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Subject: Midi files/software archives on the Internet

This article was archived around: 31 Aug 1996 23:11:13 GMT

All FAQs in Directory: music/midi
All FAQs posted in: rec.music.makers.synth, comp.music.midi, comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.misc, comp.sys.amiga.audio, alt.binaries.sounds.music, alt.binaries.sounds.midi
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--------------------------------------------- Version: $Id: archives,v 1.160 1996/04/15 15:05:40 piet Exp $ Note: the latest version of this file is available from the ftp.cs.ruu.nl archive as MIDI/DOC/archives (see below how to access the archive) and on the various news.answers archives. This archive also contains a lot of midi music and programs. Mirrors of the MIDI/SONGS directory or the whole archive can be found on the following sites: ftp.cis.nctu.edu.tw /MIDI/SONGS/ ftp.pu-toyama.ac.jp /pub/ftpmail/ftp.cs.ruu.nl/pub/MIDI/SONGS ftp.monash.edu.au /pub/midi/SONGS ftp.funet.fi /pub/sounds/midi ftp.ibp.fr /pub/midi ------------------------------------------------------------------------ A large collection of midifiles can be found on ftp.wustl.edu, in /systems/ibmpc/ultrasound/sound/midi/files. Some of these files are specific for the Gravis Ultrasound card but most are also usable for other synthesizers. Other format music files can be found in parallel directories. The main Gravis Ultrasound ftp archive is now ftp.orst.edu:pub/packages/gravis/ but Gravis themselves have a WWW site at http://www.gravis.com Another archive with many midifiles is dbp.caltech.edu:/pub/songs There is an FTP archive at ftp.ucsd.edu [] . It contains a.o. MIDI files, patches and a few programs. See the directory 'midi'. This archive looks rather out of date, by the way. There is a demo of Symbolic Composer at media-lab.media.mit.edu [] (directory 'music/midi') and on sumex.stanford.edu [] in /info-mac/Application/ (symbolic-composer-*). It can probably also be found on other info-mac archives. More Symbolic Composer stuff can be obtained from Fokke de Boer by e-mail to Fokke.de.Boer@rivm.nl a message with Subject: retrieve directory and following the instructions that you will receive. atari.archive.umich.edu [] contains Atari stuff in directory '/atari/Music'. scam.berkeley.edu [] contains netjam submissions on midifiles in directory '/pub/misc/netjam/submissions/'. Sites for MIDI Sample Dump Standard programs and samples: alf.uib.no [], directory /pub/sds sweaty.palm.cri.nz [], directory sds wagner.musicnet.ua.edu [] is a site that just started to collect music stuff. It has patches for Roland JV-80/880/1000 in directory /pub/music/patches/jv80. Another ftp site for The JV's (and Proteus) is ftp.pacificrim.net:/Pub/Synth/. WWW page for the JV synths: http://www.damp.apana.org.au/jv80/. oak.oakland.edu [] has EPS/EPS-16+/ASR info in pub/eps/docs/. There are some programs for the EPS in /pub/eps/utils (Atari ST, Amiga, MAC, MSDOS). See pub/eps/docs/utils for info. Feel free to access oak.oakland.edu using Gopher (gopher.acs.oakland.edu, port 70) or WWW (URL: http://www.acs.oakland.edu). Ensoniq WWW pages: http://www.netaxs.com/~mikeh/ensoniq.html (a user page) http://www.ensoniq.com (Ensoniq's own WWW site) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Ftp sites for the Kurzweil K2000: 1) ftp.uwp.edu:/pub/music/lists/kurzweil (maintained by jbuckman@aas.org) 2) bach.nevada.edu:/pub/k2000 (maintained by johann@nevada.edu) WWW sites for the Kurzweil K2000: http://metro.turnpike.net/kcowgill/index.html, http://www.execpc.com/~ddg/k2000.html and http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/K2000/ WWW site for the Kurzweil company: http://www.musicpro.com/kurzweil/ See also http://www.youngchang.com/ bach.nevada.edu also contains christian music midi files in /pub/midi. qiclab.scn.rain.com in /pub/music contains various conversion programs. Roland Samplers: There is an FTP archive that includes introductory information, useful utilities (read Roland disks on your computer), archives of the mailing list, and some samples. The archive is on lotus.UWaterloo.ca in the pub/sgroup directory. Roland JV-1080/XP-50 WWW page: http://www.math.uni-hamburg.de/~fk5a005/jv-1080.html There also is a ftp-site with TX16W samples, maintained by one of the TX16W list-members. FTP to ftp.informatik.uni-freiburg.de [], the samples are in the directory "pub/sounds/tx16w/samples". There are also back issues of the TX-16W newsletter in pub/sounds/tx16w/mail. A WWW entry is http://ls7-www.informatik.uni-dortmund.de/html/tx16w.html Archives of the Music-Research Digest can be found at cattell.psych.upenn.edu [12128.91.2.173] in directory pub/Music.Research impaqt1.mem.drexel.edu [] has a couple of msdos files in 'pub/files/ibm/midi' There is an EMAX (I and II) FTP site at sweaty.palm.cri.nz ( some samples, FAQ, archives of mailing list and some software to allow sample interchange for PC compatibles ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cakewalk files can be found at ftp.funet.fi [] in 'pub/msdos/sound/cakewalk' and also on ucsd.edu (see above). More cakewalk stuff (including archives of the Cakewalk mailing list) can be found at: ftp.cs.colorado.edu:/users/mccreary/archive/cakewalk or on WWW as http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~mccreary/archive/cakewalk There is a VFX archive in the parallel directory mccreary/archive/vfx. Another site for Cakewalk is mort.isvr.soton.ac.uk:/pub/pc/cakewalk (ftp) or http://www.isvr.soton.ac.uk/People/ccb/Cakewalk (WWW) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- There are several MIDI programs for MS Windows in ftp.cica.indiana.edu:pub/pc/win3/sounds. OS/2 programs can be found on ftp-os2.cdrom.com []. Directories /pub/os2/2_x/mmedia and /pub/os2/2_1/mmedia contain the bulk of the MIDI-related files for OS/2. (There is a specific ftp site for OS/2 multimedia in the formative stages right now, but it is not yet in operation.) For a full index of OS/2 files at that site, retrieve /pub/os2/00index.txt. Submissions may be placed in /pub/os2/incoming. mac.archive.umich.edu [] has a Macintosh midi archive in mac/sound/midi Other Macintosh sites: See the file Mac-archives in this directory. An FTP site for predominantly D-70-related files: /pub/D70 on kilroy.jpl.nasa.gov. ftp.neuroinformatik.ruhr-uni-bochum.de in directory /pub/outgoing/heja/sy-list there are several infos/sounds/programs of interest for Yamaha SY users (this is the "inofficial" ftp-site of the sy-list). IMPORTANT NOTE: go directly to the above mentioned directory! Access via WWW: http://www.neuroinformatik.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/ini/PEOPLE/heja/sy-list.html The site contains mostly original material and is not a mirror of the big music archives. Yamaha VL1 info and patches are available by WWW on http://www.sky.net/~kennyb/vl1sounds.html ftp.ecn.nl:/pub/RP-1: DIGITECH RP-1 MIDI guitar effect pedals and some other midi stuff. Apple 2 MIDI Synth archives can be found on cco.caltech.edu [] in the pub/apple2/music/synthlab/ directory. They are mirrored on grind.isca.uiowa.edu [] Amiga users can get some things by mail from mrcserv@janus.mtroyal.ab.ca (send a HELP message first) For amiga see also the aminet sites: litamiga.epfl.ch ftp.luth.se ftp.uni-kl.de ftp.uni-erlangen.de ftp.cs.tu-berlin.de ftp.uni-paderborn.de ftp.wustl.edu ftp.cdrom.com merlin.etsu.edu ------------------------------------------------------------------------ IRCAM: IRCAM operates an anonymous ftp site, ftp.ircam.fr, with programs and information on music, DSP, multimedia, infosystems, networking, etc., for unix platforms, macintoshes and PC. (amongst others:) /pub/ music/ Computer music software and info databases/ Music databases doc/ Documentation FAQ/ FAQ about audio, dsp, etc... MIDI/ MIDI standard definition programs/ Repository of public domain computer music programs snd/ It also has a WWW server on similar resources, http://www.ircam.fr. This includes a MIDI archive (programs, sounds, patches, docs) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Computer Music Journal Internet Archive and World-Wide Web Home Page: mitpress.mit.edu:/pub/Computer-Music-Journal and ccrma-ftp.stanford.edu:/pub/Publications/cmj Tables of contents, abstracts, and editor's notes of several volumes of CMJ. World-Wide Web (WWW) home page in the file CMJ.html (e.g. URL ftp://mitpress.mit.edu/pub/Computer-Music-Journal/CMJ.html) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ftp.mcc.ac.uk /pub/cubase Cubase archive. Contains Atari, Mac and MSWindows demos ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ftp.waldorf-gmbh.de:/pub/waldorf. A site with information, patches etc. of Waldorf products. Also reachable by WWW on http://www.waldorf-gmbh.de and by email to archive-server@waldorf-gmbh.de (send a HELP message). See also mailing list section below. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ You'll find some NoiseTracker/SoundTracker MOD files, and Soundblaster things on the following FTP sites: Garbo.Uwasa.fi /pc/sb and /pc/music ftp.wustl.edu Simtel20.Army.Mil ftp.funet.fi /pub/amiga/audio /pub/atari/sound /pub/unix/sound /pub/msdos/sound ux1.cso.uiuc.edu /amiga/mirror/mods ftp.brad.ac.uk /misc/mods /incoming/mods ftp.uni-kl.de /pub/amiga/mods /pub/amiga/ianet/mods ------------------------------------------------------------------------ /ftp.eng.ufl.edu:/pub/msdos/demos/music/ contains several music files, demos etc. (hardly any MIDI, but mostly MODs etc). ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The demo version of QSEQ, a complete sequencer for MSDOS/SoundBlaster, is available by email automatic server. Just send a message to haubensack@cea.fr with the following line in the body of the message: sendqseqto <your-complete-email-address> or sendhelpto <your-complete-email-address> , if you just want an help file about the mailer and QSEQ. QSEQ is also available on SIMTEL mirrors (oak.oakland.edu, etc...). And from ftp.cs.ruu.nl:/pub/MIDI/PROGRAMS/MSDOS. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ella.mills.edu in /ccm/tuning contains files about alternative tunings, a.o. back issues of the Alternate Tuning mailing list, software to put synths in alternate tunings and a bibliography on the subject. You can also acess this archive by sending a message to listproc@eartha.mills.edu. See the file /ccm/README for more info about this archive. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ftp.und.ac.za (University of Natal, Durban) contains midifiles and programs for the Sound Canvas and MT-32 in directory: /pub/pc/midi/ The official Sound Canvas Users Group ftp archive is ftp://ftp.tue.nl/pub/midi WWW access at http://www.umn.edu/nlhome/g119/evan0102/scgroup/scgroup.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------- The EMUSIC-L mailing list (see below) archives can be found on the WWW http://sunsite.unc.edu/emusic-l. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ A ftp.mcc.ac.uk contains the archives of the Emagic Logic mailing list in pub/emagic/ListArchive and other MIDI stuff in pub/MIDIMISC. There is also a WWW page on http://www.mcc.ac.uk/~emagic/emagic_page.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------ WWW archive of the Korg Wavestation Mailing List can be found at: http://www.magic.ca/~lost/ws.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------ There is a large collection of patches for the Korg DW/EX8000 at loose.apana.org.au in the directory pub/dw8000 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Korg X3-FTP - ftp.netcom.com in /pub/jo/jonin/midi/x3 The Korg X3 ftp site for patches and various programs relating to and supporting the Korg X3. (editors, utilitys, cakewalk ini settings, documents, etc..) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ /musie.phlab.missouri.edu:/pub/korg/ contains info related to Korg electronic music products, particularly the "0" (01/W, 03, 05) and X synthesizers. Anon ftp upload is available in subdirectory submissions. WWW access is via http://musie.phlab.missouri.edu/pub/korg/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHARC Timbre Database: ftp.ep.susx.ac.uk:pub/sandell (Web users: ftp://ftp.ep.susx.ac.uk/pub/sandell/README.html). This is a database with timbre information of musical instruments. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ kahless.isca.uiowa.edu://serial/ftp/pub: MAX programming language (for the Macintosh): subdir max. Algorithmic composition: subdir algo-comp. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ WWW Archives of Classical Midi Sequences: http://www.ima.net/~prs/midi.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Csound, a program to generate computer music: Macintosh an Unix versions: cecelia.media.mit.edu:/pub/Csound/ IBM PC and Atari versions: ftp.maths.bath.ac.uk:/pub/dream/ Csound add-ons can be found at ftp.hmc.edu:/pub/csound and indigo.pac.utexas.edu:/pub/csound ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Humdrum Toolkit is a (free) toolkit of programs to assist in music research. Humdrum runs under UNIX, LINUX, NeXTstep, DOS, and OS/2 systems. ftp from archive.uwaterloo.ca:/uw-data/humdrum ------------------------------------------------------------------------ MAILING LISTS: NOTE: The adresses mentioned are those where you can subscribe or get info about the list. The lists themselves usually have the name without the -request if that part is present, or LISTNAME@HOST if the command to subscribe is SUBSCRIBE LISTNAME sent to LISTSERV@HOST. If <Your Full Name> appears in the following it has to be replaced by your real name (like Piet van Oostrum for me). Similarly <your-mail-address> must be replaced by your email address Algorithmic composition majordom@heinous.isca.uiowa.edu message: subscribe ALGO-COMP Alternate Tunings listproc@eartha.mills.edu message: A blank line followed by: SUBSCRIBE TUNING <Your Full Name> (David Madole, madole@mills.edu) Analogue Heaven analogue-request@magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu Cakewalk LISTSERV@LISTS.COLORADO.EDU message: SUBS CAKEWALK <Your Full Name> Casio synths casio-request@cadsi.com Csound Majordomo@noether.ex.ac.uk message: subscribe csound <your-email-address> Cubase cubase-users-request@mcc.ac.uk DP/4 list: dp4-request@oak.oakland.edu DX7 djb@byrd.math.uga.edu (David J Benson) DIGITECH RP-1/RP-10 MAILSERV@ECN.NL (Marcel Bernards <bernards@ecn.nl>) Guitar effect users message: subscribe RP-1-L Ensoniq VFX vfx-request@digibd.com Ensoniq EPS eps-request@oak.oakland.edu message: subscribe E-mu samplers emu-samplers-request@flobalob.hpl.hp.com (digest) emu-samplers-digest-request@flobalob.hpl.hp.com message: subscribe E-mu sound modules emu-modules-request@flobalob.hpl.hp.com (digest) emu-modules-digest-request@flobalob.hpl.hp.com message: subscribe Finale LISTSERV@SHSU.edu normal: message: SUBSCRIBE Finale "Your Full Name in Quotes" digest: SUBSCRIBE Finale-Digest "Your Full Name in Quotes" K2000 LISTSERV@AMERICAN.EDU message: SUBSCRIBE K2000 <Your Full Name> Korg 01/W majordomo@mapeaston.com message: subscribe korg01w Korg X3 majordomo@io.rdc.puc-rio.br message: subscribe x3-list <your-email-address> MAX Interactive music/ listserv@vm1.mcgill.ca multimedia environment message: SUBSCRIBE MAX <Your Full Name> Mirage: mirage-request@hpdsojk.ptp.hp.com netjam netjam-request@xcf.berkeley.edu with Subject: request for info EMagic's Logic automatic: majordomo@mcc.ac.uk (formerly Notator) message: subscribe logic-users <your-email-address> For its digest: subscribe logic-users-digest <your-email-address> human: logic-users-request@mcc.ac.uk logic-users-digest-request@mcc.ac.uk Quadrasynth MACJORDOMO@POLICC.UNEX.ES message: SUB Quadrasynth <Your Full Name> no subject, no signature. Roland Samplers sgroup-request@lotus.UWaterloo.ca Roland D-70 cyamamot@kilroy.Jpl.Nasa.Gov (Clifford Yamamoto) Roland JV-80/880 jv80-request@burner.com message: #SUBSCRIBE <your-email-address> Roland JV-1080/Xp-50 jv1080-request@d_prophe.pd.mcs.net message: subscribe jv1080 or: subscribe jv1080-digest Roland U20/U220 now a Usenet newsgroup alt.music.synth.roland.u20 TX16W majordomo@lists.eunet.fi message: subscribe tx16w <Your Full Name> Yamaha SY sy-request@chorus.fr EMUSIC-L LISTSERV@AMERICAN.EDU (Electronic Music): message: SUBS EMUSIC-L <Your Full Name> Sound Canvas Majordomo@damp.apana.org.au User's Group message: SUBSCRIBE SCUG-LIST SYNTH-L LISTSERV@AMERICAN.EDU message: SUBS SYNTH-L <Your Full Name> SQ-x/KS-32 ks32-request@cygnus.com Waldorf (+other) users user-forum-request@waldorf-gmbh.de Subject: subscribe Korg Wavestation majordomo@astral.magic.ca message: subscribe wavestation Women's issues in music LISTSERV@IUBVM.UCS.INDIANA.EDU message: SUBSCRIBE WIML-L <Your Full Name> ------------------------------------------------------------------------ NOTE: I am setting up a midi archive on our machine, so if you have info about PD stuff (programs and midifiles) please share with me. And if you want to share some of your own things that will be appreciated. The archive is available with ftp from ftp.cs.ruu.nl [], directory MIDI. Also by a mail-server - send mail to mail-server@cs.ruu.nl with the following contents: BEGIN PATH <a valid mail address to you> HELP send MIDI/INDEX END Note: specify a correct address (e.g. user@host.univ.edu or user@host.BITNET) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Piet* van Oostrum, Dept of Computer Science, Utrecht University, (*`Pete') Padualaan 14, P.O. Box 80.089, 3508 TB Utrecht, The Netherlands. Telephone: +31 30 2531806 Telefax: +31 30 2513791 Internet: piet@cs.ruu.nl PGP public key by finger or WWW http://www.cs.ruu.nl/~piet -- Piet van Oostrum <piet@cs.ruu.nl> URL: http://www.cs.ruu.nl/~piet [PGP]