Audio Creators and Editors:


Audacity

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Free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.

Wavosaur

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A free sound, audio and wav editor for editing, processing and recording sounds, wav and mp3 files. It has all the features to edit audio produce music loops, analyze, record, batch convert.
The Wavosaur freeware audio editor works on Windows 98, Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Reaper

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A fully featured multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing, and mastering environment. Windows only.

Vocaroo

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Simple audio recorder, no uploading required. Can embed into any webpage.

Text to Speech:


Voki

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Use a speaking avatar to speak your text

ispeech

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Convert any text to audio, embed into any webpage. Lifelike voices.

Text to Speech Translator

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Converts text into lifelike spoken audio in a variety of languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Russian.

ReadtheWords




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Upload word processing files, webpages, pdf, or almost anything and choose the
reader to suit. Will also read in English, Spanish or French

Spoken Text

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Upload any word, pdf, powerpoint file and convert to speech



Sound Effects:

SoundSnap

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Lots of sound effects and Foley effects. Small files, but can extend them on
Garageband or Audacity.

Soungle

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Search for sound effects and download.

Freesound

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Collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focusses only on sound, not songs.

Audio Resources

Find Sounds

Free Play Music

Garage Band

Podshow Music

Internet Archive Audio

Nature Sounds

American Rhetoric

History and Politics Out Loud

Creative Commons Audio

Incompetetech.com

CC Mixter

Flash Kit

Acid Planet’s 8 pack of free loops