Saturday, April 6, 2013

Guitar Software Directory

Guitar Software Freebies for Newbies and Advanced Players.

Legal downloads of free guitar software including: guitar tuners, metronomes, chord and scale finders, guitar learning games, easy guitar theory guides, tab editing software and more.
The software isn't only for guitar players, much of it is general music software, such as the metronomes and drum machines.
Have you ever searched for free music software, only to find page after page of websites that say they have free guitar stuff, but, it's only free for a limited time, or it isn't fully functional? Maybe there's some kind of catch, or it's hidden in with a bunch of stuff to buy, or it's just junk!
I search the internet for genuine guitar freebies, try the software out if I can, and link to the download and info pages.
These guitar software applications aren't pier to pier copies either, you may legally download the software straight from the creators' download sites.
Many thanks to the developers and owners of this software for kindly offering them to us all!


The music software listed here is freeware ... not shareware. You won't need to buy anything, however I may show some software at the bottom of the page that isn't free, but may be useful to you (I need to make a living too).
There's no catch, however, occasionally the software providers may ask for your email address.
JBURN at Harmony-Central Forums compiled a list of Free Amp Sims:

Musescore: Free Music Notation Software

Created By:  Werner Schweer and others
Operating System:  Windows, Mac and Linux
System Requirements: 125MB hard disk space required for software download and installation, and, 1024 by 768 pixels or higher screen resolution
Licence:  Free GNU GPL licensed
File Size: 36.7NB
More Info and Download Page:

            musescore free music notation software screenshot

According to the website:
"MuseScore is a free cross-platform WYSIWYG music notation program that offers a cost-effective alternative to commercial programs such as Sibelius, Finale and Capella.
You can print beautifully engraved sheet music or save it as PDF or MIDI file.
Some highlights:
WYSIWYG, notes are entered on a "virtual note sheet"
Unlimited number of staves
Up to four voices per staff
Easy and fast note entry with your keyboard, mouse, or MIDI keyboard
Integrated sequencer and FluidSynth software synthesizer
Import and export of MusicXML and Standard MIDI Files
Available for Windows, Mac and Linux
Translated in 47 languages
GNU GPL licensed"

Waves GTR Solo is free for a year's usage.
 Waves GTR Solo
Line6 POD Farm is free (for now). An iLok or compatible L6 hardware is required.

 Line6 POD Farm 
AcmeBarGig - Lots of amp heads
LePou Plugins - Amp sims & Cabinet sims
Voxengo Boogex - Pre-amp / Cab sim
SimulAnalog Guitar Suite - Amp & pedal models
MDA Combo - Amp & cab sim
Aradaz Amp Crunch and Amp2 - Amp Sim
Fretted Synth FreeAmp3 - Amp Sim
Studio Devil British Valve Custom
luxonix LFX-1310
I have to credit Will Chen (FrugalGuitarist) for compiling a lot of these links in his recording forum post. Thanks Frugal! 

Here's an update to other resources on the web for Amp FX / Sim, - some not free