For those on a tight budget, you can download shareware audio applications, MIDI files, and sound effects. We have provided a list of web sites that offer audio resources.
The following sites contain software for writing, editing, and playing music, including analysis utilities and programs for generating effects, tuning instruments, learning music, converting file formats, printing scores, and many other handy utilities:
Shareware Music Machine claims to be the largest music software site on the Internet for free and shareware music programs for music-making professionals, enthusiasts, and listeners. Indeed, they have a wealth of interesting programs for Macintosh, Windows 95 and 3.0, OS/2, DOS, and even Atari.
Cool Edit by Syntrillium Software Corp. is a sound editor for Windows available as shareware for $25 and $50. Cool Edit provides a variety of special effects: reverberation, noise reduction, echo and delay, flanging, filtering, and many others.
This site features various shareware and freeware sound utilities, editors, and processors for the Macintosh.
The following sites contain information on MIDI shareware and freeware, MIDI-sequencing software, and public domain MIDI files for Macintosh and Windows: