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New Site Skin

New skin has been rolled out to the Songstuff main site.. The forum skin has not been updated as it is awaiting an upgrade to the forums themselves before the new skin is launched. The new skin takes 33% of the time the old one did to load. When available the new forum skin takes 60% of the time the old skin took to load. All in faster browsing, and add to that it looks better!

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Songstuff Portals

Songstuff has 4 off-site portals where you can follow site and industry news: Twitter https://twitter.com/Songstuff Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Songstuff YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/Songstuff MySpace http://www.myspace.com/songstuff_club In addition you can follow the site blog: http://forums.songstuff.com/blog/music_site or subscribe to the blog rss stream: http://forums.songstuff.com/blog/music_sit...p?req=syndicate

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T-racks 3 Standard Edition Review

Mastering, the black art, is a process that takes a song and makes it sound as good as it possibly can across various playback devices in a multitude of formats. T-RackS 3 has an excellent reputation to build upon as a leader in DAW mastering and mixing tools with T-RackS already being a highly popular choice for DAW environments. Read the review of T-RackS 3 Standard Edition

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Review Of Synapse Audio's Orion

Steve Mueske reviews Orion, a DAW from Synapse Audio "Orion is great for getting ideas down quickly, and it's really nice that it supports VSTi, DXi, and Rewire functionality. Whether you came from a Sonar / Sonic Foundry / Sony background or you came from a Cubase or Reason background, all your instruments are available and ready to use. " Orion Review

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Completed Lyrics Board & Changes To Guidelines

Completed Lyrics In addition to the Song and Recording Critique boards, Lyrics Critique board and the Completed Works board we have now added a board for Completed Lyrics. This board is not for works in development but instead it is intended for showing off your completed lyrics and/or posting works in the hope of finding a composer to work with as a co-writer on the track. Musicians take note.... we have many talented lyrics writers looking for composers! this board should be an ideal

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Facebook And Youtube

Songstuff now has a facebook page. Please become a fan of Songstuff on Facebook! If you have a YouTube account please become a friend of Songstuff and consider subscribing to the channels. If you would like to see specific channels develop just drop a post or comment and we can add it in. http://www.youtube.com/user/Songstuff

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Amplitube Fender Review

Hi New in-depth review of AmpliTube - Fender. AmpliTube is a software amplifier simulator, the Fender edition providing amp simulations of fender gear including lots of classic amplifiers, effects racks and stomp boxes. Fender tested all the simulations with the tests they use on the real gear and by side by side comparison... Read more about AmpliTube Fender. Cheers John

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Amplitube Jimi Hendrix

New in-depth review of AmpliTube - Jimi Hendrix by John Moxey. AmpliTube is a software amplifier simulator, the Jimi Hendrix edition providing amp simulations of the kinds of rigs that Jimi Hendrix used including amplifiers, effects racks and stomp boxes. Read more about AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix.

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Music Business Discussion Group

Next session of the Music Business discussion group is in 35 minutes, 12am midnight GMT. Earlier session covered web presence and promotion, band management and building contacts amongst others.... Watch the shoutbox for hot topics....

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Music Business Discussion Group

Next session of the Music Business discussion group is in 35 minutes, 12am midnight GMT. Earlier session covered web presence and promotion, band management and building contacts amongst others.... Watch the shoutbox for hot topics....

john

The State Of Play

The Times They Are A Changin'... Time to baton down the hatches is an understatement. The Music industry has been struggling for a long time, but too many pundits that was no real surprise. In many ways the major labels have written their own obituary, and the minor and indie labels haven't done much better. The labels, that for so long provided an investment opportunity for bands, moved away from long term investment some time ago, preferring to milk what they had and to get quick hi

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Workshops And Online Meetings

Would you be interested in coming along to take part in focused online meet ups and workshops? It could be a specific day, or a specific hour on a specific day. For example: Every 2nd Friday Songwriting Every Other Friday Recording, Mixing and Mastering Every 2nd Wednesday Guitar and Bass Guitar you get the idea. The aim is to get as many people interested in a specific subject online at the same time or at least within a short timeframe. So we are gathering opinion

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Midi Sync

New article posted discussing MIDI Synchronization: MIDI Synchronization It's a useful primer on the basic concepts with a little detail thrown in for those wanting to know a bit more.

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Wave Arts Power Suite 5

Steve Mueske brings you an in-depth review of Power Suite 5, a suite of mixing and mastering plug-ins by Wave Arts. Steve's attention to detail and unbiased approach has become a trademark of his refreshing and informative reviews. Don't miss it!

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Frame Rate Tool

If you are making a film or video and setting music for it you may need to calculate some common timings in terms of milliseconds, midi ticks or number of sample this is the tool for you. Entering only a few basic details about your video you can generate a lot of useful information. Enjoy... Frame Rate Tool

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Delay Calculator

If you need to calculate a delay time in terms of milliseconds, midi ticks or number of sample this is the tool for you. Entering only a few basic details about your song you can generate all 3 delays (time, midi, samples) plus some additional information. Enjoy... Time, Midi and Sample Delay Calculator

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New Moderators

Please join me in welcoming 3 new moderators to our boards! Long term Songstuff forum members Lazz, Chokai and FinnArild have all taken on moderation of specific critique categories: Lazz - Jazz Chokai - Electronica FinnArild - Rock and Metal Each of these board members brings a lot of experience to the boards. Each is involved in running a record label and each of them are still very active musicians with albums available on and offline.

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Board Re-organization

There's been a major re-organization of the boards in order to better meet the needs of the modern music business. This has resulted some boards being merged and new boards being created. Categories Most noticeable is that the boards have been organized into 4 categories: Musicians Creativity Gear Recording and Media These categories are available as tabbed menu items on the main forum index. Merged Boards Recording and Production Techniques and Songwriting

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Songstuff Soundbank

Songstuff Soundbank On 1st September we will be launching the Songstuff Soundbank, a collection of instrument samples and custom loops, sound FX and more... and it will be absolutely FREE to forum members. We will be expanding the Soundbank with more and more samples as time progresses and we are very willing to take requests. I hope you enjoy this new service and as ever welcome your feedback and comments!

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Roflcopter - New Staff Member!

Rob Hoogers (board member Roflcopter) has joined the site staff as a designer and developer. He brings a lot of experience with web technology and a very creative mind to the role. As such Rob will be producing some tutorials on making videos, plus the development of some excellent free tools/services that we hope to provide in the near future. You can find out more about Rob Here: Roflcopter Please join me in welcoming him to his new role! (apologies to Rob and everyone else

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Cutting Room - New Board!

We have introduced a new board... The Cutting Room The Cutting Room is about all aspects of making movies, though with the focus on making videos for your music. A great place to both showcase and to get critique plus tips and advice on creative ideas and technical methodology. Please support this board as best you can as it could be a significant benefit to our community and may just help you to make a great video for your music!

john

Shout Box Installed

We have installed a shout box on the forum! You should find it towards the bottom of most pages. Use the shoutbbox to send instant messages to all other members. You should also now see a Shoutbox menu item in the top menus (on the right hand side). This link gives you access to view the shoutbox usage stats. Have fun!

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Summer Meeting Cancelled

Due to a variety of reasons we have taken the decision to cancel the site Summer Meeting, scheduled for 22nd to 24th August 2008. There were too few actual Songstuffers who were going to attend and svereal who were uncertain. This on it's own makes the event unviable in the form it was going to take place. We will learn from this experience by consulting with members so that if we consider further events we can take that into account. One possibility that has been suggested is the

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