[Doggiebox-announce] Zygoat Doggiebox 1.2 released

Ben Kennedy ben at zygoat.ca
Mon Sep 13 19:02:04 EDT 2004


14 September 2004 (Ottawa, ON CA) -- Zygoat Creative Technical Services
is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Doggiebox 1.2, an
update to our acclaimed percussion sequencing software for Mac OS X.

Version 1.2 introduces a number of significant improvements and new
features, including:

- Songs can be played back in real time to MIDI devices or exported to
standard MIDI files.
- Doggiebox and external devices can trigger each other remotely via MIDI
Machine Control.
- Drum kit format has been revised to improve responsiveness when loading
songs or changing kits.
- Externally-linked sound files are supported, making it possible to
distribute smaller-sized kits.
- Text-based instrument summaries are copied to clipboard in kit editor
to aid in drum management.
- Other bug fixes and improvements.

Doggiebox is available for immediate online purchase at USD$39.  Updates
from previous versions are free for all current users.  A functional
evaluation version is available for free download at <http://


Zygoat Doggiebox is a versatile percussion sequencer (drum machine
application) for Mac OS X.  Using Doggiebox, you can create realistic-
sounding drum tracks in moments, ranging from the style of a human
drummer on a full kit to imaginatively bizarre experimental pieces. 
Whether you want to produce a demo without taking the time to set up real
drums or just need a click track for recording guitar, Doggiebox is the
perfect tool to fill the gap.  With Doggiebox, you can:

- Create and modify drum tracks of unlimited length and easily edit
intricate rhythms using a flexible yet intuitive interface
- Define, arrange and re-use song sections (such as verses and choruses)
by dragging and dropping in a scrolling list, for efficient song building
- Specify tempo and time signature changes, including compound time, over
arbitrary bars in a song
- Create and use your own drum kits, including their actual sounds and
icons, and change between different drum kits while working on a song
- Play songs through the speakers, to any MIDI-capable device or
application, or export them to any of a dozen formats for use in other
audio applications like GarageBand or ProTools

Included with the Doggiebox distribution is a full user's guide, and
additional resources (including an online library of drum kits and song
files) are available on the Doggiebox web site at <http://
www.doggiebox.com>.  Users are encouraged to join the e-mail discussion
list to connect with other users and stay updated on news and subsequent

Doggiebox is aimed at guitar players, home recording and low-end studio
folk alike, and requires Mac OS 10.2 or newer (10.3 is strongly recommended).


Zygoat Creative Technical Services is a computing and communications
consulting company based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, whose emerging focus
is on unique and powerful software for Mac OS X creative professionals
and hobbyists. 

We believe that the Mac should remain the platform of choice for
recording and post-production among computer-using musicians, big and
small.  Our goal is to bring to the end user more such tools that are
also fun to use.

In addition to Mac OS X software development, Zygoat provides web
hosting, programming, and database development services to small
businesses and individuals around the world.  Visit our web site at
<http://www.zygoat.ca> for more information.


Doggiebox product home page: <http://www.doggiebox.com>
Zygoat Creative main web site: <http://www.zygoat.ca>
Contact person: Ben Kennedy (chief magician)
Telephone: +1 (613) 228 3392 or (866) 466-4628
E-mail: info at zygoat.ca


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