Anvil Studio

Anvil Studio

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 59 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2014.03.01
  • Total Downloads:
    892,724
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 19, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.98MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    170
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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By being able to craft just about every element of the song, including lyrics and multiple instrumental layers, Anvil Studio makes it almost too easy to compose songs. Its interface isn't very attractive, but with great user guidance and a wealth of features, it's an awesome app for any musician.

Despite being loaded with features, this program downloads really quickly and is light by most standards. Anvil Studio has a great tutorial that opens when you get inside. It's helpful for finding all of the program's cool features, but it doesn't make you click through endless pages before you can get started. Starting your composition is as easy as clicking a few notes on the keyboard. Once they're on the staff, you can move them, draw lyrics over them and even make them harmonize with other notes. There are more than 40 instruments to use and each one can be layered over other sounds so you can get a better idea of what the finished product will sound like. If you don't know a ton about music theory, you might feel a little overwhelmed at the amount of options. Though the program's interface is stuck in the XP era, it makes it easy to surf through the vast number of features and tweaks this program offers.

Having more features than you can use in a sitting is a really good problem to have. No matter what your level of expertise, Anvil Studio offers a wonderful tool to help you compose music. It's a great learning resource, as well.

 
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5 stars

"Excellent MIDI editing software"

July 21, 2014  |  By longtalker

 |  Version: Anvil Studio 2014.03.01

Pros

- Tons of features to process your MIDI file in whatever way you wish
- Documentation is really good and a brief help screen is usually conveniently found at the bottom of the main window
- Good error reporting feature if software happens to crash
- Author is good replying to support emails

Cons

sometimes a bit hard to figure out how to do simple operations, but that is the case with any complex software (e.g. Photoshop for images)

Summary

Anvil Studio is well complemented by Musescore, both packages together give you all the tools you could possibly want to work with MIDIs

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2014.03.01
Version 2014.03.01 supports a single VST-Effect or VST-Instrument, adds support for VSTs from more vendors, including Antares Audio Technologies, and improves usability of Piano Roll and Add Sounds button.
General
Publisher Willow Software
Publisher web site http://www.AnvilStudio.com/
Release Date March 19, 2014
Date Added March 19, 2014
Version 2014.03.01
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Download Information
File Size 2.98MB
File Name asinstall.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 892,724
Downloads Last Week 170
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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