Welcome to the Randy Chance Page of Links for

Electronic Music

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    Synthesizers -

  • Moog
    - The official Web Site of Robert Moog (the man who pretty much invented the synthesizer - along with Donald Buchla).

  • Synthmuseun
    - If you want to learn about old synthesizers, this is the place. These people have done an incredible amount of work.

  • Synthzone
    - excellent Web Site for finding out all kinds of information on samplers and synthesizers.

    Some major manufacturers and pioneers of the synthesizer (if you don't know who these companies are I suggest you check out synthmuseum.com):

  • Alesis
    - The official Web Site of the Alesis corporation.

  • Roland
    - The best Web Site we could find for getting info on Roland products.

  • Tascam
    - The official Web Site of the Tascam corporation.

  • Mackie
    - The official Web Site of the Mackie corporation.

  • Yamaha
    - The official Web Site of the Yamaha corporation.

  • Ensoniq
    - The official Web Site of the Ensoniq corporation.

  • Korg
    - The official Web Site of the Korg corporation.

  • Akai
    - Akai. Pioneers in sampling and digital audio.

    Computer Music Software and Hardware companies -

  • Digidesign
    - Digidesign, makers of Pro Tools, the company that first saw the Macintosh as the heart of a Digital Audio Workstation - Still the industry standard in Digital Audio

  • Digidesign Forum
    - Digidesign's User Group Forum - E-mails to and from Pro Tools tech support.

  • Mark of the Unicorn
    - Mark of the Unicorn, pioneers in MIDI sequencing, ("Performer") and lately creators of the MOTU 2408, a device that is transforming digital audio.

  • Unicornation
    - Mark Of The Unicorn user's group web page.

  • Opcode
    - Opcode. Pioneers in Patch Librarians and MIDI interfaces; they went on into every other area of computer music. They are the developers of OMS (Open Music System), a quantum leap in orchestrating software and hardware in computer studios.

  • Steinberg
    - Steinberg. Creators of Cuebase and Cuebase VST. A company seemingly devoted to doing an entire recording studio in computer software. The new faster machines and hard drives and the enormous increases in RAM capacity are making this a reality.

  • E-Magic
    - The other major company devoted to getting it all into RAM. Their program, "Logic" (extremely successful) allows for a user definable environment.

  • E-Magic User's Group
    - E-Magic/Logic user's group web page.

    Gear and Information in General -

  • Synth Site
    - Synth Site - lots of info on synth equipment, etc.

  • Hitsquad
    - Hitsquad - Information and Software, etc.

  • Harmony Central
    - Harmony Central - lots of info on synth and recording equipment, etc.

  • Computers and Music.com
    - Computers and Music.com - lots of info and purchases on everything that has to do with synths, MIDI, recording equipment, etc.

  • Eight Street Music
    - 8th Street Music - an incredible online store for musical instruments with info and prices.

  • Sweetwater
    - Sweetwater Music - an amazing array of musical instruments with info, prices and online store.

  • Sonic State
    - An excellent site for getting information, reviews and links on computer music equipment, etc.

  • Analogue Japan
    - Deals on equipment from Japan.

  • MidiMan
    - MidiMan - Some interesting, low priced computer music products.

  • Bitheadz
    - Bitheadz - Synth products that reside completely in RAM (No hardware required, except for a computer.)

  • Propellerheads
    - Propellerheads - Another company with some great RAM synths.

  • Cycling 74
    - Cycling 74 - Creaters of "Pluggo" - An amazing company with some radical (and inexpensive ideas about digital signal processing for the Mac. They have a great web site too.

  • Gadget Labs
    - Gadget Labs - Some excellent, inexpensive digital I/O gear for both the PC and the Mac.

  • Recycler
    - The Online Recycler. Always a great place to look for used Computer, Synth, any kind of equipment, (apartments, cars, anything!).

  • Video Central
    - Video Central. Post Production equipment.

  • Avid
    - Avid. The industry standard in video and film editing/post production. The parent company of Digidesign.

  • Digibid
    - Digibid. An online auction for computer music, recording studio and musical gear in general.

    Magazines -

  • Keyboard
    - Keyboard Magazine

  • CMJ
    - Computer Music Journal

  • EMM
    - Electronic Musician Magazine

  • SOS
    - Sound On Sound - An English magazine devoted to computer music.

  • LMOM
    - Lentine's Music Online Magazine's. A huge selection of articles on Computer Music, etc.

  • Mix
    - Mix Magazine Online. Devoted to studio production techniques, etc.

    Schools, Digital Audio and Midi Info -

  • Harvard
    - Web Link to the Harvard University Computer Music Center

  • Princeton
    - Web Link to the Princeton University Computer Music Center

  • CMU
    - Web Link to the Carnegie Mellon University Computer Music Project

  • ICMA
    - International Computer Music Association, maintain by Dartmouth University

  • Stanford
    - Stanford University Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA).

  • EMF
    - Electronic Music Foundation

  • Arcadis
    - Arcadis School of Music Homepage.

  • Arcadis Music & Tech
    - Arcadis School of Music webpage dedicated to Music and Technology links

  • CNM
    - Center For New Music and Audio Technologies at UC Berkeley

  • CM various
    - A list of courses in Computer Music offered by various schools

    Macintosh -

  • Apple History
    - An excellent resource for finding out specifications on any (!) Macintosh model, plus lots of interesting historical info.

  • Quicktime
    - An excellent utility from Apple to help with digital audio (some applications require it).

  • Jumbo
    - An excellent website for Mac Freeware and Shareware

  • Apple Discussion
    - Apple's discussion forum for trouble shooting. They have different sections for different models of Macintosh, etc.

  • Harmony Central
    - Harmony Central's Mac Software site

  • LAMG Home Page
    The Los Angeles Macintosh Group

  • The Used Computer Mall
    Great site for used computer gear

  • The Internet Users Group
    An Internet user's group website.

  • Mac Observer
    Excellent Mac info and more.

  • Mac Os Planet
    Mac news and shareware with personality.

  • Small Dog
    Mac product pricewatching and links to suppliers.

  • Accelerate Your Mac
    Tips, tricks, topics and stuff (a brilliant website).

  • Mac Mart
    I've had good luck buying Mac stuff here (no affiliation) - (800) 600-2708.

  • MacMall
    A huge selection of Mac gear (no affiliation) - (800) 328-2790.

  • Apple Music
    Some info on muisc software from Apple.

  • Reaktor
    Software synthesizer

    MP3 and Misc. -

  • MP3.com
    Homepage for MP3.

  • Virtual Sound Canvas
    A subsidiary of Roland that specializes in virtual synth software.

  • Syclone
    Software synthesizer

  • Terran MP3
    Terran Interactive Makers of MP3 Software and Media Cleaner Pro.

  • Xingtech
    More MP3 Software.

  • Xing
    Audio Catalyst MP3 Encoders

  • Soundjam
    Casady & Greene's website

  • mp3 shareware software
    Audiocorder is a shareware program that allows your Mac to act as an audio recorder.

  • Black Cat Systems
    shareware for PowerPC synth., sampling, etc.

  • AudioFusion TWS
    Software and digital audio for the Mac.

  • BackToBasics
    A shareware digital sample triggering program designed for the Macintosh.

  • Bias
    makers of Peak and Deck

  • T-racks
    IK Multimedia's website

  • BeOS
    Homepage of the Beos operating system, an alternative computer environment that features many digital audio and MIDI programs.

  • Linux
    Information about Linux, an alternative operating system that is gaining popularity. Supports Mac and Wintel platforms.

  • Sonorus ADAT converter cards

    Disclaimer: The creator of this Webpage assumes no responsibility for the consequences of any actions taken by any computer user as a result of linking to the listings in the above Websites. All Links are presented merely as suggestions. The creator of this Website recieves no commission for any products listed at any of these links. These links are presented as information, in the hopes that they may further people's understanding of music, computers, etc.

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