Magix Music Maker free version
As we reported earlier this week, Magix has made its very capable, entry-level version of its Music Maker DAW for Windows free. This version offers 8 tracks for recording, arranging and mixing; 8 effects; 3 software instruments; and 425 sounds & loops, with a built-in interface for expanding to new soundpacks and instruments. Users can of course upgrade to the more powerful paid versions of Music Maker.
Mindful Audio Field Recordings
Sound designer and field recordist George Vlad produces sound effects libraries that zero in on atmospheres and ambiences that are often ignored in day-to-day life under the name Mindful Audio. His collections start at $24, but you can get a flavor for his work with a few free downloadable field recordings: aquatic life recorded with hydrophones, waves crashing on a beach, and a large 2016 Holiday Freebie library. All the downloads are subject to expiration, but follow his blog for new stuff.
MusicLinx Free Music from Its Music Store
MusicLinx is a free iOS app where musicians, producers and vocalists can record audio on the go, connect and collaborate, and now export or upload music to the app’s Music Store. The creator sets the price, and many tracks are available for free download so that you can rap, sing, add to, or remix using the downloaded music.