Digital Media Lab

Audio

The Digital Media Lab offers a variety of resources to facilitate learning of audio production.

*Some links will require you to sign in using your Xavier username and password.


Tutorials coming soon.

 

Music Resources

Music that is available free of charge, one time cost (Royalty Free), and low cost. Make sure you review the individual site, artist, or track licensing agreement and compare with your intended use. If you need assistance please contact the Digital Media Lab during normal business hours.

Provided by Xavier
  • FirstCom - premium music, requires login (provided by visiting or contacting the Digital Media Lab)
Totally Free/Public Domain
Creative Commons

Music in this section is generally free for any use with attribution (credit). See the individual site for how you need to credit them in your piece.

  • Silverman Sounds
  • ExEl Music - tracks may be used free under Creative Commons, but any business or profit generating project requires a $25 licensing fee.
  • Music Screen - free with attribution for non-commercial use, paid licenses if it is for a commercial use.
  • Music Revolution - Free with attribution
  • World Hip Hop Beats - Free with attribution
  • Free Music Archive - Music is available under several variations of Creative Commons here, so make sure to check their helpful license guide page to make sure you are adhering to the requirements of the license and staying legal!
  • Incomptech - free with attribution
  • PacDV - free with attribution, see the top of their page for instructions on how to credit them
  • Sonnyboo - Free with attribution
  • Soundclick - Free with attribution, some for commercial work as well. Make sure you change the license type to "Creative Commons" before browsing.
  • Derek Audette - Free with attribution where able.
  • Opsound - Free with attribution. Choose "genres" or "artists" from the menu on the left to browse music.
  • New Royalty Free Production Music - Free with attribution or consent of the artist depending on the track.
  • Bensound - Free with attribution.
  • Soundscrate - free with attribution
 
Educational License

Music in this section is generally free, but only for educational purposes - class projects, etc.

No resources currently, check back soon!
 
Royalty Free

Music in this section may have a small fee, but that often means better quality, better selection, and more options for what type of project you can use the music in. Many projects that may result in you making money will likely need to look here.

  • ExEl Music - tracks may be used free under Creative Commons, but any business or profit generating project requires a $25 licensing fee.
  • Music Screen - free with attribution for non-commercial use, paid licenses if it is for a commercial use.
  • Jewel Beat - Tracks start at $2.99
  • AudioJungle - Music starting at $1, many tracks are $17