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This is an index of music internet archives created by Piet van Oostrum and converted to HTML by

Marcin Michalak.

If You have any remarks,please send them to me:
Marcin Michalak,marcinm@v-lo.krakow.pl

Note: the latest version of this file is available from the
  • www.cs.uu.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
  • 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
  • wuarchive.wustl.edu/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.
    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 This archive looks rather out of date, by the way.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.mit.edu (directory 'music/midi') and on
  • sumex.stanford.edu(try 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 -netjam submissions on midifiles
    Sites for MIDI Sample Dump Standard programs and samples:
  • alf.uib.no/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:
  • /pub/music/patches/jv80
    Another ftp site for The JV's (and Proteus) is
  • /Pub/Synth - JV's and Proteus
  • WWW page for the JV synths
  • EPS/EPS-16+/ASR samples at OAK archive
  • More EPS info is in pub/eps/docs/
  • Some programs for the EPS (Atari ST, Amiga, MAC, MSDOS)
    See this:
  • oak.oakland.edu/pub/eps/docs/utils/ for more info.
    Feel free to access oak.oakland.edu using Gopher:
  • gopher://gopher.acs.oakland.edu:70 or WWW at:
  • http://www.acs.oakland.edu
    Ftp sites for the Kurzweil K2000:
  • ftp.uwp.edu:/pub/music/lists/kurzweil(maintained by jbuckman@aas.org)
  • bach.nevada.edu:/pub/k2000 (maintained by johann@nevada.edu)
  • WWW site for the Kurzweil K2000: http://metro.turnpike.net/kcowgill/index.html
  • WWW site for the Kurzweil company: http://www.musicpro.com/kurzweil/
  • bach.nevada.edu,christian music midi files in /pub/midi
  • qiclab.scn.rain.com/pub/music,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/pub/sgroup
    There also is a ftp-site with TX16W samples, maintained by one of the TX16W list-members.
  • TX16W samples in Freiburg
  • 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,directory pub/Music
  • impaqt1.mem.drexel.edu,a couple of msdos files in pub/files/ibm/midi
  • EMAX (I and II) FTP site at sweaty.palm.cri.nz
    Cakewalk files can be found at
  • ftp.funet.fi/pub/msdos/sound/cakewalk/
  • More cakewalk stuff (including archives of the Cakewalk mailing list)
  • WWW site for above
    There is a VFX archive in the 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
  • /pub/os2/2_x/mmedia or
  • 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, 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/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/.../synthlab . or cco.caltech.edu(mirror of the above)
    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: There is a listserv containing e-music related stuff at American University. Send a message to listserv@auvm.bitnet containing the line: get emusic filelist
    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, 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 http://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)
  • Cubase archive. Contains Atari, Mac and MSWindows demos
    ftp.waldorf-gmbh.de A site with information, patches etc. of Waldorf products, contains also a lot of other Midi stuff. Also reachable by email to
    archive-server@waldorf-gmbh.de (send a HELP message first)
    . 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/pub/pc/sb and /pc/music/

    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
    with the following line in the body of the message: sendqseqto or sendhelpto , 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

    ella.mills.edu/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
    See the file /ccm/README for more info about this archive.

    ftp.und.ac.za/pub/pc/midi/ (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.urc.tue.nl/pub/midi/
    WWW access at www.eeb.ele.tue.nl/midi/scgroup/index.html
    The EMUSIC-L mailing list (see below) archives can be found on the WWW
    sunsite.unc.edu/mcmahon/emusic-l/welcome.html Ftp access will be available soon.

    ftp.mcc.ac.uk/pub/MIDIMISC 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
    Sound Canvas User's Group WWW Homepage -
    WWW archive of the Korg Wavestation Mailing List can be found at:
    There is a large collection of patches for the Korg DW/EX8000 at
    Korg X3-FTP - ftp.netcom.com/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
    SHARC Timbre Database:ftp.ep.susx.ac.uk/pub/sandell
    (Web users:ftp.ep.susx.ac.uk/pub/sandell/README.html). This is a database with timbre information of musical instruments.

    MAX programming language (for the Macintosh): subdir max. Algorithmic composition: subdir algo-comp.
    WWW Archives of Classical Midi Sequences: 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/
    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
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    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

    message: SUBS CAKEWALK 'Your Full Name'

    Casio synths casio-request@cadsi.com

    Csound Majordomo@noether.ex.ac.uk
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    Cubase cubase-users-request@mcc.ac.uk

    DIGITECH RP-1/RP-10 MAILSERV@ECN.NL (Marcel Bernards ,bernards@ecn.nl)
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    Finale LISTSERV@SHSU.edu
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    Roland JV-1080/Xp-50 etogek@etn.ericsson.se

    Roland U20/U220 now a Usenet newsgroup alt.music.synth.roland.u20

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    Korg Wavestation (No longer operational)

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    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.uu.nl/MIDI or from the WWW. Also by a mail-server - send mail to
    with the following contents:
    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:
    PGP public key by finger or WWW http://www.cs.uu.nl/~piet

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