Free Software

The internet is absolutely jam packed full of exciting music making software for your computer and mobile devices, and all for FREE! So Blackburn Youth Zone have scoured the digital landscape to provide you with all the details and direct links to some of the best. See below for more details.

DAWs & Sequencers

Sequencing software from various platforms such as Roland, Studio One, Cakewalk, Traction among others for PC, Mac, tablet and mobile.

Synths & Instruments

Software synthesizers and instruments from vendors such as UHE, Loopmasters, Spitfire Audio, Lokomotiv, TAL and Native Instruments.

Drum Machines

Software drum modules in standalone and VST/AU format by companies such as Melda, Maxsynth, Manda Audio, Beat Factory and more.

Mobile Software

Music software for various mobile platforms including tablets, from vendors such as Novation, Native Instruments and Propellerhead.

Mixing & Effects plugins

Only available on OSX and iOS, Logic’s smaller sibling is a must piece of free software for anyone interested in music production. Click here to learn more. 


High quality free samples from a multitude of providers and genres to enhance your compositions and help finish the songs as you visioned them.


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