So you’ve completed a Conductive Music workshop, built a cool new instrument, and laid down an amazing track… What to do now!?

There are hundreds of opportunities to learn and do more in music technology. We have collected some of the best free programs and sites for music and coding.

These links are grouped together by theme. If you have any more questions, use the contact form to send us a message! We’ll be adding to this list as new opportunities appear.

 

Conductive Music

– Our website: www.conductivemusic.uk

Where to learn to code:

– Code Academy: www.codecademy.com

– Code.org: www.code.org/learn

– Code Avengers: www.codeavengers.com

– Code Combat Game: www.codecombat.com

Local organisations: Hackspace, other related events

– London Music Hackspace: www.musichackspace.org

– Arduino Group: http://bit.ly/1iyBrWH

– Max/MSP meetups: http://bit.ly/IMBAGg

– SuperCollider community: http://nnnnn.org.uk/doku.php

Useful links to software:

– Ableton Live Software: www.ableton.com

– MakeyMakey Software: www.makeymakey.com

– Arduino Software: http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software

– Reaper Software: www.reaper.fm

– Sonic Visualiser Software: http://www.sonicvisualiser.org

– Paintbrush Software: http://paintbrush.sourceforge.net

– My Paint Software: http://mypaint.intilinux.com

Where to find inspiration for making music:

– Soundcloudwww.soundcloud.com (you can upload your music here, for free!)

– BandCamp: https://bandcamp.com (upload, donate, download for free!)

– Last.fm: www.last.fm

– Grooveshark: www.grooveshark.com

– British Library Sounds Archive: http://sounds.bl.uk

Where to find samples to create your unique sounds:

– Freesound: www.freesound.org/browse/

– Sampleswap: www.sampleswap.org

– SampleRadar: www.bit.ly/1eVk25y

– Looperman: www.looperman.com

Where to find tutorials to build more inventions: 

– Instructables: www.instructables.com

– Adafruit: www.adafruit.com

 

*Survey results in featured image from Microsoft “Coding in the Classroom: Future Education” study, 2014.

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Emily Robertson