Links to resources you may not know about (yet)

If you know of a site you think is worth listing here, then please contact me.

Blog post by David Dungan: A Musician’s Guide to Advertising and Marketing: 11 Things to Know. Quote: "No matter how good your music is, if you don't have a comprehensive advertising and marketing strategy, you aren't going to be able to find listeners." - a must read for everyone serious about their music products

Synthsavvy Finding the best free synth VST plugins can be a terribly time consuming endeavor. Here is "55 Best Free Synth VST Plugins 2022"

StringKick   The site focuses on helping guitar players with ear training, music theory and developing their musicality. All with the goal of finding more joy in their musical journey!

Guitarclan has a number of suggestions for "9+ Best Free Phaser VST Plugins for Guitar in 2022". Why not have a look?

Have your ever wondered How to install Garageband Music Software on your PC? Go to to figure out the whole process.

Cherry Audio has an interesting range of VST instruments, some free, some  not. Have a look at Voltage Modular!

Guitar Junkie - helping aspiring musicians pick the best music instrument. This is your go-to site for all music gear reviews, buying guides, & more.

Beginner Guitar HQ  ("by guitarists for guitarists") is a site that contains reviews, links and user guides. Especially the straightforward guide on how to play most standard guitar chords is worth the visit for a beginner.  You might also be interested in reading about "15 Basic Guitar Chords To Get You Started"   (This site is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.)

IDesignSound claims to be the "The leading independent reviewer of music production gear and software". Go here and check out their pretty extensive list of free VST plugins.  (This site is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.)

has a fine list of "55+ Best Free VST Plugins in 2019"

ExclusiveMusicPlus - "Boost The Level Of Your Music Production Skills With These Super Killer Guide Below!" Especially we recommend you have a look at their list of "The Top 70 Best Free VST Plugins Of 2019".  (This site is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.)

ScoreCloud -  ScoreCloud is a music notation software with a slightly different approach, compared to other similar software. What truly sets it apart is the variety of audio input options, especially the wireless polyphonic audio analysis. In practice, this allows the user to sing or play any instrument (eg. an acoustic piano, guitar) whereafter the software notates the performance.

Ditto Music  - "The Best Free VST Plugins for Music Production"

Musink is a free notation/composition application that utilises MIDI devices when playing back scores. SyFonOne has been tested and approved as a plyback device by the author of Musink - the incredible Lee Reid of New Zealand. Recommended!

Varietyofsound - sound affairs & audio effect programming - has a large number of free VST effects.

Accoustica has a small selection of free, traditional VST effects to grab, among them the excellent Kjaerhus Audio Classic Series.

ChordFind - "Excellent resource for finding guitar chords, easy to read graphical interface. Including 6ths, 9ths and other jazz chords. All chords available as MIDI-files."

MusicRadar  - "Music gear reviews and news, Music equipment, Tuition", "Get up to the minute news and reviews for all music makers"

Music-DSP Source Code Archive - "a collection of data, gathered for the music dsp community." If you want to write your own...

DontCrack - "The ultimate Audio Freeware resource for Mac and PC."

Music Business: Producer - "Your resource for the music industry, including record companies, music biz attorneys, managers, and producer info."

Shareware Music Machine at Hitsquad - a large list of computer music resources

MAZ Sound Tools - "Retro Gaming & Music, Sound Software, Sounds, Demoscene: Symphonic Shades VSampler Synthesizer MadTracker Immortal MindCandy Amiga Demos DVD Freax C64 Orchestra"

KVR Audio - "KVR Audio Plugin Resources, news and information about open standard audio plugins (virtual instruments and virtual effects) - VST and VSTi, Audio Units (AU), DirectX and DXi, LADSPA, DSSI, etc."

Synthzone - "Synth Zone is your one-stop midi and synthesizer resource directory. Coverage for all type of synthesizers & midi controllers , plus all relevant music software & support products."

Tweakbench - Free VST plugins, free VST instruments and free VST effects

Musica - has links to various music software, shareware, demos and freeware.

AudioMelody - "Computer music resources with downloads of audio software and tutorials and guides for mixing and recording"

Music instruments center - Says Alex Frank of This site is the top blog for audio tips and music gadgets . (Note: this site is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to