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Scott R. Garrigus' DigiFreq(TM) - MusicTechShop and More

ISSN: 1531-6505; Issue 37
Music technology downloads, news, articles, reviews, tips and tutorials for home recording and professional musicians. Over 20,000 readers can't be wrong!

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Scott's Notes - MusicTechShop and More
In this issue, you'll find the following... articles (Bass Boom, V-Vocal, AudioSnap, ACID Loops, SD2), free downloads (Blue Cat Pack, Shaker Maker, Acoustica, Inspector), news (RX, Live 7, Max/MSP, FL Studio 8, SampleTron, Garritan), discussions (iLoK, ProTools, Melodyne, SampleTron, E-MU, Comping), reviews (Adobe Audition 3, EastWest PLAY, EastWest Gypsy), music (The Children, Fragile Syndrome, Last Of Windsor). And you could win a free Vocal Trainer package from SoundTech!

Did you know that our sibling publication, NewTechReview, also runs contests? Yes! And they are free to enter, just like the contests here at DigiFreq. While the prizes are different, you can at least double your chances of winning something. So go sign up for the NewTechReview contest at:

I have a limited number of Sonar 7 Power books available that I am selling. These are the only autographed copies available and they will be sold on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to purchase a copy, please drop me an e-mail using this web page:

To keep track of how many are left, just go to this web page (where you will also find a list of some past titles that I have available):

You like to save money, right? You like to get great deals on music gear, right? I know that DigiFreq readers love deals because our Deals program is going strong and growing all the time. But to get you even more great deals, we've built the new MusicTechShop. Go here to check it out and find the best prices on just about anything:

When you enter the shop, you'll see Today's Best Deals displayed and at the bottom of the page, you can click the More Results button to see more of today's great deals. In addition, you can use the Search box at the top of the page to find deals on specific items. For example, type in Cakewalk Sonar to find the best Cakewalk Sonar related deals. Not only that, but if you're looking for something other than music gear, you can also shop for deals on all kinds of other products. To do that, you can either use the Search box or just click on one of the categories listed on the left side of the page. I hope you enjoy the new MusicTechShop!

In previous issues, I gave a special thanks to all those who have posted nice reviews about my books over at Amazon and AmazonUK. The great reviews keep coming in, so additional thanks go to: A Customer and Thomas E. Sullivan.

If you have already purchased my Sonar 6 or Sonar 7 Power books and would like to post a nice review on Amazon, go to:

Sonar 6 Power:

Sonar 7 Power:

Power Books site: http://www.garrigus.com/powerbooks.asp

Thanks for reading DigiFreq! Enjoy the issue...


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DFreqDEALS - 10% off Musicrow, Blue Cat Audio, Groove Monkee, Smart Loops, Acon Digital Media, Groove 3, Precisionsound, and Drums On Demand

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Get 10% off all Drums On Demand products
Featured product: My Co-Writer Vol. 3: Rockin' Blues Jam

Find these (and more) great deals at:

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DFreqMUSIC - The Children, Fragile Syndrome, Last Of Windsor

Some of the latest music listings added to the DigiFreq site:

The Children (The Children)
"Vocal driven, mixing electronic elements with real musicians playing real instruments, The Children creates a deep immersive sonic emotional landscape."

Fragile Syndrome (Fragile Syndrome)
"Borrowing influences from Rammstein, Godsmack, ::Wumpscut:: and others, Fragile Syndrome takes hard rock guitars and fuses it with an electronic/synth presence and tight drumming."

Last Of Windsor (The Bruce of Windsor Project)
"The music reflects influences by The Rolling Stones / The Doors / Lynyrd Skynyd / Van Morrison / Eddie Money / Hootie and Edgar Winter. If you enjoy the music of the groups mentioned you will enjoy the music on this CD."

For more of the latest music listings, go to:

And if you're serious about your music, promote it by submitting it
to DigiFreq today:

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DFreqNEWS - RX, Live 7, Max/MSP, FL Studio 8, SampleTron, Garritan

Some of the latest music technology news:

iZotope Releases RX Audio Restoration Plug-ins

Course Technology Ableton Live 7 Power!: The Comprehensive Guide

Cycling '74 Releases Max/MSP Version 5 - Music Tool Builder

Sound Mixing Tips and Tricks

Image Line Releases FL Studio 8 - Complete Production Environment

IK Multimedia SampleTron Now Shipping

Audio Editing with Adobe Audition, Second Edition

The Garritan Authorized Steinway Virtual Concert Grand Piano

Course Technology Publishes Music Theory for Computer Musicians

Groove Monkee Releases Fusion MIDI Beats Library - Get 10% off!

For more of the latest music technology news, go to:

Also, be sure to check out the latest consumer technology news at:

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DFreqREVIEWS - Adobe Audition 3, EastWest PLAY, EastWest Gypsy

Some of the latest music technology reviews:

Adobe Audition 3

EastWest PLAY Advanced Sample Playback System

EastWest Quantum Leap Gypsy Virtual Instrument

For more of the latest music technology reviews, go to:

Also, for some of the latest consumer technology reviews, go to:

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DFreqDISCUSS - iLoK, ProTools, Melodyne, SampleTron, E-MU, Comping

Some of the latest music technology discussions:

Audio Interface Recommendations

iLoK Zero Down-Time Protection

ProTools M-Powered

Celemony Melodyne?

IK Multimedia SampleTron

Selecting a New MIDI Keyboard

Loading E-MU Patches

Comping - Track Layers Crossfade

To read up on other interesting topics, or to post and get answers to your own questions, go to:

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DFreqARTICLES - Bass Boom, V-Vocal, AudioSnap, ACID Loops, SD2

Some of the latest music technology articles:

Add More Boom to your Bass with Sound Forge

MIDI & Digital Audio Music Sequencer Techniques

Automatically Adjusting Vocal Pitch with Sonar V-Vocal

Using the Cakewalk Sonar Interpolate MIDI Editing Feature

Editing ACID Loop Properties with Sound Forge

Understanding Audio File Formats

Using the Cakewalk Sonar AudioSnap Feature

Using the Cakewalk Session Drummer 2 Virtual Instrument

For more of the latest music technology articles, go to:

Also, be sure to check out the latest consumer technology articles:

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DFreqTIPS - Past Music Technology Tips

There are no new tips for this issue, but there are plenty of past tips to browse in the DigiFreq Tips web site area:


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DFreqDOWNLOADS - Blue Cat Pack, Shaker Maker, Acoustica, Inspector

Some of the latest music technology downloads:

Blue Cat Audio DX/VST FX Plug-in Pack (Windows - Free)

Musicrow Preamp Emulator Virtual Tube FX (Windows - Free)

Musicrow Shaker Maker Virtual Percussion Instrument (Windows - Free)

Acon Digital Media Acoustica Audio Editor (Windows - Demo)

Acon Digital Media EffectChainer Virtual FX Rack (Windows - Free)

Roger Nichols Digital Inspector Spectrum Analyzer Plug-In (Mac/Windows - Free)

Code Audio BeatBurner Sample Synthesizer VSTi (Windows - Free)

Groove Monkee - 300 Free MIDI Drum Loops (Mac/Windows - Free)

For more of the latest music technology downloads, go to:

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DFreqCONTEST - SoundTech Vocal Trainer Package

Congratulations to Reece B and James A for winning the Toontrack EZdrummer contest! (Winners are notified by e-mail).

Reece B says, "I just got my copy of EZD on Wednesday! I've loaded it and played with it some. I can't wait to dig into it more! I am so grateful and excited about winning this contest! I've been telling all my friends!"

James A says, "I just got my EZ Drummer today and I love it! Wow I've never won anything ever in my life. It sure was a pleasure coming home and it was on my doorstep. It's a big step up from the session drummer 2 sounds and quality. Awesome sounds!"

For those of you that didn't win, you can find more information about Toontrack products at:

For the current contest, DigiFreq and SoundTech are giving away some free Vocal Trainer packages! Two lucky winners will each walk away with a SoundTech Vocal Trainer package. Details can be found on the DigiFreq Contest page.

Remember, you have to be a subscriber to be eligible for contests, and as long as you remain a subscriber, you are automatically entered into each contest. For more information go to:

PS. It also doesn't hurt to get a free account over at the DigiFreq Forums: http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/discuss/

NewTechReview Contest: Remember, that our sibling publication also runs contests and signing up there is free too! Go sign up now:

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DFreqFINISH - Sign Up For the DigiFreq Forums Now!

Yes, I know... there are a lot of music and home recording forums available on the Internet, but the DigiFreq Forums are special. Not only am I there every day, we also have a dedicated group of people that are ready to answer your questions.

Yes, I know... you probably already have a favorite forum at which to hang out on a regular basis, but the DigiFreq Forums are special. They are open, friendly, and free of junk or troublemakers.

Suffice it to say... if you're reading the DigiFreq newsletter, but not visiting the Forums, then you are missing out on a big part of the services that DigiFreq provides for you. Go to the forums today and register for your free account:
Register at: http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/discuss/policy.asp

Main Forums page: http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/discuss/

Come on over to hang out, make new friends, and share your thoughts... and of course, get answers to any questions you may have.

Thanks and I'll see you there!


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