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Sound Recording, Producing & Composing

GET STARTED RECORDING YOUR OWN MUSIC

Whether at home or in school, our free tutorial videos help you easily navigate the ins and outs of producing your own music with easy-to-access software that you can find right on your own personal technology devices. Ready to make your songs and beats into a reality? Check it out! Tutorial videos now also available in Spanish.

ABLETON

Ableton Live, Push, and Link – unique software and hardware for music creation and performance, used by musicians, producers, and DJs. Learn and have fun making basic electronic music and sounds with a synthesizer.

GARAGEBAND

GarageBand is a fully equipped music creation studio right inside your Mac — with a complete sound library that includes instruments, presets for guitar and voice, and an incredible selection of session drummers and percussionists.

Garageband is now available for Windows PC. Learn how to download Garageband on your computer here!

DEPT. OF SOUND

Dept. Of Sound is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for youth through music and podcasting curriculum by supplying free courses and tools online for students. Through the curriculum, Dept. of Sound teaches a diversity of life skills including leadership, collaboration, wellness, and entrepreneurship to the youth. Access to music and audio education should be a universal utility, not a luxury.

REVERB

Reverb is a leading online marketplace for buying and selling new, used, and vintage musical instruments. Check out their online guide and Reverb’s Lesson Extravaganza – videos by professional musicians teaching guitar, keyboard, drums, and audio recording.

ROLAND ZENBEATS

A free, music creation app that works on any device or platform. With its collection of both modern and legendary sounds, Zenbeats brings Roland’s history of innovation into a dynamic, accessible environment. 

SHURE AUDIO INSTITUTE

Shure is a leading manufacturer of professional microphones and headphones and its Institute is an education and network platform for students and pros alike. Find a selection of online events, webinars, and more education offerings.

SOUNDTRAP

Explore creative sound recording and producing at any ability level with Soundtrap, an online music creation platform. Soundtrap for Education makes it easy for teachers to set up classes and students to submit assignments.

SPIRE STUDIO

Spire Studio by iZotope® is an all-in-one recording studio, combining powerful hardware with an innovative mobile app. Don’t have a Spire? Download the free Spire app and get started recording today!

Singer, rapper, and certified gold song writer AdELA says the iZotope® Spire Studio is one of her must-haves! Watch her short and easy tutorial on how to download the app and produce your own music.

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