Audio Recording Tools

A simpler than simple online voice recording! Record yourself then send it to someone in an email! How about a short message of encouragement to someone? A song. A poem. Instructions. These can also be posted to the web!


An open source cross platform sound editor that is easy to use and is free (downloadable software) Apple's GarageBand software makes it easy to record, edit and transfer your podcast to iTunes or anywhere you choose.

Your own audio broadcast, where you can easily record voice messages, mix in your favorite music, and share it all for the world to hear. You can also upload a file and publish it on gCast. The basic services are free. You can "phone it in" using a toll-free number for an annual fee.


Create your message using a mike and your computer, type in the text (text-to-speech), upload an audio file, or call a toll-free number. You'll be emailed a link to the embeddable player.


Make any photo or image talk! Here's one created by a student for a report, and another created for a school library media center website.
Create and distribute your podcasts here.

Record with a microphone, type your text and it will turn it to speech, or upload a mp3 file. Micro-podcasting.


create broadcast and sell your very own radio shows and podcasts. You can record audio right from your browser or upload an existing audio files.


A multi-track audio and MIDI recording studio that enables you to record your band, make original compositions, create a podcast, create mash-ups or remix a song. Use it as a multi-track recorder or as a music loop remix program.

Recordr is a way you record yourself live just with a microphone and a web camera, and share it with your friends. By using our bookmarklet, you can also comment with video/audio to a web page you are viewing.

Podcasting Resources

Free Podcasting Book

Windows and Macintosh users, download my 34-page booklet about podcasting. It takes you through the basics of finding, subscribing, and listening to podcasts. Then, learn step-by-step how to record and publish an audio podcast using free software.

Podcasting with Keynote
(Mac) A podcast with slides made with Apple's Keynote software. Complete how-to!

Podcasting 101
A wiki dedicated to teaching all about podcasting: how to find podcasts, how to listen to them, how to create them--all from the library perspective.

Podcasting in Education Video Series
A three-part series about Podcasting and it uses in education.

Education Podcast Network
Podcasts for teachers by teachers. Search by content, hear student projects by grade level. The Education Podcast Network is an effort to bring together into one place, the wide range of podcast programming that may be helpful to teachers looking for content to teach with and about, and to explore issues of teaching and learning in the 21st century.

Odeo makes it easy to find, play and enjoy the latest audio & video from around the web. Discover great shows, subscribe to favorites, create playlists and share with friends. From comedy to cooking, entertainment to education, if it's online, it's on Odeo.

Free software for Mac and Windows.
EXCELLENT place to find podcasts.

Learn Out Loud
Some for sale, some free. Our mission is simple. We want to promote the use of audio and video educational material for personal and professional development. What does this mean? It means that we want to help you to see how you can turn 'dead time' (time spent commuting, exercising, doing chores, etc.) into 'learning time.' Most of us have at least a couple of hours each day where we could be learning a foreign language, deepening our spiritual or philosophical interests or learning about any of hundreds of different subjects. We want to help you find material that is both entertaining and educational.

Podcast Alley
We are striving to develop the biggest and best directory of podcasts (podcast directory) available on the Internet. Podcasting is a great way for professionals and individuals alike to create audio news files (podcasts) that people can download to their iPods or other portable media devices and listen to when they are away from their computers. Heck, some people even listen to these podcasts directly from their computers, no mp3 player needed!

Podcast Pickle
Think of a podcast as a radio/TV show, except you can enjoy podcasts whenever and wherever you want. Podcasts are about comedy, music, sports, books, politics, walking tours, whatever. You name the topic and you will find a podcast. You can enjoy these shows one at a time. You can subscribe to every episode using itunes, or other subscribing services. When you subscribe, all the newest episodes will automatically download to your iPod, or mp3 player as they come out. Podcasting allows anyone and everyone to produce their own programming for the entire world to see. PodcastPickle has everything you need to start enjoying podcasts. Podcast Pickle works with the software you already have. So, what are you waiting for?

a podcast search engine and directory. We aggregate audio and video podcasts from over 5,000 international producers including top radio, television, print and independent publishers.

Royalty Free Sound Resources

Sound Bible

The Encyclopedia of Free Sound Clips. offers thousands of free sound effects, sound clips, and straight up sounds. These sounds can be used in a variety of sound projects including Video Sound Scores, Movie Scoring, Game Design, Powerpoint Presentations, Prank Calls, Sound Boards, and the list goes on. is a great source for copyright free sounds

The Music Bakery: Royalty Free Music Downloads 

Download royalty free music from The Music Bakery featuring professional studio musicians and plenty of real acoustic instruments, impeccably-produced by our gifted team of award-winning composers. Covering the entire spectrum of musical styles, it's buyout production music that's logically categorized and easy to find. Select tracks for training & motivation, education, sales & advertising and industrials. Pick up crisp background beds for narration and spicy high-profile themes for image and emotion.

royalty-free music by genre, but make sure you read the FAQ.

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

Open Music Search
Find Copyleft, Creative Commons, Open Source, and Public Domain works. Including media files, software, news and Open Music services. You can filter your search results using the categorized Media Pools that appear at the top of each page after your initial search.

ccMixter Discovery
Looking for music for a video, school project, game you’re developing, podcast or just for listening in your cubicle or mobile music device? Find exactly the music you’re looking for - podsafe, liberally licensed - using dig.ccMixter Music Discovery tool. Find out why one out of six uploads to ccMixter are used in a YouTube(tm) video, flickr moving image, podcast, compilation album and thousands of other places all over the web.

Free Sound Effects and Loops
free sound effects, free music loops, free sounds, and free sound clips! All .wavs on this site are free to download for personal use and are not to be linked to, reposted, nor redistributed in any fashion according to our Terms of Agreement. Enjoy these free sounds and free loops and check back with us frequently as we consistently update this site!

Creative Commons Audio
Creative Commons is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright.
We provide free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work with the freedom the creator wants it to carry, so others can share, remix, use commercially, or any combination thereof.

Podsafe Audio
Creative Commons music offers a variety of FREE high-quality royalty free items, including royalty free stock footage, royalty free sound effects, royalty free clip art, royalty free images, royalty free photos, and of course, royalty free stock music.
Over 7,000 free audio files. ArtistServer is a social music site with a focus on independent artists and bands. We've been providing services to artists and music fans since 2001 (launched 12/05/2001). The first four years we existed as an electronic music site under the name, and in 2nd quarter 2005, we scaled up to include all genres of music and took on the name ArtistServer to better represent the direction of the site and services. provides free loops and audio clip downloads to the music production community. Our free loops can be used to produce about anything. Think of as your online audio toolbox that you can access anywhere anytime.

Free Music Archive
The Free Music Archive offers free downloads under Creative Commons and other licenses. Please visit the track page to discover what you can and cannot do with each track.
Soungle is a free site, 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. Remember, all of our sound effects and samples are royalty free for downloading.

helps you share your audio files. It´s the best and easiest way to find new and interesting music and audio recordings from around the world.

FreeProductionTracks is a website that provides Royalty Free music for FREE. To start downloading your free music, click on a music style in the navigation bar

Internet Archive’s Netlabels Collection
This collection hosts complete, freely downloadable/streamable, often Creative Commons-licensed catalogs of 'virtual record labels'.
The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focusses only on sound, not songs. This is what sets freesound apart from other splendid libraries like ccMixter.

Musopen is an online music library of copyright free (public domain) music. We want to give the world access to music without the legal hassles so common today. There is a great deal of music that has expired copyrights, but almost no recordings of this music is in the public domain. We aim to record or obtain recordings that have no copyrights so that our visitors may listen, re-use, or in any way enjoy music. Put simply, our mission is to set music free.

Shambles: Sound Effects and Music
Comprehensive portal collection by Chris Smith

Adam Curry's Podsafe Music Network
Safe music is described as a work that meets all of the following conditions:
Works submitted to Music Alley are the property of the artist, and all rights to these works, including lyrics and music, are the property of the artist. 
AND All works contain no recordings, lyrics, copyrights, or other elements that are the copyright of any other artist, except under the limited provisions of the Creative Commons License Agreement.

Educational CyberPlayGround: Get Music Downloads
The music on these sites is often released under a Creative Commons attribution-noncommercial license , which means that you can copy and use it for any noncommercial purpose, as long as you include a credit for the musician.

Open Source Audio
You are invited to view or upload audios to the Open Source collection! These thousands of audios were all contributed by Archive users and community members.

Not just a Sound Library. Choose from 100,000 sound effects and loops.

Public Domain 4U
(lots of blues, lots of famous stuff.

Purple Planet Music
Royalty free music: a donation-supported collection of royalty-free music by Chris Martyn and Geoff Harvey, based in Leeds, England. All the music on this site can be used for any type of film production or web presentation ,education, podcasts, blogs etc - ideal music for YouTube.

Find Sounds
Search engine for sounds: a free site where you can search the Web for sound effects and musical instrument samples.

Partners in Rhyme
Partners In Rhyme is offering these free royalty free sound effects for you to download and use in your multimedia projects. PIR retains all copyrights.

Partners in Rhyme: Free Music Loops
delivering royalty free music online since 1996. The license you receive from us for your one time fee is truly royalty free. Unlike most royalty free music companies we do not require you to submit cue sheets or report to any of the performing rights organizations, no matter how big the project.

Soundzabound Music Library
Soundzabound is the ONLY royalty free music library which meets all the licensing and technology requirements needed for education!
Soundzabound Royalty Free Music supersedes Fair Use in that we fully license the music with unlimited rights for education and sign off that you are protected. Fair Use has limitations in use and states that you are liable should there be a claim.

Wikimedia Commons Sound
This is a category for actual sounds and more

Wikimedia Commons Music
Music is organized by category.