Anvil Studio 2015.01.14
New free version hosts VST-Instruments.
Free version hosts VST-Instruments Editors: Staff, Lyrics, Piano Roll, Percussion, Loops, Audio, Events. File formats: standard .MID and .WAV files. Unlimited number of MIDI Tracks. Includes extensive integrated help. Staff editor includes numerous composition tools. Piano Roll / Rhythm editor with: multi-level loops, loops can refer to notes, other loops, samples, or Riffs. Import, record and edit audio samples and play them like drums. Any note duration down to 1/128th notes. Dynamic editing while the song is playing, making it easier to experiment with rhythms. Duplet, triplet, quintuplet, and septuplet notes. Enter notes from external MIDI device, on-screen guitar fret board, on-screen piano keyboard, or by dragging notes to the staff. Lyrics, track names, and comments can be in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other languages. Percussion editor employs standard percussion notation Align notes with beats and measures. Stretch / compress notes over time. Compensation for MIDI and Audio device latency and working with low-latency ASIO and Virtual Instruments. Per-track On/Mute/Solo, device, instrument, channel, fader, pan, and effects controls. Option to play notes as mouse moves over them, making it easier to quickly locate a spot in the song. Dynamically change track volumes, mutes, instruments, and effects properties while a song continues to play. Fast loading and scrolling of large MIDI files. Time and Duration fields display time in Minute:Second:Frame(SMPTE), or Measure:Beat:Ticks, or sample format. Metronome includes tempo, lead-in, and accent beat attributes. Add Cue points for quickly positioning to a desired spot in the song. Play list for playing hours of different song files. File/Truncate menu to shorten the duration of .MID files. File/Merge Song menu for copying tracks between .MID files. Add standard music notation including: slur, crescendo, decrescendo, fermata, trill, repeat, D.C., D.S.,segno, coda, prima volta, seconda volta,pp, p, mp, mf, f, ff User-defined keyboard shortcuts. Control Record/Play/Stop functions remotely using any MIDI controllers such as a Foot Switch, Modulation wheel. Supports the Tascam US-428 External Mixing console. ASIO, VST, VST-Instrument, and Automation support with optional Pro-Mix accessory. Mix audio files with different formats (bits per sample, samples per second) down to a single .WAV file. Optional Multi-Audio 8/16 accessory allows you to simultaneously record up to 8 stereo audio tracks.