Open Source Audio Editing: Audacity

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Audacity is a free open source digital audio editor and recording computer software application, available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and other operating systems. Audacity can be used for post-processing of all types of audio, including podcasts by adding effects such as normalization, trimming, and fading in and out.

Free-loops

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Free-loops much like Freesound is a collaborative database of audio snippets, samples and loops openly licensed for use. There is a wide array of audio available but most of the categories are built around instrumentation, so this could be a great resources for electronic musicians and audio programmers.

Freesound

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Freesound has less audio in full song format and more in the way of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps and loops openly licensed for use. This is actually where I ended up finding the audio I needed for my project. There is a wide variety of audio available here from samples of nature and industry, to audio jingles and riffs.

ccMixter

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ccMixter is a community remix site sponsored by ArtisTech Media and created by Creative Commons. ccMixter offers a bit of everything including remixes, podcasts, samples and a-cappellas which can be used for remixing or in mixed media projects.

Jamendo

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Like the Free Music Archive, Jamendo allows users to download and listen to songs and albums from up and coming artists. Even further, Jamendo has a series of radio channels available by genre which allows listeners to discover and share new artists.

Free Music Archive

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The Free Music Archive is described as an archive of public domain and Creative Commons licensed songs managed with a curatorial approach. The bulk of the audio available here is in the form of full songs from artists around the world. The Free Music Archive gives up and coming artists a place to share their bio and link to their home page so that users can learn more about the music they discover.