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And now, the latest news from The Ceiling: (January 2009)
Happy new year to you all.
Now that all the holiday merriment is over, and economic collapse really starts
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THE INFANT CYCLE- A Mysterious Disc CDR (The Ceiling, Canada) $10 CAD / $8 USD A mysterious
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Here, in its entirety, is the most recent issue of DigiFreq. This excellent resource is published every so often by Scott
Garrigus, and it is always loaded with valuable information for pro and amateur electronic musicians. If you want to subscribe,
please contact Scott at:
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Scott R. Garrigus' DigiFreq(TM) - NewTechReview Relaunch
ISSN: 1531-6505; Issue 35
Music technology downloads, news, articles, reviews, tips and tutorials for home recording and professional musicians.
Over 20,000 readers can't be wrong!
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Scott's Notes - NewTechReview Relaunch
In this issue, you'll find new articles (NI Kontakt Tone Machine, Principles of Sound Design, Reason Song Sections, Music
Marketing), new downloads (MIDI Drum Loops, Audio Editor, Reason Tutorial Package, EZPlayer, Overtone GEQ), new announcements
(Solid Rock, Composers Collection, Pocketrak, EastWest Pianos), new discussions (MySpace, Vocoder, Music Theory, Hum Eliminator).
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Our sibling publication, NewTechReview is back and better than ever. Similar to DigiFreq, NewTechReview has a free newsletter
and web site where you can find a lot of quality information. The difference is that NewTechReview covers consumer technology,
software, hardware, and cool gadgets. We've added new Articles and Downloads sections where you can find informative tips
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SONAR 7 POWER BONUS CHAPTERS AND ERRATA
In addition to the print content, the Sonar 7 Power book provides additional bonus chapters and appendices that are available
for free download.
This bonus content includes the following:
* Chapter 15: Making Sheet Music
* Chapter 16: Studio Control with StudioWare and Sysx
* Chapter 17: CAL 101
* Chapter 18: Advanced CAL Techniques
* Appendix A: Backup Up Your Project Files
* Appendix B: Producing for Multimedia and the Web
To get these bonus chapters, go to the Downloads section of the Sonar 7 Power book page at the Power Books web site. You'll
also find an errata page there listing all the known errors in the book since it was published. Go to the Power Books section
CONTINUED AMAZON THANKS
In previous issues, I gave a special thanks to all those who have posted nice reviews about my books over at Amazon. The
great reviews keep coming in, so additional thanks go to: Glen E. Rohrer, Anonymous, Karl E. Sandfort, and Alex S. Fishburn.
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Here's what's been going on lately with the excellent VVVU label in Fredericton:
- Syd Barrett's Privateers (from Sydney, NS) finally recorded enough material for an EP. Released earlier this year on
VVVU Music, it was a radio-only release (not for sale) because the band donated the EP to Sound Aid's online mission to help
cure world hunger through music. You can hear the songs on the Sound Aid site:
- Vulva Underground, a trio of lesbian feminists from the Annapolis Valley, released their 2nd EP on VVVU Music just two
weeks ago. The girls have a very refreshing sense of humour (see a pic of the album cover on our site http://www.vvvu.ca/index.html
). You can hear the song "Pussolini" from the new EP as well as two tracks from their previous EP on their CBC R3
We've updated our site with the new additions to our catalogue. Two new
items in our stock boxes to climb in and inhabit...
All prices are in Canadian (CAD) and American (USD) currency with postage
paid in North America. Please read the ordering instructions at our site
for more info on additional prices overseas.
THE INFANT CYCLE/UPHOLD- Our Past Present (Now Then) 2x3" CDR (Afe
Records, Italy) $14 CAD / $13.30 USD
One disc each from the Canadian soundscapers, featuring deep glacier-wash
soundscapes, fidgety crackles and pops, unexpected twists and turns, and
disquieting tales. Limited to 100 copies.
DAVID WELLS- Efegin 3" CDR (SiRiDisc, UK) $10 CAD / $9.50 USD
Based on the master tapes of The Infant Cycle's track "Ephedrin Bird
Samba", David Wells coaxes out the drones buried deep in that track into a
20 minute glide through harmonic and textural shifts, drones
simultaneously warm and dark. Signed and numbered edition of 100 copies.
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For more info and other items offered by the ceiling, please visit :
For Sale: "Lesson One" Electronic "learning machine", for children. Circa 1981. See details and
photo on this website---go to "Oddities". Screen lights up, but probably doesn't work. Repairable??? Make Offer.