Making music is expensive. The hardware is expensive enough, but buying all the software you need can round up to thousands of dollars. A single license for a leading DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) like Ableton Live can run up to $750.
But music production software doesn’t have to be so expensive.
In fact, if you take the Open Source Software (OSS) route, you can get cutting-edge music making tools for $0.
Finding all the right tools, however, is a challenge. A lot of existing OSS lists are outdated – some of these tools haven’t been updated since 2004. Most existing articles aren’t comprehensive enough.
Which is why I spent the last two days putting together the single most comprehensive list of current and available open source music production tools. …