The best new free music-making software: awesome freeware synths, drum machines and effects for July 2022

We spotlight a lot of top-notch software here on MusicRadar, covering everything from next-gen dynamics processors to AI-powered rhythm generators. That’s all well and good for music-makers who have disposable cash in their pockets, but what of the humble producer working on a budget?

Not all of us are fortunate enough to have the requisite moolah remaining at the end of the month to spend on exploring the latest advancements in digital music-making. With that in mind, we try to keep a constant eye out for new and exciting free music software and free plugins, which we stay on top of in our daily news coverage, and round up on a monthly basis in articles just like these.