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The MEGA SOUND LINK list - REDUX!

Anything about MUSIC but doesn't fit into the forums above.

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872 posts since 6 May, 2002, from Sydney, Australia

Postby Pantsdown666; Tue Mar 09, 2004 12:09 am The MEGA SOUND LINK list - REDUX!

Good evening!
the 2005 annual MEGA SOUND LINK list follows ;)

Note: Thanks to jjcDrummer, there is now a webpage html version of the list, which means you can click category titles.
You can find that version here :

http://staff.cofa.unsw.edu.au/~simonhun ... dList.html

What's New?
* Separated freeware plug categories
* New categories : Free Impulse Responses, Music communities, Music Industry etc.
* All links checked and many added to each category. Yes, it's bigger.

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!

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SOUNDSCAPE AND SOUND ART

http://besser.tsoa.nyu.edu/impact/f01/F ... glitch.htm
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/machi ... noise.html
The Art Of Noises - Luigi Russolo

FILM SOUND DESIGN

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

RADIO, SCULPTURE AND INTERACTIVE SOUND

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/2001/20010 ... 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-syn ... s/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 ... ndLab.html
image processing for audio

http://www.awn.com/mag/issue1.2/article ... tz1.2.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

SAMPLING / APPROPRIATION / COPYRIGHT

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

AFRICA AND SOUND

http://www.cnmat.berkeley.edu/~ladzekpo ... lesFr.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/ar ... tor=ARTCUL
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.

CULTURAL THEORY and HISTORIES

http://www.humnet.ucla.edu/echo/Volume2 ... ticle.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 ... 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/HEA ... ophon.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/Com ... index.html
The Computer Music journal

ELECTRONIC MUSIC - HISTORIES

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/modulati ... eline.html
Another timeline

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

FIND OSX AUDIO SOFTWARE

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

FREE OSX SOFTWARE SITES

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 ... N/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/soft ... oypro.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.

REAKTOR

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?n ... ink&cid=16
Other links to Reaktor ensembles.

See also the VST and PLUGGO sections below

HOSTS : free AUDIO EDITORS and SEQUENCERS

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=re ... t=2&rpp=60
Free Windows hosts (search)

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


FREE PLUG-INS : PLUGGO

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)

FREE PLUG-INS : VST

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 ... almain.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

FREE PLUG-INS : RTAS

Frohmage (filter)
http://www.ohmforce.com/UseFreeSoftware ... mentations

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

Inspector (meter)
http://www.elementalaudio.com/products/ ... 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.

FREE PLUG-INS : AUDIO UNITS

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

Free SOUNDFONTS

http://www.hammersound.net/
http://www.sf2midi.com/index.php?logino ... age=newreg
http://www.soundfonts.it/?a=soundfonts&c=7
http://www.soundfontdepot.com/
http://www.patcharena.com/modules.php?n ... ink&cid=25
http://www.kvr-vst.com/forum/viewtopic. ... sc&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/showp ... 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


Free IMPULSE RESPONSES

Noisevault - large collection
http://noisevault.com/nv/

Echochamber - another large collection
http://www.memi.de/echochamber/responses/index.html

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

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

Kaleidoscopy (12MB free available in demo version)
http://www.spiritcanyonaudio.com./kaleidoskopy.php

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

KangImp
http://www.geocities.com/kangimp/
Reverbs, FX incl. chromatic piano resonance

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)

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.morevox.com/
reverbs, real spaces, FX, Madrid Metro

watertank by tank-fx.de
http://adminx.de/roman/_laut8leise/IR/TankFX01.tar
1 x IR, 16 bit, spike, jbl control one, rode nt-5, some street noise.
altiverb version. try violin and voice.

re-201 space echo
http://www.device.arcanedevice.com/?misc

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

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

ColorToneIR Library
http://tritonedigital.com/forum/index.php
forum appears when you register.

Sony Acoustic Mirror
http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/downlo ... sp?CatID=6

1-1-1 net impulses
http://www.1-1-1-1.net/pages/impulses/index.htm

Concert Hall impulses (Finland)
http://www.acoustics.hut.fi/projects/poririrs/

Intelligent Machinery - experimental IRs
http://www.intelligentmachinery.net/pro ... eshold.php

Acoustics Engineering examples
http://www.acoustics-engineering.com/dirac/examples.htm

Beamsonic - microphones, tape, amps, hardware
http://noox.sitesled.com/

JC Productionz free impulses
http://jcproductionz.bravehost.com/impulses.html
real spaces

Syn-Aud-Con Impulse Response Exchange - real spaces
http://www.synaudcon.com/sacirxchange.htm

Borque impulses - 6 rooms, churches
http://home.wanadoo.nl/~borque/impulses/

Rob Stewart - (limestone cave and garage}
http://www.robstewart.com/ir.html

Goldbaby's Impulses - Lexicon LXP-15, MPC etc
http://www.goldbaby.co.nz/freestuff.html

Waves freebies - (4)
http://www.acoustics.net/content.asp?id=96

Syverb - some freebies in demo
http://www.sharewarejunction.com/info.a ... ctID=39786

Cabinets etc.
(got these from another thread here, it said "some of those irs require some trimming at the beginning"):
http://annex.ax84.com/l6cabs.zip
http://annex.ax84.com/rash_cabs.zip
http://annex.ax84.com/microcabimpulses.zip
http://annex.ax84.com/Digitrack_Generat ... pulses.zip
http://annex.ax84.com/mr8_impulses.zip

Clarinets and trumpets
http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/~maarten/thesis_sounds.html

Digitech Rp3 reverbs v2.0
SanSamp Gt2 amp simulations
Zoom 508 delays
http://www.pluggotic.com/products.html

Guitar cabinets - mainly Peavey 5150
http://www.esnips.com/web/KeiffersGuitarClips

SpACE-Net (4 spaces) :
Maes-Howe Passage Tomb Orkney, Hamilton Mausoleum, St Andrews Church Lyddington, and York Minster.
http://www.space-net.org.uk/IRs.html

Emes Virtual rooms (9 free examples)
http://www.emes.de/pageseng/products/Im ... mpulse.htm

Clipgod
Ursa Major's Space Station, Kurzweil's KSP8 reverbs
http://www.wizomail.de/clipgod/projects.htm

Mesa Boogie
Guitar amp cab impulses (3)
http://www.sneapforum.celtiaproductions ... mpules.zip

Airwindows Impulses
Outdoor blastoff, outdoor stadium, plate reverbs, rooms, pool
http://www.airwindows.com/f/AirwindowsImpulses.zip

Intelligent Machinery - "Unnatural Spaces"
Glass vase , plastic human skull, wooden box etc. etc .
http://www.intelligentmachinery.net/?q=node/126

T1mp impulses
Various room spaces
http://www.t1mp.net/utilities.cfm

FREE EXPERIMENTAL SOUND SOFTWARE

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/Cla ... ingSH.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? ... ftware.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/+artist ... diovisual/
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


SYNTHESIS and COMPUTER MUSIC

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/nordmod ... k_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?


SOUND SOFTWARE CODING and DEVELOPMENT

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/~destroy ... ities.html
Writing Audio Units (Marc Poirier from Destroy FX)

MUSIC COMMUNITIES

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


INSTRUCTIONAL MUSIC STUFF

*****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/Ebo ... Ebony.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/personn ... index.html
A practical guide to music composition

http://acapella.harmony-central.com/for ... genumber=1
the composition thread

*****rhythm*****

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 ... /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/nutsh ... yboard.htm
Virtual Piano chords

AUDIO PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES

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 ... almain.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/mpho ... index.html
All about MICROPHONES

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/Jul03/a ... 797f2df944
More about microphones

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

http://dolby.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/dolby ... td_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/the ... index.html
Reverberation - some science

INTER-APPLICATION AUDIO

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).

AUDIO NETWORKING

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.

MIDI FILES

http://www.tweakheadz.com/how_to_get_st ... _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

TRICKS

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/ ... glish.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!

MUSIC INDUSTRY

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

SOUND EFFECTS section :

SOUND FX SEARCH SITES

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

SOUND FX LINK SITES

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

SOUND FX SITES

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

http://www.hollywoodedge.com/the_acb/we ... Page_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

SPECIALIST SOUND SOURCE SITES

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/38 ... ounds.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-n ... 2bb520dfa4
SampleSwap - both music and FX samples

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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/onemusicdat ... ndex.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/free ... amplepack=
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_seri ... eries.html
Cymbal samples

http://www.angelalanis.com/freedownload ... sounds.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/ ... mples.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

MUSIC SAMPLES - LINK/SEARCH SITES

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

http://directory.google.com/Top/Arts/Mu ... and_Loops/
Google Directory link page - BIG !

http://dmoz.org/Arts/Music/Sound_Files/ ... 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 ... _links.htm
More!
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Postby Pantsdown666; Tue Mar 09, 2004 7:02 am

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vurt
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33622 posts since 25 Jan, 2003, from through the looking glass

Postby vurt; Tue Mar 09, 2004 7:07 am

:shock: :-o :o thanks for taking up the rest of my life :shock:
Pantsdown666
KVRian
 
872 posts since 6 May, 2002, from Sydney, Australia

Postby Pantsdown666; Tue Mar 09, 2004 3:52 pm

vurt wrote::shock: :-o :o thanks for taking up the rest of my life :shock:


:D :D

... and whoever's moderating, thanks for stickying this!

ppl, drop a note here when you get a dead link.
Pantsdown666
KVRian
 
872 posts since 6 May, 2002, from Sydney, Australia

Postby Pantsdown666; Wed Mar 10, 2004 4:26 am

just a *bump* for anyone who missed this yesterday
hues
KVRist
 
96 posts since 20 Aug, 2003, from Durham, NC

Postby hues; Wed Mar 10, 2004 12:54 pm

holy CRAP!
:shock:
thanks
Sepheritoh
KVRAF
 
2406 posts since 29 Dec, 2002, from In the dark

Postby Sepheritoh; Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:19 pm

Thank you :D

Impressive list. What about keeping a web page somewhere with this list?
You™
KVRAF
 
2093 posts since 19 Jun, 2003, from UTM 18 317254E 4295335N (WGS84/NAD83)

Postby You™; Thu Mar 11, 2004 5:26 am

Thanks!
Pantsdown666
KVRian
 
872 posts since 6 May, 2002, from Sydney, Australia

Postby Pantsdown666; Sat Mar 13, 2004 6:17 pm

Have added TraXmusic.org to the "VST Instruments and FX" section.
gizmo
KVRist
 
218 posts since 22 Feb, 2003, from Charlotte, VT

Postby gizmo; Sat Mar 13, 2004 6:40 pm

Wow, thanks very much.
Spe3D
KVRAF
 
3261 posts since 6 Sep, 2002, from United Kingdom & Opinions Will Travel :O)

Postby Spe3D; Sat Mar 13, 2004 7:58 pm

:D
smart
KVRAF
 
1724 posts since 13 May, 2002, from Earth

Postby smart; Sat Mar 13, 2004 9:08 pm

hey there cool list! :)



but where's sectionz.com?
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Pantsdown666
KVRian
 
872 posts since 6 May, 2002, from Sydney, Australia

Postby Pantsdown666; Sat Mar 13, 2004 9:11 pm

smart wrote: but where's sectionz.com?


under 'VST instruments and FX' :)
Wopelka
KVRAF
 
3038 posts since 22 Sep, 2003, from under the sun

Postby Wopelka; Tue Mar 30, 2004 12:12 am

wonderful :shock:

thanks a lot :)
Spe3D
KVRAF
 
3261 posts since 6 Sep, 2002, from United Kingdom & Opinions Will Travel :O)

Postby Spe3D; Tue Mar 30, 2004 1:24 am

One More for you to watch (for addition to the mega 2004 list) :wink:

http://dspevo.com/

Best regards,

Spe3d

:D
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