Free Sounds for PowerPoint Presentations
By: Geetesh Bajaj
Last Updated: February 27th 2012
Sony creates Sound Forge (Windows) and other audio editing products.
Digital Performer (Macintosh) is an integrated digital audio and MIDI sequencing production system.
Steinberg (Windows and Macintosh) makes a range of excellent audio editing tools.
Cakewalk offers several sound editing applications (Windows).
Adobe creates the Audition sound editing product (Windows).
Goldwave (Windows) is another comprehensive audio editor.
Soundprobe (Windows) is an advanced audio program.
Peak LE 3 from Bias (Macintosh) is a scaled-down version of a powerful audio editing application.
Sound Studio is a Mac OS X audio application that lets you record and edit two-channel audio.
SoundEdit (Macintosh) from Macromedia is another audio editor.
Soliton II (Windows) from Pseudos Solutions is a free sound editor offering all basic capabilities like normalize, fades and much more.
WaveFlow Freeware Version (Windows) - scroll down the linked page to the bottom to find the freeware version.
Pro Tools (Windows and Macintosh) provides free professional audio editing tools.
Encounter2000 (Windows) is a multithreaded sound editor.
Audacity (Windows, Macintosh and Linux) is a free cross platform audio editor.
Messer (Windows) is an application to schedule sound recordings with on-the-fly MP3 compression.
eJay is available in various incarnations including Dance, Techno, HipHop, etc.
Acid from Sonic Foundry comes in various flavours including the free Acid Xpress.
The Magix Music Maker series is avaiable in several collections.
A great selection of music and sound tutorials is available at Shareware Music Machine - Hitsquad.
A range of tutorials for Sonic Foundry sound programs.
Loads of excellent tutorials at the Computer Music magazine site.
Learn how to use CDex to add WAV headers to MP3 files.
an on-line music company that provides music
and sound effects libraries.
Freeplaymusic provides music to use in presentations, advertisements, etc.
Samplenet UK is a treasure trove of free samples.
Download free sound fx from the FlashKit site.
Free sounds in the form of beats, techno and special fx at the Flash Thief site.
Almost all editors accept additional plug-ins/filters - take a look at the site of your manufacturer to find recommended plug-ins.
Sound Conversion - learn more about converting from one sound format to the other.
Learn how you can use Sound Recorder to record your sounds in Microsoft Windows.
Sound Codecs - learn more about this essential subject.
SoundFonts - what are SoundFonts, how do you use them - and how do you create your own.
MIDI to WAV realizers - learn how to properly convert your MIDIs to WAVs.