THE MUSIC CORNER by Frank Lemmen
Hi freaks, here I am again with the newest hot-music-news on the
market. This time, I shall review the NEW "Pr Sound" software
Now that I have acquired a review status at Eidersoft, I hope to
be able to offer you reviews of the hottest Eidersoft products in
A few days ago, I received a package from Eidersoft which
contained the disk with the new "Pro Sound" software. On the
disc, I found the new "Pro Sound" color-and monochrome (yes, the
first mono version is ready!!) software.
The new thing about the color software is that it will now work
on the new MEGA STs, so that one can create a sample of up to
four (yes, 4!) megabytes. The other differences were better
playback routines and a new startup screen.
The most shocking on the disk, of course, was the mono version we
were all waiting for.
When I started it up, I saw the screen and noticed that there
were some slight changes. The differences were: No sound chip
editor, no 'LED' displays, some 'Fade' buttons, a 'Crunch' button
and 'End' buttons.
I shall try to give an explanation of the new buttons. The 'Fade'
buttons can create a fading effect; so if you pick a piece of
music you can fade it in or out. Fading in means that you start
with low volume and end with a higher volume, while fading out
means the opposite (starting loud and ending soft).
The 'Crunch' option is a very useful piece of help with storing
your samples to disc. It gives you the ability to chruch your
samples and to store them onto disk. Samples now take up less
space on disk when you save them. This does not only increase
storage capacity, but also decrease loading-and saving times.
The 'End' buttons are for quickly finding the beginning and the
end of the sample in memory.
The crunch routine is very useful, but the crunched samples can
only be used in the monochome version of "Pro Sound". I hope that
in the future Eidersoft will include this crunching routine in
all their sample based programs.
The conversion is well done. Some nice options have been added,
that add more to the ease of use of the program as well as its
versatility. Those among you that already have the "Pro Sound"
software of 'the old days' can get the monochrome version through
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