2005 Mega Sound Link List

from http://staff.cofa.unsw.edu.au/~simonhunt/2005SoundList.html

2005 Mega Sound Link List

*What’s it for?* : I’m chief sound lecturer at the College Of Fine Arts in Sydney, teaching in the Digital Media degree. This is a list of links for students to follow up both ideas and techniques. There may be some stuff you find interesting or useful.

*Disclaimers* : We’re a Mac-based Protools institution (sound here covers installation, sculpture, audio-visual soundtracks as much as it does electronic music). We have Protools, Reaktor, VST-RTAS adapter, Max/MSP and a ton of freeware apps / VSTs / Pluggos / audio units.

*But* PC people please have a look below, a lot of the list is about ideas and not platforms, plus there’s some good experimental PC software links.

This list has a *freeware* focus. I’ve added in some links that people suggested last year.

Also, you’ll note the absence of links to individual plugs/developers – these are always in the instructions on the computers.

A certain proportion of these links always come from interesting discussions on kVr, so a thanks to all of you up front, and i hope you find something here!


http://besser.tsoa.nyu.edu/impact/f01/Focus/Media-arts/glitch/glitch.h tm *Glitch* – some listening! Glitch, turntablism etc.

http://www.l-m-c.org.uk/LMCframeset3.html *Resonance* magazine articles.

http://www.thewire.co.uk/ *”The Wire”. *Click ARCHIVE then interviews and essays – Magazine and CDs from “The Wire”.

http://www.sonicartsnetwork.org/ *Sonic Arts network*

http://pages.eidosnet.co.uk/~qamutiik/database.html Over the top *link page* on experimental sound/music. Some dead links.

http://www.sysx.org/soundsite/ *SoundSite* : online sound journal based in Australia – not updated for some years but good stuff there.

http://www.sysx.org/soundsite/csa/eis2content/ *Essays In Sound 2*: Technophonia

http://www.sysx.org/soundsite/links.html *”Sound Music and Noise related sites” *- more dead links than you can poke a stick at, but some gold to be found

http://www.sukothai.com/xebec.html *XEBEC* – Japanese sound art site

http://www.obsolete.com/120_years/machines/futurist/art_of_noise.html *The Art Of Noises* – Luigi Russolo

http://hem.passagen.se/filmljud/filmsound.htm *FILM SOUND theory*, terminology, essays etc – great link site.

http://www.filmsound.org/links.htm *Links* to articles

http://www.filmsound.org/ *FILM SOUND SITE* – great resource site.

http://www.filmsound.org/cliche/ Film Sound *cliches ! *

http://www.hollywoodlostandfound.net/sound/robocop/ Sound effects design for *Robocop*

http://www.filmsound.org/game-audio/ *Game audio articles* – links

http://www.altzero.com/ *AltZero* by Icarus – great interactive pieces, have a play, and download *Compose* (PC only) to make your own.

http://www.transom.org/shows/2001/200103.shows.audioart.links.html *radio-sound*-art

http://www.hearingvoices.com/ Hearing Voices : *radio* art

http://music.dartmouth.edu/~kov/soundArt/index.html sound *sculpture *

http://www.ircam.fr/equipes/analyse-synthese/wanderle/Gestes/Externe/ Interactive sound resources and ideas : *”Trends in Gestural Control of Music”. *

http://www.noogenesis.com/binaural/binaural.html Duen Hsi Yen’s *Binaural sound link page*

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cnfractal_music/ *Fractal music* discussion (Yahoo group)

IMAGE & SOUND INTERACTIVITY (software / ideas)

http://www.youngmonkey.ca/nose/articles/CU-Amiga_9711/SoundLab.html image processing for audio

http://www.awn.com/mag/issue1.2/articles1.2/moritz1.2.html *Mary Ellen Bute*: Seeing Sound

http://www.picturesofsounds.com/ *Pictures of Sound* : 2 South American artists working on image/sound interactivity.

http://www.webcenter.ru/~vsoft/BitmapPlayer.htm http://www.webcenter.ru/~vsoft/SndWarp.htm *bitmaps and waves* – converters (PC software).

http://silvertone.princeton.edu/~penrose/soft/ *Hyperupic* is a tool for creating sounds from digital images (OSX)

http://www.well.com/user/smalin/mam.html the *Music Animation machine*


http://www.low-life.fsnet.co.uk/copyright/index.htm Good article on ethical/legal questions about sampling from UK online hip-hop magazine “Low Life”, plus many links to other related sites.

http://www.copyrightservice.co.uk/copyright/law(01).htm UK copyright law

http://www.music-law.com/sampling.html U.S. legal perspective on sampling

http://www.copyright.gov/title17/ U.S. Copyright law

http://www.songfile.com/license_home.html limited-quantity licensing in the USA

http://www.mp3-tech.org/patents.html Why MP3s suck


http://www.cnmat.berkeley.edu/~ladzekpo/PrinciplesFr.html *African rhythm* – methods, culture, history, social context

http://www.acslink.aone.net.au/christo/histmain.htm *African music* concepts and historical overview

http://www.kubatana.net/html/archive/artcul/030521music.asp?sector=ART CUL *African Music styles* glossary

http://www.jahsonic.com/ interesting *musicologies*

http://www.afrofuturism.net/text/about.html and http://www.unet.univie.ac.at/~a9217490/afro-futurism/ *Afrofuturism* – the sci-fi link to cultural production and politics

http://www.jahsonic.com/ASVanDorston.html the *Afro-Alien Diaspora* – more on afrofuturism

See also the *RHYTHM* section within the *INSTRUCTIONAL MUSIC STUFF *section of this document.


http://www.humnet.ucla.edu/echo/Volume2-Issue1/fink/fink-article.html Fun one first. *Orchestral Corporate* – by Robert Fink. Fantastic, entertaining and funny analysis of “production music” CDs (you need sound on for examples)

http://www.humnet.ucla.edu/echo/volume5-issue1/archives/index.html the *Echo* archives – musicology articles from UCLA journal. From Eminem to Mahler. Wide-ranging essays.

http://www.tagg.org/texts.html *Phillip Tagg’s* online essays. Wide-ranging musicology essays.

http://www.jahsonic.com/PhilipTagg.html Essay : *Open Letter about ‘Black Music’, ‘Afro-American Music’ and ‘European Music’* by Philip Tagg

http://www.icce.rug.nl/~soundscapes/HEADER/colophon.html *Soundscapes* – online journal on the history and social significance of media culture

http://home.t-online.de/home/j.ingram/tnt.htm Essay : *the Notation Of Time* by James Ingram. Hard assed questioning of music “theory”.

http://mitpress2.mit.edu/e-journals/Computer-Music-Journal/index.html The *Computer Music* journal


http://www.ishkur.com/features/music/index.htm *Ishkur’s Guide to electronic music* – Interactive. Astonishingly subjective approach to contemporary electronica, but useful and entertaining.

http://www.obsolete.com/120_years/ *120 years of electronic music* – timeline

http://phobos.plato.nl/e-primer/timeline.htm the *electronica timeline *

http://www.caipirinha.com/Film/modulations/timeline.html *Another timeline*

http://www.musicplasma.com/ *musicPlasma *- interesting online tool of stylistic associations.


Also check the *VST *, *Audio Unit *, *RTAS *and *PLUGGO *sections below.

http://www.kvraudio.com/ *kVr* – best source of audio software

http://www.osxaudio.com/ *OSX Audio.com* – articles and discussion on OSX audio

http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/ *Hitsquad* – source of audio freeware/shareware/demos for all platforms.

http://www.macmusic.org/softs/softwares.php?lang=EN *MacMusic*


See also the *VST *, *Audio Unit *, *RTAS *and *PLUGGO *categories in this document.

http://conglomco.org/aac/ *AacConverter1.0* – converts AAC, M4P and MP3 files to AIFF

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/about.php *Audacity 1.2.3* – Cross-platform audio editor. See COFA instructions for links to online manuals.

http://home3.swipnet.se/~w-34826/ *Audio In 1.0.3* – Audio recorder

http://www.manyetas.com/creed/midikeys_beta.html *Midikeys 1.6b3 *- Virtual MIDI keyboard, routable. Not working in Protools yet, though accepts a through signal from another keyboard (so can for example, double up an audiounit synth. Works in all Audio Unit apps, e.g. RAX, Synthtest.

http://www.deepniner.net/mp3trimmer/ *MP3 Trimmer 2.3.3* Trims MP3s – this is *shareware* with limited use in demo version.

http://deepniner.net/mplay/tools/tools-fs.htm *MP3-to-Aiff 2.5.sit* *MP3-to-Wave 2.5.sit* Audio file converters.

http://www.wildfrontear.co.uk/standalones.html *multi vst shell 3.1X.app* – OSX version of MultiVSTshell, loads VST instruments / FX. Also Needs Pluggo Runtime installed first (see *Pluggo *section of this document)

http://www.macmusic.org/softs/share.php/lang/EN/id/1536/ *MusicMath* – a music calculator

http://www.plogue.com/ *Plogue Bidule* – Cross-platform audio recording/playback / manipulation host. Loads VSTs and AUs.

http://melodymachine.com/sfark.htm *sfArkXT.1.0.3* – Sound font extractor (for compressed Soundfont files from the web.

http://pete.yandell.com/software/ *SimpleSynth-0.8* – Plays soundfonts and general MIDI instruments

http://www.soundhack.com/freeware.php *SoundHack *- Experimental sound editor.

http://www.logicalyze.com/f_down/downmac.html *Studio Calculators 1.8 *- Delay calculator (page is in Japanese)

http://sourceforge.net/projects/synthtest *SynthTest *- Loads one Audio Unit instrument and one audio unit effect.

http://kmt.hku.nl/~marcel/lownorth/software/timetoypro.html *TimeToy* – timestretching

http://www.sonoria.pl/jk/apps.html *tcounterX* – Enables timecode readout in Protools LE. Needs Pluggo Runtime installed first (see *Pluggo *section of this document)

http://web.telia.com/~u86705274/pages/code-apps.html VMK – *virtual MIDI keyboard*

http://www.xs4all.nl/~vanbeekw/vmk.html *virtual MIDI keyboard – PC equivalent *

http://andydrabble.users.btopenworld.com/ *zerius vocoder 1.1.2* – Vocodes AIFF / WAV files.


http://www.native-instruments.net/ *Native Instruments* : Reaktor etc

http://www.mortmain.com/reaktor.html *Reaktor resources* links – ensembles etc – good link page.

http://www.patcharena.com/modules.php?name=Web_Links&l_op=viewlink&cid =16 Other links to *Reaktor* ensembles.

See also the *VST *and* PLUGGO *sections below


http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ *Audacity* (PC/Mac/Linux) – multi-platform audio editor and processor

http://www.plogue.com/ *Plogue Bidule *(PC/Mac) – experimental multi-platform audio software

http://www.audiomulch.com/index.htm *AudioMulch* – (PC) software for real-time sound synthesis, music composition and audio processing

http://mmturner.home.mindspring.com/software.html *Mitchell Turner’s *VST host / sampler / drum machine apps (OSX)

http://www.xowave.com/ *XO-Wave* (OSX/Linux)

http://music2.arvidtp.net/Guide.html *Arvid’s freeware list*

http://www.ardour.org/ *Ardour *

http://www.kvraudio.com/get.php?mode=results&st=adv&soft=h&type%5B%5D= 0&f=0&fe=0&linux=1&win=1&free=1&sf=0&receptor=&sort=2&rpp=60

*Free Windows hosts (search) *

http://www.sonicspot.com/beatsequencers.html *50 free sequencer downloads* (mainly PC)


*Freeware Pluggo instruments and FX* can run inside most VST, RTAS and audio unit “hosts” (Logic, Cubase etc). (Mac / PC). Note: PC version only released Feb 2005.

http://www.cycling74.com/products/dlpluggo.html Pluggo Free *Runtime installer* “download and install the *Runtime* version, not the full app demo.

Then grab free pluggos from the following developers. Some are OS9, some are OSX, some are OS9 but still run in OSX.

http://www.music.columbia.edu/PeRColate/ The Percolate Collection

http://www.sonoria.pl/jk/pluggox.html JK (make a donation if you like his stuff)

http://www.postsomnia.com/ Matthew Lyon (Pluggos not on site at Feb 2005)

http://www.wildfrontear.co.uk/plugs.html The Lone Roger

http://gleetchplug.ienproject.com/ Tobor Experiment (new site under construction at Feb 2005)

http://www.angelfire.com/sd2/wheat/ Wheat’s collection (a few ad pop-ups)

http://gdavis.dyndns.org/plugins.html Greg Davis (Site down at Feb 2005)

http://refusesoftware.com/freeware.html Refuse Software (“RTA” meter only)

http://www.laut8leise.de/asa.html Laut & Leise (OS9 pluggos only)


http://www.kvraudio.com/get.php *kVr search page* for plug-ins : Mac/PC

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=479837 Forum thread with links to *ALL freeware OSX VSTs *

http://www.fxpansion.com/ *VST-RTAS adapter* – professional OSX adapter to get VST instruments into Protools.

** VST-capable host programs such as Cubase, Plogue Bidule (and many others) do not require this adapter.

http://www.kvraudio.com/index.php *KVR – Audio* : best resource for plug-ins (VST etc)

http://www.patcharena.com/ *Patcharena* – patches for VST and other instruments.

http://www.vstcentral.com/ *VST Central *

http://st2n.com/daw/en/ Cubase site for *VST plug-in search *

http://www.sadglad.com/freevstplugins6.html *Ultimate List *- good listing of freeware MAC/PC VSTs with pix.

http://www.computermusic.co.uk/tutorial/tutorialmain.asp *Computer Music* – Good tuts for *DS-404, SR-202, CM-505, CM-303 and CM-101 VST instruments*

http://www.smartelectronix.com/ *Smart Electronix* – great experimental VST FX

www.betabugsaudio.com *Betabugs*


*Frohmage *(filter) http://www.ohmforce.com/UseFreeSoftware.do?action=listFrohmageImplemen tations

*North Pole* (filter / delay / distortion) http://www.prosoniq.com/html/freebies.html

*Inspector *(meter) http://www.elementalaudio.com/products/inspector/index.html

*PSP Vintage Meter * http://www.prosoniq.com/html/freebies.html

*Izotope Vinyl * http://izotope.com/products/audio/vinyl/

*Plugsound Free* (“rompler”) http://www.usbsounds.com/usb/exec/demo (bottom of page)

*Sampletank2 Free* (“rompler”) http://www.sampletank.com/Main.html?STFreeDwn

http://www.sonoria.pl/jk/protools.html *jk_irr *- AudioSuite IR reverb *jk_phone* – LoPass/HiPass filter with saturation.


http://www.sfrecording.com/plugins.htm Free audio unit list

http://www.apulsoft.ch/freeports/index.php More free audio units not covered in previous link


* http://www.hammersound.net/ * http://www.sf2midi.com/index.php?loginon=&searchword=&page=newreg * http://www.soundfonts.it/?a=soundfonts&c=7 * http://www.soundfontdepot.com/ * http://www.patcharena.com/modules.php?name=Web_Links&l_op=viewlink&cid =25

* http://www.kvr-vst.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28724&postdays=0&postorde r=asc&start=0

* http://www.soundfontdepot.com/ * http://www.saunalahti.fi/kru99/links-to-SF-sites.htm * http://www.soundzone.info/ * http://www.melodymachine.com/ * http://www.soundfonts.com/freesoundfonts.asp * http://www.sseyo.com/showcase/demos/soundfonts.html * http://www.ntonyx.com/sf.htm * http://www.personalcopy.com/sfarkfonts1.htm * http://www.hqsamples.com.ua/index.php?cat=9 * http://bastiaan.ods.org/dabasstardz-soundfonts/ * http://www.geocities.com/omadeon/omadeon_sf2_links.html * http://atlas.csbnet.se/livecenter/showpage.php?name=soundfonts * http://www.george44.freeserve.co.uk/SoundFonts.htm * http://www.dangerousbear.com/freeware.html * http://www.ntonyx.com/sf_f.htm * http://www.soundfont.esmartmusic.com/ * http://www.emusicmag.com/soundfonts.php * http://learjeff.com/sf/sf.html (good Rhodes!) * http://kingstondrums.bombsquad.org/easyrider.html


*Noisevault* http://www.noisevault.com/index.php?page=3&sid=8b793d9139c071929371c0e 626860f16

*Voxengo* http://www.voxengo.com/impulses/

*Prosoniq* (need AIFF to WAV conversion0 http://www.prosoniq.net/html/ir.html

*Kaleidoscopy demo* http://www.spiritcanyonaudio.com./kaleidoskopy.php 12MB of IRs available in the demo of this plug

*Lexicon PCM-90* http://homepage.hispeed.ch/zidee/

*Echochamber* http://www.memi.de/echochamber/responses/index.html

*KangImp* http://www.geocities.com/kangimp/

*IR of the Month* http://www.cksde.com/p_6_250.htm (monthly collections, includes good basic description of Impulse Response technology)

*Fokke van Saane * http://www.xs4all.nl/~fokkie/IR.htm (includes some great specialist spaces for sound designers)

*Real Reverb* http://www.ressl.com.ar/realreverb/index_old.html#ir (.exe files, you’ll need a PC to unpack these)

*Altiverb user’s Impulse Response Library* http://altiverb.daw-mac.com/library.html

*Sanitarium demo* http://www.spiritcanyonaudio.com/sanitarium.php (18 MB of IRs in the demo version of this plug)

*Spectral Relativity demo* http://www.spiritcanyonaudio.com/spectralrelativity.php (11 MB of IRs in the demo version of this plug)

*MoreVox* http://www.ilpoggiorecording.com/morevox/

*Cyber Kitchen Sound Design Enterprise – via Voxengo* http://www.voxengo.com/pspace/

*Samplicity* http://www.samplicity.com/download/index.html

*re-201 space echo* http://www.device.antisound.net/?section=other


http://pd.iem.at/ *Pure Data* – free multi-platform software : like MAX/MSP : a real-time graphical programming environment for audio and graphical processing.

http://crca.ucsd.edu/~jsarlo/pdvst/ *PD-VST *: app that turns Pure Data (“PD”) patches into VSTs.

http://www.cycling74.com/products/dlmaxmspmac.html *Max/MSP Runtime. *Max/MSP is a graphical environment for music, audio, and multimedia. The free runtime version allows you to use applications built using Max.

http://cecilia.sourceforge.net/ AND http://jeanpiche.com/software.htm *Cecilia* is a graphic user interface for the sound synthesis and sound processing package *Csound. *

http://www.csounds.com/ *C-Sound* resources

http://www.soundhack.com/freeware.php *SoundHack* homepage

http://www.mcs.csuhayward.edu/~tebo/Classes/4850/Audio/UsingSH.html Using *SoundHack* to change the *Sampling Rate. *

http://www.audibleoddities.com/twerk/index.php?p=sof *Audible Oddities by Twerk. *Various apps, OS9/OSX

http://www.altzero.com/ *AltZero* by Icarus – great interactive pieces, have a play, and download software *Compose* (PC only) to make your own.

http://www.ixi-software.net/content/software.html *IXI *- experimental software (Mac/PC)

http://www.sineqube.com/software.html *Sineqube* – experimental software (Mac OS9, OSX is “in development”)

http://www.eden.rutgers.edu/~ajsapf/enordflux/ *Enord Flux* – “audio processor and creator of horrible noise and textures”. Requires MAX/MSP Runtime.

http://www.audiosynth.com/ *Supercollider* – real time audio synthesis programming (OS9/X)

http://www.estatesound.com/content.php?page=software.php *Antiloop 7* – generates percussive audio and midi based on a set of probabilities given by the user.

http://www.audioease.com/Pages/Free/FreeMain.html *Thonk* – random granular synthesis (OS9)

http://shoko.calarts.edu/%7Etre/CompMusMac/ *Tom Erbe’s* list of programs – mostly OS9, also links to PC sites.

http://www.runme.org/categories/+artistic_tool/+audiovisual/ *Runme.org *- more experimental software

http://www.jungulator.com/ *Jungulator* – Max/MSP built audio engine that “fuses DJ, sampling & sequencing tools”. (MAC)

http://www.flexatone.net/computer.html *OX* (mac)

http://home3.swipnet.se/~w-34826/ *Frequency 1.0* – Draw into frequency of audio files, good experimental tool.

http://www.essl.at/works/Lexikon-Sonate.html *Lexikon-Sonate* – algorithmic composition


This is a series of links to online books / texts that will help you understand how to use and or build synthesisers and other audio tools.

http://www.noisesculpture.com/ *How to make a noise : *sound design and synthesiser programming. Free downloadable online book.

http://www2.sfu.ca/sonic-studio/handbook/index.html *Handbook for Acoustic Ecology* ed. Barry Truax. Online book, 1999 edition. Deals with soundscape.

http://www2.sfu.ca/sonic-studio/handbook/Themes.html great *thematic search engine* from that book, good place to start.

http://crca.ucsd.edu/~msp/techniques/latest/book-html/ *”Theory and techniques of electronic music” *- Miller Puckette

http://www.cim.mcgill.ca/~clark/nordmodularbook/nm_book_toc.html *”Advanced programming techniques for modular synthesisers” *- James J Clark. (online book).

http://shoko.calarts.edu/~eric/gs.html *granular synthesis* – what is it?


This is where synth building gets a little more hardcore.

http://www.u-he.com/vstsource/ the *VST source code archive* – for the constructivists amongst you.

http://www.musicdsp.org/ *Music DSP* – build sound software

http://crca.ucsd.edu/~msp/techniques/latest/book-html/ *Theory and techniques of electronic music* – by Miller Puckette.

http://www.smartelectronix.com/~destroyfx/dfx-au-utilities.html *Writing Audio Units *(Marc Poirier from Destroy FX)


http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/index.php *kVr forums *

http://www.em411.com/ *EM411* : Good broad based electronica makers” site “interviews, reviews etc. Login required but no spam.

http://www.sectionz.com/login.asp *Sectionz.com *- electronic musician’s site

http://www.osxaudio.com/ *OSX Audio.com *- good source of info and forums for OSX audio.

http://www.harmony-central.com/ *Harmony Central *

http://audioshots.com/auditorium/index.php *The Auditorium *

http://audioshot.com/ *AudioShot* – cost effective web hosting for audio and art

http://www.versionist.com/ *Reggae *

http://www.dubroom.org/rastafari/ *Dubroom.com*


music “theory” (the european rules!)

http://www.musictheory.net/ *Musictheory.net* – comprehensive music theory basics. Flash-based, simple.

http://members.aol.com/chordmaps/index.htm *music Theory for songwriters *

http://www.ravenspiral.com/rsg2mt/rsg2mt.pdf *Raven’s Spiral Guide to Music Theory* – 500k downloadable pdf

http://www.essentialsofmusic.com/glossary/a.html *musical terms dictionary *

http://www.dolmetsch.com/theoryintro.htm *Music Theory and History online *

http://www.looknohands.com/chordhouse/ *Chordhouse* – chords & scales for guitar and piano

http://andyvn.ath.cx/Software-Aquallegro.php *Aquallegro* – music theory teaching software

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/prime/Pages/Ebony/SoftEbony.html *Ebony&Ivory* – software that provides information about chords

http://www.xs4all.nl/~huygensf/english/index.html *Microtonal music *- the Huygens-Fokker Foundation

http://www.free-scores.com/index_uk.php3 Free *sheet music *

http://www.vibrationdata.com/piano.htm *Notes as frequencies *

http://www.musique.umontreal.ca/personnel/Belkin/bk/index.html A practical guide to *music composition*

http://acapella.harmony-central.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid= 361618&perpage=20&pagenumber=1

the *composition thread *


http://breakbeat.hattrixx.co.uk/ *Breakbeats – the guide*

http://www.cnmat.berkeley.edu/~ladzekpo/Foundation.html *african drumming* Foundation course

http://www.tubabmuso.nl/english/index.html *Tubab Muso* – westafrican percussion

http://www.maqamworld.com/index.html *Maquam World* – learn *Arabic beats *

http://www.khafif.com/rhy/rhythm.html *Middle Eastern* rhythms

http://www.maya.com/local/senn/drum.html *Middle Eastern percussion* resources

http://www.xs4all.nl/~marcz/Polyrhythm.html The *polyrhythm* page

http://drumbum.com/lessons/ *Drum lesson* database

http://www.digevent.com/events/consumer/music/drumbeat/index.asp the *Drum Beat *- more lessons

http://www.drumrhythms.com/english/homeengl.htm *more! *

http://www.optionality.net/drumming/ *panta rei’s drumming page* – links to drumming pages.

http://www.cactusjack.com/ the *Hip Rhythm Digest *

playing keyboards

http://www.looknohands.com/chordhouse/piano/ *Chordhouse* – virtual piano chord building

http://www.learnjazzpiano.com/ *learn Jazz piano *

http://www.musicplay.com/ Musicplay – Play ze *piano *

http://www.pianonanny.com/ *Pianonanny*

http://www.telacommunications.com/nutshell/music/keyboard.htm *Virtual Piano chords *


http://www.theprojectstudiohandbook.com/directory.htm *The Studio Handbook* (formerly *Studio Covers*) : Music/sound production article links, frighteningly well organised.

http://www.saecollege.de/reference_material/index.html *School Of Audio Engineering*’s reference centre on all things sound.

http://www.soundonsound.com/articles/Technique.php *Sound On Sound *- articles on music and audio production.

http://www.computermusic.co.uk/tutorial/tutorialmain.asp *Computer Music tutorials *

http://www.audioforums.com/ *Audioforums.com *- online forum full of rude, nasty people

http://www.prosoundweb.com/ *ProsoundWeb *- online forum full of boring engineers

http://www.silcom.com/%7Ealudwig/contents.htm Sound *physics *

http://www.mcs.csuhayward.edu/~tebo/Classes/4850/Audio/ More sound *physics *(top section only, rest a bit dated).

http://www.uk-piano.org/sound.html the *speed of sound. *If you needed to know 🙂

http://www.audiotechnica.com/using/mphones/guide/index.html All about *MICROPHONES *

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/Jul03/articles/firstmic.asp?session=1e ed11d65d3bf882a9d5be797f2df944

More about *microphones*

http://www.headwize.com/ All about *HEADPHONES *

http://dolby.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/dolby.cfg/php/enduser/std_alp.php *Dolby* and *surround* info

http://www.kellyindustries.com/diy_5_1.html 5.1 *surround *on a CDR

http://www.users.dircon.co.uk/~wareing/3daudio.htm Audio and *3D sound *links

http://www.recordingeq.com/Subscribe/tip/tascam.htm http://www.recordingeq.com/EQ/req0400/OctaveEQ.htm http://recordingwebsite.com/articles/eqprimer.php *Equalisation* tips

http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/theoryofreverb/index.html *Reverberation* – some science


http://jackit.sourceforge.net/ *Jack* – audio application which will let you route audio between applications (except Protools), as well as connect a number of different applications to an audio device.

http://www.jackosx.com/ *Jack *OSX

http://www.macmusic.org/softs/view.php/lang/EN/id/1714/ *Soundflower *- another audio application which will let you route audio between applications (except Protools).


http://www.apulsoft.ch/wormhole/index.php *Wormhole* – network computers (MAC)

http://www.fxteleport.com/index.html *FX Teleport* (PC) – VST plugin for networking audio.

http://www.hdm-stuttgart.de/~sw19/audiospace/ the *Audiospace* project (a Mac-based project)

OS9 mac software

http://www.digidesign.com/ptfree/ *Protools FREE* download page *(OS9 or Win98 only) *

http://www.digidesign.com/compato/mainfreewin.html *Protools Free PC compatibility* notes

http://www.wildfrontear.co.uk/standalones.html *MultiVSTShell* – freeware OS9 host that feeds VSTs into Protools Free and other Protools OS9 systems. You must collect the *OS9 VSTs *yourself – COFA’s ones are all OSX. Search for them here : http://www.kvr-vst.com/get.php

http://www.refusesoftware.com/freeware.html *Ugly VSTi Host* – another freeware OS9 host that feeds VST instruments (but not FX) into Protools Free and other Protools OS9 systems. OSX version also available.

http://destroyfx.smartelectronix.com/extras/ *VST-MIDI *app – freeware OS9 app : load an audio file into it, apply VST FX, output a file.

http://www.wildfrontear.co.uk/standalones.html *SPIG *- FREE OS9 equivalent to *Wiretap* (record any audio on your comp)

http://www.mac.org/utilities/soundapp/ *Sound App *application. (OS9 file conversions, e.g. MP3 to AIFF etc)

http://www2.arnes.si/~mmilut/BladeEnc.html *Blade encoder* (OS9 make MP3s from AIFF or WAV files)

** Also check the* PLUGGO *and *VST* sections of this document – you’ll find OS9 equivalents for many plugs.


http://www.tweakheadz.com/how_to_get_started_with_midi.html *MIDI* for beginners.

http://www.manythings.org/midi/search.html Find that MIDI file

http://www.manythings.org/midi/ Standard MIDI files on the net

http://www.midiworld.com/midifile.htm Classical and jazz MIDI files . Quite scary.

http://www.midifarm.com/files/ MIDIfarm

http://www.musicrobot.com/ MIDI explorer (popups)

http://www.midi.com/ MIDI.com


http://www.naturalvoices.att.com/demos/ AT&T Natural Voices *Text-to-Speech Engine demo*

http://neuro.caltech.edu/~lshams/demo.html Sound-Induced *Illusory flashing*

http://www.media.uio.no/personer/arntm/McGurk_english.html Tricks with *audiovisual lipsync *

http://www.cs.huji.ac.il/~springer/ *”Digital Needle – A Virtual Gramophone” *- unusual use of vinyl records

http://www.zanorg.com/prodperso/indian.htm The *Indian Drum machine *

http://mrtg.planetmirror.com/pub/9beetstretch/ *9 beet stretch* – 24 hour Beethoven – good source of string samples!


http://www.dorumalaia.com/10000recordlabels.htm *10,000 record labels*

http://www.instrumentality.com/themanual.html How to get a number 1 hit – KLF’s classic “manual”.

http://www.negativland.com/albini.html Why the music industry sucks



http://www.findsounds.com/ *FindSounds.com *- good search engine. Try 16 bit 44100 kHz if possible/

http://www.musicrobot.com/cgi-bin/windex.pl *Music Robot *: “Let music robot find your sounds” POPUPS

http://WavCentral.com/search.htm *WAV Central *: “FX” section and “search” section are useful.

http://www.audiofill.com *AudioFill*


http://www.stonewashed.net/sfx.html *Stonewashed : Link site* for various SFX sites. POPUPS

http://www.soundhunter.com *Sound Hunter *: Click “Sound Effects Links” for the link page.

http://thefreesite.com/Free_Sounds/Free_WAVs/index.html *The FreeSite : *Links to free WAV sites

http://www.echovibes.com/Autorank/autorank.html *”Echovibes Top 50 Sound Sites” *Let the popups begin


http://www.grsites.com/sounds/ *Absolute Sound Effects* archive

http://www.hollywoodedge.com/the_acb/webpage.cfm?&DID=9&WebPage_ID=16 *Hollywood Edge* : Some free effects – good quality MP3s

http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/pir/PIRsfx.html *Partners In Rhyme *: Has sound effects section.

http://www.soundamerica.com/ *Sound America* : “Sound effects” section is low quality, but where else are you going to find a vomiting cat ? MAJOR POPUP WARNING

http://www.acoustica.com/sounds.htm *Acoustica *- smaller collection

http://www.a1freesoundeffects.com/noflash.htm *A1 free sound effects *


http://nauticom.net/www/mudhut/game.html Some *gaming FX *

http://www.historychannel.com/speeches/index.html *Classic speeches* from the History Channel

http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/3812/tubesounds.html *English tube underground* voices – “Mind the gap”

http://www.dailywav.com/ *Daily WAV* – TV dialogue etc

http://www.thebotsonline.com/GWBushSampleArchive.htm *George Bush* samples

http://www.archive.org/ *Archive.org* – open-source movies, speeches etc.

http://www.archive.org/movies/prelinger.php *Prelinger Archives* – educational films etc

http://www.open-video.org/ The *Open Video Project *

http://www-pw.physics.uiowa.edu/space-audio/ Sounds of *space*

MUSIC SAMPLES (beats etc.)

http://www.sampleswap.org/filebrowser-new.php?sid=ce21df4fd4b4a66258c1 da2bb520dfa4

*SampleSwap* – both music and FX samples

http://www.killerbeats.com/sounds.asp?intMainId=3 *KillerBeats*

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/onemusicdata/samples/index.shtml *BBC* collection “quite good ! Watch the categories date –

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~spufus/ *Loopasonic* – well organised site. Login (free) required.

http://www.tplm.com/samples/boucles/groove/home.htm *Tout Pour La Musique ! *- Beats labelled with BPM but not style.

http://www.djsamples.com/djsamples/freesamples/?CFID=6587414&CFTOKEN=3 6022132&samplepack=

*Djsamples.com *- big collection, SEARCHABLE.

http://www.dorumalaia.com/ *Doru Malaia World *- free sounds and useful links lists

http://www.superloops.com/listen.htm *Superloops *: check those crazy categories

http://meanbeat.cjb.net/ *Mean Beat* – click “Samples”

http://www.breakbeatsonly.com/preview1.htm *Breakbeats only.com* – prof site with some freebies.

http://www.zero1media.com/samples.htm *ZeroMedia* – Short hits & some loops

http://www.naturalstudio.co.uk/ *NS Kit *- acoustic drum kit and other instruments, high quality and mega MB

http://theremin.music.uiowa.edu/MIS.html *Uni Of Iowa*- “Classical” instruments

http://www.sonichound.com/ *SonicHound *- drums and synths samples

http://www.electronisounds.com/Wav_CDs.html *Electronisounds* – prof. Sample CD site with *demo packs. *

http://www.hollowsun.com/vintage/index.html *Hollow Sun* – vintage keyboard and synth sounds

http://www.modarchive.com/waveworld/ *The Mod Archive* – synthesiser focus.

http://www.loopmasters.com/WAV-Downloads.asp *Loopmasters *

http://www.dorumalaia.com/links.htm *Doru Malaia World* – samples, soundfonts and more

http://www.manytone.com/downloads.html *Manytone Music *- some drums and percussion

http://www.proloops.com/freeloops.asp *Proloops *- professional site with some free loops

http://www.analoguesamples.com/ *Analoguesamples.com*

http://www.meinlcymbals.com/cymbal_series/cymbal_series.html *Cymbal samples *

http://www.angelalanis.com/freedownloads/samplesfilesfreeware/wavaiffs ounds.php

Classic *drum machine samples*

http://www.akaipro.com/int/mpc1k/arc_kotw.html *Classic beatboxes* (AKAI)

http://cosmod.em411.com/show/blog/2942 *Cellos*

http://www.glooped.com/ *Guitar* samples

http://www.herman-witkam.com/raw/ *R.A.W.* – unusual instruments

http://www.dancemusicshop.com/software/free_samples.html *DMS free sound samples *

http://www.studiothirteen.com/Sample_Page.htm *Studio 13 – ecelectic collection *

http://patternbased.com/samples_drums.html *Pattern Based* drums

http://www.loopmasters.com/WAV-Downloads.asp *Loopmasters *

http://www.djsamples.com/djsamples/freesamples/ *DJSamples.com*

http://www.waveform.dk/ *Waveform*


http://www.audiofill.com *AudioFill* – search for soundfonts, WAVs etc.

http://directory.google.com/Top/Arts/Music/Sound_Files/Samples_and_Loo ps/ *Google Directory *link page – BIG !

http://dmoz.org/Arts/Music/Sound_Files/Samples_and_Loops/ *Dmoz* – really really big list

http://forum.midiaddict.com/viewtopic.php?t=31429 Biggerer and biggerer list on a *Computer Music forum *

http://www.loops.net/ *Loops.net *- good link site, also for software

http://www.midiworld.com/sounds.htm *MIDIWORLD *Links list

http://ln.hitfm.ua/~nekrasov/tps_module/samples_links.htm *More! *