Music Technology Links
Here you can find some essential gems from the ever-more-fragmented world of music technology – links to useful resources for the electronic musican, hardware enthusiast, music teachers and educators of all kinds, gadget fanatics, performance buffs and many other musically-inclined creatures.
The list will continue to expand over time, so its usefulness can only increase – add this page to your favourites now!
Music Theory and Sheet Music
- Basic Music Theory Guide
- Blank Sheet Music
- Levy Public Domain Sheet Music
- Free Sheet Music from 8notes
- Free Choral Arrangements
- Music Theory Exercises
- Music History and Theory
- Frequencies of Notes Chart
- Propellerhead Homepage
- Using the Combinator
- Create Insane Reason Beats
- Using Reason Live
- Tips and Tricks for Reason
- Reasonstation Tutorials
- Reason 3 New Stuff (pdf)
- Reason Combinator Tutorial (pdf)
- Groovebox Store
- Met Magazine
Utilities and Plugins
- Top 20 Plugins
- Tempo Calculator
- DJ Beat Monitor
- Delay Time Calculator
- Audio and MIDI Utilities
- RTAS Plugins
- VST Plugins
Mixing, Mastering and Equalisation
- Introduction to Audio Mastering
- Bob Katz at Digital Domain
- Tweak’s Mastering Guide
- Tweak’s EQ Guide
- Vespers Mixing Introduction
- Har-Bal Mastering
- The Recording Project Mixing Articles
- Paul White’s Guide to Compression
- IRN Compression
- IRN Metering & Gain
- IRN Frequency Chart
- Turn Me Up – Loudness Articles
Samples and Loops
- The Freesound Project
- Looperman Free Loop Library
- ccMixter Remix Project
- Royalty-free music and FX
- Over 400 free loops and samples
- Sampleswap Loops
- Royalty-free Music for Flash
- US Copyright Office
- Music Publishers Association
- Recording Industry Association of America
- Creative Commons
- Public Domain Info
- Copyright in Education
- Copyright Chart
- David Herlihy on Copyright Law
Music Production Software Tutorials
- Ableton Live Tips
- Computer Music Tutorials
- Basic Cubase Intro
- Cubase SX Tutorial
- O’Reilly Ableton Live Tutorial
- Emusician on Ableton Live
- Tweak compares Logic, Cubase, Sonar, Performer
- Ableton Operator Tutorial (pdf)
- Logic Platinum Tutorial
- Digital Performer and Reason (Mac)
- LCM on Reaktor, Logic, Live and ProTools
- ProTools Tutorials
- Digital Music Doctor Tutorials
MIDI Information and Downloads
- Getting Started with MIDI
- Free Classical MIDI Downloads
- MIDI Manufacturers Association
- Classical Music Archives
- MIDI Song Files (many are copyrighted)
- Midiox Utilities
- MIDI Search Site
- Introduction to MIDI
- MIDI Folk Songs
Online Music Distribution
- Podcomplex Free Independent Music Database
- Soundclick – Upload songs and sell as digital downloads.
- Acid Planet – Focus on Acid and SoundForge users.
- Artistopia – Useful artist development resource.
- Canopy Channel – New multimedia library.
- Artist Server – Create a bio and upload songs.
- Funender – Upload songs, electronic slant.
- Mp3lizard – Neat Finnish site.
- Download.com – Now a Cnet property.
- #1band – Band online community.
- Primetones – Take the ringtone angle.
- Radioindy – Partners with Rhapsody, internet radio.
- Amie Street – Sell CDs and gain exposure.
- Unsignedbandweb – Features web radio by genre.
- Beta Records – Flashy music database.
- Last.fm – Huge social music site.
- Audio Forums
- Future Producers
- Hydrogen Audio
- Music-Tech Forum
- Songwriting Forum
- SOS Forum
- Studio Central – Tweak’s Forum
- Pro Tools Forum
- Digidesign Forum
DJ Guides and Resources