Audio

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Faust Playground

Start audio processing with a flow diagram like language in the browser. OMG! Amazing!

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Anchor Podcast

Easy way to publish podcasts

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Groove Pizza

Create crazy beats with Groove Pizza

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DroneFX

Requires Flash. Really interesting drone/soundtrack generator... Creating a moody filmtrack? This might be useful.

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Osmosis Drone Generator

Create pleasant background sounds


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Tonespace

Tonespace lets you play one note and intelligently augments what you’re playing with chords and arpeggios.


It connects via Midi (so to a synth or Garageband) and plays musically similar notes. Because it generates midi, you can “record” it and then use it in whatever DAW you are using.


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Key Chords

Discover new chord progressions. Requires Flash.

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Bear Audio Tool

Convert mp3 file to midi

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Voice Changer

Chipmunk or Dalek?

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Instaudio

Upload your mp3s to share

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Minimal Browser-based Instruments

Can you make music with 3 unusual instruments?


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MotifN

Really Interesting Javascript-based live-coding music site.

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In-G

Interesting sonification example that takes Github upload data and turns it into "music". See this article.

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ReCollection

Explore 10 years of sound in the most bizarre way

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SoundCite

Create stories with audio fragments. Great for music analysis.

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PixelSynth

Image into audio


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Isadora

Visual coding to create amazing visual effects and project mapping projects.


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Infinite Drum Machine

Hundreds of samples for you to program into a rhythm

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Wotja

Amazing tool to generate ambient music.


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BandLab

Oh my word! Amazing. A full audio workstation that works in the browser, on Android and iOS.

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Girl Talk In A Box

This strange tool lets you load and control a music track

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Whale Synth

Make unusual sounds

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Radiooo

Listen to radio from different countries, from different decades.

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PianoGenie

AI makes whatever keys you tap sound good (based on music it knows about)

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Synaesthesia

Generate fantastic drones

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Noises Online

Create immersive soundscapes, free wav download


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WolframTones

Generates music from parameters

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WebModular

Old skool synthesis, pulling out and plugging in wires. Interesting because you can type notes using strange notation.

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GuitarMachine

Guitar riffs to mix n match

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ScribbleAudio

Paint to make sounds.


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MelodyMixer

Pull two melodies apart and see what AI generates for you.

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Probe Audio Tool

Edit wavs etc.

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Novation

Just click the buttons and get a groove going

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Midi City

Play some cool sounds with your computer keyboard


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SoundTrip

Totally crazy audio experience. Choose some words then travel in a universe made of those sound samples.


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Clarallel

This tool takes short texts and turns them into melodies

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Patatap

Type an music and visuals just happen.

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Beautiful Audio Editor

Interesting audio editor, that integrates tightly with Google Drive.

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Freesound Timbral Explorer

Search for sounds (on Freesound) they "play" similar sounds.


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Audio Clash

Turn text into samples

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AudioSauna

Interesting synth and sampler app.

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FXFive

Alter all the parameters to create your own sound effects

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Online Sequencer

Work with midi files online

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Faust

Fairly complex programming for Digital Signal Processing (making crazy sounds)

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Moises

Extract backing tracks from songs

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Latent Cycles

Start the beats and beeps, let it play on.

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Freesound Loop Generator

Search for sounds and create unusual loops of samples.


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Incredibox

Have fun with a strange digital choir

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Sampulator

Use your keyboard to play samples

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Splitter

Split vocals from a music track.

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Orca

"Esoteric" generative music coding tool. Can be a challenge to set up, it works with midi, but is so intriguing to use.


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YouDJ

Mix Soundcloud and Youtube track on two decks


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Sound Maker

A keyboard that let's you create sounds halfway between a cat and a trombone

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Ambient Mixer

Create background soundscapes


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Auto Complete Tune

Play the piano, hold down a note, it extends your melody

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JPEG to WAV

One of the stranger glitching tools...

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ImageToMusic

Turn an image into an audio file. What does a picture sound like?

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Play Sound

Interesting tool that searches Freesound, and lets you create soundscapes by clicking samples repeatedly, or letting them loop.


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Superlooper

Make weird music with this weird digital instrument

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TwistedWave

Edit audio files, trim, copy, paste, reverse and add effects such as reverb.

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Spiral Keyboard

A spiral piano keyboard

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Rational Keyboard

Play an unusual rational keyboard. Very eno.

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Audacity

Audio editor with loads of effects.


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Neural Beatbox

Record some audio, analyze then generate rthyms

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SoundPlant

Amazing tool to "play" a collection of samples whilst manipulating them.


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Freesound Timeline

Strange tool that takes the popular sounds from Freesound and turns them into an automatic soundscape.


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Typatone

Type and your words become notes

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AudioMass

Very nice browser-based audio editor


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Teleprompter

Lovely free, web-based tele-prompter, or autocue. Really helpful if you're recording a voice track.

It even has mirroring so you can hold a sheet of glass, and reflect onto it, looking straight at the camera. Nice.


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TwoTone

Turn your spreadsheet into music. Interesting.

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Eternal

Like Max/MSP in the browser. Amazing. Confusing.

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Vocaroo

Easy way to record or host audio

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Defonic

Create immersive soundscapes

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Sunvox

Make music with visual flow diagram programming. Amazing.


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SoundTrap

Full audio midi workstation

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Musical Algorithms

Generate midi from data

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Web Audio Sequencer

Another strange tool. Search for sounds, add them, and then draw on the timeline grid to play them to create unusual beats and soundtracks.


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Noisli

Generates ambient sounds for work and relaxation

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Soundation

A full, multi-track sequencing tool.

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RiffShare

Very strange sound creator.

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vGamelan

Numbers generate algorithmic music.

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Livecoding with FoxDot

Livecoding session. Watch people make music with code....LIVE!


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Example of Orca Being Played

Orca is a fantastic. spreadsheet-like way to code music.


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EveryNoise

Discover a new music genre you didn't know you like.

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Sound of AURORA BOREALIS 2 | SOUND OF SPACE

Auroral radio emissions are associated with the Northern Lights or Aurora. The most intense of these emissions is a phenomenon called Auroral Kilometric Radiation (AKR). It is produced in the auroral zones at an altitude between 3000 and 20 000 kilometres.


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Music Roamer

Explore music genres.

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Sound Effect Story

Simple but wonderful example of telling a story using only sound effects from Freesound.org

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Listen To Wikipedia Updates

Visualisation of sorts that updates when Wikipedia edits are made

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Alvin Lucier - I Am Sitting In A Room

From Wikipedia: I am sitting in a room is a sound art piece composed in 1969 and one of composer Alvin Lucier's best-known works.

The piece features Lucier recording himself narrating a text, and then playing the tape recording back into the room, re-recording it. The new recording is then played back and re-recorded, and this process is repeated. Since all rooms have characteristic resonance or formant frequencies (e.g. different between a large hall and a small room), the effect is that certain frequencies are emphasized as they resonate in the room, until eventually, the words become unintelligible, replaced by the pure resonant harmonies and tones of the room itself.

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Gif The Dub

A live montage of memes and gifs and music

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5 Artists Who Are Masters of Glitch Music

One of the strange aspects of technology, whether analogue or digital, is its tendency to glitch. The ghost in the machines, as it were. With music software in particular, glitch and error have become desirable ingredients in sound design and musical composition.

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RadioGarden

Listen to radio from around the world

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Music Timelines

Explore music genres, discover new bands

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People Like Us

There are also more inventive forms of audible storytelling like sound collage. Here’s a piece by Vicki Bennett (aka ‘People Like Us’) which takes bits of radio (including The Archers) and tells new stories with them.


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The Truth Hurts

THE TRUTH HURTS is a choose-your-own-adventure book in Spotify.


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Database of Sonification Art

People turning data into sound


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MusicMap

Explore music genres

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Ambient Artists List

Explore a pick of ambient artists, including my fave, Nurse With Wound

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Ishkur’s Guide to Electronic Music

Large visualisation. Zoom in and listen to each genre, from Musique Concrete to Glitch Hop

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Jazz Computer

Strange scrolling music piece

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HackPact

Lots of sonification examples.


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AudioCommons

Collection of really interesting audio projects that make use of Freesound.org's archive of sound files.


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The Truth Hurts

The Truth Hurts is an audio adventure game on Spotify.


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Classical Midi Files

Collection of classical midi files

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YouTube Audio Library

YouTube has bots that check your videos to make sure you haven't used a copyrighted music track in your video. All these tracks are free to use on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram & Twitch without copyright issues.

This guide shows you how to download tracks from the Audio Library.

There are also lots of sound effects to download too.

Pay special attention to attribution requirements, with any audio user ever.


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Royalty Free Soundtracks

Great list of Creative Commons audio files

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Midi World

Collection of midi files

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Bit Midi

Large collection of midi files to use.


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BBC Sound Effects

16,000 BBC sound effects for personal, educational or research purposes.