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> Best Online Music Websites

iTunes - GO - Apple's excellent music player & digital music collection in AAC format.

Pro-Music - GO - online music news & global directory of legal music sites.

Article on the Best Music Sites - GO - good overview of the status quo in music download sites from Fortune Magazine.

MusicMatch - GO - over 400,000+ songs - site in six languages.

Music Now - GO - 400,000+ artists - WMA.

Real - GO - 450,000+ Artists - WMA & AAC.

Launch - GO - discover cool new artists on Yahoo's music site.

Audio Lunchbox - GO - buy & sell independent music.

Find Sounds - GO - search the web for sound effects & musical instrument samples.

SoundsOnline - GO - source for royalty-free sounds.

Sound Effects - GO - sound effects, movie sounds, free samples & more. - GO - popular source of royalty free music. - GO - sample libraries & loops.

Free Music Downloads - GO - from Sony Music.

iMusic - GO - free music downloads, MP3's, music chat & more.

Partners in Rhyme - GO - free sound effects & royalty free music.

Sound Library - GO - links to more free sound sample libraries & sound utilities.

> Digital Audio Formats & Surround Sound

WMA - GO - Windows Media Audio - 24 bit 96Khz multi-channel sound.

AAC - GO -
Advanced Audio Codec - audio standard for MPEG-4. Apple iTunes AAC encoder is currently the leader in AAC codec quality having won recent AAC listening tests.

DVD-Audio - GO - nice introduction to DVD-Audio (24 bit 96 Khz) & a comparison with SACD, includes links to more DVD-Audio resources.

SACD - GO - high resolution multi channel audio format from Sony.

About HDCD - GO - HDCD encodes 20 bits of audio data compared to the normal 16 bit CD format.

FLAC - GO - free lossless audio codec.

DTS - GO - Digital Theatre Sound (20 bit audio) is the high end sound format found on lots of top movies.

Dolby - GO - Dolby Audio (18 bit format) is an almost universal format for surround sound & movie applications.

WinAmp - GO - very popular MP3 player for PCs.

Musicmatch Jukebox - GO - play music, listen to online radio, burn CD's & manage your audio files with this top music player. Site in six languages.

RIM 456 - GO - resources & links to multichannel sound formats, DTS, Dolby, THX, SACD vs DVD-A, digital audio & more.

> Pro Digital Audio Hardware & Software

Apple - GO - the Apple G5 Power Mac with dual 64 bit processors is the most advanced digital audio technology platform available today. Lousy Manual.

Motu - GO - plug a Motu 828 firewire audio interface into your Power Mac G5 & drive it with Digital Performer 4 to create the world's best digital audio recording studio. Play with 50+ tracks of 24 bit audio in surround sound.

- GO - check out the Korg Triton Music Workstation - an amazing piece of high end audio technology producing an infinite variety of digital soundscapes.

- GO - new generation of innovative voice modeling technology from TC-Helicon.

iPod - GO - market leading portable music player - uses AAC audio format.

DigiDesign - GO - industry standard digital audio equipment.

Cubase - GO - top end digital audio software.

RME - GO - more pro quality digital audio gear.

Exotic Audio - GO - photos & info on exotic audio gear you will not see elsewhere.

> Top Digital Music Sites & Links - GO - interviews, gear reviews, tech tips & resources for people into recording, mixing & sound design.

SoundStage - GO - good quality magazine for high end audio & music.

Pro Audio Review - GO - pro audio gear & tech reviews.

Computer Generated Music - GO - Yahoo guide to computer generated music.

Digital Audio Info - GO - links to assist those involved with audio editing & CD recording.

Digital Domain
- GO - premiere source of information & articles on digital audio recording & mastering.

Computer Sound
- GO - clear introduction to the topics of noise & distortion in digital recording.

Tips on Transferring LPs to CDR
- GO - good selection of tips & tricks to use when buring your record collection to CD.

Audiophile Links - GO - articles & links for Hi-Fi fans.

EntertainmentLink - GO - links to music festivals, resources for musicians, E-zines & music lyrics.

Music Links - GO - top music links from the open directory project.


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