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    Online Instruments

    Patatap | A free jamming and beat making tool.
    Theremin | A free touch friendly synthesizer which works great as a dub siren.
    WAVE-PD1 | Another touch friendly virtual instrument.
    Tibersynth | Make totally weird noises and swooshes with your mouse.
    WebModular | Play a modular synthesizer in your web browser.
    TrueGrid | A complex modular synthesizer with patch saving and audio export.
    Tanguy | Virtual analogue synthesizer capable of processing external audio.
    Patchwork | An awesome experimental modular synthesizer. Build your synth from scratch.
    AngryOctopus | A collection of web-based virtual instruments (requires Java).
    PatternSketch | Cool grid based sequencer with several kits and export functionality.
    Tonematrix | A simple tone matrix from the makers of Audiotool.
    Otomata | Another matrix sequencer for jamming and inspiration.
    PulseBoy | Free Game Boy style tracker.
    Seaquence | A totally weird generative music sequencer.
    SiON FM Synthesizer WF-1 | Neat FM synthesizer with a mouse controlled filter.
    WebSID | Browser based Commodore 64 style synthesizer.
    MiniGoog | A Minimoog Google Doodle in celebration of Robert Moog’s 78th birthday.
    Sample-stitch | Re-create iconic hip hop tunes with your computer keyboard.
    Musical Keyboard | A really simple online piano keyboard.

    Online Drum Machines

    WebAudio Drum Machine | Online drum sequencer with several kits and effects.
    FL 909 | Free Roland TR-909 emulation.
    808 | A simple Roland TR-808 kit for online jamming.
    Sequence | Free drum pattern generator with over 100 free drum samples.
    Monkey Machine | A simple free drum machine from the creator of MauSynth.
    Qwerty Beats | Online drum machine with a freaky mouse controlled synth.
    JS-909 | Web based drum machine (requires QuickTime).
    Drum Kit | You, your computer keyboard and 26 weird samples.

    Sound Generators

    Bfxr | Creates 8-bit sound effects which you can download in WAV format.
    Text to Speech | Convert any text to speech and download the result as an MP3 file.
    Online Tone Generator | A handy test tone generator.
    Sweep Sine Tone | Sweep tone generator for testing your monitors and room acoustics.
    Noisli | A wonderful background noise generator to help you relax and focus.
    Defonic | Another free noise generator to help you relax.

    Online DAWs

    Audiotool | A modular online music studio with a set of virtual synthesizers and effects.
    AudioSauna | Free online workstation for making music on the go.
    Soundation Studio | Online sequencer with audio and MIDI processing.
    TwistedWave Online – A free online audio editor for editing mono audio files.

    Free DAWs

    Studio One Free | Free edition of Studio One, no VST support.
    Podium Free | VST plugin support, limited to a single CPU core.

    Online Collaboration

    Splice | Online platform for music creation and sharing.
    Indaba Music | Free online music collaboration platform.
    Ohm Studio | The first free online collaboration platform for musicians.
    Blend | Collaborate online and create remixes (powered by Dropbox).
    Kompoz | Collaborate with musicians from around the world.
    Livegit | A free online collaborative DAW.
    JAM with Chrome | Jam with your friends in Google Chrome.
    Plink | A fun way to pass time and make music with total strangers.

    Ear Training

    EQ Your Ears | Identify specific frequencies with this online tool.
    EQ Match | Simple graphic EQ trainer.
    Note Ear Training | Identify notes by ear.
    Pitchimprover | Absolute pitch training.
    The Music Intervals Tutor | Recognize music intervals by ear.
    EarTeach | Various ear training utilities.
    Blind Listening Tests | Various tools to test your ears.

    Other Tools

    Autochord | Chord progression generator based on key and playing style.
    Interactive Circle of Fifths | An easy to use online circle of fifths.
    Interactive Frequency Chart | Interactive frequency chart with an ear sensitivity graph.
    Metronome Online | Free online metronome and tone generator.
    Tap for BPM | A free tap tempo tool to calculate BPM.
    Music Calculator | Convert BPM values, calculate transpose ratios, etc.
    Tunerr | Free tuner tool which uses the microphone input on your computer.
    Online Guitar Tuner | A simple online guitar tuner from Fender.
    Pedalboard.js | Process the line-in of your sound card with four guitar FX pedals.
    Guitar Tab Creator | An online guitar tab making tool.
    Noteflight | A powerful music notation platform which runs in the browser.
    Blank Sheet Music | Create and print blank sheet music for free.

    Free Sounds

    Free Samples

    99Sounds | Free sound design label offering free sound effects and instrument samples.
    Freesound Project | Download thousands of royalty free sounds.
    A Sound Effect | Over 2 GB of free sound effects and field recordings in a single download.
    NHF Sample Pack 002 | Over 3 GB of royalty free sounds crafted by Neurohop Forum members.
    Converse Sample Library | A huge collection of stems and one shot samples, completely royalty-free.
    Goldbaby | Legendary collection of free drum machine samples.
    AfroDJMac | Over 100 free instrument racks for Ableton Live.
    Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra | Free orchestral sample library.
    NASA Audio Collection | Tons of sounds from NASA space missions. Also available on SoundCloud.
    Acoustic Drum Samples | Our huge archive of free acoustic drum sample packs.

    Free Patches

    Rekkerd | A huge archive of free patches for virtual instruments.
    KVR Audio | Database of patches and sound banks submitted by KVR Audio members.
    AudioBombs | A fresh archive of free synth patches and sound banks.
    BigTick Zen | Manage and launch all your synth patches from a single plugin.


    Music Production

    Introduction To Music Production | Free music production course by Berklee College of Music.
    How To Make Electronic Music | An epic intro to electronic music production.
    EQ Masterclass | In-depth series of EQ tutorial videos by ADSR.
    Thinking inside the Box | Great beginner’s guide to EQ.
    Compression 101 | Great beginner’s guide to compression.
    Compress to impress | Compression tutorial for the electronic musician.
    Kim Lajoie Blog Dump | PDF archive of Kim Lajoie’s music production tips.
    3 Mixing Secrets From The Legendary Andy Wallace | A reminder to keep it simple.


    How to Make a Noise | A legendary free eBook guide to synthesizer programming.
    Synthesis Fundamentals | Free tutorials for absolute beginners by the Bob Moog Foundation.
    Synth Student | Beginner’s guide to subtractive synthesis.
    Synthesis types | Understand different types of sound synthesis.
    How To Bass | A series of tutorials for creating heavy bass sounds (by SeamlessR).
    Syntorial | Software for learning synthesis. First 22 lessons are free.

    Music Theory

    Music Theory for Musicians and Normal People | A lighthearted intro to music theory.
    Ravenspiral Guide to Music Theory | One of the finest free music theory books (here’s the PDF).
    Music Theory: The TL;DR Version | Music theory guide for EDM producers with short attention spans.
    Music Theory for Songwriters | A comprehensive guide to music theory for songwriters.
    10 Chord Progression Tips | Interesting chord progression tips from a jazz musician.
    Music Theory Cheat Sheet | A handy TXT file cheat sheet for music theory.

    More Goodies

    A Club Track’s Frequency Map | A cool print friendly frequency chart by FutureMusic.
    EQ tips Cheat Sheet | EQ cheat sheet available for download in PDF format.
    RealTraps | A guide to testing room acoustics with free software.

    Artist Toolbox

    Streaming Platforms

    SoundCloud | The most popular online platform for uploading and sharing your music.
    Bandcamp | Build your artist profile and share your music with your fans. | The Imgur of audio, an quick way to upload and share your music.

    Online Marketplaces

    AudioJungle | The largest online marketplace to sell your music.
    iStock | Sell royalty free stock music and recordings.
    Pond5 | Another online marketplace for selling royalty free music.
    Sampleism | Sell your samples and other sound design work.

    Backup & Productivity

    Wavestack | Backup your recording sessions and share them with collaborators.
    Dropbox | A great free solution for backing up your files online.
    Hive | Upload and share your music and other materials.
    Evernote | Take notes of all your projects and ideas in one place.
    Trello | A great tool for managing your projects and collaborations.
    Google Keep | Use this online note saving tool to keep track of your ideas and tasks.
    Toggl | Time tracking utility to help you stay focused and measure your productivity.
    Pocket | Easily save online resources (such as this article) for offline reading.

    Graphic Tools

    Artwork Creator | Create your album artwork for free.
    CD Cover | Make a simple CD cover with your printer and a bit of paper.
    Hipster Logo Generator | A free logo generator. Also works for simple album art and covers.
    Squarespace Logo | Another simple logo generator.
    Pixlr | Great free online image editor similar to Photoshop.
    Canva | Incredibly cool free graphics editor to make covers and promo images.

    Video Tools

    Sonic Candle | Completely free tool to generate an HD music video with a spectrum display.
    Audio Visualizer Creator 2.0v | Free music visualizer generator (requires Adobe After Effects).
    Blender | Free alternative for After Effects. Loads of tutorials available on YouTube.

    Website Tools | A powerful free blogging and blog hosting platform.
    Strikingly | Build a beautiful looking free portfolio or artist website in minutes.
    FourFour | Free website platform made specifically for musicians. | Make a free artist website with links to your social media profiles.
    MailChimp | Build a free mailing list for up to 2000 subscribers.
    SharedCount | Monitor the social media stats of your releases or artist profiles.

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    Phenomenal list of free resources from Bed Room Producer's Blog
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