.Mac Exclusives: Sound Effects, Soundtracks and Video Training

Discussion in 'MacRumors News Discussion (archive)' started by MacRumors, Nov 21, 2003.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    Apple is offering its .Mac subscribers three new offers. These include:

    Apple Training "Going Digital with iMovie and iDVD"
    Learn how to shoot, edit, and share great movies with this latest installment in the iLife training series. Includes 36 movies and topics including footage plus commentary by digital video expert Michael Rubin.

    Free Sound Effects from Skywalker Sound
    Exclusively for .Mac members, 13 iMovie sound effects from the audio wizards at Academy Award-winning Skywalker Sound. You'll find them in the new Members Only folder on iDisk.

    Free Soundtracks from Freeplay Music
    Thousands of professional-quality, royalty-free soundtracks from Freeplay in styles from Techno to Orchestral. These AAC format tracks are available in the iDisk Members Only folder.

  2. macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2003
    orlando, FL
    good stuff... i'm interested to hear the soundtracks
  3. macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2003
    This is why I think the 100 is worth it. Does anyone know if these
    are diffrent sound effects than the ones inclueded in imovie 3

    Some lightsaber or tie fighter sounds would be cool .

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  4. macrumors 68030


    Dec 27, 2002
    Alameda, CA
    The 'Members Only' folder is in your iDisk 'Software' folder (if you're a .Mac member). I had never noticed a 'Members Only' folder before.
  5. macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2002
    San Francisco
    as a .mac member, all of this is useful to me.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2003
    Central NY
    .mac is a good deal... and they are not the same as the ones included with iMovie 3. Although for some reason I can't save the file: Stopwatch.mp3

    Also, I think iDisk has a bug... at least for me it does, because it prompts me for a webdav PW every few minutes. Even if I click remember PW.

    The Freeplay is 1.8 GB's. Wow.
  7. macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2003
    Do I need to copy these files to my hard drive or are they going to be permanently on my iDisk?

    No Star Wars sounds unfortunately, but that's a heck of a lot of music tracks.
  8. arn
    macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    They may disappear at some point... so if u want 'em, I'd copy 'em.

    Apple used to offer these soundtracks before... but I guess removed them at one point.

  9. macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2003
    Brock University
    I don't know...

    I think this is kind of lame. Who needs training on iMovie and iDVD? They are so mickey mouse. Final Cut and DVD studio Pro would be better. And i already have cds of sfx and freeplaymusic, so this is nothing new. sorry...
  10. macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2002
    Just one more reason that .mac is one of the best deals running. Well worth the c-note.
  11. macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2002
    I'm into it....

    This is more like it... Although I still think its time to up the idisk space as storage gets cheaper.. I really like the idea of getting royalty free soundtracks.... I always need cheesy dancy soundtracks for freelance gigs that I totally am not qualified to get.. but do...

    Also, I thought the training stuff would be too basic before... but found that sometimes its easy to overlook the ways in which the iapps make life easier... I often use imovie as a sketchpad.. and then import the project into FCP for further editing.
    All and all this is a nice .mac benefit
  12. macrumors 65816


    Oct 9, 2003
    A Higher Level
    Re: I don't know...

    Yeah, that's like offering training on Safari and iTunes.
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Nicky G

    Mar 24, 2002
    Baltimore & NYC
    Re: I don't know...

    That's a pretty high-fallutin' attitude, don't you think? May people who buy Macs have never used a computer before, and even if they have, do not even know the basics about approaching a multimedia project. I agree the software is easy as pie, but you know how to use a computer, I imagine. ;)
  14. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2003
    CD: TX-14
    Go Lucas an co.

    It's like a dream come true. My two loves: Apple and Star Wars together. Well, it's not Star Wars but it was a company born out of that film. Lightsaber and TIE cannons sound effects would be awsome though.

    Let's see if THX, Lucasfilm, Lucasbook, Lucasarts, and Industrial Light and Magic offer special Mac deals as well. (The SW books in iTunes music store, more Mac SW games)
  15. macrumors regular


    Nov 18, 2003
    All of the FreePlay music has been on there since .Mac was FREE. It's not new. The only thing they did was change it to AAC from MP3.
  16. macrumors 68020


    Aug 5, 2003
    F****ing wonderful ....

    Today. I started to produce a family video and really need more soundtracks, I'll check that training if they explain better about rate compression and other details I need to impress, sound effects, of course are welcome, nice tool... and now I got my 20 GB iPod with a sweet discount offer I got from apple, I'll take the apple care for it... nice day... is it because my daughter's 1st birthday? :p

    Apple rocks!
  17. macrumors 68000

    Oct 8, 2003
    Sacramento, CA, USA
    I believe that there is a special going on with the .Mac subscription, it's $69.95 until December 27th, 2003.

    Correct me if I'm wrong!

    By the way, does anyone know what happned to Phil Of Mac? I haven't seen him on these boards lately.....
  18. macrumors 68000

    Oct 8, 2003
    Sacramento, CA, USA
    Re: F****ing wonderful ....

    Congratulations, and Happy Birthday to your daughter!:D
  19. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2002
    buffalo ny
    it is a great day today... apple does rock, i love imovie and i cant wait to try out the new soundtracks... dot mac is a great deal no matter which way you slice it... when i renewed this year i got the sims for free... off topic, but cool... i used ichats audio conference yesterday for the first time!!! sweet... happy bday to your daughter AmigoMac...
  20. macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2002
    Central Texas
    This is so lame

    Last week all that Freeplay music was online, all 1.2 gigs of it. Plus they had software updates and other software there too even if you were using the .mac trial. Now, I do not see anything there but folders telling me I have to pay to see stuff I saw for free a little while ago. Good thing I downloaded it all already. They did nothing today but lock out trial users from seeing stuff they could see before. The training and 13 skywalker sounds are the only thing that couldn't be had before.

    Maybe I am wrong but can any other trial members out there download anything but disk copy from their idisk now? Before it used to be like 30 apps plus the freeplay stuff.
  21. macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2001
    10 Minutes from Disneyland
    lame? maybe...
    but it's so much fun to play with them!
  22. macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2002
    Central Texas
    I was only commenting on the fact that they just took away things from trial members idisks that were there before. What Apple offers on their iDisks for paying members is fine, some of it is great, and other stuff can be had elsewhere for free.
  23. macrumors 6502

    Jan 29, 2002
    What is the point?

    What is the point of having a "Members Only" folder if you have to be a member to have an iDisk? Is there supposed to be some gratification for having a folder named "Members Only".:rolleyes:
  24. macrumors 65816


    Oct 22, 2003
    Somewhere in the USA
    Re: What is the point?

    I suppose the folder that says "Apple Software" will include things available to the general public, and the folder that says "Members Only" will contain only things .Mac subscribers can get. If that's true, it makes sense to me.
  25. macrumors 6502


    May 26, 2003
    Chicago area
    As a child of the 80's, I can assure you that labeling a folder Members Only means the stuff inside is way cool. Because Members Only = cool & fashionable. I hear they also considered labeling the folder "Acid Wash" or "Flock of Seagulls" but Members Only won out.

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