 

The software has an interface that allows users to enter notes using a "virtual mark sheet". It allows users to enter notes quickly and easily using the mouse, a keyboard, or a MIDI keyboard.

In addition, MuseScore has a built-in sequencer with an unlimited number of bars. It also features FluidSynth synthesis software. It also allows users to add up to 4 voices per staff as well as export and import MIDI and MusicXML files. Overall, MuseScore is a simple but feature-rich and even with a Greek menu, easy to use that you can download for free.



OpenMPT is a completely free tracker software for Windows that allows you to create and play professional music on your computer, supports a wide variety of module formats and advanced features such as VST plugins and ASIO output.



Frinika and is nothing more than a complete free music editor that includes sequencer with MIDI support, synthesizers, audio recorder, piano roll tracker, editing and more.

Aria Maestosa


Open source software that works as a Midi Tacker/Editor. Through it the user can compose, listen, edit and finally produce his own piece of music, using a variety of musical instrument templates and effects.

It also has the ability to write the music in various formats depending on the user's level of familiarity and involvement with the composition (piano roll editor, stave, etc.) as well as to print the musical notation for each instrument used. 

The purpose of the program is to make it easier for users, just by using their computer and without any burden from additional musical equipment, to be able to capture their musical ideas at any time.

Midi Sheet Music


If you are looking to find the notes to play your favorite pieces of music on your piano, Midi Sheet Music is the program you need. This is a completely free application for converting MIDI music files to notes. 

He simultaneously plays MIDI music files and emphasizes his notes on the app's virtual piano. The app comes with over 50 classical piano songs from composers such as Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin. 

Additionally, MIDI music files are freely available all over the internet. App features include: Adjust music speed, mute or hide tracks, play a subset of measures continuously in a loop, color code notes, move notes up or down, change the instruments used for each MIDI track, and save of music as images, or as a PDF document.



It is a free, open source tablature editing software that includes key features such as tablature editing, sheet music editing, support for triplets, and the ability to import and export Guitar Pro gp3, gp4, and gp5 format files. 

Additionally, it can act as a basic MIDI editor using the tablature interface, and from version 1.0 onwards, it can import and export MIDI files. The track list is a very useful option, providing quick access to many of the most important aspects of your song. 

As you may have noticed, there is already a track ready for you when you start a new tab document. As long as you have a Java Virtual Machine soundbank installed, each track will play a sound when you play the file in TuxGuitar.



Hydrogen is an advanced music application for Linux, Mac and Windows. The main goal is to enable professional yet simple and intuitive pattern-based drum programming. 

Very user-friendly, modular, fast and intuitive GUI. Sample-based stereo audio with input of audio samples in wav, au and aiff formats. Sample support in compressed FLAC file. 

 It also includes unlimited instrument tracks with volume, mute, solo, sample editor, basic cut and loop functions, interval and step functions, visual metronome window, song position tags, variable tempo timing, import and export of single patterns, ability to import and export song files and many other functions.

Cecilia Ajax Sound Studio


Amazing program with an audio editing environment aimed at professionals or music composition enthusiasts that allows you to create your own GUI using a simple syntax. Cecilia comes with many original built-in modules and presets for sound effects and composition. 

In the application all built-in modules come with a graphical interface, which is divided into different sections, common to all composition modules. Tap to record the output audio to a real-time audio file. You will hear playback, but priority is given to writing it to disc. 

A "Save audio file as..." dialog will appear if the output file name is not already set. If multiple writes are made with the same output filename, Cecilia will append "xxx" to the filenames, where "xxx" is a three-digit incremented number. 

To insert an audio file from the hard disk, click the pop-up menu under the "Audio" tab and select the file from the standard dialog box. Acceptable file formats are WAV, AIFF, FLAC, OGG, SD2, AU or CAF. All audio files in the same folder as the selected file will be loaded in the pop-up menu.



If you love to record, edit, and mix audio and MIDI files but need full control and the right tools without limitations Ardor is the program to do it all for you. 

It is an open source, collaborative effort by a global team, including musicians, developers and music professionals, and its development is transparent. 

You can Connect a microphone or add a music track and edit it. Arrange your audio and MIDI using the same tools and workflow. From sound design to electro-acoustic composition to dense multi-track MIDI processing, Ardor is the software that can help. 

However, as you can see, this is an application aimed at experienced users and professionals who have dealt with and are familiar with such applications. 

At this point, I want to point out a very positive element of the application which is none other than the fact that its entire menu supports Greek. 

To download the application, you must register by giving your email where you will receive the link to download the application. In closing, I must point out that in addition to the free version of the application there are also possibilities to purchase it with the addition of more features at a very low price for what it offers.

Burnstudios Audiotool


Burnstudios Audiotool is a virtual Online electronic music creation studio that will help you compose your own music tracks. 

The application allows you to create your own musical tracks by connecting virtual devices such as drums, mixers, effects pedals, with unlimited combinations. Audiotool includes templates, audio in a sample library, and video tutorials. 

When you're done composing your piece of music you can share it with the community, or simply download it to your computer. Enjoy the app's ever-growing, cloud-based music library with over 250.000 samples and 50000 presets accessible and stored on Audiotool's servers. 

This means you can access your work from any browser in the world without the further installation of any additional software.



MidiEditor is a completely free software with which you can record and reproduce MIDI data, it is able to open existing Midi files and modify their content. You can even create new files and add your own composition, either by recording Midi data from a connected Midi device (digital piano or keyboard) or even manually. 

Recorded data can be easily quantified and processed after use. It can record and play back Midi files, and connect to any Midi port (eg, a digital piano or synthesizer). 

The software was developed by Markus Schwenk and is entirely written in C ++ (Qt) available for Linux and Windows, feel free to contact the developer in case you have any ideas that could help improve the processing or in case you find a problem that you want fixed.



It is a completely free music production program like FL Studio with which you can compose your personal melodies, mix sounds as well as organize sound samples using your computer keyboard or a MIDI device through a modern working environment. 

When LMMS is run on a computer with suitable hardware, it enables music production by organizing samples, synthesizing sounds, and playing them back. 

You can connect any MIDI device to help you create music with your computer by creating melodies, composing or mixing sounds, arranging samples, and more. It comes with ready-to-use content from a collection of plugins, presets and sample instruments and effects

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