Vocaroo

Vocaroo is a easy to use flash-based audio recorder. Using your computer's microphone, simply click, record, and then post the player any place where HTML code is placed. It is a quick way for student to record and post their own audio comments about any curriculum activity or concept. Click the play button to hear about my thoughts on voice comments.

There is no limit to the length of recording that can be made.

Soungle

This is a great, royalty-free library of sound effects. The description from their website says it all:
"Soungle is a free site, developed by Southern Codes, for finding all kind of sound FX and musical instruments samples on our mega online library. As different from most of similar sites, Soungle is NOT a Web search engine. It only searches in our growing monster database. Our goals are to keep it simple to use (search, preview and download) and to keep it free."

Keyword searches are performed by entering any word or phrase in a search box. They retrieved results of a keyword search are displayed ten to a page. Clicking on play icon allows you to preview a file. Download button instantly downloads the sound effect or musical instrument sample file. A short description of the sound appears on top of every sound , followed by the frame rate, duration and bit rate. Remember, all of our sound effects and samples are royalty free for downloading.

MacJams

MacJams is an online studio where musicians congregate, collaborate and critique each other for the betterment of their music and skills as musicians. You will need to join, but all of the tracks are free. When I need music for my educational projects like videos, slideshows, and such, this is one of the first places I go! Here, artists post their music (usually under a Creative Commons license) that will allow you to use their music legally! Some of the music is fantastic- some isn't all that great. Search around, you're bound to find something to use!

Jamendo

On Jamendo artists allow anyone to download and share their music. It's free, legal, and unlimited.

Myna

Wow, now this is one beautiful and very useful site. Think of it as a kind of GarageBand and Audacity mashup. Well, it’s not exactly like that, but it comes pretty close in its available features! It is intended to mix and remix audio files and loops.

This web app will let you:
  • Import/export audio in all kinds of file formats (including .wav .mp3 .wma .aif and more)
  • Use their own built-in set of sound files (e.g. loops or single-instrument tracks)
  • Add effects
  • Manipulate volume, fades, etc.
Learn more about the features with this video (if YouTube isn’t blocked where you are seeing this)…


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