Audio Directory

Finest audio links for your addiction !

I've selected some of my bookmark links and created this audio directory. It's organized by categories from A to Z for more ease. Some of these links are brand sites, audio news sites or techies websites. Anyway, each of them have proven their utility and their added value. If you like this audio directory, use it & share it.
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Audio communities

Gear Slutz
Best audio forum... up to date and accurate news and discussions animated by real professional, always on top !

MacMusic
Using macintosh software and hardware to make music: Daily news, large forums, software downloads, 8000+ reviewed sites, classifieds, freeware, software updates, videos... MacMusic.org is made by and for musicians, producers, sound enginneers, protools users... and anybody using audio or midi on mac

Social Sound Design
Social Sound Design is a Q&A site encompassing all the wonderful disciplines of sound design:
Film, game, art and installations, sound effects, new media, software, programming (Max/MSP; Pd, etc.), Arduino and micro-controllers, gear, feedback, recording, techniques and tips...
As long as it involves sound design, it is welcome here!

Sonic State
Sonic State is home of the world's greatest synth resource, Synth Site, the famous Gas Station chat rooms, and a place for some great bargains on music-making products and services.

Soundworks Collection
Deep down in the sound creation process... Exclusive videos from awarded sound directors, sound designers and more...

Audio gears resellers

Zzsounds
Best deals on the net ! zZounds.com - Musical Instruments Music Store. Shop for Guitars, Drums, Amplifiers and Equipment. Since 1996.

Audio theory / Online courses

Filmsound
FilmSound.org serves as an essential learning space dedicated to aspects of film sound. The site is organized in sections that include links to articles (from practical to scholarly) on how sound is used in films. There are also links to articles on the history of film sound and questions and answers, sound effects libraries, bibliography, and resources on related topics such as film music and sound in animation films. Terms (technical or affective) covered in the glossary are defined concisely with examples or descriptions of their use by filmmakers and links to other definitions or classifications.

macProVideo
macProVideo.com is an online education community featuring Tutorial-Videos & Training for popular Audio & Video Applications including Logic Studio,ProTools and more. Featuring realtime screen captures produced by Grammy & Emmy award winning trainers, best-selling technical authors & software developers...

Soundlab1
Online Music Production Courses. Global Music Producer Collaboration.

Hardware Manufacturers

Apple
Apple designs and creates iPod and iTunes, Mac laptop and desktop computers, the OS X operating system, and the revolutionary iPhone and iPad.

Avid
Avid creates the digital audio and video technology used to make the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world – from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, television shows, live concert tours and news broadcasts, to music and movies made at home. Some of Avid’s most influential and pioneering solutions include Media Composer®, Pro Tools®, Interplay®, ISIS®, VENUE, Oxygen 8, Sibelius®, System 5, and Pinnacle Studio™.

Music Theory / music composition

MusicTheory.net
Explore the fundamentals of music in animated lessons.
Create custom exercises to improve your recognition of intervals, key signatures, chords, and more.

Practical Guide to Musical Composition
fundamental principles of musical composition in concise, practical terms, and guidance for student composers.

Musicians / music marketing

Every Musicians Network
A network for all musicians who want to be heard.

Music industry links
Link To New Music Business Companies and Recording Artists Online. Promote Your Act Or Service To Targeted Visitors In The Music Industry Link Directory!

Resources & RSS feeds
A mashup of the human-reviewed directory Dmoz, with articles from Wiki, over 4,000 RSS feeds and Youtube Videos all integrated by related topics.

Business Web Directory
A family friendly, spam free internet directory, searchable by category or keywords. Human edited by professionals.

Listed on ProductionHUB.com in Music Composition / Composers / Musicians in France
Production guide and directory with crew, equipment, digital media, pre-production, post production, production support and talent services. Search, get listed, or request a production quote.

www.MusicLibraryReport.com
Where composers and songwriters rate their experiences with music libraries.

Royalty free music / sound effects

Boom Library
The BOOM Library was founded in 2010 by award winning audio guys from Dynamedion, the biggest European game audio studio based in Mainz, Germany. The BOOM Library prides itself on providing high end, ultimate sound effects for all media and audio professionals. Our products have this specific edge you will not find anywhere else: every collection comes with a 96 KHz high definition, huge source library of our original recordings + a great variety of designed SFX, ready to use..

Partners in rhyme
Stock Music libraries, Royalty free music downloads, Productions music collections

Producer Pack
Online retailer of downloadable sample and loop packs from some of the worlds best soundware developers. Our multi-format producer packs span across the whole electronic music based genre and are all 100% royalty free. Also check out our online mastering service with quick turnaround

Pro Sound Effects
Pro Sound Effects (PSE) is the professionals resource for royalty-free sound effects, production elements, sound effect downloads and sound library solutions. We license libraries from BBC, Sound Ideas, Blastwave FX, and many more publishers.

Shockwave sound
Royalty free background music, buyout music loops. Listen online, purchase on secure server, use as much as you like. Delivered by instant download, or on CD.

SoundScalpel.com
Download professional royalty free sound effects and production music tracks.

Tools / plugins / software / virtual instruments

Ableton
Ableton Live is about making music: for composition, songwriting, recording, production, beatmaking, remixing and live performance. For Mac OS and Windows.

Antares
Antares Audio Technologies develops innovative DSP-based audio hardware and software products that provide musicians, producers and engineers with creative capabilities that they may never have imagined possible.

Arturia
Digital audio software company. Makers of Prophet V, Analog Factory, Origin, Jupiter-8V, CS-80v, ARP2600 V, Moog Modular V, minimoog V, Brass, Storm.

Audio Damage
If your DAW were breakfast, We'd be bacon.

Audioease
Developper of Altiverb, Speakerphone, Snapper and more...

Bias
BIAS crafts powerful, innovative tools for audio, video, and film professionals, as well as musicians, composers, multimedia developers, and Internet authors.

Big Tick Audio
BigTick is a French company based in Toulouse. They have been in the audio software business since 2001, and are committed to delivering innovative products to the music industry such as Rhino.

Blue Cat Audio
Blue Cat Audio focuses on providing flexible and powerful audio tools for musicians and audio professionals, offering a wide range of audio processing and analysis plugins, as well as audio software engineering and consulting services.

Cycling74
Cycling ’74 creates software for the specialized needs of artists, educators, and researchers working with audio, visual media, and physical computing. Our visual programming tools Max, MSP, and Jitter serve as the creative engine behind thousands of innovative projects.

DJ Mixer Pro
DJ Mixer Professional is a ultimate DJ mixing software for Mac and Windows, Support video mixing, automatic mixing, one-click beat-matching, automatic BPM counter, seamless looping, iTunes Library support, etc.

Fabfilter
FabFilter creates high quality audio effect plug-ins and software synthesizers in VST, RTAS and Audio Units format for Windows and OS X. FabFilter has a reputation for cutting-edge filter technology and excellent sound.

FXpansion
BFD, DCAM, VST2RTAS,GURU and more !

IK Multimedia
IK multimedia is the developper of Sampletank®. Since its formation, IK has produced a wide range of breakthrough innovative products, from consumer to professional music software, that have been awarded by users and media worldwide as well as referenced partners such as Intel®, Apple®, Digidesign®, Mackie®, EMU®, Roland®, Cakewalk®, MOTU® and many others.

Izotope
World class applications and plug-ins for Pro Tools, VST, MAS, Audio Unit, and DirectX for Windows and Mac OS X including x64 and Universal Binary. iPhone and iPod touch apps. (RX Repair, Vynil, Ozone, iDrum...)

Linplug
Linplug is the developper of fantastic software synth like Albino, ChronoX3 or Octopus...

MakeMusic
MakeMusic, Inc. is the world leader in software and systems for music educators and musicians. Among our leading products are Finale®, the world's best-selling music notation software and SmartMusic®, the complete music practice system that features Intelligent Accompaniment® and the world's largest interactive accompaniment library.

MOTU
MOTU is a leading developer of computer-based audio and video production hardware and software. MOTU was founded in 1980 and has been developing audio, video and music technology products since 1984.

Native Instruments
Native Instruments creates innovative hardware and software for music production and performance - for producers, guitarists, sound designers and DJs.

Nomad Factory
BBE and Blue Tubes developper...

Pianoteq
Virtual piano using physical modelling with a realistic sounding.

Propellerhead
Propellerhead Software pioneered the concept of computer based software synthesis, invented the concept of "recycling” sampled sound material. The company's two key software products are Reason and ReCycle. Both of these titles have won prestigious international awards, including two instances of the coveted MIPA award.

Prosoniq
Developper of sonicWORX Pro, TimeFactory 2, morph, NorthPole and OrangeVocoder.

PSP
PSPaudioware.com - high quality audio processors and effects plug-ins in AudioUnit, RTAS and VST format for Mac and PC (Vintage Warmer, oldTimer, MasterComp etc...).

Steinberg
Steinberg is known the world over for its audio software and hardware solutions. The company has been developing, manufacturing and selling innovative products for musicians and producers in the music, film, post production, and multimedia industries since 1984. Steinberg products are used by Grammy® and Oscar® award winning composers, engineers, and producers. The company also offers business customers license management and copy protection systems.

Vir2 Instruments
Vir2 Instruments - virtual instruments, sample libraries, VST and AudioUnit plug-ins.

Waves
Waves is the leading developer of audio plugins for mixing, mastering, post production and live sound, with plug-ins for Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic and other DAW audio software.

Friends

31dB
sound creation agency based in Paris. Specialized in music for picture & original music creation.

Audio Lounge Sound
Colin Hunter – Freelance sound designer and field recordist.

Larsen design sonore
website of my co-worker and friend Arsène Lefrançois.

Radium Audio Blog
Explorative sound design and audio

Recording Hacks
Microphone database and search engine, and recording blog with studio tours, engineer interviews, and gear shootouts.

The Pro Audio Files
theproaudiofiles.com is a community blog where audio professionals and enthusiasts from around the world share insightful articles, tips, and advice about recording, mixing, production and more !

Unidentified Sound Object
USO is a web library about theory and application of new technologies (with a look at the past) in the areas of sound-on-film, electronic music, sound design, immersive environments, sound synthesis, digital signal processing...

Audio Directories

Support Independent Music Artists

MFAD - Business Directory Composers Arrangers

SoMuch.com
free link directory where you can find the best human edited links sorted by topic and category.



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