Movie Scoring: Is it Soundtrack or is it Live?

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Date: Monday, July 28th, 2003, 23:21
Category: Software

You’ve probably heard a lot of buzz about Apple’s new movie scoring, loop-based music product, Soundtrack. So far, though, most of the buzz has been in video circles. That’s because musicians depend on synth tools like those in Reason and the interactive, live looping capabilities of Live. Soundtrack is cool, but it lacks ReWire for interoperability with other apps. Enter ReVision, a video app that works with Live and Reason which I covered today on musiconmac.com (music geeks, check that story out for the details). My guess: some musicians might use Soundtrack for light work, but most of us will stick with our preferred tools.

Free AppleScripts for iTunes

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Date: Sunday, July 27th, 2003, 10:43
Category: Software

Doug’s AppleScripts for iTunes Posts New and Updated Scripts

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Menu Bar Faves: MultiDockX

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Date: Sunday, July 27th, 2003, 09:54
Category: Software

Sometimes one shareware download can change the way you work with your Mac so you never go back. All week this week I’ll be looking at my favorite shareware additions to the OS X menu bar. MultiDockX is the best dock switcher available now, period, thanks to its simplicity.

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Macaroni 1.4.2 released

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Date: Monday, July 14th, 2003, 15:50
Category: Software

Why should you have to remember to clean up your Mac once a week, or once a month? Shouldn’t a computer be able to remember for you?

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The iPhoto Of Icons: Pixadex 1.0

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Date: Monday, July 14th, 2003, 10:11
Category: Software

Pixadex 1.0, released today by The Iconfactory today is named the Apple iPhoto of icons. Created in a partnership with Panic and Iconfactory this is the same team who also created CandyBar. Pixadex lets users import, organize and search huge numbers of icons quickly and easily. Pixades lets the user store all of their icons in a single place, organized into collections that they create. Trust me on this folks, this IS the program that icon lovers have been waiting for.

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QuarkXPress 6: Too Little, Too Late

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Date: Tuesday, July 8th, 2003, 22:04
Category: Software

The longest Mac OS 9 hold out, QuarkXPress, is finally ready for the big leagues of Unix with their announcement of version 6 on 10 June 2003. (Aside: for some background on the new pagination application check out the excellent review on CreativePro.com.)

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UPDATED: Creative Text-Editting with Ulysses

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Date: Sunday, July 6th, 2003, 21:25
Category: Software

(Not even a great text editor can make me remember to put a hyperlink to the company that makes this product, it seems! My apologies to everyone –Emory)
Creative writers take note – if slugging through documents in Microsoft Word isn’t working out as well as you think it should, you may want to take a look at a new offering from Blue:Tec.

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Rogue Amoeba Unveils Detour 1.0 – Audio Routing Tool

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Date: Thursday, July 3rd, 2003, 14:40
Category: Software

Detour is an audio router allowing the selection of audio output device and relative volume for individual applications.

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DVD on Wallstreet with VLC

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Date: Tuesday, July 1st, 2003, 05:45
Category: PowerBook G3, Software

DVD playback is now available on all Macs under 10.2 with VLC from Videolan…

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Airport Extreme Coming to Older PBs in Panther

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Date: Tuesday, July 1st, 2003, 01:03
Category: PowerBook G4, Software

It appears that support for 802.11g card for older PowerBooks will be
arriving in Panther but not officially before that. Check out the US$99.99 AL5402-XG adapterfrom Asante. The data sheet states that “Macintosh OS X Panther and later; no driver required.” …

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