updated 07:00 pm EST, Wed December 5, 2007
Eschalon ship date
In brief: A new book delving into Mac OS X keybaord shortcuts has been released, a new volume of SL MultiTracks CID WAV Drum Loops debuts, a release date for the game Eschalon: Book I has been released, PulpMotion is coming to North American stores, LightScribe holiday templates have been released ... A new book, Core Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts, by Dean Pirera, is coming out this January (2008) written exclusively for Mac users wanting to learn all the tips and tricks for navigating with a keyboard. The book is printed in a handy A5 spiral bound format and is the most comprehensive desktop reference guide of its kind available with over 1,000 Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts laid out tables all thoroughly tested on OS X 10.5 Leopard. Included are keyboard shortcuts for Finder, Apple Mail, Address Book, Safari, iTunes, iPhoto, iWeb, iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand (the entire iLife '08 suite) the OS X system itself and more.
SL MultiTracks Volume 7 ACID WAV Drum Loops released
Smart Loops has released SL MultiTracks Volume 7. The latest multi-track drum loop volume includes three all-new libraries for faster and heavier music styles: Fast Rock 1, Medium-Fast Hard Rock 1, and Medium Straight Rock 4. With SL MultiTracks, computer-based musicians and producers take complete control of the drum mix by discretely mixing volumes, EQ and FX on individual drum and cymbal loops (kick, snare, hats, overheads, and toms). Each MultiTrack groove and one-shot is provided in two ways: as a set of multi-track drum and cymbal loops, and as a complete stereo mix loop.S L MultiTracks are available for download for $15 per library. SL MultiTracks can also be downloaded as Volumes for $30 each (three libraries per Volume), or as a complete Bundle for $179.
Release date for Eschalon: Book I
Basilisk Games has announced that December 11, 2007 is the official release date for the Macintosh version of Eschalon: Book I. A demo of the Macintosh version will be available concurrently with the full game. The company is also planning to release an updated Windows demo on December 11 which will contain an additional 2 hours worth of game play. Eschalon: Book I is the start of an epic trilogy of old-school computer RPGs created in the spirit of the great role-playing games of the past. "The game will take players across massive outdoor environments and deep into dozens of sprawling dungeons as you seek to uncover the mystery of who they are."
PulpMotion comes to North American stores
Freeverse and Aquafadas have announced that Freeverse will be distributing PulpMotion to retail stores in North America. PulpMotion is software to make animations using existing music, photos, and videos. PulpMotion allows you to drop your pictures and videos, add your own music, and apply a visual theme from the PulpMotion theme menu (the software comes with several themes). You can: send video postcards or screensavers by email; podcast your video animation using Garageband; put your animation onto an iPod or iPhone; and publish your animation to a webpage. The software is priced at $45.
LightScribe holiday templates
LightScribe has announced that holiday CD and DVD label template designs with Christmas, Hanukah and other winter holiday images are available for free download. To use a LightScribe holiday label template design, anyone owning a LightScribe-enabled drive can download the free LightScribe Template Labeler software and holiday template design pack and immediately create holiday disc designs – complete with personalized photos and text.