audio

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SketchSynth

Interesting open source desktop tool that turns video information into audio. 


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Eternal

Visual flow diagram like tool, a bit like Max MSP for generating audio and visual media.


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AudioShake

Isolate vocals or drums from a music track to get your own "clean" samples.


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Echoes AR Walks

Create AR audio walks with this tool.


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Collection of Oscillators for p5js

Useful if you are trying to code audio or animations.


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Faust Playground

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


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AudioMass

Very nice browser-based audio editor, has echo, reverb etc effects.


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Audio Clash

Turn text into samples


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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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PixelSynth

Image into audio


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Probe Audio Tool

Edit wavs etc.


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SoundCite

Create stories with audio fragments. Great for music analysis.


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SoundTrap

Full audio midi workstation


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Cyril

Create audio visualisations with simple coding. Perfect for a VJ because audio-responsive code is built in.


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Audacity

Audio editor with loads of effects.


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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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SoundTrip

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


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ScribbleAudio

Paint to make sounds.


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Pure Data

Pure data is a visual programming tool to manipulate audio, images and videos. This is the free alternative to Max/MSP.


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Vocaroo

Easy way to record or host audio

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TwistedWave

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

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Neural Beatbox

Record some audio, analyze then generate rthyms

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ImageToMusic

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

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ChordChord

This wonderful tune creates interesting chord progressions for you. I tend to choose piano, turn off drums and set the bpm to around 80.

You have to pay to download the midi, but there are ways around this, using tools that turn recorded audio into midi. Although this may introduce errors or inaccuracies, we will live with these happy accidents.


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Beautiful Audio Editor

Interesting audio editor, that integrates tightly with Google Drive.

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Bear Audio Tool

Convert mp3 file to midi

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AudioSauna

Interesting synth and sampler app.

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The OMM Experience

Peculiar audio video experience

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The Truth Hurts

The Truth Hurts is an audio adventure game on Spotify.


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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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Brian Foo

Brian Foo's site has lots of interesting art/comp sci crossover projects, working with archival material and producing both visual and audio works. Go explore.


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Royalty Free Soundtracks

Great list of Creative Commons audio files

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Free Audio Books and Poetry

Huge List of Free Audio Poetry and Audio Books

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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.