Spectral Sound Processing for the Macintosh. One of my most favourite bits of software, ever.
Csound is a unit generator-based, user-programmable computer music system.
JAMin is the JACK Audio Connection Kit (JACK) Audio Mastering interface.
Sonogram is a highly flexible audio spectrum analyzer for the analysis of sound, music and speech signals in the frequency-domain using different new algorithms. It runs on OSX, Windows and Linux.
Max gives you all the tools to create your own music, sound, video, and interactive media applications. You can arrange boxes on a canvas and connect them together to create, experiment, and play. (Like Pd, but expensive!)
Sonic Arts Research Centre
SARC is a leading institute for research and creative practice in sonic arts. You should do your best to get to a concert in the amazing Sonic Lab at least once in your life.
STEIM (the STudio for Electro-Instrumental Music) is an independent electronic music center unique in its dedication to live performance.
Norwegian center for technology in music and the arts.
Art, technology, society. Since 1979, Ars Electronica has sought out interlinkages and congruities, causes and effects.
Electronic Music Foundation
The EMF produce events, inspire research, publish media, and circulate information and materials through their international community.
Canadian Electroacoustic Community
The CEC is Canada’s official national association for electroacoustics and as such is dedicated to promoting this progressive art form in its broadest definition: from acousmatic and computer music to soundscape and sonic art to hardware hacking and beyond.
Audio Engineering Society
The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. The AES has grown to become an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide by promoting advances in audio and disseminating new knowledge and research.
Ubuntu Studio is a free and open source operative system, and an official flavor of Ubuntu. It comes preinstalled with a selection of the most common free multimedia applications available, and is configured for best performance for the Ubuntu Studio defined workflows: Audio, Graphics, Video, Photography and Publishing.
Leonardo is today’s leading international peer-reviewed journal on the use of contemporary science and technology in the arts and music and, increasingly, the application and influence of the arts and humanities on science and technology.
Pure Data (aka Pd) is an open source visual programming language. Pd enables musicians, visual artists, performers, researchers, and developers to create software graphically, without writing lines of code.
An open source & full-featured DAW. Stunning.
A nifty little open-source audio editor with basic multi-tracking capabilities as well.
Jack OS X
An implementation of the Jack Audio Connection Kit for Mac. You can use it to patch audio between different applications.
One of the industry leading collections of audio plugins.
One of the most important organisations in electroacoustic/electronic music history. They have been developing sound and electro-acoustic music and research since 1958.
Another one of the most important organisations in electroacoustic/electronic music history. Founded by Pierre Boulez in the 1970's.
The International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression gathers researchers and musicians from all over the world to share their knowledge and late-breaking work on new musical interface design.
DAFX is a synonym for digital audio effects. It is also the name for a European research project for co-operation and scientific transfer, namely EU-COST-G6 “Digital Audio Effects” (1997-2001).
International Computer Music Association
The ICMA is an international affiliation of individuals and institutions involved in the technical, creative, and performance aspects of computer music. It serves composers, engineers, researchers and musicians who are interested in the integration of music and technology.
The ElectroAcoustic Resource Site project has been established to provide resources for those wishing to conduct research in the area of electroacoustic music studies. EARS will take the form of a structured Internet portal supported by extensive bibliographical tools.
Planet CCRMA at home
Planet CCRMA at Home is a collection of free, open source packages that you can add to a computer running Fedora, 18, 19 or 20, or CentOS 5 to transform it into an audio workstation with a low-latency kernel, current audio drivers and a nice set of music, midi and audio applications.
Computer Music Journal
Computer Music Journal (CMJ) is a quarterly journal that covers a wide range of topics related to digital audio signal processing and electroacoustic music.
Audio Media Magazine
Audio Media is a magazine for audio production professionals. It covers pro audio technology, technique, and business for the post, broadcast, recording, media authoring, sound reinforcement, location, and mastering markets.