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Scott R. Garrigus' DigiFreq(TM) - Sound Forge 7 & 8 Power
ISSN: 1531-6505; Issue 24
Music technology downloads, news, articles, reviews, tips and tutorials for home recording and professional musicians!

WHAT READERS SAY...
"To those of you who are just learning Sonar and/or Sound Forge... I have been what is referred to as a "power user" of both Sonar and Sound Forge for years and I still pick up things here and there from Scott's newsletter and books. So, if after all of these years of creating projects in a fulltime studio, I am still learning new things, just think how much you will learn!" - Charles "Chaz" Smithhisler, Haven Music Productions (www.havenmp.com).

For more information about the Cakewalk, Sonar, and Sound Forge Power books, go to:
http://www.garrigus.com/powerbooks.asp

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Scott's Notes - Sound Forge 8 Power: The Official Guide

Sound Forge 8 Power is here! I know many of you have been waiting for it. The book is currently available via my site for 34% off the retail price. Is that a great deal or what? :-) Not only that, but Sony has named it the Official Guide to Sound Forge 8! In addition, all you Sound Forge 7 users still out there can use this book as well.

So what does the book cover? Here's a short description...

Welcome to the official guide to the Sony Sound Forge 8 software (also good for Sound Forge 7 users) - one of the most popular audio editing programs available for the PC. With step-by-step examples and exercises, and thorough explanations, Sound Forge 8 Power digs deep into the software rather than just describing the features and how they work. Whether you're a Sound Forge 8 or Sound Forge Audio Studio user, this accessible guide will give you a thorough understanding of the software that you can put to use right away. You'll cover everything from the basics to advanced functions such as writing scripts to automate the processing in Sound Forge 8. As long as you have a strong interest in learning how to get the most out of Sound Forge 8, this book will provide you with everything you need as you begin working within this powerful program like you never have before.

New topics covered include: New Recording Methods; Explorer Window; Sound Forge Project Files; Enhanced Spectrum Analysis; Clip Detection and Marking; Improved Fade Curves; Automation; Enhanced Synthesis; VST Effect Support; CD Architect Integration; Scripting and Batch Processing; Audio Scrubbing; Keyboard Shortcuts and ASIO Support; Path Saving; Enhanced Regions List(s) and Playlist(s) Windows.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your own copy of Sound Forge 8 Power today by going to:
http://www.garrigus.com/powerbooks.asp


Thanks for your support! Enjoy the issue...

Scott
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/

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DFreqCONTEST - Sound Forge 8

Congratulations to Ken R for winning the Sonar Home Studio 4 contest! (Winners are notified by e-mail).

For the current contest DigiFreq has teamed up with Sony to provide a special prize in honor of my new Sound Forge 8 Power book. For this contest, we are giving away multiple copies of Sound Forge 8! Four lucky winners will walk away with a free copy of this excellent audio editing software.

Remember, you have to be a subscriber to be eligible, and as long as you remain a subscriber, you are automatically entered into each contest. For more information go to:
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/contest.asp

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DFreqDISCUSS - CD Ripping, Sound Card Drivers, New Audio PC

Some of the latest music technology discussions:

Question About CD Ripping
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/discussdetail.asp?TopicID=8548

Building A New Audio PC
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/discussdetail.asp?TopicID=8553

Which Sound Card Drivers - ASIO or WDM?
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/discussdetail.asp?TopicID=8469

Using a Laptop for Audio Recording
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/discussdetail.asp?TopicID=8510

Backing up Cakewalk Project Files
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/discussdetail.asp?TopicID=8525

Artist Info Embedded In An Audio CD
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/discussdetail.asp?TopicID=8482

Rock Drums Without A Drum Kit
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/discussdetail.asp?TopicID=6483

Before There Was MIDI
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/discussdetail.asp?TopicID=8457

To read up on other interesting topics, or to post and get answers to your own questions, go to:
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/discuss.asp

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DFreqDEALS - MusicLab's MIDIoverLAN CP

MIDIoverLAN CP is a unique MIDI application that allows you to send and receive MIDI data between different computers that are networked together. For example, this will allow you to use one computer in your studio for composing music, and another computer for running your software synths. MIDIoverLAN CP also lets you use more than one MIDI application on the same computer at the same time without any MIDI interface conflict messages. You can also synchronize two different music applications running on two different computers. MIDIoverLAN CP is one of the most useful MIDI music utilities you will ever own!

For more information, and a special 10% discount, go to:
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/deals.asp

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DFreqNEWS - DVD Tutorials, Vocal Workouts, Reason Tips

Some of the latest music technology news:

DreamSpring DVD Tutorials Reveal Secrets of Success
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/newsinfo.asp?NewsID=2645

Mix It Like A Record - Interactive Mixing Course
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/newsinfo.asp?NewsID=2620

S.M.A.R.T. Guide to Producing Music with Samples, Loops, and MIDI
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/newsinfo.asp?NewsID=2692

Vocal Workouts for the Contemporary Singer
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/newsinfo.asp?NewsID=2691

Propellerhead Reason Tips and Tricks
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/newsinfo.asp?NewsID=2679

Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/newsinfo.asp?NewsID=2674

Novation ReMOTE SL25 USB MIDI Keyboard
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/newsinfo.asp?NewsID=2669

Antares AVOX Vocal Plug-In Suite
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/newsinfo.asp?NewsID=2655

Rolling Stones A Bigger Bang - New CD and World Tour
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/newsinfo.asp?NewsID=2644

For more of the latest music technology news, go to:
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/news.asp

Also be sure to check out all the great consumer and small business technology news over at:
http://www.newtechreview.com/newtechreview/

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DFreqARTICLES - Recording, SoundFonts, Mastering, Sound Programming

Some of the latest music technology articles:

Creating the Right Recording Environment
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/article.asp?ID=36

Using SoundFonts in Your Computer Music Studio
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/article.asp?ID=32

Audio Mastering Basics - An Introduction to Mastering
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/article.asp?ID=33

Audio Mastering - A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering Your Recordings
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/article.asp?ID=35

Audio Mastering Advice from Professional Engineers
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/article.asp?ID=34

Introduction to Software Synthesizers
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/article.asp?ID=28

The Basics of Synthesis and Sound Programming
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/article.asp?ID=30

Add More Boom to your Bass with Sound Forge
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/article.asp?ID=6

For more of the latest music technology articles, go to:
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/articles.asp

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DFreqDOWNLOADS - Arpeggiators, Drum synth, Audio Editor and more.

Some of the latest music technology downloads:

AnalogX Audio Arpeggiator (Free)
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/download.asp?ID=24

AnalogX MIDI Arpeggiator (Free)
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/download.asp?ID=23

MIDIoz Software MIDIoz Arp Lite Arpeggiator Effect (Free)
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/download.asp?ID=22

LoftSoft cesSynth5 VST2 Drum Synth (Free)
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/download.asp?ID=21

LoftSoft cesSynth2 VST2 Drawbar Organ Simulation Synth (Free)
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/download.asp?ID=20

LoftSoft cesSynth1 VST2 Analog Synth (Free)
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/download.asp?ID=19

Direct Logic Systems CoverPro CD/DVD Label Software (Demo)
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/download.asp?ID=18

Acon Digital Media Acoustica Audio Editor (Demo)
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/download.asp?ID=17

Elemental Audio Systems Inspector Spectrum Analyzer Plug-In (Free)
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/download.asp?ID=16

For more of the latest music technology downloads, go to:
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/downloads.asp

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DFreqFINISH - Do You Have The Right To Backup Your Media?

Thanks for reading another issue of Digifreq! We've been having an interesting discussion about copyrights, laws and the right to be able to backup media content. I urge you to join us and lend your voice to the topic:
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/discussdetail.asp?TopicID=8548

In the meantime, please keep spreading the word about DigiFreq. I really appreciate all your help and support!

Thanks!
Scott
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/

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