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41. CAKEWALK Home Studio 2 XL ( Windows
$99.00 $89.95 list($129.99)
42. M-Audio Fast Track USB Audio Interface
Too low to display $85.95 list($99.99)
43. GarageBand Jam Pack 1
$149.99 $136.65 list($179.99)
44. M-Audio Fast Track Studio USB
$69.99 $57.93 list()
45. ACID Music Studio 5
$249.95 list($399.95)
46. SONY Soundforge 8 ( Windows )
Too low to display list($299.00)
47. Apple Soundtrack Pro (Mac)
$107.95 list($149.99)
48. Sibelius G7
$469.99
49. Cakewalk Sonar 3 Producer Edition
$29.99 $29.95
50. eMedia Rock Guitar Method
$29.99 $27.37 list($39.99)
51. Hearing Music-The Game that Teaches
$199.00 list($199.99)
52. Soundtrack 1.2
$66.99 $59.00 list($79.99)
53. Music Studio 2005 Deluxe (Large
$339.95 list($499.99)
54. Sound Forge 7.0 with CD Architect
$84.95 list($99.99)
55. Screenblast Movie Studio 3.0
$69.88
56. BIAS Peak LE 4 ( Macintosh )
$46.99 $39.99 list($49.99)
57. Audio Xtract Pro
Too low to display $29.94 list($49.99)
58. Apple iLife '04
$79.99 $74.88 list($119.99)
59. Cakewalk Kinetic
$19.99 $17.99
60. Tune Transfer for iPod

41. CAKEWALK Home Studio 2 XL ( Windows )

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Asin: B0002MID32
Catlog: Software
Sales Rank: 802
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Features

  • Graphical mixing and editing tools -Compose and edit MIDI tracks with Piano Roll, delete or modify MIDI notes, draw lines and curves on top of your audio and paint rhythmic patterns with the Drum Grid Editor
  • Compose and print sheet music -- record and transcribe any MIDI performance; notes appear onscreen as you record from any MIDI instrument
  • Apply real-time MIDI effects on input or during playback -- full library of MIDI FX likeArpeggiator, Quantize, Delay/echo, Change Velocity, MIDI event filter and more
  • Create, edit and dub your own soundtracks for digital video -- import any AVI into Home Studio and sync it up to music
  • Integrate ReWire Synths by adding ReWire 1.0 and 2.0 synths right into the Synth Rack

42. M-Audio Fast Track USB Audio Interface
list price: $129.99
our price: $99.00
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Asin: B00061ZM2Y
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: M-Audio
Sales Rank: 19589
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Fast Track USB is the easiest way to record your guitar with professional results. Just connect Fast Track USB to the USB port of your computer and you?re ready to rock. Fast Track USB has an input for instruments like guitar, bass and keyboards, plus a microphone input for recording vocals or other acoustic sounds. The included GT Player Express software gives you killer effects and virtual stomp boxes so you don?t need any other gear to sound great. It also plays standard audio files like AAC, MP3 and WAV that let you learn and jam along with your favorite music at variable speeds.easy to connect and useprofessional 24-bit/48kHz sounddynamic microphone input (XLR) with gain control and signal LEDsswitchable instrument/line input (1/4?)stereo headphone output (1/8?)stereo output jacks (RCA)level control for headphones and main outputsUSB class-compliant for plug-and-play operation under OS X 10.3.5USB bus-powereddirect hardware monitoring for synchronized overdubsmono switch sends input signal equally to left and right channelsincludes GT Player software: professional effects; guitar amp and stomp box modeling; plays standard MP3 and WAV files with variable speed playback; standalone operation with ReWire or VST plug-in ... Read more

Features

  • Compatible with GarageBand and most other recording software; 1-year warranty
  • USB audio interface for recording guitar and vocals on Mac or PC music software
  • Dynamic microphone input (XLR) with gain control and signal LEDs
  • Switchable 1/4-inch instrument/line input and 1/8-inch stereo headphone output
  • Includes GT Player Express software for professional effects and stomp box modeling

Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great unit with the Mac and podcasting
I have had ZERO problems with this unit. It's plug and play on my Apple G4 tower running OS X (Panther) as well as my PowerBook G4. I use the Fast Track with Audio Hijack Pro, Detour , Soundflower, Audacity and it works like a charm. The only thing lacking is phantom power for a microphone, which I solved with an ART tube preamp which you can get on Amazon for about $50 U.S.

1-0 out of 5 stars Hmmm not quite sure!!!????
I ve given this 1 star because i cant get it to work properly with my ibook!. Not sure about windows users though. It doesnt work with any of my programs , guitar rig , gt express (which comes bundled with the product!!!!!) and garage band. The company advertises this product as perfect for garageband. I've also read in other forums that the low latency is rubbish. Buy at your own peril!!!!!!!! ... Read more


43. GarageBand Jam Pack 1
list price: $99.99
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Asin: B00066M0T2
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Apple Computer
Sales Rank: 3071
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44. M-Audio Fast Track Studio USB Audio Interface with Microphone
list price: $179.99
our price: $149.99
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Asin: B0007D52SK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: M-Audio
Sales Rank: 34475
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Product Description

Fast Track Studio Recording System ... Read more

Features

  • Compatible with GarageBand and most other recording software; 1-year warranty
  • High-quality USB audio interface with microphone for recording instruments and vocals
  • Dynamic microphone input (XLR) with gain control and signal LEDs
  • Switchable 1/4-inch instrument/line input and 1/8-inch stereo headphone output
  • Includes GT Player Express softwareand SoundCheck microphone with low-noise cable

45. ACID Music Studio 5

our price: $69.99
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Asin: B0002QD2ES
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Sony Media Software
Sales Rank: 880
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46. SONY Soundforge 8 ( Windows )
list price: $399.95
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Asin: B000933HTE
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 2524
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Product Description

For over 10 years, Sound Forge has been the most widely used, versatile, and user-friendly stereo wave editors for the Windows platform, hands down. Whether you're mastering an album, fine-tuning sample libraries or ACIDizing loops, archiving vinyl or tapes, encoding for broadcast or internet, flying in sound effects (using the included video sync), the list can go on and on. Sound Forge now includes Noise Reduction, the classic DirectX hiss/noise removal plug-in, absolutely free! Great for restoring old recordings or albums! You have full sample accurate editing as well as a vast choice of over 200 editing tools and DSP effects, such as slicing and reversing to name a few, as well as making any music loop ACIDized for use with music software such as ACID Pro or Vegas! Use the Acoustic Mirror to replicate real world environments (rooms, halls, soundstages, etc.) via convolusion processing. Use the included CD Architect software to create your own audio CD, complete with track ID's and crossfades. Supports up to 24-bit/32-bit 192 kHz files and exports into just about any file format you need. ... Read more

Features

  • Sound Forge software supports multiple video formats including AVI, WMV, and MPEG-1 and MPEG-2
  • The Soundforge project path allows easy return to the source Sound Forge project to resume editing
  • Sound Forge 8 software includes a full version of CD Architect 5.2 software CD burning, CD Text reading and writing, and updated drive support
  • Cut, paste, mix, crossfade, and delete audio with unparalleled speed and accuracy in real-time at the sample level and work on one file while processing others in the background
  • Sound Forge software supports full resolution files for the ultimate in audio fidelity allowing capture of the subtle overtones and nuances of instruments, vocals, and effect changes

47. Apple Soundtrack Pro (Mac)
list price: $299.00
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Asin: B0009319LM
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Apple Computer
Sales Rank: 4020
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Features

  • Includes over 5,000 sound effect and music Apple Loops, a console-style mixer with control surface support, synchronized external video display support, AppleScript support, ambient noise print, audio time stretching, and multi-take recording.
  • Waveform Editor With Action-based Editing—Allows editors to reorder, suspend, and delete any audio edit or process at any time.
  • Intelligent Find-andFix—Lets editors quickly identify and repair common audio problems.
  • Professional Effect Plug-ins—Editors can expand their sonic and creative palettes with over 50 professional effects plug-ins.
  • Multitrack Editor and Mixer—Soundtrack Pro features a multitrack editor that allows you to build complete projects with hundreds of audio tracks.

48. Sibelius G7
list price: $149.99
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Asin: B000094FVC
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Sibelius Software Ltd.
Sales Rank: 3322
Average Customer Review: 3.56 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • This special set of lessons and exercises is designed by professional guitarists, to show you exactly what you need to know
  • Understand the basics by reading & playing along
  • Turn the guitar tabs you read & play into standard notation, for easier reading & transcribing
  • Fast creation of your own signature riffs
  • Create your own lead sheets and post your songs on the Internet

Reviews (9)

4-0 out of 5 stars Better than I expected
Being a teacher and bandleader, and new to computers, I needed an easy program to help me prepare lessons, and more importantly to make my originals readable on the job, usually in low light situations. Some of my tunes have twists and turns, and my handwriting isn't beautiful. My computer-savvy colleagues spoke highly of Sibelius and so I gave G7 a shot. It does the work I need simply, elegantly, and most importantly, I found it easy and fast to figure out. It certainly does a lot for the money, too. I'm very satisfied.

5-0 out of 5 stars Save Time, Effort and Money
I run a Master's Degree Program in Instructional Technology and am always impressed when a program can teach well. The animated fretboard in G7, and the ability to seamlessly go between standard notation and guitar tablature are superb. As a guitarist, I'm stunned by the number of uses I have already found for G7. It is also incredible for eliminating "grunt" work which guitarists, teachers and students have always had to go through. I almost feel guilty for having paid so little for it...almost. If you play the guitar and don't have G7, you are wasting time, effort and money.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent software for songwriters
This software is great.
The documentation is excellent and I was up and running really fast. You can input notes from a MIDI keyboard or MIDI Guitar, as well as clicking or typing the notes in (using a,b,c,d,e,f,g!).
You can add lyrics, chord symbols and chord diagrams, and there's a guitar guide with it to help you learn even more. FABULOUS!!

1-0 out of 5 stars Very poor functionality
This software is a MAJOR disapointment. I've tried for 4 hours (learning curve) to build a simple lead sheet and I can't get past 16 bars. This software is full of bugs. I tried to add lyrics but when I came to a half note at the start of a measure that was tied to a note from the previous measure the lyrics jumped to the following measure, skipping 4 eighth notes, making it useless. You have no flexiblity in the lengths of measures. They seem to take on a life of their own. Not only do they become either too long or too short, the page jumps all over the screen when trying to stretch or shrink the measure.

I didn't find this software to be hard to use, only the buggiest software package I ever owned (hope to get a return). The functionality just isn't there. The manual and help are weak. The manual and help say one thing but the program does another. I can't continue to fight with the package and try to figure out why something does not work the way the manual says it should.

This was just a couple of things I found bad, believe me there were more.

I believe that this software was written for a Mac, based on the manual and user interface. Maybe it works for Macs but if you have a pc, forget it.

1-0 out of 5 stars this does not live up to the hype
I purchased this product one week ago,,, after several hours
a day and talking to there support i find this program not anywhere
near intuitive, the reviewer that said it has a tall learning curve was not kidding,
i think he was being nice! this program doesnt do what it claims
(it doesnt play all guitar symbols i even have email from them stating that)
it is very difficult to even put a bend on tab and get it to sound right.
the scanning software does not work at all (if it doesnt crash it doesnt even get 20% of the song right)
I am going back to guitar pro it cost half as much and is so much easier. ... Read more


49. Cakewalk Sonar 3 Producer Edition

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Asin: B00011ME8Y
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Cakewalk
Sales Rank: 7399
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Features a full suite of FX tools with DirectX automation -compressor, gate, modulator, multiband equalizer, phase, reverb, surround, wah wah, tempo syncing delay and more
  • Loop-based composition tools and looping libraries for easier composition in your home studio
  • Add your own loops & sound clips with the MIDI Groove Clips, the multi-port MTC and MIDI sync transmission tools
  • Full step sequencers, voice polyphony, full automation and freely assignable EGs
  • Multiple channel EQ and assignable FX controls for control over your parameters -- several display modes for EQ Plot, single band, multiband, or all bands in a separate window

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars A very good product
I'm not sure about the previous reviewer, but he/she obviously didn't know much about this product. Sonar 3 does, indeed, support Creative Labs soundcards. I use it with an Audigy 2 and there are many who I know who are even using it happily with a Soundblaster Live!. A Live! may not be the ideal solution for a professional production product like this, but it will work despite what the previous reviewer said. As for the latency issues, it would appear to me that the previous reviewer was unaware of how to set the latency settings. As far as I know, Sonar 3 comes configured to a default latency of 100ms. That can be easily and successfuly changed in an options menu down to single digits.

Don't listen to the previous reviewer, it would appear they were misinformed and came to hasty conclusions. I can certainly recommend this product, and to my knowledge, it is by far the best sequencer available anywhere near the price range. I've heard good things about Reason (by Propellerhead) too, but it doesn't seem to be flexible and interoperable as Sonar 3 is.

1-0 out of 5 stars Cakewalk Sonar - Look at something else
This is a nice looking audio package for Windows, it has a nice feature set, and some good plugins. It has several major drawbacks however. The biggest one is latency. I experienced as much as 100ms latency with this product using _all_ audio devices I have. I tried under WDM, ASIO and MME drivers - and it made little difference. This product was unusable for me. Not only that - if you are a consumer looking to experiment with home recording, this will not work with any Sound Blaster products. I purchased an M-Audio Duo box ($259), and it finaly recorded, but with 100ms latency, which was terrible. I tried it on two different computers both running windows 2000 and had the same results. Midi input isn't bad, but there is no good mapping file for Korg Triton.
I would recommend looking at Cubase SL/SX instead which I have purchased and am very happy with so far. It's a bit more fiddley than Sonar, but it actualy works, and they have a very nice effects mechanism which is easy to use. Latency practicaly went away when switching to this product. I give Cakewalk a big Thumbs Down - Unusable! ... Read more


50. eMedia Rock Guitar Method
list price: $29.99
our price: $29.99
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Asin: B0006B4ZR2
Catlog: Software
Publisher: eMedia
Sales Rank: 384
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Features

  • Over 100 lessons from a Guitar Institute of Technology graduate
  • Hosted by radio personality Steve Rock of KISW’s “Metal Shop”
  • Techniques include movable power chords, hammer-ons, distorted riffs & more
  • Equipment tips include using distortion, whammy bar, feedback, wah pedal & more
  • Over 90 songs & riffs to learn

51. Hearing Music-The Game that Teaches You how to Listen!
list price: $39.99
our price: $29.99
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Asin: B0001ABC9W
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Viva Media
Sales Rank: 372
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Learn musical concepts and develop important listening skills
  • Hear musical differences in endings, repetitions, and variations
  • Challenging, fun-filled games adjust to skill-level of user
  • Parent/teacher management tool tracks a child's progress
  • Easy to use; integrated audio offers guidance where needed

Reviews (1)

More fun than piano lessons...
Want to teach your kids to enjoy listening to music, especially classical? Then try this program. Easy-to-use interface, wonderful tunes, great exposure to classical music in these sad rap-and-brittney times. Not for the faint of heart, however. Despite its simple interface, kids used to story lines and immersive environments will find this more like a standardized test than fun software, at least on first blush. However, if you are willing to sit down with them and help out, then the game becomes lots of fun. I liked the way it adjusts itself to the capabilities of the player. At the higher levels the game is quite challenging, even for adults. When my kids sit down to play, the music that comes forth is a great alternative to the mind-numbing drivel that normally accompanies video games. I actually enjoy listening to them play. If you have a decent set of speakers, then it sounds really nice. I wish I had this to play with when I was taking first grade piano lessons... ... Read more


52. Soundtrack 1.2
list price: $199.99
our price: $199.00
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Asin: B0001BFDAU
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Apple
Sales Rank: 4830
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars Soundtrack is GB's big brother
If working with Digital Audio and Video is your thing, then Soundtrack is a must buy. Unlike GarageBand (Which works with digital audio clips just like SoundTrack), this is geared toward the professional. It comes with a track just for video which allows you to sync up your audio with what's happening on the screen easily. It also comes with 4000 loops as compared to GBs 1000. You can get GBs accompanying software, Jam Pack, but that still offers much fewer loops than Soundtrack alone. Built in effects to each track also far surpases GBs effects. Pan your volume left and right with just a few clicks to name one. I enjoy GB and have written tunes based on it (Check macidol.com artist name Guy Serle) and it's fun. But when you're ready to do more, get Soundtrack. ... Read more


53. Music Studio 2005 Deluxe (Large Box)
list price: $79.99
our price: $66.99
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Asin: B0002DOXHG
Catlog: Software
Publisher: MAGIX ENTERTAINMENT
Sales Rank: 710
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Features

  • New Project Overview mode for faster project navigation
  • Multitrack mixer combined with live, multitrack arranger - for solid mixing on the fly
  • Features 96 tracks for music in stereo, video clips, MIDI and more
  • Powerful Song Maker tool creates new arrangements with a click
  • Built-in Robota drum machine offers analog drum crunch with integrated step sequencing

54. Sound Forge 7.0 with CD Architect
list price: $499.99
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Asin: B0000WDXHA
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment
Sales Rank: 4325
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Record instruments and vocals from your audio CDs and edit or alter them -- add them to your own compositions
  • Easy editing tools - paste, mix, edit, delete or cross-fade audio on your PC
  • VU/PPM meters for RMS playback and record monitoring - watching volume during recording just got easy
  • Eliminate dropouts and missed audio in the start of a track with prerecord buffering
  • Choose from over 40 audio effects and processes with more than 200 presets -- dramatic fades, delays, and other new effects

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars The BEST Professional Audio Editing Package Ever
I have spent considerable time working with audio editors on MacOS and Windows. Or I should say, I would have, had I been able to find anything comparable to Sound Forge.

Sound Forge is only available on Windows, but I recommend it to MacOS users who are willing to use whatever tool is best suited to their needs. Sound Forge will spoil you, I promise.

I had heard all about BIAS Peak being the best audio editor available, so I, a Sound Forge user, tried it out. No how, no way. If you're using BIAS Peak, I urge you to investigate Sound Forge. Spend enough time with it to get used to it and you will never want to go back.

Sound Forge has a fantastic user interface. It does not try to dazzle with eye candy though its appearances are pleasent and well thought out. Because of that, it is lightning fast, efficient, easy and logical. The on-line help is complete, well laid out, and linked to most of the areas of the software where you might want to call it up for context-sensitive help (another thing that makes me completely disdainful of BIAS Peak). The waveform displays and zooms are lightning quick and clear and easy to work with. What you see is what you get. No eye candy to dress it up.

This software has all the features you need and none of the crap you don't. It works on almost any PC (no need for super fast machines to crunch eye candy). Supports plug-ins for addon effects. One of the included effects is a form of convolution reverb (using sampled impulses to create new environmental reverbs or special effects) and it is worth the price of admission alone!

Spoil yourself. Try Sound Forge. ... Read more


55. Screenblast Movie Studio 3.0
list price: $99.99
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Asin: B0000A0VG7
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment
Sales Rank: 2055
Average Customer Review: 3.97 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (34)

4-0 out of 5 stars Better than the rest.
So I bought a MiniDV Camcorder with FireWire (IEEE 1394) out and I wanted the best video editing software, but I also wanted something intuitive and fairly easy to use I also wanted something stable that wouldn't lock-up or crash my computer all the time. In my quest for the perfect video editing, burning package I tried Unlead VideoStudio, Sonic MyDVD/Mr. ShowBiz, Pinnacle Studio 8 and then finally ScreenBlast MovieStudio. All the other programs mentioned I found extreemly unstable (save Sonic MyDVD) and while some of them were super easy to use (e.g. Pinnacle Studio 8) that easy of use came at the price of flexability.

For video editing (primary what I was looking for) ScreenBlast Movie studio stood out above the rest with drag and drop video editing, it was the only program I found that took a multi-track approach to video and audio editing, this provides a great iterface for some of its FX (some of which are common only to high-end packages, such as Choma-Keying/bluescreening), the core engine of ScreenBlast MovieStudio is the same of Sony's higher end Vegas 4 product (Vegas 4 is the video editing counterpart to Adobe Photoshop and ProTools in my book, it has no equal for what it does), perhaps a better name for ScreenBlast MovieStudio would have been Vegas 4 Lite, but Sony wanted to make this product target a very specific market.

DVD burning is only average (this is the reason I'm only giving this 4 stars), Screenblast renders the MPEG-2 then hands it over to another program to burn the DVD (Sonic MyDVD actually), so you're limited to the average consumer grade menu editing structure, this is the weak point of this software, but you can always use a seperate program to burn your DVDs and author your menus (I perfer TMPEG DVD Author). This design seems awkward, but it's required because ScreenBlast Movie Studio (like Vegas 4) were designed to be a general multi-track audio/video editing software package, MPEG-2 (DVD preped video) is one of many codecs supported, the reach of this program goes out much further (you can even use it as a multi-track recording studio and ignore the video editing all togeather) the higher end Vegas 4 doesn't even come with DVD authorware unless you buy Vegas 4+DVD, you have to keep in mind these two products are both developed by Sonic Fondary and started off as the same application.

So if you want the most simple all-in one solution and you don't want to spend any time learning you might look elsewhere, if you want real power in the video/audio editing department (beyond cheesy effects) and you don't mind investing a few hours, look no further.

3-0 out of 5 stars Great Value for the Price, with Some Exceptions
You get a lot for your money in an easy to use package. The instructions are easy to follow and the timeline approach is the best. Integrated Mpeg 1 & 2 output is a strong plus.

I have two gripes regarding this software. The software opens correctly, but as soon as I move the cursor over any area of the Media Pool window, the program instantly shuts down and exits back into Windows. This consistently happens after dozens of attempts to access the Media Pool window. There are no error messages. I can move my cursor over and access any other area of the screen including accessing the Transitions, Video FX, Text & Backdrops and Explorer tabs. I can still use the software using the Explorer tab, but this one bug still bothers me. I've heard from others that this is a fairly bug free and stable program, but I have run into this bug.

The claim that this software has "integrated" DVD burning is totally false. It comes with Sonic MyDVD 4.5, which is a purely standalone package and not a good one at that. Sonic should have included a lite version of DVD Architect with this package.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Editing Very Good Output
I've used Adobe Premiere in the past, excellent but too expensive, I tried Ulead what a horrible experience, pinnacle reviews said crash after crash. Based on the reputation of Video Vegas I gave this product a try and it is really excellent.

I've used it so far to create 2 online projects for work documenting team meetings and posting the video online. It's easy to work with different pieces of the timeline and then output them in an appropriate format like Windows Media 9.
Excellent integration with external codecs - quicktime, wmv, mpeg1 and 2, and real video. The only drawbacks I've found so far are no control over the output only fixed templates. For example if you wanted to fine tune the audio bit rate, SB will not let you do that. Oh well I guess it is an entry level package. Secondly, the outputted MPEG is a little bit halo prone. It's supposed to be main concept encoder, but since you are not allowed to tune it at all, there's no way to fix it.

Lastly the NTSC mpeg2 video it creates is actually non-compliant for DVD production, since it only supports mpeg audio. In the US you really should output either PCM or AC3 Stereo. Neither of those are an option. I've filed a bug against Sony, but they have not responded. If sony would allow a little more control over the output I would definitely give this package 5 stars.

First the pros: excellent stability, very easy to use capture, good editing capability, easy to generate output.
Cons: lack of control over output.

5-0 out of 5 stars Get this if you want a "better" home movie.
Look, you want to make your home movies interesting to watch...right!? You want some flexibility in your video effects and transitions...right!? You want to score your clips to existing CD tracks...right!? You're not afraid of spending a few hours on your PC instead of using a cut/paste video editor...right!? Get Screenblast. This software is great for someone who is interested in quality video editing. Even if you're a beginner, the tutorials will walk you through every step. The only part I didn't like about the package, is the DVD authoring software from Sonic DVD (Not part of Screenblast). It's like working on Windows 98 with 32MB of RAM. Buy the cheaper version of Screenblast without My Sonic DVD and find something that let's you display more than five buttons per screen. Anyway, good luck and enjoy this crash-free, easy to use video editor.

2-0 out of 5 stars Frustrating
I wish I had not purchased this software. It has many flaws. One, if you have several pictures on your timeline and wish to extend or shorten the play time of that particular picture, you have to edit ALL the pictures after it. Not much fun when you have 50 pictures up there! Pinacle automatically moves surrounding pictures, much easier! ... Read more


56. BIAS Peak LE 4 ( Macintosh )

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Asin: B00011ME84
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Bias
Sales Rank: 1260
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Advanced Digital Signal processing(DSP) tools with options like Fade In/Out, Normalize, Gain Envelope, Reverse and more
  • Fast & intuitive waveform editing for better & easier sound design
  • Unlimited undo/redo functions with edit history for easier management
  • Better mastering is here with Sqweez, the new compression & limiting tool
  • The sample-based ImpulseVerb technology takes reverb to a higher level

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Peak LE is the easiest to use for mac...and it works for PC
I'm a dual platformer by trade. I teach PCs but just bought my Powerbook G4 after a brief trip to the dark side (6 years since my last Mac). A born-again Mac Addict. I use CDwave for PC to track out live concert discs. It is simple and made solely made to record. split and export audio files. That left me searching for something comparable for Mac without buying a $500 software package that does more than I'm ready for now.

I just bought Peak LE after trying out the trialware. I saw it in the Apple Store and decided to try it. The saleslady actually recommended Sound Studio which is $50 instead of the $99 retail fpr Peak LE. And they don't even carry it. I tried Sound Studio first but it crashes anytime you try to do something...and I have 1Ghz Powerbook (fixed permissions and all). I read that Sound Studio is prone to this and has done little to fix the problem. Prior to finding either program, I tried the free audio software, Audacity, but it is too complex for what I need. It is difficult to understand and manipulate. It also has little support and documentation.

So I tried Peak LE and found it to be just the right amount of power I need for my means. I record live concerts (by permission of the bands) onto DAT, transfer to CD and track in a non-linear editor (i.e. Peak LE). The most I need to do is fade-in and -out and other simple operations. In addition, you can even burn discs straight from Peak LE. DAO is the default settings with 0.00s gaps between tracks! The online documentation is excellent and it helped teach me to use the software before i even bought it!

There are only a few criticisms of the software/packaging. A printed version of the 80-page manual and 50-page tutorials with the retail version of the software. I know I'm a slave to paper. I also wish I could edit the markers and regions in a list format. Other than that, it's perfect! ... Read more


57. Audio Xtract Pro
list price: $49.99
our price: $46.99
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Asin: B0002VRPBO
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Jambalaya Brands
Sales Rank: 572
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Features

  • Search the Internet for hundreds of online stations -- then record them directly to your PC memory
  • Powerful recording tools let you capture audio from up to 8 stations at once
  • Automatically deletes duplicate songs to save hard drive space
  • Record music or talk from the Internet directly to your hard drive -- and add key information like song sname & title, for easier organization
  • Rip, edit and convert your files with splits and fades, and convert freely between WMA, MP3 and WAV formats

58. Apple iLife '04
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B0001ACK2K
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Apple
Sales Rank: 115
Average Customer Review: 4.18 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, and GarageBand music application
  • Use iLife to have more fun with digital media
  • Easily create professional-quality slideshows, music, movies, and DVDs
  • Seamless integration--iLife applications work together better than ever before
  • Single installer that updates all existing iLife applications

Reviews (11)

5-0 out of 5 stars I would have preferred an upgrade option, but...
The latest update to "your digital lifestyle" is a great one. iMovie includes more options for editing and adding titles. iDVD adds more great themes, easier interfacing with iMovie, and ups the final production minutes from 90 to 120. iTunes is a free download anyway (cause Apple makes money through the iTunes Music Store. iPhoto, to be honest, I don't play with a whole lot because I already use PhotoShop, ImageReady and Fireworks.

Then, there is GarageBand. It may not be the most necessary piece of software ever, but it certainly is the coolest. I managed to create a short song in less than an hour. Me! I can't make music with anything resembling an instrument. Apparently though, I can produce music. The ease with which the program works is astounding. Adding new loops is as easy as click and drag.

The minor complaint here, at full screen GarageBand eats memory. My iBook starts to scream in pain when I open the program. On a G5 or my G4 iMac it works great though. You can ease the memory requirements by using less screen space for the program, but it only eases the issues, doesn't resolve it.

Also, considering that Apple just made us buy the program to begin with last year, an upgrade option for those of us who did would be nice. At least they kept it at a fairly reasonable price though.

5-0 out of 5 stars Buy it for Garage Band alone.
I won't even talk about the other iLife apps. Good though they are, the real story of iLife '04 is Garage Band. It is a powerful, easy-to-use non-linear audio editor. Now, it won't be all things to all people. It is primarily designed as a loop-based music creation system. However, you can add non-software instruments (including vocals) as well, filtering them through various effects, including several adjustable guitar amp modelers. The results--for the price--are absolutely astounding.

This program is to music creation what PageMaker was to desktop publishing, lo those many years ago. Unfortunately, that means that everyone with a Mac will now become a 'composer,' but that sort of power-to-the-people freedom is great, in my opinion.

Important note: if you buy it, make sure you immediately install the Garage Band update (version 1.0.1?), which is available at the Apple site. It clears up several issues in the initial release.

One other important note: This program is a total resource hog! You need a fast G4 or G5 processor and at least 512MB of RAM. It also helps if you have a faster hard drive.

(By the way, to the other reviewer who couldn't rename tracks: sure you can. Simply click on the instrument in question, click the "I" button and choose "save instrument." This allows you to rename the track. You can even rename regions within a track. Click on the region and rename it in the name window in the lower left-hand corner of the main window.)

5-0 out of 5 stars Make your personal computer be a personal compter!
Computers are wonderful tools that have greatly changed just how we do just about everything. Apple iLife software continues this tradition. I have used both Mac and PC computers. I have also used software written for both. There is nothing easier or more intuitive than Apple iLife. It is not the most powerful software. For $400-$600 you can by professional grade software that will blow the socks of iLife. However, for the average "Joe" there is nothing better. It doesn't take a lot of computer savvy. iLife does most of the work for you - and quickly. Other software we have used for loading pictures is slow, hard to manage and less desirable in many ways. I used this software at my sister-in-laws wedding. In no time at all I had a wonderful slide show set to music for everyone to watch. Doing all this work on a PowerBook G4 15" laptop allowed me to later show my father-in-law what he missed due to some health issues.

With iLife, you can edit your pictures. You can order copies with just a click of a button. With just another click, you can e-mail them to anyone in your e-mail address book. Another click you can post them on a web-sight for your friends to see. For example, we recently moved to a new state. I posted a slide show of our new home for all our old friends to see. We had over 60 different friends view the web sight. Can you image the cost of making prints for all those people? In addition, you can set your pictures, web sights to your favorite music in iTunes.

Speaking of iTunes, I love music - always have. If you like to listen to music, make your own recordings of your favorite tunes you will love iTunes. Plus, iTunes makes it easier and more affordable to buy music. I don't understand why the music industry continues to over-price their CD's but they do. And who can afford to buy an entire CD for just two or three songs. Now, with iTunes you can buy only the songs you want from a particular CD. Once down loaded, you can arrange them in any order you want, burn them on your own CD or hook your Mac to your home stereo and listen through you speakers. In addition, whatever music you have in iTunes is easily used in iPhoto, iDVD or the other applications iLife opens for you. You will not be disappointed with iLife unless you desire to spend tons of money for three or four different software programs that will not work together as seamlessly as iLife.

5-0 out of 5 stars ...what you've all been waiting for...
Face it. Most of those interested really want Garageband above all. That being the main program I use from iLife, I'll review it.

Garageband is the Final Cut Pro of Music. It's excellent for musically talented and musically challenged.

No need to worry about beats or anythin', because Garageband makes any and all set loops go together with ease.

Disregard the review by a fellow who claims it is a program for kids and idiots who want to show everyone else their noise. It IS a very sophisticated music editor while remaining simplistic and fun to use. I spent hours mixing and matching endlessly. The possibilities are infinite.

The "drag and drop" style of operating masks movie-editor Final Cut Pro, also available here at Amazon. It's an easy to learn, easy to use tool that most people will love.

I recommend, that, if you planned on buying iLife '04 solely for Garageband, then by all means, do so. I really think that if you love music and you love making it, regardless of playing an instrument, that you will adore this product.

5-0 out of 5 stars Another Apple hit... well worth the price.
The iLife suite has been completely revised for the new iLife '04 release. In this review, I'll list some of the improved features.

iDVD received a nice update with some new themes and other small features. I wasn't incredibly impressed by this particular update, but that's because I rarely use the application. Not a major interface overhaul, but some nice updates.

iMovie has been significantly sped up along with an improved interface and new transitions, effects, and more. You'll quickly notice all the new features in this update if you use iMovie frequently.

iTunes has been updated, but you can simply download the update... you don't need to buy the suite to get the newest version of iTunes.

iPhoto previously suffered from extreme performance issues before this revision... if you had a large amount of images in the database there would be a large slowdown, but this revision fixes that issue. It allows you to rate photos 1-5 stars, which is handy but not a necessary feature. Another nice new feature is the ability to create "smart albums" like "smart playlists" on iTunes... you can make albums that only contain, say, five-star pictures containing the phrases "Katie" and "1st Birthday" with little effort.

And, finally, the application that almost everyone is buying this for... GarageBand. GarageBand is Apple's new music editing program. It's a music mixing application that allows you to record songs on your Mac.

GarageBand has a nice variety of realistic-sounding musical instruments which can be played using a MIDI keyboard or guitar plugged into your Macintosh. You can then add effects, use amplifiers, and so much more.

If you don't know how to play any instruments, GarageBand also includes a wide variety of amazing-sounding loops for use in your songs. Not only are they nice for people who can't play any instruments, but they're nice if you're in a band and you want to hear how a song sounds but your drummer isn't there to play a drum track.

GarageBand lacks a few features that would make it a professional music creation title... the ability to change the tempo throughout the song instead of using just one for the whole song would be nice; but one could even run a small professional band on this program if they had to.

I can count the number of times I've completely crashed my Mac on one hand, but it did crash (not a kernel panic, just a crash) during the install. After a restart, all worked well again.

Another thing to note with this software title is that while it does work on *most* Macs, GarageBand and iDVD require a G4 or better, at *least* 256MB of RAM, and a DVD player to use the install DVD. Actually, you can install GarageBand on a 600MHz (or higher) Mac with a DVD drive, but you can't use software instruments then.

All in all, a nice package, and worth the price. ... Read more


59. Cakewalk Kinetic
list price: $119.99
our price: $79.99
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Asin: B00027EQEC
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Cakewalk
Sales Rank: 3367
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Features

  • Duplicates the sounds and tones of the leading Roland groove boxes and synthesizers -the MC 101, 606, 808 and 909
  • Work with hundreds of professionally-recorded patterns and loops, through a fun intuitive interface
  • Access a powerful Pattern Editor and 64 voice polyphonic synthesizer (PSYN) for creating original music or modifying existing song patterns
  • Tweak your sound with the powerful set of studio effects tools
  • Connect Kinetic to other recording programs like Music Creator, Home Studio, or SONAR to expand your capabilities

60. Tune Transfer for iPod
list price: $19.99
our price: $19.99
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Asin: B0007U9BSU
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Valusoft
Sales Rank: 833
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

You love your iPod. We all do. But have you discovered that you can't move songs from your iPod to another authorized computer? That's because iTunes® only allows you to transfer files to your iPod. Now, with Tune Transfer™, you can move songs from your iPod, perform backups of your song library and boost your iPod performance.

Features:

  • Transfer Your Songs: Move songs quickly and easily from your iPod to a new or different computer.
  • Protect Your Music Library: Make instant backups of your iPod songs and database in case your computer crashes or you lose your iPod.
  • Recover Lost Songs: Restore files that occasionally disappear from the iPod database with the click of a mouse.
  • View Song Information: Get instant access to artist, album and song information when you transfer your iPod database.
  • Simple User Interface: Get the most out of your iPod with Tune Transfer's user-friendly interface for quick transfers, backups & more.
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Reviews (4)

4-0 out of 5 stars this program did exactly what it said it would do.
i had a unfortunate computer failure that lost me a good bit of my itunes library.i did not realize that you CANNOT ON A MAC (maybe on a PC) MOVE MUSIC FROM YOUR IPOD TO YOUR COMPUTER. i lost a good deal of purchased music, which the itunes store will not restore to you, even though they have the records of purchases, and so do i.i had backed up, but not recently enough.So i thought all was lost.

Not so!this program, simplistic as it is, did EXACTLY what they said it would do.i could move any or all songs from my ipod back into itunes.well, it isn't quite that easy, but after having gone through several duplicate rescued libraries of thousands of songs, it seemed like a snap.It also saves your ipod library, and can clean it up.

So if you have for whatever reason lost your library, and it is on your ipod, you can restore.And please BACK UP YOUR LIBRARY WEEKLY.Or else................

4-0 out of 5 stars Tunes out of your iPod
Richard, you did not use or buy this product.iTunes is for putting songs on the ippod.Try finding a song on your iPod and moving it to another computer or finding missing songs.

5-0 out of 5 stars I Think It Does More Than ITunes
Looks like this lets you copy songs from your Ipod to your computer. Something Itunes doesn't do.

1-0 out of 5 stars What's This For?
Save your $20, Please... This thing does the same thing as iTunes. If you already have an iPod, it should have come with iTunes software. If it didn't, you can download it for free from apple.com. iTunes is built for your iPod,therefore it is it's best companion for music transfering. If iTunes is too hard for you to use, then you don't know how to use a computer because iTunes automatically updates your iPod for you without you having to do anything. SAVE YOUR MONEY! PLEASE!!!
I know I sound mad, but I'm just a consumer advisor. ... Read more


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