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I've seen a lot of cool links posted by users in threads here. The only problem is that they wind up getting lost in the shuffle of the many topics contained in The Keyboard Corner. Personally, I'd like to keep a collection in this thread, so that we can all have an easy way to find links of interest.

 

I'll start the ball rolling:

 

Software Links:

OMS Names Libraries : Got OMS? This is as close as you'll get to support and updates.

Shareware Music Machine : A great place to download music oriented shareware, freeware, and demos.

Version Tracker : Lists most of the software releases and updates that come out on any given day.

 

Music News:

Digital Pro Sound : News, features, reviews, and more!

Harmony Central : Get your daily new gear fix here!

Music Player Network : Well, you all know this one, but do you really know it? There's lots of coolness here in addition to our forums!

ProRec : Features, reviews, and industry news. Not much about Macs though...

Sonic Control : Articles, links, and news.

 

Education:

Electronic Music Primer : Learn about synthesis here.

 

Miscellaneous:

Hearnet : Protect your hearing! Learn how at this site.

Jazz Charts : Psst, wanna learn a jazz standard? Get your free charts here!

U.S. Copyright Office : Download forms, get copyright information here!

 

Links To Other Links:

Find Sounds : the search engine for finding sound effects on the Web.

i-Music Production Guide : More than just a collection of links, this site bills itself as "The largest data base of music industry related web information in over 50 countries."

The Internet Music Pages : Links to artists, bands, duplication services, managers, legal services, MIDI files, etc.

Li\'l Hank\'s Links : Mostly for songwriters; but hey, we keyboard players can write too!

Lyricist.com : More links for songwriters.

Mac Music : Links of interest to Mac users and/or musicians.

Synth Zone : A GREAT collection of synthesizer links!

 

Post cool links here that you think others in this forum would appreciate. It would help if you could also add a brief explanation as I have above. No spam please!

 

[ 01-31-2002: Message edited by: soapbox ]

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Originally posted by soapbox:

Finally, if you want to see how coming on too strong can backfire at this site, read this thread . Fortunately, we're a bit more mellow in The Keyboard Corner

Best,

 

Geoff

 

I can't believe I missed that thread!!! Someone tell me when these things get started!

That was way too funny!!!

 

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Nice thread soapbox! There are a couple of sites I didn't know about!

 

I'm sure most of you already know these sites, but I've found helpful info at the following:

 

www.sonicstate.com -some nice reviews and information.

 

www.vintagesynth.com -good info on vintage synths in general with some good demos for some. I especially like the section that clues us in on what gear artists use. This gives me an idea for a thread...what gear does your favorite artist use.

 

www.sospubs.co.uk -great uk site with a wealth of info. I've especially enjoyed the reviews of synths from 1994 onward. To save ya'll from searching, the link for this specific section is http://www.sospubs.co.uk/sos/keysmods9401.htm.

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MUSIC

K-v-R : free & shareware VST plugs

MIDI Musician : lots of links & info

DRUM TRACK ZONE : free drum sample links

motet : drum samples & loops links

Simon Frasier University : this is a good one. i found these ProTools tutorials pretty useful. this link is to a directory, hit "parent directory" for tips on other programs.

Bob Gollihur\'s double bass links : i've said it before: Bob's links site puts all other links pages to shame, regardless of subject.

 

carrion sound : how to modify children's sound toys

anti-theory : more ways to modify them.

Havlina : this guy makes simple instruments

 

SPORTS

triangle offense : the details of the triange with shockwave.

latest nba AP photos : this link is the Blazers, there's a page for each team.

 

REFERENCE

Perry-Castañeda Library

Map Collection : the best place for maps

encyclopedia.com

dictionary.com

Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive : someone else posted this recently- was it you soap?

altavista translator : to & from french, spanish, japanese & others (pretty closely, sometimes humorously)

 

OTHER

MWLL Kenny Rogers

goldengatetunnel.com : the official site of the Golden Gate Tunnel

Eugene Miriman : hard to explain, but new songs are added all the time

ROCKSCHOOL : funny stuff here

 

the best site ever : c'mon- it's you guys, right back here!!

 

dear lord, that took forever!

 

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Originally posted by wager47:

Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive : someone else posted this recently- was it you soap?

 

It wasn't me, but what a cool site! Thanks kcbass, Colonel Taylor, and wager47 for all your great links! I'm going to have fun surfing tomorrow!

 

Best,

 

Geoff

Enthusiasm powers the world.

 

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http://promo.net/pg/ Project Gutenberg original site- there are many ftp sites with classics in several languages.

 

http://www.netaxs.com/~trance/rapanui.html Easter Island site- this one is fairly and openly donewith lots of photos and links to tourist info, interesting views and counter-views, etc.

 

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/ NASA Mars site. "The microbial community we found in Idaho is unlike any previously described on Earth," said Lovley. "This is as close as we have come to finding life on Earth under geological conditions most like those expected below the surface of Mars" Life in Idaho like life on Mars? Hardly a surprise. NASA rules!

 

http://www.zmag.org/chomsky/index.cfm Noam Chomsky archives. I've heard him quoted by the so-called "Extreme Left" and by the "Far Right", seems to me just a guy who thinks things over and reads up on the info a great deal and doesn't belong to any camp.

 

 

And of course http://www.google.com/ is the king of all sites. I google for comparative religion studies, (everything from Scientology to the Rig Vedas) curry recipes, architecture, whatever. A lot of grad students all over the world put their papers up on every topic imaginable, I wind up reading a lot of those- it's great to find for instance a funky beta audio software, read the master's thesis by the author online, then a few years later read his articles in Keyboards and see he's doing well.

 

-CB

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Techniques of Musical Composition - This one is good refresher on composition and arrangement. Nice for when you are struggling with a piece and looking for ideas. I go to the page on motivic development all the time.

 

Microtonal Synthesis - If you are into microtonal synthesis or a just wondering how you can use those tuning tables in your synth, this is very helpful.

 

Chordhouse - Chords and modes - This where I go when Cameron uses words like Phrygian and I don't know what he is talking about. ;)

 

Cheers,

 

Jerry

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Man, how do you guys do the blue hypertext thingy??

 

Well, I do have a few that I hope someone didn't already post:

 

www.iaekm.org is the International Association of Electronic Keyboard Manufacturers. They also post cool articles from say Electronic Magazine and such and win cool prizes as well.

 

www.rolandus.com Y'all know this site.

www.korg.com Y'all know this site too.

www.emu.com Y'all know this site as well.

www.kurzweilmusicsystems Okay, do I need to say who Kurzweil is?

www.americanmusical.com An online site to order music gear and such. Great service!

 

www.ascap.com ASCAP service.

www.loc.gov/copyright The US Copyright Office.

www.angelfire.com/wi/jazzgod/qs.html Boris' QS Support Page for Alesis QS synths.

 

www.cakewalk.com Take a guess?

 

Okay, that's all I have so far. :D

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Originally posted by ktempo7of9@aol.com:

Man, how do you guys do the blue hypertext thingy??

 

Well, I do have a few that I hope someone didn't already post:

 

www.iaekm.org is the International Association of Electronic Keyboard Manufacturers. They also post cool articles from say Electronic Magazine and such and win cool prizes as well.

 

www.rolandus.com Y'all know this site.

www.korg.com Y'all know this site too.

www.emu.com Y'all know this site as well.

www.kurzweilmusicsystems Okay, do I need to say who Kurzweil is?

www.americanmusical.com An online site to order music gear and such. Great service!

 

www.ascap.com ASCAP service.

www.loc.gov/copyright The US Copyright Office.

www.angelfire.com/wi/jazzgod/qs.html Boris' QS Support Page for Alesis QS synths.

 

www.cakewalk.com Take a guess?

 

Okay, that's all I have so far. :D

 

 

I know, I know! Found out last night. Below where it says URL, open that and enter the web address. Click ok. When it asks whats the name of the site, type in the name of the site or type "go here" or whatever. Casey

 "Let It Be!"

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Originally posted by ktempo7of9@aol.com:

Man, how do you guys do the blue hypertext thingy??

 

Well, I do have a few that I hope someone didn't already post:

 

www.iaekm.org is the International Association of Electronic Keyboard Manufacturers. They also post cool articles from say Electronic Magazine and such and win cool prizes as well.

 

www.rolandus.com Y'all know this site.

www.korg.com Y'all know this site too.

www.emu.com Y'all know this site as well.

www.kurzweilmusicsystems Okay, do I need to say who Kurzweil is?

www.americanmusical.com An online site to order music gear and such. Great service!

 

www.ascap.com ASCAP service.

www.loc.gov/copyright The US Copyright Office.

www.angelfire.com/wi/jazzgod/qs.html Boris' QS Support Page for Alesis QS synths.

 

www.cakewalk.com Take a guess?

 

Okay, that's all I have so far. :D

 

 

I know, I know! Found out last night. Below where it says URL, open that and enter the web address. Click ok. When it asks whats the name of the site, type in the name of the site or type "go here" or whatever. Casey

 "Let It Be!"

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Soapbox is mad cool!! Ok, here are your J-link's...

 

 

http://www.1212.com/ 1212 has Engineers, studio's, production, singers, writers, manufacturing, charts etc, etc....WORLDWIDE!!!

 

http://www.cmd.uu.se/AcidJazz/Labels/ Jazz Labels

 

http://ubl.artistdirect.com/ Web music

 

http://www.aint-it-cool-news.com/ Movie Geek site.

 

http://www.audioamigo.com/ Audio Resources, Indie Promotion, Cool home recording site, ignore the forums.

 

http://www.bpmmusic.com/ Online Musical Instrument catalog

 

http://johnvestman.com/index.html Simply put, the BEST Mastering info site on the web!!

 

http://www.wserv.com/~dkennedy/ Songwriting site

 

http://www.dogwoodrecording.com Meccajay's favorite studio to use in the ATL!! God I love that Trident board in studio A....Ron and Tony are hella cool!!!!

 

http://listings.ebay.com/aw/plistings/list/category619/index.html Ebay, y'all know the drill...

 

http://football.espn.go.com/nfl/index Football, football, football!!!

 

http://homerecording.about.com/ Lots of recording advice, equipment reviews etc, Another cool home recording site.

 

http://www.zzounds.com/ Free Shipping, what can I say?!

 

http://www.4frontmusic.com/ Learn to MARKET your music!! LOTS of info, not to much fun to navigate..

 

http://www.minidisc.org/ Minidisk heaven!!

 

http://www.gnofn.org/~1nation/ One Nation. . . P-Funk luv!!

 

http://www.performermag.com/ Nationwide Gigs, Marketplace, get your tunes reviewed in the magazine!

 

http://www.emigroup.com/search/i-.html EMI & Virgin labels..

 

http://www.tweakheadz.com/ Gear Reviews, tips.

 

http://www.getsigned.com/index2.html Get a deal for your act..

 

http://www.wholeteam.com/index2.htm Independent Urban music...

 

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-TmuCbjT2jcT/ home/car stereo stuff.

 

http://www.williamcoakley.com The Perfect Piano!

 

http://www.8thstreet.com/ More Gear.

 

http://www.dvdworld.co.uk/ Cool DVD site, plus...porn!

 

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news.htm Another movie geek site.

 

[ 01-31-2002: Message edited by: meccajay ]

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hey /Mats & Steve- Dialectizer and the Onion are great! thanks!

 

here's a news entry from the Onion put through the Dialectizer set to "Elmer Fudd":

 

Judge Owdews God To Bweak Up Into Smawwew Deities  

WASHINGTON, DC Cawwing the theowogicaw giant's stwangwehowd on the wewigion industwy "bwatantwy anti-competitive," a U.S... Oh, dat scwewy wabbit! ... distwict judge wuwed Monday that God is in viowation of anti-monopowy waws and owdewed Him to be bwoken up into sevewaw wess powewfuw deities. Oh, dat scwewy wabbit!

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Thanks KCBass for the info about hypertext-ing. I'll try it right now...

 

Emu/Creative Site for Soundfonts

Interactive Drum Groove Online

Harry A Fox Agency

Buying a New/Used Vehicle Online Just in case you're clunker goes out on ya!

Computer Music Magazine If you register, you can download free audio samples!

Bitshift\'s REX Loop player--VST 2.0 compatible

Pocket Fuel\'s Site East West For all your audio sampling needs!

Sample Tank 1.1 Free Fully functional freeware version.

Korg Triton Studio Video At Winter NAMM 2002

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Thanks KCBass. I'm getting ready to try it right now...

 

Harry A Fox Agency To obtain Music Licenses.

Korg Triton Studio Video At Winter NAMM 2002

Korg Karma Video At Winter NAMM 2002 East West For all of you're audio sampling needs!

New/Used Vehicle Site Just in case!

Emu/Creative Sound Font Site

Bitshift\'s REX Loop Player VST 2.0 compatible Pocket Fuel\'s site Register adn you can get their free audio samples!

Interactive Drum Groove Online

Computer Music Magazine site Suppose to have one or two free plug-ins. Ilio\'s site

Synth Zone

Boris\' QS Support page Those who uses Alesis QS Synths.

 

 

Okily dokily. I'll post more when I come across some more good sites!

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Okay, it's forums time. I don't want to list any forums that compete directly with these ones...Actually no forums can compete with these ones! ;)

 

What I will list are forums that support user groups:

 

User Forums:

Digidesign User Conference : This is the most quoted user forum at our site. Even though they like to ban people, the DUC is still a good place to go if you have a ProTools related problem or question.

 

KVR VST : There's a lot of support for VST users at this site. This link is to their VST discussion forums.

 

Sonikmatter Communities : This site contains a wide variety of user group forums. There are forums for Emagic, Kurzweil, Korg, Native Instruments, and Yamaha products here.

 

Logic Audio User Forum : If you think that the DUC is strict with it's members, you've got to check out this Logic Users' Group forum just for a laugh! This quote by the moderator particularly got me, "If there is ONE more sucky, whinging, whiney post here, the forums are gone!!!!" I think someone needs a little more fiber in his diet! :D

 

UnicorNation Bulletin Board : To discuss all things MOTU, go here.

 

Sonic Control : In addition to general discussion forums, this site has forums that cater to GigaSampler users and HALion users.

 

Korg OASYS PCI Discussion Group : I don't usually like yahoo groups, but this appears to be the only place available that's dedicated to discussing the Korg OASYS PCI card. The Korg OASYS site links to this group.

 

MacCentral Forums : If you want to talk about Macs without getting into that tired old Mac vs. PC argument, this is a good place to go.

 

Sorry, I tried to give equal time to PC users; but after a fair amount of searching, I was unable to find a forum dedicated to PC users. Perhaps one of you knows of one?

 

[ 02-01-2002: Message edited by: soapbox ]

Enthusiasm powers the world.

 

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Originally posted by soapbox:

If you think that the DUC is strict with it's members, you've got to check out this Logic Users' Group forum just for a laugh! This quote by the moderator particularly got me, "If there is ONE more sucky, whinging, whiney post here, the forums are gone!!!!" I think someone needs a little more fiber in his diet! :D

 

That's because there are so many "sucky, whinging, whiney posts" there. A lot of these guys need to finally finish a song, and get a life. Some of the things that get nitpicked about are so ridiculous, that somebody should really move out their mom's basement and try going on a date.

They really take away from the useful and valuable info shared among the people who are actually making music instead of crying about some elusive missing feature that is preventing them from completing their masterpiece.

 

I don't mean that in a bad way.

 

steadyb

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