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Scott R. Garrigus' DigiFreq(TM) - Musician's Holiday Gift Guide 2005
ISSN: 1531-6505; Issue 25
Music technology downloads, news, articles, reviews, tips and tutorials for home recording and professional musicians. Over 17,000 readers can't be wrong!

WHAT READERS SAY...
"I would just like to say Thank You for providing the excellent free CDex software in the free Downloads section of your web site. There is always a wealth of information on your site. I really enjoy logging on and seeing what's new in the computer music world. Once again, thank's very much!" - Terry White

For free music technology software downloads, go to:
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/downloads.asp

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Scott's Notes - Musician's Holiday Gift Guide 2005

The 2005 holiday shopping season has begun. Want to know what the musicians in your life are looking for this holiday season? DigiFreq has done the research for you. Check out our master list of this season's most sought after products. From new product releases, popular gift ideas, all-time hot sellers to other unique items, DigiFreq showcases this season's big wish list items in a number of different categories including guitars, bass, microphones, mixers, multi-track recorders, monitors, headphones, computer hardware and software, keyboards, and more!

The Gift Guide is divided into 4 parts. Part 1 covers the following categories: Guitars - Acoustic Guitars, Guitars - Guitar Amps, Guitars - Guitar Effects, Electric Guitars, Bass - Bass Guitars, Bass - Bass Amps, and Bass - Bass Effects. To read Part 1, go to:
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/article.asp?ID=41

Part 2 covers the following categories: Recording - Books & Video Tutorials, Recording - Microphones, Recording - Mixers, Recording - Multi-Track Recorders, Recording - Studio Monitors, and Recording - Headphones. To read Part 2, go to:
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/article.asp?ID=42

Part 3 covers the following categories: Computer Recording - Hardware, and Computer Recording - Software. To read Part 3, go to:
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/article.asp?ID=43

Part 4 covers the following categories: Keyboards - Personal Keyboards, Keyboards - Digital Pianos, Keyboards - Synthesizers, Keyboards - Electronic Drum Pads, Keyboards - Keyboard Controllers, Keyboards - Samplers, Live Sound - Live PA Systems, Live Sound - Wireless Microphones, and Live Sound - DJ Packages. To read Part 4, go to:
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/article.asp?ID=44


So if you're looking for some cool gifts for the musicians in your life, the DigiFreq Musician's Holiday Gift Guide 2005 has got you covered. Happy Holidays!

Thanks for your support! Enjoy the rest of this issue...

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

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DFreqCONTEST - Sound Forge 8

The Sony Sound Forge 8 contest is still underway.

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 - Headphones, Effects, Guitars, CD Printers

Some of the latest music technology discussions:

What Kind of Headphones?
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/discussdetail.asp?TopicID=8634

How to Use Reverb or Delay Effects?
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/discussdetail.asp?TopicID=8669

Acoustic Guitar Pickups / Mics
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/discussdetail.asp?TopicID=8673

Creating My Own Music Web Site?
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/discussdetail.asp?TopicID=8632

Finding A Cheap Audio Compressor
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/discussdetail.asp?TopicID=8611

One Large Computer Screen or Two Separate Ones?
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/discussdetail.asp?TopicID=8644

Finding a CD Label Printer
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/discussdetail.asp?TopicID=8242

Edirol UA-25 or a Regular Sound Card?
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/discussdetail.asp?TopicID=8609

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 - Vocal Bundle, Symphonic Orchestra, CD Baby

Some of the latest music technology news:

Waves Vocal Bundle Includes Tuning and Breath Removal Features
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/newsinfo.asp?NewsID=2755

Marantz Latest Direct to Compact Flash Digital Recording Technology
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/newsinfo.asp?NewsID=2750

EastWest Symphonic Orchestra Professional XP (Expansion) Released
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/newsinfo.asp?NewsID=2743

CD Baby Brings Independent Music Albums to BestBuy
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/newsinfo.asp?NewsID=2735

First International Digital irock! 5.1 Surround Sound USB Headphones
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/newsinfo.asp?NewsID=2731

The Contemporary Singer: Elements of Vocal Technique
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/newsinfo.asp?NewsID=2720

Pantomime Music Publications The Essential Secrets of Songwriting
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/newsinfo.asp?NewsID=2707

Piano For Preschoolers - Fun New Way for Kids to Learn Piano
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/newsinfo.asp?NewsID=2726

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 - Internet Audio, DVD-Audio & Recording, Effects

Some of the latest music technology articles:

Musician's Holiday Gift Guide 2005
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/article.asp?ID=41

Preparing Audio for the Internet with Sound Forge
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/article.asp?ID=40

DVD Recording - A Comprehensive Guide
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/article.asp?ID=39

DVD-Audio Basics - What You Need to Know
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/article.asp?ID=38

Routing Audio Signals to Effects for Optimal Sound
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/article.asp?ID=27

Introduction to Analog Synthesis
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/article.asp?ID=29

Using Compression and Compressors for Audio Recording
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/article.asp?ID=20

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

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DFreqTIPS - Doppler, MIDI Controller Messages, Vocals

Some of the latest music technology tips:

Create a Doppler Sound Effect with Sound Forge
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/tip.asp?ID=8

Converting MIDI Controller Messages with Cakewalk's Sonar or Steinberg's Cubase
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/tip.asp?ID=7

Vary Your Vocals with Special Effects
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/tip.asp?ID=6

Extracting the Lead Vocal
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/tip.asp?ID=5

Eliminating the Lead Vocal
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/tip.asp?ID=4

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

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DFreqDOWNLOADS - Lossless Audio, Audio-to-MIDI, Drum Software

Some of the latest music technology downloads:

Monkey's Audio Lossless Audio File Compressor (Windows - Free)
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/download.asp?ID=30

Leaf Digital leafDrums Drum Machine Software (Windows - Shareware)
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/download.asp?ID=29

Araki Software AmazingMIDI Audio-to-MIDI Converter (Windows - Free)
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/download.asp?ID=28

Rayzoon Jamstix Virtual Drummer VST Instrument (Windows - Demo)
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/download.asp?ID=27

d-lusion Drumstation Drum Sequencing Software (Free)
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/download.asp?ID=26

DrumFlow - Powerful Drum Sequencer (Free)
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/download.asp?ID=25

Kjaerhus Audio Classic Reverb Effect Plug-In (Free)
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/download.asp?ID=13

Fat-Ass Edge Subharmonic Bass Enhancer Effect Plug-In (Free)
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/download.asp?ID=15

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

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DFreqFINISH - Building a New Audio PC?

Thanks for reading another issue of Digifreq! If you're building a new audio PC and wondering what components you should get, you might want to check out this topic: http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/discussdetail.asp?TopicID=8553

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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