Sorry in advance, I know nothing about music software at all.

Once I was at a friend's house and we were messing around with some piano music software that they could change the sounds of. Like you could change it so each note was a weird squishy alien noise, or a bird chirp noise or a bunch of other things. What software could this have been? it was a long time ago so I don't remember but I want to be able to use it now

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  • What you've described sounds to me like how most music software works - you record some MIDI notes, then you play those back through a synthesizer, choosing which 'voice' or 'patch' is going to be used to play back those notes. So the bad news is that based on your description, it might be hard to track down exactly what you were using - but the good news is that there are lots of Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) programs that will allow you to do this. – topo morto Feb 9 at 22:12
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    It could have been any one of more than a hundred apps. Maybe even several hundreds. There’s no way to narrow it down. Also I think this question is off topic. But if you go to any music equipment store or site, they should be able to help you evaluate several different options. – Todd Wilcox Feb 9 at 23:24

Could have been any MIDI sequencer with access to a General MIDI sound set. If you've got Windows 10, Cakewalk has recently gone freeware. Or, for a notation-based program try MuseScore.


As already mentioned there are many applications that can do this. I have a free one called "Dexed" that is pretty cool: https://asb2m10.github.io/dexed/

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  • That's a DX7 emulator plugin and editor/librarian? Doesn't seem to be what the OP is asking for. :) Looks cool though. Are you the author? – piiperi Feb 10 at 10:34
  • It allowed me to make weird squishy alien noises lol (although I know next to nothing about synthesis so there's little chance I could repeat it). And no I'm not the author - I just downloaded it once to try it out. – Reverse Psychologist Feb 10 at 18:51

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