Music creation software:
Cakewalk?s Music Creator You get the tools, instruments, and effects you need to create, record, edit, and mix your audio projects in one integrated software solution. Creating music on your PC has never been easier, more fun, and more affordable.
Splice Online music community where you can Record sounds, compose songs, listen to music... all through a browser window.
Acid Express This is a tool for creating loop-based music, where a composer uses variations on repeating music samples to create songs. Download the software and use the built-in sound samples or your own recordings to make music.
Hammerhead Rhythm Station You can use it to create perfect Techno loops, Jungle patterns or House beats, but it's also suitable for Hip Hop, Triphop, Rap, Industrial and almost any other music you can think of.
MAGIX Music Maker provides a cornucopia of options for having fun with music creation, mixing, and editing ($59.99 list).
SmartSound Sonicfire Pro solves a more specific problem, automatically creating music soundtracks in a variety of styles that are custom-fit to your clips ($299).
Internet music you can use:
For free music files the podsafe music network is great along with a site called podsafe audio- these two combined give many choices. From instrumental to rock to jazz these sites have it all?you?re sure to find something that would compliment any video production. They encourage use and you?re completely immune to copyrights or legal issues. Freeplay Music is another site with excellent free music but there are some restrictions before use so be sure to read their terms of service.
For shorter music for a 30 or 60 second commercial Flashkit.com has dozens of music loops to search through also try MBA Music along with Some free music loops at icompositions.com and garageband.com.
Last update: 09:06 PM Sunday, May 20, 2007