Here is a list of resources for my intro-level music technology students at the end of the semester. This is a non-exhaustive list meant to inspire rather than overwhelm. That being said, I welcome suggestions for additional resources to include, with a preference for sources that are free or low-cost.

General audio/production resources:

Why Reaper?
(Comprehensive and excellent list of resources from Jeff Kaiser: free plugins and VSTs, tutorials aimed at Reaper but generalizable to any DAW, etc.)

Tape Op Magazine

Recording, Mixing, Mastering:

Huber and Runstein - Modern Recording Techniques

Savage - Mixing and Mastering Inside the Box

Owsinksi - Mastering Engineer’s Handbook

Corey - Audio Production and Critical Listening: Technical Ear Training
(I can’t recommend this one highly enough...)

Live sound:

(searchable index of source samples for a sprawling range of music)

Justin Williams - Rhymin' and Stealin': Musical Borrowing in Hip-Hop

Logic Pro:

Ableton Live:
(also great for general songwriting and beatmaking inspiration)

Max MSP:  (“Delicious Max Tutorials”)

Schuette - Demystifying Max/MSP

Manzo - Max/MSP/Jitter for Music

Analog synths and DIY:

Collins - Handmade Electronic Music

Edstrom - Arduino for Musicians

Music Theory and Songwriting

Snodgrass - Contemporary Musicianship

Sarath - Music Theory through Improvisation

Edwards - How To Rap: The Art and Science of the Hip-Hop MC

Desantis - Making Music: 74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers

Sethares - Tuning, Timbre, Spectrum, Scale

Critical and Historical Inquiry

Tara Rodgers - Pink Noises

King Britt - Blacktronika: Exploring Innovators of Color in Electronic Music

Jon Silpayamanant - DAW, Music Production, and Colonialism, a Bibliography

Joanna Demers - Listening through the Noise

Alexa Woloshyn - Electroacoustic Voices: Sounds Queer, and Why It Matters

Deniz Peters et al. - Bodily Expression in Electronic Music

Tricia Rose - Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America

Michel Chion - Sound, an Acoulogical Treatise (trans James Steintrager)

R. Murray Schafer - The Soundscape 

Bennett - Modern Records, Maverick Methods: Technology and Process in Popular Music Record Production 1978-2000

Alexander Weheliye - “Feenin”: Posthuman Voices in Contemporary Black Popular Music. Social Text 20.2 (2002) 21-47

Georgina Born - Rationalizing Culture: IRCAM, Boulez, and the Institutionalization of the Musical Avant-Garde

Simon Emmerson (ed.) - Music, Electronic Media, and Culture

Simon Frith and Simon Zigorski-Thomas (ed.) - The Art of Record Production

Jonathan Sterne (ed.) - The Sound Studies Reader

Alexander Weheliye - Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity

Gear Reviews
(Free and open source resources for audio plug-ins etc)
(Forum for reviews, help, etc)

Synth Anatomy

Other Topics + Resources
(excellent tutorials on SuperCollider)

Stanford Center for Computer Music Research and Acoustics (CCRMA)

Columbia Computer Music Center

(toolkit for computer-aided musicology by Michael Scott Cuthbert)

(toolkit computer-aided musicology, by David Huron)