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#1 Chronic

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Posted 06 February 2004 - 04:56 AM

Please note that not all of these are freeware. Also note that most are not royalty-free, so you'll most likely have to give credit if you use the sounds. Check the site for more legal information.

Add to this if you wish, but please don't post doubles. And please only post your own site if it has significant resources.

MUSIC
OverClocked ReMix
Ifni MIDI
Sunncity - free Midis
Bill Brown
Freeplay Music
World of Game MIDs
Videogame Music Archive
Techno Midi
Bjorn Lynne's Original MIDIs
Royalty Free Music

SOUND EFFECTS
Flashkit: loops
Absolute Sound Effects Archive

8Bits Sound Effect Generator

MOD
The Mod Archive

GAME MUSIC
The Almighty Guru - Games Music
Doomworld - Music
Mega Man MIDI's

COMPOSITION SOFTWARE
FL Studio (paid)
Anvil Studio (free)
Noteworthy Composer (paid)
Reason (paid)
Finale Composition Software (paid)
Sound Club - Windows Version (free)
Orangator (free)

AUDIO EDITORS
GoldWave (paid)
Audacity (free)
Wave Creator (paid)

TRACKERS
Nerd Tracker II (free)
FamiTracker (free)
MadTracker (free)
Modplug (free)

TUTORIALS
Chord Progressions Guide
How to Make a Circular Climax
How to Look at a Blank Music Sheet and Start Composing
Using Key Changes to Extend the Length of a Song
Top 5 Things NOT to do When Composing

SOUND EFFECT CREATION PROGRAMS
FlexiMusic Generator (paid)
SFXr (free)
BFXr (free)

AUDIO CONVERTERS
MP3 & WAV Convertor (free)
Blaze Media Pro (paid)
L.A.M.E. Encoder (free)
RazorLame (free)
Zophar's Domain: Sound File Convertors (free)

SEARCH ENGINES
Find Sounds
Find MIDIs
MIDIsite
Music Robot
vanBrasco's MIDI Search

FORUMS
Voice Acting Alliance
Game Maker Music Forum

INSTRUMENTS
Fast Tracker 2 instruments archive

OTHER RESOURCES
The Sonic Spot
Analogx - DirectX Audio Plugins
Zophars Domain: Game Music Utilities
K-v-R
HammerSound
Newgrounds - Audio

EDIT: 13 / 7 /2012 - the user Icymx, has kindly tidied and updated this list. THANK YOU!!!!.


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#2 BorisE

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Posted 21 August 2004 - 07:26 PM

Found this collection of midis

http://www.novagoric.../m4dj/midi.html
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Posted 28 August 2004 - 04:13 AM

Please add these two items to this resource list.

An unique sound generating software FlexiMusic Generator that can generate special sound effects for the using in games.

There is an audio editor FlexiMusic Wave Editor that is easy to use and most economic.
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#4 linkmandx

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 03:46 PM

Zelda Music
Go to the Hyrule music section, then Midis.
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#5 Chronic

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 10:11 PM

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Posted 11 September 2004 - 02:11 AM

Buzz - look no further for a free mp3 making tool
EDIT: Watch though, it appears that the massive pack may have viruses, not sure about the other packs.
Buzz Machines

Edited by Richardsoft, 26 February 2005 - 04:24 PM.

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#7 mix man dan

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Posted 14 September 2004 - 06:52 PM

--> Click Here <-- i was making some sets of sound effects. they are alot better then most of the obes you will find out there because they dont have static in the back ground and are not wav. they are 128kbps mp3 i think.... anyways they are quite small and free for commercial use so grab them today :o

there will be more later but we only have one pack up right now (9/14/2004)
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#8 koolkirby

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 02:02 PM

The Ultimate Site for Sonic MP3's

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#9 Kyoujin

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 09:43 PM

MIDI
HamieNet
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#10 SilverenX

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Posted 24 September 2004 - 03:21 AM

http://midishrine.com/
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#11 anothersomething

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Posted 29 September 2004 - 10:43 PM

http://remix.kwed.org/ <-- Ub3r 1337 /\/\0haxx10 site. Tons of remixes of classic c64 songs. If you download anything, download the remix of Comic Bakery by Instant Remedy. I've been listening to it non-stop for the past 2 hours (No I am not insane, retro c64 music is ownzerificationizer)
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#12 excalibur2

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 03:16 AM

Go here for Mario sounds.

Mario Fan Games Galaxy
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#13 DoomAtma

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Posted 11 October 2004 - 09:18 PM

VGMusic
It has some awesome MIDIs.
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#14 Highwaydog

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Posted 13 October 2004 - 06:01 PM

VGMusic
It has some awesome MIDIs.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Videogame Music Archive


it's the same
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#15 Schalken

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Posted 23 October 2004 - 08:44 AM

I found a great game music site: http://www.music4games.net

If you like the music from a game, look it up there and they are bound to have it. :)

Edited by Schalken, 06 November 2004 - 11:16 AM.

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#16 MMX10

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Posted 29 October 2004 - 05:03 PM

Final Fantasy MP3's If you like ff mp3's that place has them.
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#17 Highwaydog

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Posted 30 October 2004 - 11:14 AM

Now I don't know if this was already being mentioned, but for the more experienced music makers, this is a huge list of things relevant to music making (like music theory, scales, modes, harmony, ...)
http://www.rangeraudio.com/music.htm

then, this one is entitled "learn to compose music"
http://www.composerp...n/wiki.cgi?Home

this is an excellent article about writing adventure game music, it's really helpful in my eyes, and also some of the tips can be relevant for other music types:
http://screen7.adven...ingamemusic.htm

The reason I postet this, is, because the "tutorials" section only had one entry, and I think, that knowing how to compose music is more important than knowing what to use to compose the music...

Edited by Highwaydog, 30 October 2004 - 11:16 AM.

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#18 lil

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 08:56 PM

Check out this site... soon to have over 4200 sounds, background music, and more!

<link dead>

Edited by KC LC, 31 May 2006 - 08:55 PM.

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#19 midlon

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Posted 28 November 2004 - 10:18 PM

hello every1 <_<

I have found a new midi search machine on the web:

midispider.com

Right now there are over 4'200 midis in their database. And it seems that the number grows daily. Hehe, I am curious when they will break the 10 thousands. In few weeks? :o

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#20 L33TNerd

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 05:27 PM

Excellent Commercial MP3's from popular artists


Due to a mass of wacky technicalities, in Russia you can gett all of those MP3's for 10 cents. All you do is clcik the preview "speker" button to preview it. Then while it's playing, click "save as" or "save media as" and bam! Your "preview" is not a preview anymore.

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 05:42 AM

Im Pretty Sure You Dont have This
http://www.laurasmid.../VideoGms.shtml

Edited by henry_12i, 16 December 2004 - 05:46 AM.

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#22 Alkaroth

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 11:39 PM

http://gamemusic.emugaming.com/ Don't think anyone's linked this yet but it has some video game music from a number of consoles.
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#23 dm11

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 03:39 PM

www.rpgamer.com

mid, mp3 musics.
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#24 mixxedstuff

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 05:52 AM

www.mozart.co.uk

Music processing software, saves in midi format, a few other formats, and its own .mz format. 30 day trial (though it really lasts more than that) and trial restarts every time there is an update. Full version is about $100 US. Geared more toward people who edit using a music staff. I use it all the time.

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#25 sahanx

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 08:31 AM

Sonic HQ - Theres a Midi Archive
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#26 appleman

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 02:58 PM

NEO Sounds (www.neosounds.com)
Original Sound & Musical effects for multimedia production.
The Great collection of High Quality Sound Elements for Game & Flash designers.
100% Royalty free.

Edited by appleman, 16 January 2005 - 02:59 PM.

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#27 Highwaydog

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Posted 19 January 2005 - 01:39 PM

I think the first posting needs to be a bit more specific, what the links are for..
Especially in the "tools" section, someone who doesn't already know the program also doesn't have a clue what the software is for. This leads to confusion, and after somebody tried the first few links, he may be sure that it's way a better idea just to open a topic asking about the software.
What happens?
Yes, this new topic will be closed, because "it's everything in the pinned topics" - alright, I also do refer to the pinned topics, but what, if they're just not sorted enough? ...for this, I suggest, it would be a good idea, if someone took the time to make such a nice sorted topic like in the Graphics Forum, which has a special pinned topic for Graphic Programs, where all mentioned programs are sorted on purpose, wheter they're freeware, and also with a small text, what the program is for (and what not)...

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#28 dbx

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Posted 24 January 2005 - 02:16 AM

i've just opened up my own site where you can download free, original music for use in any of your projects. i write most of them, so you dont have to worry about it being illegal.

Industrial Studios

i can also host your music if you wish. at the moment i'm not taking requests, but i'll post there when i am.
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#29 Highwaydog

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 10:20 AM

May I shortly give feedback to the tracks on your page?

Some of the mp3s really were good (like that soothing one, it is great), still most of the midis don't erm... say, I didn't like them at all, sorry (don't take it personally) ;)
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#30 dbx

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 10:58 AM

May I shortly give feedback to your feedback?

Personally I dont like too many of the MIDIs there either, except you looked... errr... listened to them half an hour too early. I just uploaded a couple more. :( One of them I think is alright, but the other... well, thats up to you. Thanks for the comments though ;)

And... errr... sorry about being off topic. Kinda.
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#31 Datavi X

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 09:49 AM

MEGAMAN MUSIC
Planet Megaman Midis
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#32 Herky Inc.

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 07:37 AM

Nintendo Super Smash Bros. Music and some original techno music:
http://www.freewebs....y_inc/music.htm
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#33 wheresthebraingames

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 07:01 PM

Music Conversion
iTunes (a lot is unrelated to conversion)
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#34 supadupa

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 08:42 PM

Soundrangers.com [ http:www.soundrangers.com ]

...a groovy site for unique sound effects and music downloads.

They do game sound design as well.

Interesting stuff.

::lmao::

Edited by supadupa, 01 April 2005 - 08:45 PM.

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#35 Purplebuff

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Posted 03 April 2005 - 07:53 PM

Royalty-free, fully legal music can be found at iamusic.com but they do charge for the right to use it.
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#36 morphosis

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 08:28 PM

DBA MC!

Convert your mp3 and wav to wma, great sound and smaller file size!

http://www.dbpoweramp.com/dmc.htm
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#37 zircon

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 08:39 PM

No, don't convert your MP3s to WMA. Don't convert anything to WMA.

1. Converting a lossy file format to another lossy format degrades quality. No, changing to WAV and THEN to the second format will not help.

2. The latest LAME encoding w/ VBR is still better than WMA by far. OGG is also far superior.
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Zircon Studios: Original music for games, film, and TV.
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#38 RandomBlackMage

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 03:13 PM

Add this to your tools list.
http://mp3.downloada...com/midi-maker/
It is a very good midi creation program.

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#39 Tuomoland

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 01:34 PM

Best FF music library I have ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FFFin music site
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#40 GameRG

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 01:20 PM

For all sorts of Mario music (Including SSBM with all character sounds) go to Avoided Destiny and click on MP3s.
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#41 thernz

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 01:53 PM

http://www.invertedd...sury/remix.html
Has midi and mp3 versions of Castlevania music.
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#42 DrgnAK

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 11:50 PM

http://psycle.pastnotecut.org/ - Psycle

Music composer similar to Buzz capible of exporting MIDI's and waves (which can be easily converted to mp3 format), but in it's younger stages, which means less of a community and less features, but unlike Buzz, it is currently being developed. More features comming soon...

Edited by DrgnAK, 11 May 2005 - 11:51 PM.

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#43 joshuaallen64

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 03:04 AM

www.Imesh.com

You can download almost anything from hear for free
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#44 Orpheus

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Posted 14 June 2005 - 01:23 PM

Click here!

<-- good list of music archives!
in german!
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#45 pyrotek7x7

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 08:11 PM

Kirby's Rainbow Resort

Has EVERY song for EVERY level of EVERY single kirby game! And a couple remixes.
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#46 Aetucre

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 08:20 PM

SampleSwap

After you register you can download samples, sounds and songs in the Download Samples area. All free.

There's also a forum.
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#47 OpuzzCheryl

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 10:55 PM

Opuzz 100% Royalty Free and start from $2.99 - www.opuzz.com

Music from $0.65 under our Loop Bundle package or $4.99 as individual download tracks. Quality music for Games, Video, TV, Radio, Web, Film, Presentations, Flash and more.

- Preview all tracks before you buy
- 100% Royalty Free
- Immediate downloads
- Available in broadcast durations, full lengths or 2 minutest or more, alternate mixes, layers, stingers and loops.
- Our clients include McDonalds, FedEx, Hilton, Oracle, HP and is heard on numberous commercials, on TV and movies.

Have a nice day!
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#48 FoxBlitzz

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Posted 30 June 2005 - 01:19 AM

Here's a converter that can handle .wav, .mp3, .ogg, .wma, and .aac. It's called ImTOO WMA MP3 Converter.

http://www.imtoo.com...-converter.html

It's shareware but it has no trial limitations as far as I know.

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#49 conrad500

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 09:16 PM

ALL zelda music, well almost all, but this site rules.
http://www.geocities...lund/music.html
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Posted 22 July 2005 - 10:47 AM

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Edited by simonbowerbank, 10 October 2006 - 07:35 PM.

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