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41. Logic Pro 7 Upgrade from Logic
$694.99 $399.99 list($699.99)
42. Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5
$79.99 $78.99 list($99.99)
43. Singing Coach Unlimited
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44. Apple GarageBand Jam Pack 4: Symphony
$74.99 $7.50 list($99.99)
45. Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 Digital
$74.99 $9.70 list($99.99)
46. Nero 6 Ultra Edition All-in-One
$29.99 $19.72
47. Icewind Dale Ultimate Collection
$189.99 list($199.99)
48. Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 Upgrade
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49. Adobe Video Collection Pro 2.5
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50. eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method
51. ADOBE Video Collection 2.5 Standard
$189.99 $148.95 list($269.99)
52. Dramatica Pro 4
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53. Apple Final Cut Pro 5 Upgrade
$59.99 $47.99 list($69.99)
54. Beyond TV 3
$494.99 $135.00 list($499.00)
55. Adobe Illustrator CS2
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56. Pinnacle Studio Plus 9 AV/DV Deluxe
57. CAKEWALK Home Studio 2 ( Windows
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58. E-Jay Hip Hop 5
$289.99 $249.00 list($299.99)
60. Adobe Audition 1.5

41. Logic Pro 7 Upgrade from Logic Pro 6, Logic Platinum and Gold 5,6
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Asin: B00066M0TM
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Apple Computer
Sales Rank: 2248
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  • Complete music studio for musicians, engineers, and producers
  • Advanced audio processing and world-class MIDI sequencing
  • New instruments and effects; state-of-the-art loop composition tools
  • More processing power using networked Macs
  • Compose, record, edit, and mix music in any studio environment

42. Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5
list price: $699.99
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Asin: B00021XIZQ
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Adobe
Sales Rank: 2078
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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  • Auto-color adjustment improves image quality with Photoshop-style filters
  • Bezier keyframe controls for natural, elegant-looking effects with spline-based tools
  • Meet professional production standards with support for importing, editing, and delivering HD content
  • Access plug-ins directly from After Effects or within Premiere Pro, for outstanding visual effects
  • Simple clipboard tools let you copy & paste between Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars To bad for Mac users Pro 1.5 is simply wonderful.
If you are using 6.5 or below, why? Now is the time to upgrade!*

I love the new Pro interface and with Win XP's effortless multiple monitor support I'm in heaven. The features added in Pro 1.5 make it a worthwhile upgrade: project management tools, Panasonic 24P/24PA support, Bézier keyframe controls, effects favorites (AWESOME), HiDef (HDTV) support, auto-color adjustment (Pro 1.0 has some great color support too, but it's a no brainer now), project-ready Photoshop files (great for a WYSIWYG in Photoshop 7.0 and above - helps greatly with pixel aspect ratio issues), After Effects plug-in compatibility, After Effects clipboard support (have not used this yet, Discreet Combustion user :) ), AAF (Advanced Authoring Format, for some compatibility with AVID), Windows Media 9 export from the timeline (supports HDTV-720P-1080i) - WM9(VC-9) is part of the new HD-DVD spec coming soon to an outlet near you. You can also configure your keyboard hotkeys quickly to comform to Final Cut Pro 4.0 or AVID Xpress DV 3.5.

* WARNING - You must have SSE chip support and Windows XP. For AMD users this means you must have a Athlon XP or 'higher' chip.

If you are not upgrading but buying new get the Adobe Video Collection Standard it is only $200 more and is WORTH IT. If you are upgrading don't upgrade to AVC just upgrade to Pro 1.5. Buy a new AVC so you can have 2 licenses of Premiere Pro dirt cheap. ... Read more

43. Singing Coach Unlimited
list price: $99.99
our price: $79.99
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Asin: B0006SE5BQ
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Carry-A-Tune Technologies
Sales Rank: 342
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • Imports MIDI's; microphone headset included
  • 20-lesson singing tutorial with real-time pitch recognition technology
  • Automatically adjusts songs to specific vocal range; sheet music view
  • Edit songs or compose new songs with compose mode
  • Learn to sing with proper breathing and posture; measure performance

Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome product!!!
I bought this product for my daughter who has wanted to improve her singing skills. She wants to be an actress. It has helped not only her singing skills but also her confidence when it comes to singing. In addition to be very educational it was also alot of fun.

5-0 out of 5 stars Singing for joy!
I'm very enthusiastic about this product. Not only has Singing Coach Unlimited improve my awful singing, but it's just such a fun product to use. Since I bought it, me and my friends gather at least once a week (we call it our karaoke night)and just have such an awesome time competing for the best scores. Soon I will be entering a talent show at my high school, thanks to Singing Coach I feel confident that my performance will get lots of cheers!

5-0 out of 5 stars Band player that couldn't sing
Singing Coach Unlimited is a great product, and I give it two thumbs up. I have always grown up with music in my family and I can play my Tuba great, but when it comes to singing my wife would say I'm no Elvis. I purchased this product to improve my singing secretly so that I could impress my wife at our anniversary. After practicing and practicing I felt and heard a dramatic change in my voice. And when I sung, "When a man loves a woman" to my wife I actually saw tears of joy as she had heard my newfound voice. When she asked me if I had hired a vocal coach I said no honey, I purchased singing coach unlimited and now we are both hooked on the software.

3-0 out of 5 stars Software needs improvement
The concept of this program is excellent, however there are some serious shortcomings in the software.Once you enter a song in the compose mode and then go into the sing mode and sing with it you can no longer go back to the compose mode to edit the song with out changing it's title.Also if you enter a song in a given key, save it, there is no option to allow you to open it up in the original key - the program automatically changes the key to fit your voice and if that's not where you want it, the onus is on you to remember the key in which you entered it if you want to reset it back to that key.An extensive tutorial would be a welcome improvement.

5-0 out of 5 stars Singing Coach
Singing Coach Unlimited is a great product.My girlfriend tends to make fun of my singing in the car and claims I've ruined many songs for her.Well since I bought the product, she thinks my singing has improved and I'm no longer ruining songs for her.I enjoy the easy format that the software enables and the ability to download songs from the online store.My little sister likes the cartoon characters and finds them very entertaining.Although I've only had the product for a few weeks, I think my singing has improved greatly.I would recommend this program for the singer in us all. ... Read more

44. Apple GarageBand Jam Pack 4: Symphony Orchestra (Mac)
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Asin: B0007GCYC4
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Apple Computer
Sales Rank: 1297
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

With the newest member of the Jam Pack family you can conduct your own orchestra with new sounds for GarageBand, Logic, and Soundtrack. Create lush symphonic music with this collection of software instruments and loops, including strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion, piano, and more. From classical compositions to Hollywood-style scores to rock and hip-hop textures, with Jam Pack 4: Symphony Orchestra, you are the conductor.

(Jam Pack 4: Symphony Orchestra does not require Jam Pack 1, 2, or 3)


  • Over 2000 Apple Loops:Build orchestral themes using over 2000 prerecorded loops in different styles and tempos, including symphonic, chamber, and solo performances. Or use loops individually to enhance songs in any genre.
  • Strings:Conduct an orchestral string section including first and second violins, violas, cellos, and double basses. Control the dynamics and expression of each instrument, as well as articulations such as staccato, tremolo, and trills.
  • Brass and Woodwinds:Arrange woodwind and brass sections with flutes, oboes, French horns, trumpets, trombones, tubas, and more. Play solo instruments or entire sections for a fuller sound. You can even control the playing style of individual instruments.
  • Keyboards and Percussion:Play new keyboards, including full church organs, a Steinway Piano, and harpsichord. Or enhance your song using a wide selection of pitched and unpitched percussion instruments including timpani, bells, gongs, celesta, xylophone, marimba, and more.
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  • Compatible with Logic Express 7, Logic Pro 7, and Soundtrack
  • Software instruments and loops for creating lush symphonic music
  • Strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion, piano, and more
  • Over 2,000 pre-recorded Apple loops in different styles and tempos
  • From classical compositions to Hollywood-style scores to hip-hop textures

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars garageband
This is so cool! I really recommend it. It is so fun to make your own music with this program. It has all kinds of genres and all kinds of instruments. When you start making a song it is so fun that you can't stop. This a really fun passtime.
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45. Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 Digital Media Suite
list price: $99.99
our price: $74.99
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Asin: B0001BG1NI
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Roxio
Sales Rank: 18
Average Customer Review: 3.58 out of 5 stars
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  • Includes PhotoSuite 7, VideoWave 7, Napster 2.0, and Easy CD & DVD Creator
  • Organize with Media Manager; password-protect and encrypt private data
  • Transform still photos with stunning pan and zoom effects
  • Take complete control of video with advanced timeline editing tools
  • Produce professional-looking VCDs, SVCDs, or DVDs

Reviews (93)

5-0 out of 5 stars Must Have Product for Digital Video and Digital Camera Users
Easy Media Creator 7 integrates several full-featured applications together to create a software suite with a consistent user experience. In no time, I was using it and creating projects with it. I use Creator Classic all the time to burn data and music to CD and DVD and appreciate the automated backup feature. Even though I use those features all the time, I really bought Media Creator 7 for all the great digital media creation tools.

Photosuite is a wonderful photo-editing product. Since I am a casual point and shoot digital photographer, I use the autofix option all the time to clean up my pictures, plus of course the red eye removal tool and the clone tool (to remove the date/time stamp I forgot to turn off in some of my pictures). I use VideoWave to transfer/capture my video to my PC, and then edit it down to remove unwanted video clips. I also use it to add text using different fonts, styles and effects, plus add transitions between clips, and background sound tracks. When complete, I then send the output to DVDBuilder for authoring to DVD.

I could go on and on how I use it, but the bottom line, this product is outstanding. It is loaded with excellent features and is a must have product for transforming your digital content to marvelous DVD movies or slide shows.

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to Use, Great Features and for the Price it's a Bargain
Easy Media Creator 7 offers an easy to learn and understand interface that enables you to quickly use any of the applications that make up this integrated software suite. My daughter just graduated from high school and this weekend I created a video comprised of digital photos and video clips, select music, transitions, titles, etc. all blended together of all the events this past month leading up to graduation. I am so proud of my daughter but also have great pride and sense of accomplishment in what I just did by creating a great looking video that I burned to DVD.

Roxio provides many materials to help you find all the answers, such as how-to video tutorials, and PDF user guides. The Roxio web site knowledgebase also helps you find answers to any questions, and if you still need help, I found their tech support email responses were quick, only taking 1-2 days to get answers.

I recommend this product for people at all levels.

5-0 out of 5 stars CD and DVD Media Creation Just Got Easy
Creator 7 has so many great features and capabilities that I suggest you do as I did and read the many pro reviews that thoroughly put the program through its paces. For me, my favorite and most frequently used component is storyboard, which enabled me to combine digital photos, video clips, and songs into a slideshow. It has creative features that include the ability to add transitions, titles, and a narration track. Then using the DVDbuilder component, I can create VCDs or DVDs to master my slideshow creation to disc. Overall, this is a great product for anyone dabbling or serious about working with digital media.

5-0 out of 5 stars Recommend it to everyone
Installed fine on my XP system, although it was a slow process. Nice interface and the tutorials and help files made it easy to learn. Use Creator classic, Photosuite Videowave and DVDbuilder all the time and everything has worked flawlessly. Haven't used all the other features yet, but its nice to know they're there when needed. What a deal - all these features for the low cost.

5-0 out of 5 stars works great after upgrade
had problems out of box ( mostly with DVD-r burning ) but after a 53MB download from website it's working great. Very easy to use compaired to others I've tried (U-lead, Movie maker). Tutorials are weak, more of an overview of what you can do than a how to, but help files are good. Great product for the money! ... Read more

46. Nero 6 Ultra Edition All-in-One Digital Media Solution
list price: $99.99
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Asin: B00028CBHU
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Ahead Software
Sales Rank: 99
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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  • CD/DVD burning suite with a complete set of media tools
  • All-in-one solution to data, audio, video, photo, and backup
  • Make a photo CD, slide show, or DVD from home videos
  • Playback digital media files; archive song collection in MP3
  • Backup personal data; legally recode DVDs

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars All in one IS the best way to describe this!
I think it's an excellent software for burning CDs and DVDs. I enjoy using all the applications and Nero StartSmart chooses which application would work best for me automatically. Very user friendly and fun to use! ... Read more

47. Icewind Dale Ultimate Collection
list price: $29.99
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Asin: B00009ECGH
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Interplay
Sales Rank: 1040
Average Customer Review: 3.83 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (6)

2-0 out of 5 stars Boring and Tedious
Sure, the graphics and sound ARE nice, but this game is very linear and very forgiving- too forgiving. You can save and reload just about constantly, so long as there aren't monsters nearby and things are made kinda dummy-proof so you can't make any significant mistakes. As a result, I never really felt like I was taking much of a chance doing anything. The dialogue is mostly a matter of clicking responses until you can't click anymore and there's not much bad consequence to clicking them in any ol' order. There's really only one path through the different areas of the game and nothing ever respawns. You can also adjust the difficulty levels from very easy to very difficult but the experience and treasure don't adjust accordingly. This means if a fight is too tough after a couple reloads you can make it very easy and still get the same rewards you would have gotten when it was hard. Maybe I'm just a little jaded from playing online games like Everquest for so long. In online, realtime games with other humans playing around you there is much more of an unpredictable, and more importantly uncontrolable, and much more exciting environment to play in. I got so bored with this that I actually stopped playing while close to completing the very last area of the game. I just didn't care anymore. This game requires very little thinking or strategizing.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Package
Great game, very enjoyable with many features. Character creation is awesome, with good implementation of D&D guidelines. Lots of fun to play, very lengthy. The replay value is raised by the amazing variety of choices during character creation. I had no technical issues with the game running Windows XP with a 2.4 ghz, 256mb ram, and 64mb video card.

5-0 out of 5 stars Better than Baldur's Gate!!!
These games are virtually the same as the Baldur's Gate games, only you get to create ALL of your characters, making for a pretty crazy squad

4-0 out of 5 stars Solid Game for RPGers
I have played D and D since college, and Icewind Dale is the closest experience to a D&D game I have had in 20 years. The characters are developable and fun, the game is challlenging and forgiving, and this package contains the strategy guides. If you are like me, and have a life outside of gaming--GET THE STRATEGY GUIDE! It makes the game SO much more playable. I have just started the HOW module, and it is good.


5-0 out of 5 stars Ultimate vs Regular Details
I was inspired to write this after a review for the Icewind Dale Collection (thank you!). When I pre-ordered it, there was no information regarding the contents of THIS package on the Amazon site, only the Regular complete collection, so I looked around for these missing details.
According to the Interplay Store, this package, differing from the Icewind Dale Collection, includes:

"Icewind Dale ™,
Icewind Dale ™: Heart of Winter,
Icewind Dale ™II,
The soundtrack for Icewind Dale,
Bonus CDs, including Icewind Dale and Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter strategy guides, an additional level, and a set of 4 character portraits from Icewind Dale II."

The game play is much the same as that of the Baldur's Gate Series, with minor helpful additions, like being able to right-click on any quick slot to get a spell/item shortcut, and then right-clicking on the quick button you want, and then right-clicking once again on the item you wish to place there. One drawback is that this selects the item or activates the spell. A handy way to deactivate this is to right click just ONE more time!
The character portraits are simply gorgeous, and the paper-doll views more traditional (I did not enjoy the cartoony ones in BG2). I love that the player can put 4 sets of weapons into the weapons slots, and can have a bow equipped in one set and have a sword and shield in the next set. Not realistic, but if we imagine that items are strapped to the sides of the characters, it's more believable.
Very fun to play. Good story line so far. ... Read more

48. Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 Upgrade from version 6.5 and prior
list price: $199.99
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Asin: B00021XHTI
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Adobe
Sales Rank: 1141
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  • Nonlinear video editing software with unparalleled Adobe integration
  • Powerful real-time video and audio editing tools
  • Multiple, nestable timelines; advanced color correction
  • Support for HD content and leading video media
  • Extensive video and audio format support; AAF and EDL support

49. Adobe Video Collection Pro 2.5 - Premier Pro 1.5, After Effects Pro 6.5, Audition 1.5, Encore DVD 1.5, Photoshop CS
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Asin: B00021XHVG
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Adobe
Sales Rank: 1752
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  • Comprehensive toolset for Windows-based video production
  • Create stunning motion graphics and visual effects
  • Produce quality audio and author-interactive, multi-language DVDs
  • Deliver professional results for film, video, DVD, or the Web
  • Premiere Pro; Audition; Encore DVD; After Effects Pro; Photoshop CS

50. eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method Volume 1
list price: $59.99
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Asin: B0000C4M1W
Catlog: Software
Publisher: eMedia
Sales Rank: 146
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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  • Powerful piano learning toolset
  • Interactive feedback when using MIDI-connected keyboard
  • Over 300 step-by-step lessons with 70 video demonstrations
  • Develop sight reading, ear training, finger technique and more
  • Over 100 songs included

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great product
I was completely new to music when I bought this set (CD-ROM and keyboard). I think it is great. It walks you through the basics and when you start playing the music has numbers on it that match up to your fingers (1-5) so you can play as you get the hang of reading music. Gradually they remove some of the numbers so your music reading skills improve.

The software grades your playing with a percentage score, and gives you details on your errors (if you want them).

Also, it includes short videos of a person playing piano so you can see proper posture and such. Each song comes with (optional) accompaniment, which can make it funner to play (especially with the simple songs).

The keyboard that comes with it (optional) has a solid feel, and is touch-sensitive (pressing harder plays louder). The keyboard plugs into the joystick port (probably on your sound card).

5-0 out of 5 stars quality product
I got this product yesterday and started to learn by it.
after browsing it and using it for the first 17 lessons this is my impression.
what you get in this product is 100% of quality content and less emphasize on look and graphics.
and if you want to learn playing the keyboard, so the quality of the teaching is more important then other features.

the teacher leading the instruction process using video clips and audio tracks, is Irma Justicia MA which is a experienced piano teacher.
after 17 lessons i fell in love with her .it feels just lilke i'm in a real lesson with her.
for my non proffesinal impression this product is good for absolute beginners to the intermediate level.
it is also said on the product that it is volume 1 so probably they are going to issue more products in this piano keyboard line just as they done with the guitar.

cause of the simplicity of the graphics you can use it on any computer,old and new.
but still you get many sophisticated features like interactive feedback using midi cable.

for summary ...GOOD WORK. ... Read more

51. ADOBE Video Collection 2.5 Standard ( Windows )

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Asin: B00021XJ5K
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Adobe
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52. Dramatica Pro 4
list price: $269.99
our price: $189.99
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Asin: B00004TYCR
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Write Brothers
Sales Rank: 1538
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Aspiring and seasoned writers take note: gone are the days of handwritten note cards, extensive plot revisions, and hand cramps. Dramatica Pro promises to be your writing coach, your secretary, your guide, and even your therapist as you develop sharp, focused storylines together.

Getting started in Dramatica Pro as a beginning user is intuitive and easy. In the StoryGuide segment, there are three levels of story forming, and we tried out the most advanced (which is estimated to take three to four days of work). Dramatica Pro comes with 32,768 potential "storyforms," all of which incorporate structural, thematic, and dynamic elements of your story. After answering about a dozen of the multiple-choice Dramatica Query System questions, we were able to decide on one storyform. For those that choose not to pursue the multiple-choice route, there is also the Story Engine, which allows for a more holistic and freeform method of sketching out your basic story.

One thing you'll notice right off is the unique language of Dramatica Pro. While many terms--motivation, pursuit, antagonist--will be familiar to most writers, there are a number of terms that are used in specific relation to Dramatica Pro's capabilities. Fortunately, at each stage of the story-creation process, there are a number of help buttons (such as Explain, Theory, Usage, and Context) that provide further definition of terms and their usage. And after a few sessions, we found ourselves thinking about "signposts," "journeys," the four "throughlines," and other features that bring a story into focus.

Dramatica Pro's main desktop is the portal for allstory-building activity. Its 12 tiles present users with options for developing just about every aspect, from character creation and polishing, to plot-progression charts and reports on your progress and story. Because Dramatica Pro does not try to be a word processing application, every nook and cranny is filled with developmental prowess to help hone your skills while discovering your story.

One aspect of the application that we appreciated was the opportunity for writer growth. After becoming familiar with the application's interface, we were able to use Dramatica Pro's Story Engine and Story Points to access our story's "master controls" without all the exposition and explanation. Also, Dramatica Pro offers a Brainstorming command that allows the program to intelligently tweak your storyform into something new should you experience writer's block.

Overall, Dramatica Pro is a great resource for writers. By enabling you to focus more on your stories and less on the mechanics of storytelling, you'll feel empowered to try new things and explore your creativity. --Emilie Dirks ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A very sophisticated approach to story development
Dramatica provides a tool to use the most sophisticated story model ever developed. The dramatica model is surprisingly general and adds quite a bit of force to your story without constricting creative freedom. Some structures, like a ladder, provide more freedom, not less, and Dramatica's structure is like that.

If the idea of following the dramatica story model still seems formulaic to you, you are free to tweak it or change it as much as you want, or even use it's best ideas to form your own model. The point is that a sophisticated model produces a sophisticated story.

The software is actually quite easy to use. The hard part is learning the model, because it is quite sophisticated. It will take a few weeks to get it, and probably a couple of tries to make it really work well for you. You can also get help from the community of dramatica users on the internet, who are supportive and friendly.

If you're the kind of author to employ both a creative and analytical side to your craft, you will learn to love this tool. You'll hate how hard it makes you work, exploring every nook and cranny of your story in new ways, but you'll love the result as it pushes you into forming characters and plot rich with dramatic tension, thematic development, and thorough development of your story.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very useful tool.
Dramatica is a way to organise your thoughts about theme, plot-theme, and characters into a story form as opposed to something that isn't.

Using its own terminology allied to templates, the user is required to fill in a set of questionnaires, which act as the input from which their story is distilled. This can be amended at will if the user feels that they are being too boxed in.

The end result is more easily managed than stacks of cards and papers. It can also be easily shared with other Dramatica users by distributing files across the internet to each other (given that version sync isn't an issue).

It's like having a collaborator in front of you all the time - if needed - with regard to the structure, but won't be of any help with poor prose, prose-style, bad dialogue, lack of motivation or any other essential aspects that the writer would need to know about. A badly written story, which is bang-on structurally, as far as Dramatica is concerned, is not a useful end product. In other words, the user would need to be a decent writer in the first place, using Dramatica as a tool to refine and focus their work, and not regard it an easy way out. It's not.

So bearing that in mind, Dramatica shouldn't disappoint so long as the user is prepared for the discipline of story writing, in its strictest sense.

3-0 out of 5 stars I have seen better!!!!
This program is ok. But FictionMaster better for pro's and WritePro is better for newcomers. I can't understand why Amazon doesn't seem to have either (try for both.). Both have won alot of praise from both computer pros, and writting pros. And the Software is done by a real pro writer, one of the finest writing teachers around, Sol Stein. I have taken some of his workshops. He teaches the pros.

5-0 out of 5 stars Gets me where me needs to be.
Noticing that quite a few contemporary made-for-TV movies have a distinctive and polished intricacy, suggested this was probably to do with Dramatica, that I had noticed a friend using for a novel-cum-screenplay. So I read the comprehensive manual from her installation, and concluded that this was a good way for me to go, too.

Progress was slow to begin with, mostly because one needs to be patient and go through it all, ( a few times) in good order, to avoid getting mightily confused, since a great deal of the explanation is often another way to convey what is already known - sort of - from many other sources. So it needs to be taken all as a piece to make satisfactory progress.

Which makes sense, because the Dramatica application is a self-contained system, with its own terminology, which responds to your accurate and considered input to a set of inter-related questions about the characters, plot, motivations, outcomes, etc. The accuracy of your answers is an important to the result, so clear thinking has to be applied.

I'm far from hero status with Dramatica, but have found its use to be extremely helpful because it makes me THINK about what I am writing about. It doesn't write the piece for me, or box me in, in any way, as others have suggested it does.

In conclusion, I am very satisfied with Dramatica and how it has improved my writing. It's also good to be able to discuss and share files with other users ( internationally), who are all pretty much on the same wavelength, which avoids/minimises having to navigate different terminologies and approaches.

5-0 out of 5 stars Ahead of the curve.
Having worked with, and studied the Dramatica theory of story development, and also looked at and read a few of the examples it is based on, it seems to me that Dramatica 4 is a product somewhat ahead of itself.

By this I mean, that to convey the principles of Dramatica the prior art examples are either too archetypical with no real requirement for the use of Dramatica by those who intend writing such archetypes, or are too flawed so that they do Dramatica no favours due to them being little more than the nearest point of common reference.

But by treating Dramatica as a philosophy and an abstraction, and not using it to see how prior art can be aligned to its principles, one can quickly see how Dramatica will enable the writer to create stories and forms hitherto unattainable, simply because the organisation of the story's elements and form would have been too difficult to keep track of.

Therefore, in order to get the desired results from using Dramatica, the user has to gain expertise in the way of defining and structuring a story's elements with Dramatica, and not be trying to defend the outcome on prior art which is a close call. This is the hard part to Dramatica, since ideal prior art probably doesn't exist, from which to refer, except for the possibility of future works skilfully created with Dramatica.

Now there's a chicken or the egg paradox. ... Read more

53. Apple Final Cut Pro 5 Upgrade from Pro (Mac DVD)
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Asin: B0009319LW
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  • RT Extreme with Dynamic RT—Editors have access to real-time effects processing that scales with their systems, from DV to fully uncompressed HD.
  • Multiple, Scalable Format Support—New in Final Cut Pro 5 is supprot for IMX, Panasonic P2, and Native HDV. Final Cut Pro editors can work natively with a variety of DV, SD, and HD formats.
  • Professional Editing Tools—Final Cut Pro's suite of editing tools allow editors to work with speed and precision on both single- and multi-camera projects.
  • Native HDV Editing—Native long-GOP MPEG2 HDV editing allows for editing camera original video without transcoding the images.
  • Multicamera Editing—Multicamera editing lets editors simultaneously view and cut from multiple sources in real time, in DV, SD, and HD. Up to 128 sources can be grouped together into multiclips with simultaneous playback of up to 16 at a time.

54. Beyond TV 3
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Asin: B00022I1FC
Catlog: Software
Publisher: SnapStream Media
Sales Rank: 363
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  • Media server that changes PC into a TV/DVR combo
  • Pause live TV; use instant replay; skip forward or back
  • Program guide; search for shows by title
  • Skip commercials or parts of TV shows in one click
  • Shrink files and replay them on portable devices

55. Adobe Illustrator CS2
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Manufacturer: Adobe
Sales Rank: 987
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56. Pinnacle Studio Plus 9 AV/DV Deluxe

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Publisher: Pinnacle Systems
Sales Rank: 1079
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57. CAKEWALK Home Studio 2 ( Windows )

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Sales Rank: 460
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  • Record unlimited audio and MIDI tracks, then mix them with real-time audio and MIDI effects -- in up to 24-bit/96 kHz audio
  • Record your entire band at once, with support for multi-channel audio cards
  • Add a number of DXi soft synths, as easy as plug and play
  • Click and drag to paint drum tracks, with the new pattern brush and Drum Editing Grid tools
  • Use a full set of VST effects & instrument to build your loops, through the includedCakewalk VST Adapter

58. E-Jay Hip Hop 5
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Asin: B00061PAB2
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Digital Leisure
Sales Rank: 278
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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  • Add life and power to your hip-hop beats, with 4,000 samples
  • Multitrack arranger mixes your own tracks to create perfect sound
  • Groove Generator is a powerful all-purpose drumming computer with 500 drum sounds
  • Powerful FX Studio for modifying samples and creating new ones
  • Innovative new Scratch Box gives you virtual turntables, to add the power freestyle record scratching

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5-0 out of 5 stars Lil Jon, Kanye West, EAT YOUR HEART OUT!!!
This program is sick! You can make any beat you want, and it's ORIGINAL!!! On a scale of one to 10, Hip Hop eJay gets 1000! This is good for all those who are amature artists and need original beats. I dare you. I double dog dare you! I DEFY YOU to try this program and see how good it is. ... Read more


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Asin: B00007BGNS
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Adventus Incorporated
Sales Rank: 1572
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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  • Piano Suite is your best option for learning to play piano no matter what your age
  • With a full compliment of customizable and expandable tools Piano Suite will guide you into the rewarding world of making your own music
  • Piano Player will help you through the learning process with the help of an interactive voice tutor and provide continuous feedback on your play until you master the piece
  • Personal and musical biographies of over 150 composers and performers will enrich your learning experience
  • Challenging interactive games sharpen your piano playing skills and develop theory comprehension

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Software-Highly recommended
These guys have definitely put a lot of thought into this product and must be dedicated music instructers. Set up is easy. Worked perfectly out of the box. I did have one minor problem with producing sounds other then piano, but I went to the Adventus website and downloaded a patch. It works great now! Theres lots of info there and a phone number for tech support.

This is great software for beginners. No big jumps in lession difficulty, just a steady progression. Lots of user interaction with the software (ie, feedback about your playing, etc), games, computer generated vide, lots of songs to play and lots of different styles from classical to rock.

I'm not even using the suggested Adventus set-up, that is, using a internal soundblaster wavetable sound card. Adventus warned of a lag in hearing a note after it was pressed and when the sound was produced if you didn't have an internal wavetable soundcard. I'm not having any "latency" issues. Maybe it is because I have a 1.7ghz computer, with a external M-Audio Firewire soundcard. This is a "pro" external sound card (it has no built in sounds of its own it just processes digital sound files that come out of your computer. For access to sounds you'll need software or you can rely on the internal Microsoft GS WaveTable Software Synthesizer built into Windows XP) and Firewire is fast. For those people using the external Soundblaster Audigy cards, I've read that there may be a "latency" issue.

Read the magazine reviews at the Adventus Website if you don't believe me -

Also, I recommend for lots of info on equipment for making and recording computer music. The forums are great, especially.

This is quality software. ... Read more

60. Adobe Audition 1.5
list price: $299.99
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Asin: B00021XJ6O
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Adobe
Sales Rank: 1704
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  • Full support for VST plug-ins -Expand your effects options with VST support - they can also be used in Premiere Pro
  • Stream full-resolution audio data in real-time, between Audition and ReWire, Propellerhead Reason and Ableton Live
  • Integrated CD burning tools for creating gapless audio CDs, directly from Audition
  • Frequency space editing, pitch correction and enhanced support for video
  • Visually stretch clip times for easier editing & mixing

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