Et Cetera The Source for Computer Music and Audio Software and Hardware
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Music technology is now an integral part of the National Curriculum. Computers make it easier record, compose, practice and learn.

Et Cetera offers a wide range of music applications from teaching basics music skills such as rhythm, pitch and melody to software for scoring a complete symphony!

If you have any questions regarding our products please do not hesitate to get in touch.

0161 456 7597


Harmonic Vision - Music Ace range

The Music Ace range is a combination of music theory lessons and challenging games that introduces the user to music.
Maestro Max, singing notes, and other interactive characters give Music Ace a game-like quality. It’s a fun way to introduce children to music.

It is aimed at ages 8-adult, according to the writers, and would be suitable for use in school at Key Stage 2 or 3 depending on the background

Each product in the Music Ace range is available as a single users, lab pack or network licences.

Visit our Music Ace range academic pages HERE




EarMaster will challenge all trained and untrained ears. It is for all vocalists and musicians playing guitar, piano, bass, drums, flute or any other instrument.

The broad range of exercise areas in EarMaster covers all your needs for training pitch, harmonies and rhythms. EarMaster includes exercises in identifying intervals, scales and modes, chords, chord inversions, chord progressions. You will also find exercises in transcribing melodies and rhythms, and in reading or imitating rhythms.

Visit our EarMaster academic pages HERE



Acoustica range

Acoustica specializes in audio and music recording software. They believe that software should cost effective and easy-to-use! Whether you want to record your own music, make beats, burn and label your own audio CDs Acoustica has the software product for you!

Mixcraft is available at attractive prices for academic and charitable institutions.  It comes with a MSI Microsoft compatible installer.

Also included is a pdf version of the Mixcaft 8 Teachers Guide.

The Mixcraft 8 Teacher’s Guide examines Mixcraft’s many capabilities, including digital signal processing and music composition, and provides numerous examples for incorporating Mixcraft into both musical and non-musical assignments, including marketing and advertising, podcast creation, spoken word performances, and more.

The Mixcraft 8 Teacher's Guide includes a free “Additional Materials Download,” including printable PDF files of lesson plans, allowing teachers and students to work through assignments in tandem. More importantly, the text offers strategies for teaching all aspects of digital music and sound creation in a fun and easy-to-understand fashion.

Teachers are provided a personal license for Mixcraft on request. This allows them to access and work on their projects and assignments at work or from home.If you require further information, a quotation or would prefer to place a school order, please call us or email

Order Mixcraft 8 now and receive a free upgrade to Mixcraft 9 when it is released.

Visit our Acoustica academic pages HERE


PG Music - Band in A Box

The award winning Band-in-a-Box is an intelligent automatic accompaniment program for your multimedia computer. You can hear and play along to many song ideas and go from “nothing” to "something" in a very short period of time with Band-in-a-Box as your "on demand" backup band.

Visit our Band in a Box academic pages HERE


Guitar Pro 7

Guitar Pro is a multitrack tablature editor for guitar, banjo and bass. Besides writing scores, Guitar Pro is a useful resource for guitarists from beginner to experienced levels to progress , compose , or simply accompany themselves.

Visit our Guitar Pro 7 page HERE



Please also feel free to contact Et Cetera if you have any specific questions about licences or versions.


You can purchase online at or via the phone (0161 456 7597 office hours 10:00 to 4:00 Monday to Friday) using most major credit or debit cards or by mail to the address below enclosing a cheque or postal order made payable to Et Cetera Distribution

If you are purchasing on behalf of a School, University, College, any recognised educational institution, or government (including BBC) just email or post an official purchase order to address below.

Please note subject to credit status, 30 day terms apply.

Et Cetera Distribution,
50 Manor Road

Academic Editions of Software as listed in the Et Cetera Academic Price List are full versions of the relevant software but are intended exclusively for the use of qualified faculties, and faculty members, students and private music teachers. Only qualified buyers as listed below may purchase these products. Purchase by or transfer to others is prohibited.


If you are a:

You MUST be

And MUST Provide

College or University

Fully accredited with degree granting status

Official institute Purchase order


Fully accredited

Official institute Purchase order

Faculty Member

Currently teaching at a College, University or School

Current Dated Proof of Status (Faculty ID card)

Church, Synagogue or equivalent, Music Minister or Music Ministry Representative

Non-profit with a separate house of worship or currently employed by a church or other religious institutions

Official Purchase order showing status

Private Music Teacher


Proof of Status

Limits on Purchase
Individuals may purchase only one (1) Academic Edition. Multiple Purchases are allowed via Lab Pack. Institutions may purchase multiple Academic Editions or Lab Packs but only for internal use.

Limits on Transfer and Support
Academic Edition is for the use of the original purchaser only and may not be transferred to another party. The original purchaser must complete the registration card shipped with the product to qualify for Technical Support and Upgrade Privileges.

Price list for Academic users.

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