Digital Audio Links and Resources
General Info Page - Some info may be dated, since things change quickly, but this is a good place to start.
Digital Revolution history
Copyright.Info on copyright law
Recording Connection: an established music industry school where students train for careers as professional recording engineers.
Some Multi-Track Digital Audio Recording Software
Syntrillium's CoolEdit Pro, PC
IQS Saw Plus SEK'd Samplitude PC
Cubase VST, PC/Mac
MOTU Digital Performer,Mac
E-Magic Logic Audio
Opcode Vision DSP.Mac
Cubasis, a good entry level program
Pro Tools Free, PC, Mac
This page has a bunch of software, descriptions and links
Pro Tools, and use Pro Tools, Masterlist and Jam for mastering.
Digidesign has Pro Tools Free, for PC and Mac. It will not work with Digidesign's hardware however and is intended to entice you to buy their product in full, which is quite expensive.
Easy CD Creator5 and Roxio Toast 5. go beyond the software that probably came bundled with your CD recorder. Now you can burn and share anything on CD - your music just the way you like it, your photos, your video - even backup your critical data - faster and easier than ever.
Sound Card: We have used three different sound cards in three different machines: Korg 1212, Sonorus StudI/O and a Digidesign Audio Media III card.
Articles Choosing a Recording Set up
Home Recording Website
There are all sorts of resources and books on the subject such as The Quick Guide to Digital Audio
There are many sites and user forums devoted to problems with digital audio recording. Audioamigo has tips for PC users. Harmony Central is another good on-line resource.
Digital keyboards: list and links to keyboards.
softsynths -Shareware and demos
Retro AS-1 softsynth, classic analog architecture in software
Absynth,soft softsynth with signal routing facilities.
Metasynth paint with sound for Mac
Spectrasonics sound libraries/loops.
Microtech Gefell UM92 favorite tube mic of choice
Studio Projects C-1 amazing condenser mic for the price
midi solutions for the Mac
Fastlane inexpensive USB midi interface for Mac
Opcode More extensive USB midi interface for Mac/PC
Megawolf Serial PCI for Mac
Midi EXPress Midi interface, SMPTE synchronizer for Mac/PC
Digital Time Piece Digital synchronization hub for midi time code, wordclock Mac/PC
USB AUDIO INTERFACES
USB Audio Interfaces
Firewire Audio Interfaces
Motu Firewire interface
The Future and more phun stuff.
Rocket Network Collaborate online using midi or audio
Acid loop based production tool for PC
Groovemaker real time loop mixer, phun
Videodelic music, images, effects for Mac
Kyma Capybara sound design playground for Mac/PC, serious DSP capabilities.
Heres a list of what you might need to begin the adventure of hard disk audio recording:
the computer $1000-3000
the monitor $ 200-800
the soundcard $ 350-1000
dedicated hard drive(s) $ 200-600
cd-r/cd-rw $ 200-600 - if not built in
recording software $ 100-800 cd-r/cd-rw software $ 80-100
possible needs: SCSI card $ 120-300
UltraDMA-66/100 card $ 300
MORE AUDIO HARDWARE
speakers all sorts of info
external mixer choosing a mixer for your home studio
microphones info page on microphones, for first time buyer
And after this, its endless....;-)Brief Studio Overview on Recording
Our own brief tutorial on Digital Audio
More Music Links
live365 - Lotsa stations
There Online interviews, magazine
FIND SONGS/ONLINE RECORD STORES/MP3's
Goodnoise unlimited MP3 downloads, monthly fee
CD Now Record Shop Interviews and Music News
CD Universe another record shop, affiliates program
Music - E, Music only search
Wired Planet Streaming Music and video
CD Debut Independents, Debut Radio, Real Audio, Mp3
Seven South Records (Santa Barbara bands) cool links
Lycos Music has Independent section
Listen Tour dates, mag, mp3's
Listen to This Independent music, downloads
First Look Members Rate songs and movies, listen to samples
IUMA (one of the original on-line musician friendly sites)
MTV.com What you might expect....
iMusic -- music channels, chat, mag, indexes . . . .
Live unsigned.com Live videos from unsigned bands
CDBABY.COM Cool place for independent artists to sell their music
Kathode Ray Music Promotion for Unsigned Bands
Harmony Central Find Musical Gear/Sounds
Sonic State By musicians for musicians, gear & stuff
Pro Audio Net, Equipment
Mp3 Tech, What you want to know about Mp3 Format
Gavin (radio and industry news)
AFIM (industry association for independent labels)