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The Big List Of Sound And Music Creation Software


Audio Tutorials

Basic Sound Theory And Synthesis (DrPetter / creator of sfxr, musagi and scultpris)
Game Music Tutorials (TIGForums)
Audio Related Tutorials (Audiotuts+)
Home Recording Forums (with lots of resources)
Audio Editing 101 and many more Tutorials (Sound Library)
Almighty List of Music subreddits (reddit)

Music And Audio Resources (Newgorunds / Note: some links are outdated and dead)
VideoGameAudio (Presentations and Workshops about Sound / Music Design in Video Games)
KVR Audio (Audio Plugins and more…)


CREATE SOUND EFFECTS


bfxr

(Free / best tool to create chip sounds. improved version of the legendary sfxr)

LabChirp (Free / create sounds)
DSP Retro + DSP Anime (Commercial / dynamic sound packs)
How to make your own Sound Effects (tips and techniques from sound designers)


CREATE MUSIC


Digital Audio Editors & Music Studios (COMMERCIAL)

Reaper

(40$ / Free Trial)

Record, edit and mix your sounds and music.
Depending on the program they provide things like samplers, analog synths, graintable synth, vocoder, mixer, drum machines, arpeggiator, compressors, EQ and effects…

FL Studio

(49$ – 279$ / Demo available)

ACID Music Studio (65$ / Free Trial)
Sequel (100$ / Free Trial)
Cubase (500$ / Free Trial)
Avid Products (Various $)
Adobe Soundbooth (199$ / Free Trial)
Adobe Audition (349$ / Free Trial)
Reason (349$)
Logic Pro (200$ / only for Mac)
Otomata – Online Sequencer


CREATE CHIPTUNE MUSIC


PXTone

(Free / by the creator of Cave Story)

Musagi

(Free / create midi music)

MilkyTracker

(Free)

Tracker – Software to create chiptune music (Wikipedia article)
Open ModPlug Tracker (Free)
NESTracker (Free)
FamiTracker (Free)
Renoise (80$ / Free Demo available)


Digital Audio Editors (FREE)

Audacity

(Free)

Linux Multimedia Studio (Free / Win & Linux)
Ardour (Free / Mac & Linux)
Wavosaur (Free / Win)
List Of Free Audio Software (Wikipedia)


Further Reading

Digital Audio Workstation (Wikipedia)
List of Audio Editing Software (Wikipedia)
25 Free Digital Audio Editors (Hongkiat)