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Here's a thread for posting links on music and sound. I am starting it because the googling of information on music and sound constantly presents a challenge. People have their favourite resources and articles and kind of either hoard them or use them until done and then forget about them. I had some amazing stuff on compression a while back that was more detailed than I needed or understood, but now I lost it. So that's the other reason for this thread. I am terrible at keeping track of useful articles and things and I guess if we collectively keep track of them, it might be a good resource.


http://www.synth.tk/ this is an amazing resource on synthesis. i am not far into it but goddamn! look at the wealth of material in the left navigation bar. i mean there is a thing on how the hammond organ works. (this is hammond organ music ok boss http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh9KDzNkpSI  )


http://theproaudiofiles.com/mixing-rap-vocals/ is a handy guide on doing rap vocals. i don't know why it took me so long to find it. maybe I have seen it before but didn't understand filtering and EQ as well at that point? anyways I learned stuff from it yesterday. probably should have come across it before my troubs submission went in but oh well. on to the next song.
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http://arss.sourceforge.net/ is a program for going back and forth between sounds and spectrograms. there's a more expensive pro version called photosounder, but I reckon I can get around the workflow problems with some custom brushes and a series of bash scripts. (details for nerds: inotifywait watches image for changes and runs arss when it detects them. don't need anything more than mplayer to preview the sound.) other applications include looking at spectrograms to imitate sounds with synth patches, but there's already billions of other programs that can draw you a spectrum.
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yo. want to know where those cool sounds on cool records came from? this is a cool page which also has a lot of info on old keyboards http://www.synthmania.com/Famous%20Sounds.htm
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^ some of the stuff on there is really cool/useful. i liked the one about the THX sound.

here's a thing about compression i found http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep09/articles/compressionmadeeasy.htm it's always compression.
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found a book on the connections between mathematics and music. figured i'd post as it's an area of interest of mine. http://homepages.abdn.ac.uk/mth192/pages/html/maths-music.html (partly because i sometimes use mathematics as a substitute for a genuine understanding of music theory.)
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http://www.blokmodular.com/

this is what I use to make sounds 99% of the time
http://djsaint-hubert.bandcamp.com/
 
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This is a great site for free plug-ins and sample packs.

http://bedroomproducersblog.com/
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