Here is a list of useful online and printed resources and publications aimed at audio recording professionals and enthusiasts of all types. Whether you create music, sound effects, or voice overs, these sites are sure to help get those creative juices flowing.
Amazon.com Great selection and prices on all kinds of audio gear and accessories.
B&H – Online photo, video, audio gear store with comprehensive selection and competitive pricing. They also sell used gear at great deals. If you’re in New York, check out their huge store in person.
Publications – Print and Online
Visit these sites for a broad selection of tips, artist reviews, gear reviews, and informative articles.
Mix – World’s leading magazine for the professional recording and sound production technology industry.
Recording – 12 issues per year aimed at the recording musician.
Sound on Sound – Monthly recording technology magazine.
Tape Op – 6 issues per year, offered free to US and UK.
Recording Review – Online reviews, news, and articles for the recording musician.
Voices – A community for voice talent to learn, share and profit from doing voice overs.
Communities and Forums
Home Recording – Online community for learning, sharing, and growing home recording skills and knowledge.
Online Tutorial Sites
lynda.com – Subscription-based site offering an extensive library of basic to advanced tutorials covering the most common media production software for audio artists including Pro Tools and Garage Band. Get 10 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com.
TutsPlus – Online tutorials on recording, mixing, composition, and more.
Tools of the Trade
Audacity – A free audio editor for recording and editing sound.