Rashid Jamil

List of best music websites

iTunes - GO - Apple's excellent music player & digital music collection in AAC format. http://www.apple.com/itunes/

Pro-Music - GO - online music news & global directory of legal music sites. http://www.pro-music.org/

Article on the Best Music Sites - GO - good overview of the status quo in music download sites from Fortune Magazine. http://www.fortune.com/fortune/peterlewis/0,15704,598157,00.html

MusicMatch - GO - over 400,000+ songs - site in six languages. http://www.musicmatch.com/

Music Now - GO - 400,000+ artists - WMA. http://musicnow.fullaudio.com/media/mn/prospect/house/newhome.html

Real - GO - 450,000+ Artists - WMA & AAC. http://www.real.com/

Launch - GO - discover cool new artists on Yahoo's music site. http://launch.yahoo.com/

Audio Lunchbox - GO - buy & sell independent music. http://www.audiolunchbox.com/

Find Sounds - GO - search the web for sound effects & musical instrument samples. http://www.findsounds.com/

SoundsOnline - GO - source for royalty-free sounds. http://www.soundsonline.com/

Sound Effects - GO - sound effects, movie sounds, free samples & more. http://www.stonewashed.net/sfx.html

SoundShopper.com - GO - popular source of royalty free music. http://www.soundshopper.com/

BigFishAudio.com - GO - sample libraries & loops. http://www.bigfishaudio.com/

Free Music Downloads - GO - from Sony Music. http://www.sonymusic.com.au/downloads/home.do

iMusic - GO - free music downloads, MP3's, music chat & more. http://www.imusic.com/

Partners in Rhyme - GO - free sound effects & royalty free music. http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/

Sound Library - GO - links to more free sound sample libraries & sound utilities. http://www.midiworld.com/sounds.htm

> Digital Audio Formats & Surround Sound

WMA - GO - Windows Media Audio - 24 bit 96Khz multi-channel sound. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/default.aspx

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. http://www.apple.com/mpeg4/aac/

DVD-Audio - GO - nice introduction to DVD-Audio (24 bit 96 Khz) & a comparison with SACD, includes links to more DVD-Audio resources. http://www.disctronics.co.uk/technology/dvdaudio/dvdaud_links.htm

SACD - GO - high resolution multi channel audio format from Sony. http://www.sonymusic.com/sacd/faqdirect.html

About HDCD - GO - HDCD encodes 20 bits of audio data compared to the normal 16 bit CD format. http://www.hdcd.com/about/index.html

FLAC - GO - free lossless audio codec. http://flac.sourceforge.net/

DTS - GO - Digital Theatre Sound (20 bit audio) is the high end sound format found on lots of top movies. http://www.5point1.com/dts.html

Dolby - GO - Dolby Audio (18 bit format) is an almost universal format for surround sound & movie applications. http://www.dolby.com/

WinAmp - GO - very popular MP3 player for PCs. http://www.winamp.com/

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. http://www.musicmatch.com/

RIM 456 - GO - resources & links to multichannel sound formats, DTS, Dolby, THX, SACD vs DVD-A, digital audio & more. http://www.mtsu.edu/%7edsmitche/rim456/456links.html

> 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. http://www.apple.com/

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. http://www.motu.com/

Korg - GO - check out the Korg Triton Music Workstation - an amazing piece of high end audio technology producing an infinite variety of digital soundscapes. http://www.korg.com/

VoiceOne - GO - new generation of innovative voice modeling technology from TC-Helicon. http://www.tc-helicon.com/

iPod - GO - market leading portable music player - uses AAC audio format. http://www.apple.com/ipodmini/

DigiDesign - GO - industry standard digital audio equipment. http://www.digidesign.com/

Cubase - GO - top end digital audio software. http://www.cubase.com/

RME - GO - more pro quality digital audio gear. http://www.rme-audio.com/

Exotic Audio - GO - photos & info on exotic audio gear you will not see elsewhere. http://www.exoticaudio.org/

> Top Digital Music Sites & Links
Audiohead.net - GO - interviews, gear reviews, tech tips & resources for people into recording, mixing & sound design. http://www.audiohead.net/ SoundStage - GO - good quality magazine for high end audio & music. http://www.soundstage.com/ Pro Audio Review - GO - pro audio gear & tech reviews. http://www.proaudioreview.com/ Computer Generated Music - GO - Yahoo guide to computer generated music. http://dir.yahoo.com/entertainment/music/computer_generated/ Digital Audio Info - GO - links to assist those involved with audio editing & CD recording. http://www.knoxvillewedding.com/recordinginfo.html Digital Domain - GO - premiere source of information & articles on digital audio recording & mastering. http://www.digido.com/ Computer Sound - GO - clear introduction to the topics of noise & distortion in digital recording. http://opax.swin.edu.au/%7e305064/www/citp003/web/sound/sound2.htm Tips on Transferring LPs to CDR - GO - good selection of tips & tricks to use when buring your record collection to CD. http://www.delback.co.uk/lp-cdr.htm Audiophile Links - GO - articles & links for Hi-Fi fans. http://www.geocities.com/bourbonstreet/quarter/9856/aud2000art.html EntertainmentLink - GO - links to music festivals, resources for musicians, E-zines & music lyrics. http://www.entertainmentlink.co.uk/music/ Music Links - GO - top music links from the open directory project. http://dmoz.org/arts/music/

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