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Digital Audio Software
Podium Audio/MIDI sequencer for the PC with VST support. Reaper is an audio and MIDI sequencer for Windows and OSX. Wavosaur is a very useful free Windows audio editor with VST and Asio support as well as supporting MP3. See Harmony Central's plugin reviews database. Audacity is free digital audio recording and editing software for Win, Mac and Linux with VST support.


Digital Audio Recording, Editing & Remixing

  • Ableton
  • Presents Live for Windows and Mac OS X, an audio sequencer with Rewire support and MIDI control. Features elastic audio. Also see SonicTransfer for some good Ableton Live tutorials.
  • Acid
  • Sony's Acid Music provides advanced loop editing capabilities for digital audio production. Also see AcidFanatic for links to Acid resources. Sony presents Danceclub, a Macromedia Flash game where you play DJ with audio provided by Acid loops.
  • Acid Wav Audio
  • Sound editing and synthesis package from Polyhedric Software
  • Acoustica
  • Make audio software including Mixcraft that supports MIDI and audio sequencing..
  • Adobe Audition
  • Record, mix, edit, and master digital audio files.
  • Amadeus 2
  • Mac shareware digital audio editor with auto audio repair.
  • Audacity
  • Audacity is free digital audio recording and editing software for Win, Mac and Linux with VST support.
  • BIAS Peak
  • Pro audio editing tools for the Macintosh
  • Cakewalk Sonar
  • Multitrack audio & integrated MIDI sequencing. For Windows & Mac
  • Cubase VST - Steinberg
  • Featuring integrated midi & audio for the pro user as Cubase VST offering a wide range of powerful tools. Supported platforms include Mac & PC. See zZounds prices on packages for both platforms. For more info & related links see Synth Zone's Cubase Links
  • DDClipro
  • A professional, non-linear, non-destructive, multitrack, real-time audio and video editor for Windows.
  • Deck II
  • Deck II is multitrack audio software for the Mac previously Macromedia, now handled by Bias.
  • Digidesign Pro Tools
  • The leading studio choice for digital audio software ( now with MIDI sequencing integrated ) for both the Mac & PC.
  • Digital Performer
  • MOTU presents Digital Performer, a complete digital audio production environment. Competitive upgrades available. See the new Digital Performer mailing list. Also Mac users should visit Unicornation. AudioEase have released a VST wrapper to allow you to run multiple VST plugins from Digital Performer, as well as providing a suite of MAS plugins for processing audio. There is a MOTUPC Group for PC users of MOTU products.
  • D-SoundPro
  • Professional shareware sound editor for the Mac. Supports AIFF & midi standard sample dump. Demo version can be downloaded for a 15 day trial period.
  • FlexiMusic
  • Make low cost Windows music software including FlexiMusic Wave Editor, FlexiMusic Composer, FlexiMusic Kids Composer and FlexiMusic Generator. Demos available for download.
  • FruityLoops
  • FruityLoops and FruityTracks are Win95 applications that provide easy to use yet powerful MIDI/digital audio sequencing and looping tools. See PC-Musician's Review. MIDI Inst is a plugin to provide MIDI control of external keyboards/modules from Fruity Loops.
  • GarageBand
  • Apple presents popular multitrack recording software with the ability to import MIDI files. Also see Synthtopia's Garage Band Links.
  • GoldWave Digital Audio Editor
  • A good shareware Windows audio editor with many audio diagnostic features. Well worth downloading and trying.
  • Kristal
  • Windows multitrack recorder and audio sequencer available free for non commercial use.
  • Live
  • Ableton has released Live, an audio sequencer for Window & Mac that you can play like an instrument. Very useful tool for music creation and DJ mixes.
  • Magix
  • Produce budget priced audio sequencing software as well as other digital audio processing software applications including audio cleaning.
  • Logic Pro Audio
  • Apple's MIDI & audio solution for the Mac. For Emagic product support see the Emagic Legacy pages at Apple. For related information see Emagic Users Page with resources & mailing list for Emagic products, the Logic Users' Net which includes Mac related info, and the Powerkeys "Learning Logic" web site. SwiftKick provides and archive for the Logic Users' Group environments. Editors, MIDI processors etc. are available. Omega Art has Logic info and resources. You can read the History Of Logic at Tweakheadz Lab.
  • Mixcraft
  • Mixcraft is a powerful music production and multi-track recording workstation that comes packed with thousands of music loops and dozens of audio effects and virtual instruments. Mixcraft music recording software enables you to record audio, arrange loops, remix tracks, compose with MIDI and virtual instruments, add effects, score and edit video, and mix and master your tracks to create polished, professional compositions.
  • Mixman Studio
  • Presentation software that allows you to build & mix a CD audio track. Libraries of source material avilable including hip hop, dance & techno etc. Great for DJ mixes and includes tempo matching and more. Demo available.
  • Mixpad
  • Windows multitrack audio software from NCH.
  • MU.LAB
  • An alternative, hi-quality music application for Mac OSX and Windows with MIDI and audio support.
  • MultitrackStudio
  • Window digital audio recorder with VST 2.0 plugin and MIDI support. Freeware version and pro versions available.
  • Multiquence
  • Win95/NT shareware 8 track digital audio software with non destructive editing & ability to include midi files & CD tracks.
  • Music Studio Independance
  • A sharware audio/MIDI sequencer for Windows.
  • N-Track
  • Shareware Windows multitrack digital audio & midi production software. Now with enhanced MIDI and VST plugin support.
  • Orion
  • Orion is a virtual digital studio for Windows with soft synth and sampler included.
  • Podium
  • Audio / MIDI sequencer for the PC with VST support. Paid and free versions available.
  • PolyFractus
  • Provide VST plugins and digital audio software for the Mac.
  • PowerTracks Pro Audio
  • PG Music's budget priced sequencer now features up to 48 tracks of digital audio with effects, EQ, panning etc plus 3rd party plugin support.
  • Quartz Audio Master
  • Quartz provide range of audio/MIDI applications for Windows.
  • Reaper
  • REAPER is a fully featured Windows multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing, and mastering environment. Fully functional evaluation available for download.
  • Sample Wrench
  • Dissident's sound sample editor which supports SDS, SMDI and other samplers. Available for Windows 95/NT and Amiga.
  • Saw Studio
  • Saw Studio is Windows multitrack software featuring fast non destructive editing, realtime mixing,EQ & FX, archiving, plus much more.
  • SoundForge
  • SoundForge sample editor tools from Sony demo available. Available for Windows with full plugin support this is a heavyweight sample editing application and a must to check out.
  • TsunamiPro
  • Windows digital audio processing software from Black Diamond Sound Systems. Offers DirectX plugin support and can handle streaming MP3 and RealMedia files. Also includes declicking functions.
  • USB-Audio
  • USB-Audio present their ASIO driver for the Mac to drive USB audio devices.
  • Wavosaur
  • Wavosaur is a free sound editor, audio editor, wav editor software for editing, processing and recording sounds, wav and mp3 files. Has VST and Asio support. This is a great tool for editing and converting MP3 files to wav files.
  • Xtrack - Digigram
  • Xtrack is multitrack digital audio software for Win95 featuring the ability to mix linear and compressed audio data in the same project. Digigram also make multi channel PCI cards for the PC as well as high quality audio PCMCIA cards for PC laptops and Apples's PowerBook.

     

    Digital Audio Processing Software

  • Amp Farm - Line6
  • Line6 provide Amp Farm, a direct recording guitar software TDM Pro Tools plugin with emulation of classic tube amps.
  • Amulet Software - VST Adapter
  • VST Adapter allows you to use all those VST plugins you've accumulated in DirectX applications.
  • AnalogX
  • AnalogX provides freeware utilities and DirectX plugins, including AnalogX Vocal Remover, AnalogX DXMan a DirectX plugin manager and an AnalogX Autotune tool for batch retuning samples.
  • Anwida
  • Make mastering and FX plugins.
  • AudioMulch
  • Windows and Macintosh software that provides a range of audio processing effects.
  • AudioToolers
  • Provide number of audio processing utilities including sample converters, audio recorder and much more.
  • Autoscore
  • Innovative pitch recognition Windows software from Wildcat Canyon that scores what you play or sing. Also see their Webtracks midi plugin for your browser & Internet Music Kit for playing midifiles from your web page.
  • Awave - FMJ Software
  • Author of the audio format converter Awave for Windows This is a great tool for any PC & sampler owner. Huge list of supported formats including Midi SDS Dump, Akai .SND files and much more.
  • Barbabatch
  • Mac batch processing of audio files from Audioease data from an audio CD.
  • BPM Detector Pro
  • Windows Beat Per Minute Detector DJ Software (BPM Counter). Calculate the tempos of MP3 files.
  • BPM Studio
  • Windows based MP3 DJ Audio Software System.
  • Clone Ensemble
  • 18 channel vocoder software DirectX and VST FX plugins including harmonizer, chorusing and others.
  • Cyclonix
  • 18 channel vocoder software for Win95
  • DartPro
  • DartPro is audio processing software for Windows, by Tracer Technologies. Very specialized noise reduction features. Downloadable demo available.
  • DNoise
  • DNoise is a DirectX plugin that provides noise reduction and removal.
  • Digital Ear
  • Windows Pitch->MIDI processor that converts solo performances plus adds high resolution MIDI performance data to provide enhanced expression such as vibrato, portamento etc.
  • Discosoft
  • Virtual turntable with beat matching features, jog wheel, plus it can record audio to hard disk as MP2, MP3 and PCM.
  • DSound - Stomp 'n FX
  • DSound provide Stomp 'n FX guitar stomp box plugins for VST for Mac and PC and DirectX for the PC. AutoWah, Chorus, Compression and Distortion are included. Demos available. Also see the free DT-1 distortion and amp modeling plugin available for download.
  • DSP-FX
  • Windows 32 bit hardware & software digital FX solution. Works with DAW software / hardware setups and features high quality digital processing as well as innovative visual control software. Now offering software DSP plugins for SAW-32.
  • Dyode
  • Create VST plugins including soft synths like Wave Adventure ( modelled analog synthesis ) as well as FX ( Qfx ) and filter processors. Demos and audio clips are available to download.
  • Extreme Sample Translator
  • Extreme Sample Converter is a multifunctional audio program, browser, player, and program editor with advanced conversion between different sample formats. It supports most sample formats including Giga, Akai, SoundFont and Halion. Also provides an autolooping function.
  • Foscurite
  • Makers of well know signal processing hardware team with Digidesign to produce compression/limitor plugins.
  • Frettedsynth.com
  • Lots of good VST plugins here to download including synths, effects and MIDI processors.
  • Infinity
  • Antares presents DSP looping tools for the Mac. Highly rated in reviews, Inifinity takes all the pain out of finding/creating that seamless loop.
  • Izotope
  • Make Pro Tools and DirectX audio plugins.
  • Instant Harmony
  • Harmonize a melody with one single click - loading a single-voiced audio file - and create natural-sounding background choirs and brass arrangements. (VSTi/RTAS/AU)
  • Kyma - Eighth Nerve
  • Kyma is a Mac based software DSP package. Very flexible, modular interface.
  • Melodyne
  • Audio software that provides powerful audio editing and processing tools. For Mac OSX and Windows.
  • Mobile Rooms
  • 3D audio processing software for Windows using DirectX.
  • MP3-Converter.com
  • Lists a variety of MP3 tools including converters and burners.
  • Orion - Sonic Syndicate
  • Sonic Syndicate present Orion, a virtual studio for Windows with soft synth and sampler included. They also make VST instruments and effects.
  • Panhandler - SAW Plugin
  • A surround sound panning & encoding plug-in for DirectX, Adobe Premiere (Win & Mac), SAWPRO, and CEP
  • Pitch 'n Time
  • ProTools plugin for Mac and Windows that provides accurate time compression and pitch shifting.
  • Prosoniq Cubase VST Plugins
  • A range of Cubase VST plugins for both Mac & PC. Also see SonicWorx for the PowerMac which is a tool designed for post processing complete songs and audio recordings in the digital domain.
  • QSound
  • 3D audio processing now available as a plugin for Sound Forge on the PC.
  • SFX Machine
  • SFX Machine is a VST Plug-In for the Mac and Windows providing more than 200 built-in signal processing presets.
  • Sloud UB Composer
  • Converts audio files to MIDI. Demo available for download.
  • Smart Audio Converter
  • Windows software that converts between a number different formats including WMA, MP3, WAV, OGG and more. Batch file conversion available.
  • SOX - Audio Format Conversion
  • PC software that converts between a number different formats including .WAV, .SMP, .AIFF, .KRZ etc.
  • Sonic Timeworks
  • DirectX plugins include reverb & delay. Functional time limited demos available for download.
  • Trillium Lane
  • Pro-Tools plugins that combine the best features of classic analog audio processors with the latest digital modelling and proprietary algorithms.
  • T-RackS
  • Available for Mac & PC. T-RackS is mastering software based on virtual analog tube processors including (all stereo) compressor/leveler, limiter and 6 band parametric EQ.
  • TsunamiPro
  • Windows digital audio processing software from Black Diamond Sound Systems. Offers DirectX plugin support and can handle streaming MP3 and RealMedia files. Also includes declicking functions.
  • Virtual Audio Cable
  • Windows software that allows writing of digital audio to disk for applications that don't support audio -> WAV file conversion.
  • WAVClean
  • Windows software to clean background noise, tape hiss and record surface noise from digital audio in .WAV file format.
  • WAVES
  • A range of high quality DSP plugins for the Mac & PC. including DeEsser, compression, reverb, EQ etc.
  • Wave Surgeon
  • Wave Surgeon for Win95 is a breakbeat splitting and loop finding tool , which allows you to change a breakbeat`s pitch without changing speed + vice versa.

     

    Digital Audio Related Sites

  • Audio Force
  • A good collection of links to tutorials covering synths, MIDI software, mixing and digital audio.
  • Audio Forums
  • Features forums for a number of major software packages including Cakewalk, SAW, Sound Forge, Cubase, Samplitude & Cool Edit. Also forums for Studio Gear & Audio Hardware.
  • AudioMelody
  • A reviews and downloads library of free music / audio production and composition software.
  • AudioTools
  • Links to a variety of digital audio software products online.
  • Audiozone
  • The Audiozone provides tips on digital audio and sampling.
  • CreateDigititalMusic.com
  • Provide news and reviews for Mac and PC musicians.
  • Computer Music
  • A magazine devoted to computer technology featuring news, help and current reviews of hardware and software products. The web site also provides a discussion forum and selected articles from the magazine.
  • Craig Anderton's Forum
  • Craig Anderton, the well known expert in audio production, MIDI and general music electronics moderates a forum at MusicPlayer.com.
  • Cubase For Windows Users
  • An informative site with info, driver updates, tips & more.
  • Cubase Resource Page at Synth zone
  • Links to Cubase VST resources including free and commercial VST and Wavelab plugins.
  • dasbunk
  • Offers tips and tutorials on using Digital Performer.
  • Digital-Recorder Group
  • Group for users of compact flash based digital recorders.
  • Digital Producer
  • News and articles on digital video and audio.
  • Digital Pro Sound
  • News, user forums and articles on digital recording and related software.
  • DigiFreq
  • This site provides free news, reviews, tips, and techniques for music technology users. Published by Scott R. Garrigus, the author of Cakewalk Power!, Sound Forge Power! and SONAR Power!
  • DSP Dimension
  • Programming information. Provides explanations and C source for time stretching and pitch shifting. Also explains Fourier Transforms.
  • It's A DAT World
  • Covers not only DAT but also digital recording, digital sound cards & CDR mastering.
  • DirectXFiles.com
  • Includes many links to free and commercial DirectX plugins suitable for using in an audio sequencer like Cakewalk Audio.
  • EM411
  • Provide reviews and news of digital audio software and hardware products.
  • EffectProcessor.com
  • Forum for hardware and software FX processing.
  • electronicmusic.com
  • Includes some reviews of software and plugins plus other info related to digital recording.
  • Gamasutra's Audio Page
  • Gamasutra is a game developers site with some good technical news, software tool comparisons and information on audio on the PC
  • Globaldance Reviews
  • GlobalDance.com is a website dedicated to dance music and it's creation and have added a review section which includes digital audio processing software and softsynths.
  • Impulse Responses
  • A collection of impulse responses to use with convolution software covering a variety of real and electronic spaces.
  • K-v-R
  • Great resource for info on VST and DX instruments and audio plugins.
  • MacMusic.org
  • Macmusic.org have lots of links to Mac specific audio and MIDI sequencing resources. .
  • MacWorld
  • MacWorld are a great source of information and reviews of digital audio products on the Mac.
  • MiniDisc Mailing List
  • Mailing list for users of multi-track MiniDisc-based recorders, such as the Sony MDM-X4, the Yamaha MD-4 and MD-8, and the Tascam.
  • MusicPlayer.com Forums
  • MusicPlayer.com present forums on MIDI and digital recording featuring the advice of experts such as Craig Anderton and Roger Nichols
  • Music-DSP Source Code Archive
  • An archive of DSP algorithms and related source code from Smartelectronix.
  • MusicXP.net
  • A website dedicated to helping you set up your Windows XP PC for audio applications.
  • NoiseVault
  • Provide impulse response files for convolution software as well as forums for discussion on convolution and impulses.
  • OSXAudio.com
  • Info and resources for Mac OSX digital audio.
  • PCRecording
  • Guide to setting up your music PC for audio applications.
  • Plugin World
  • German site with info on VST, DirectX, TDM, MAS plus other plugins. German lanuage option only.
  • Prorec
  • Pro recording web site that includes info on digital audio recording, related software and music computer technology.
  • Roger Nichols Forum
  • Roger Nichols editor of EQ and well known record producer runs a forum for digital recording at MusicPlayer.com
  • Sam Ash Portable Recording Guide
  • Sam Ash presents a guide on portable digital recording.
  • SonicSpot Plugins
  • Long list of plugins available for audio processing on your PC.
  • Sonic Control
  • Provides digital recording tips plus has reviews of digital audio hardware and software.
  • SonicTransfer
  • Provide useful tutorials on using sequencing and audio software.
  • The Tapeless Studio
  • Explanations of music production using midi and digital audio plus a comprehensive list of reviews for music and audio software and hardware.
  • Trax - Digital Music Scene
  • Digital music news and reviews of audio and MIDI software.
  • Unicornation
  • Mailing list and info for Mac users of MOTU products.
  • Xelenio
  • Provide a good list of links to soft synths, effects plugins and samples.
  • VST Central
  • Lists and rates VST plugins.


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