What are the best free music making software tools?

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    Sara Harvey
    Written on February 16, 2017
    "This is another great alternative to GarageBand. I tend to like Reaper a bit more, but I do use both. This is actually even more user-friendly though, so I recommend it to my musician friends."
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      Jeremy Willis
      Written on May 13, 2017
      "I love recording music on my computer, but I didn't have the software enabling me to edit and record tracks easily. Someone recommended Audacity, and it's really changed my life! It's a lightweight and easy to use piece of software for all my recording needs."
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      Russell Castillo
      Written on September 29, 2017
      "For those musicians on a budget, Hydrogen is a decent free option for creating and customizing your songs. It doesn't have as many features as some of its more expensive competitors, but it gets the job done. Unfortunately, the full version is only available for Mac, and is only available in the beta stage for Windows."
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      Charvi Nair
      Written on September 13, 2017
      "Macsome is an excellent free audio editing tool. If you're looking for something to help with making music, it's a great starting option. More features than many similar free software, so a good one to try out."
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      Bruce Santos
      Written on February 28, 2017
      "Looking for something to increase my creativity, I started looking for free music making software tools. I then came by a program called "LMMS". While, it does have neat features, it just doesn't have the necessary tools to be able to create good music. I wouldn't recommend it."
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      Hao Cao
      Written on April 6, 2017
      "I have always wanted to try making music. The main obstacle has always been the pay wall for some of the more popular music making software like Cubase and Ableton which require a huge investment to even play around with. Ardour is different. Ardour is a free software solution that allows you to play around with creating your own music. It supports a large number of VSTs, which is the main component to any DAW, and provides all the features of other more expensive software packages. Definitely worth downloading."
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      Patrick Walker
      Written on September 13, 2017
      "GoldWave is one of the best free music making software tools out there. You can record, edit and process just about anything. It works on Windows 10 just fine and was well worth the download."

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    Summary

    Best free music making software tools
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Audacity Software 83 Free
    2 Hydrogen Software 58 Free
    3 Macsome Audio Editor Freeware Software 50 Free
    4 LMMS Software 37 Free
    5 Ardour Software 25 Free
    6 GoldWave Software 4 Paid
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