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Scott R. Garrigus' DigiFreq(TM) - Cakewalk SONAR X1 Power

ISSN: 1531-6505; Issue 40
Music technology downloads, news, articles, reviews, tips and tutorials for home recording and professional musicians. Over 21,000 readers can't be wrong!

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SCOTT'S NOTES - Cakewalk SONAR X1 Power! Now Available

Cakewalk users rejoice! The ultimate information resource for Cakewalk's SONAR X1 is now available. But before we get to that, here's what else you'll find in this issue... articles (Propellerhead Reason tips, background vocals, audio compression, song structure), free downloads (IntelliScore, AutoGun, Frohmage, Effect Chainer, MIDI drum loops), news (Tascam, Native Instruments, Cakewalk, Musicrow, Blue Cat Audio), discussions (Gary Moore, music theory, music notation, Auralex Mopad), reviews (SampleMoog, SampleTank, Audition 3), music (Mario Gordon), videos (Celemony Melodyne, Cakewalk V-Studio 700, Sweetwater Creation Station) and more!

SONAR X1 Power!
Yes, the SONAR X1 Power! book is finally here. If you find yourself struggling with Cakewalk's latest incarnation of the SONAR music sequencing software, you can now rest easy. SONAR X1 Power! will walk you through all of the new features and changes in SONAR X1, and oh boy are there a lot of changes. The entire interface and workflow in SONAR X1 has been reimagined. The changes are so drastic that even seasoned SONAR users are having some difficultly in finding all the features. No longer!

Covering SONAR X1 Producer, Studio and Essential, Sonar X1 Power! is the ninth edition of the best-selling Sonar Power book series providing detailed training for Cakewalk's Sonar X1 music recording software. Written for both new users and veteran upgraders alike, Sonar X1 Power! walks you through all of the features of the software with step-by-step instructions and exercises. Some of the new features covered include: the new global Smart Tools; the media, plug-in, and synth Browser; the enhanced track Inspector; the MultiDock tabbed window view; the Control Bar global toolbar; Screensets; new workflow in all the views (Track, Piano Roll, Staff, etc.); plus the new features from SONAR 8.5 are also covered; and more.

You can find more information, a table of contents, video supplements, corrections for the SONAR X1b update, and discount purchase links at: garrigus.com?PowerBooks.

Thanks for All the 5-Star Amazon Reviews
I want to give a special thanks to all those who have posted nice reviews about my SONAR 8 Power! book over at Amazon. Thanks to: Barry, gray36, Bricescreek "Mike", Deano, Randall A. Morter, Rickbass, R. S. Ross, Janko, Michael Stone, Mary Bedford, Frederic Gelinas, Hilton J. Day, Stephen Perry, Anthony L. Davillo, S. Smith, Troy Christianson, Matthew Critchlow, John J. Sienkiewicz, A. Williams, Bryce Dickerson, ScarletGenius, and Lance. Thanks very much! I appreciate your support.

And now I need some nice reviews of my SONAR X1 Power! book. If you have already purchased SONAR X1 Power! and would like to post a nice review on Amazon, please visit my Power Books site and click on the SONAR X1 Power! link. Then click one of the order purchase links to get to the Amazon book page. Once there, scroll down to Customer Reviews and click the Create Your Own Review button. Thanks!

Thanks so much for reading DigiFreq! Now let's get this issue started... Enjoy!


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DFreqMUSIC - Finding My Way by Mario Gordon

"Finding My Way" is Mario's first smooth jazz solo CD. It represents his journey from way back when to here and now. Mario creatively wrote, arranged and produced all 11 songs on Finding My Way. This CD contains a variety of musical styles: a few old school funk/soul jams, a lot of soulful sax playing and even a couple of vocal tunes to round out the set. Lovers of the smooth jazz format should find more than a few favorites here.

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DFreqNEWS - Tascam, Traktor, Acoustica, Rex Guitar, SONAR X1A and X1B, iZotope Nectar

Some of the latest music technology news:

Cakewalk Announces Free SONAR X1B Update for SONAR X1 Producer, Studio, and Essential Customers

TASCAM DR-07mkII Adds New Mics, Great Sound - Update to Best-Selling Portable Recorder

Native Instruments Announces the next TRAKTOR Generation - DJ Software and Hardware

Acon Digital Media Releases Acoustica 5 Audio Editing and Mastering Solution - Get 10% off!

Propellerhead Releases Dr. Octo Rex Guitar Collection - a Free Guitar Loop Library for Reason

Cakewalk Music Software Updates SONAR X1 with Free X1a Patch

Musicrow Updates Golden Ensembles Pack for Reaktor to v2.35 and Introduces the DigiFreak - Get 10% off!

Blue Cat Audio Updates Audio Analysis Plug-ins - Blue Cat's Analysis Pack - Get 10% off!

iZotope Now Shipping Nectar: Complete Vocal Suite - New Vocal Processing Plug-in

Groove Monkee Releases Rock Essentials 2 MIDI Drum Loop Library - Get 10% off!

Precisionsound Releases Sonic Laboratory Sound Effects 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 - SampleMoog, SampleTank 2.5, Audition 3

Some of the latest music technology reviews:

IK Multimedia SampleMoog - the Moog Synth Anthology

IK Multimedia SampleTank 2.5 XL Sample Workstation

Adobe Audition 3

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 - Gary Moore, Music Theory, Music Notation, Auralex Mopad, Cakewalk Synth

Some of the latest technology discussions:

Gary Moore Sad Death

music theory - Changing key

music notation - saving notation

Cakewalk SONAR - Crash problem

Cakewalk Sonar Dropouts update from PAQ

Auralex Mopad Question

Cakewalk synth tts-1 no sound

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

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DFreqARTICLES - Propellerhead Reason Tips, Background Vocals, Audio Compression

Some of the latest music technology articles:

Propellerhead Reason Tips - The Combinator (Part 2)

Propellerhead Reason Subtractor Synth - Using Envelopes (Part 2)

Creating and Editing Multitrack Background Vocals

Setup Suggestions for Audio Compression and Limiting

Creating a Song Structure Using Sample Loops

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

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DFreqTIPS - Cakewalk SONAR and Sony Sound Forge Quick Tips

Some of the latest music technology tips:

Sony Sound Forge Scripting - Applying Multiple Effects

Cakewalk Sonar Quick Tips - Part 1

Sony Sound Forge Quick Tips - Part 1

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

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DFreqDOWNLOADS - IntelliScore, Autogun, Frohmage, EffectChainer, MIDI Drum Loops

Some of the latest music technology downloads:

IntelliScore Ensemble Audio-to-MIDI Converter (Windows - Demo)

Image Line Autogun VSTi Synthesizer (Windows - Free)

Ohm Force Frohmage Filter FX Plug-In (Mac/Windows - Free)

Acon Digital Media EffectChainer Virtual FX Rack (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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DFreqVIDEOS - Celemony Melodyne, Cakewalk V-Studio 700, Sweetwater Creation Station

Some of the latest music technology videos:

Sweetwater Creation Station rackXT DAW PC Inside Look

Cakewalk SONAR V-Studio 700 Unboxing

Sweetwater Creation Station rackXT DAW PC Unboxing

Celemony Melodyne Direct Note Access: Behind the Scenes (Part 2)

Celemony Melodyne Direct Note Access: Behind the Scenes (Part 1)

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

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DFreqFINISH - Sign Up for the DigiFreq Forums!

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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