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Music - Free and legal


Here I show you how to get quality music (mostly mp3) legal and for free! I found some really striking project sites of Artists and Bands like Metallica and Charlie Hunter. Not only one song, whole albums and video clips are available, directly from the artists!

First, we'll go to get free songs from some well known artists!

Sign up for the news and get some free songs from Wendy & Lisa!

The guys from Metallica let us download some files from various concerts! Visit LiveMetallica dot com and select Free Downloads. You have to create a free account!

Charlie Hunter: Get 3 albums (19 tracks) with cd labels, front and back covers.

They Might Be Giants: Sign up to the mailing list and get free songs.

AnalogX offers more than 90 tracks (electro) for free.

A big Thank You goes to all artists and bands!

Now we'll check out some sites where we can get free and legal tracks from various not so well known artists but believe me, there are really a lot of good songs.

Download songs: Epitonic and Free Music Archive.

Thanxs again to all artists, bands and providers!

Sure, you can also record Music legally thru Internetradio!


Audio Applications


Audacity

Record and play sounds, import and export WAV, AIFF, Ogg Vorbis, MP3 and more. Edit your sounds using Cut, Copy and Paste with unlimited Undo, mix tracks together, or apply effects (Echo, Change Tempo and Noise Removal) to your recordings, built-in amplitude envelope editor, a customizable spectrogram mode and a frequency analysis window. More than 30 languages are integrated.

For Windows 98 - 8, UNIX/Linux and Mac OS X.

Visit the Downloads section, there are also Plugins for additional effects!

Audacity for portable media: PortableApps

With Audacity you can also create (in mp3) own Ringtones for your mobiles! Vodafone Branding? Get the DRM Packager from Sony Ericson and check this board if you need help with the packager.


Another good application for Linux and Windows: LMMS

Yet another good application for Linux and MAC OS X: ardour


Audio Players

Good players UNIX/Linux: Audacious and Qmmp.

Check your distributions repository for Qmmp and Audacious!

1by1 Player is a good portable directory player for Windows and Android.

XMPlay is a good portable player for Windows XP - 10 with lots of skins and plug-ins. Though XMPlay is already portable it's also available for the PortableApps Platform.

AIMP is a good player for Windows and Android (also portable).


CD Ripper

CDex - Ripp (extract and convert) your desired tracks from CDs directly to WAV, MP3, OGG, WMV and more formats, customize the format settings and get album informations like artist, album and tracks thru remote CD data bases.

Have a look: Screenshots

Compatible with Windows 9x - 10.

Download CDex from PortableApps.


fre:ac - Ripper and converter for Linux, Mac, FreeBSD/PC-BSD and Windows.

Have a look: Screenshots

Compatible with Windows XP - 10.

Downloads: fre:ac Website or PortableApps.


Another Ripper for Windows: EAC

Rippers for Linux: Asunder, RipOff and RipperX.


mp3DirectCut

It's a tool to cut mp3 files directly, without convertion into the WAV format before cutting. For Windows 2000 - 10 and Linux thru Wine. Screeenshots

Download mp3DirectCut from developers website.


Mp3splt - Cut mp3/ogg/flac files under Linux/*BSD/Mac/Windows (portable)!

Editor (Windows) for mp3 and more formats: AudioDub

Good Editor for Linux (GNOME): Gnome Wave Cleaner


mpTrim

Take mpTrim (Windows 98 - 10) to fix abrupt ending or beginning of mp3 files. You can fade in and out how you like and clean your mp3 from unwanted noises. It works directly wiz the mp3, so you have not to decode and encode your songs.

View this Screenshots to get first impressions.

Trim WAV files? Take wavTrim! Download both tools!

You can get also various language files!


Applications for Linux: ReZound and WaveSurfer.

Converting (Windows): AudioCon and MediaCoder.

Converting (Linux): Transmageddon, Sound Converter and soundKonverter.


Mp3tag

Get more functions to edit the tags of your files with Mp3tag. Some Features: Read and write tags for ID3v1, ID3v2, APEv2, Ogg, WMA and import from filenames. Import from local and from online data bases, export to formats like html, xml ..., save, renaming in batch mode, create playlists automatically, format tags and filenames. Over 20 languages are integrated.

Mp3tag is Windows 9x - 10 compatible. Download


Tag-Editor for Linux, Windows and Mac: Kid3

Tag-Editor for Linux and Windows: EasyTAG


wxMP3gain

This is a tool (Linux, Windows XP - 10) for processing volume normalization on single MP3 files or whole albums to change the volume of all songs to the same volume.

Download wxMP3gain Setup or Portable.

Simply extract the Zip-Archive to a folder on your flash drive.

It's also available from PortableApps, if you prefer that variant.

With easyMP3Gain (UNIX/Linux, GTK2) and MP3Gain, AACGAIN and VorbisGain you can also normalize ogg/mp4/m4a audio files. Check your package manager, some distributions provide all packages you need!

For Mac OS X: MP3Gain Express



Free codecs: free-codecs.com







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