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Lyrica 2.0

Lyrica automatically finds and adds the lyrics to tracks playing in iTunes.

Djay for iPad

DJ app lets you make audio mixes and record scratches for parties and events.

SoundSaver

BIAS's SoundSaver provides an easy-to-use way to digitize and clean LPs and tapes.

Adobe Acrobat X Pro

Acrobat X Pro is a fantastic application with across the board function improvement, phenomenal content export capabilities, incredible task and document processing automation power, and the ability to create compelling document distribution packages.

AmpliTube2 for iPhone

With welcome new features and refinements to what was already a fun and capable application, AmpliTube 2 for iPhone deserves a place in all guitarists' app collection.

iMovie '11

iMovie '11 has some standout features that show off its capabilities, like Movie Trailers, long-awaited sound editing, and One-Step Effects. But there are also plenty of other enhancements indicating that this release has depth and character, like the return of a traditional timeline in Single-Row View, a fix for rolling shutter artifacts, the People Finder feature, and more. Here's Jeff Carlson's review.

GarageBand '11

GarageBand '11 is a worthwhile evolutionary update that brings musicians more guitar and keyboard lessons, guitar amps and effects, and fixes for poor timing.

Record 1.5

Record 1.5 shows Propellerhead is committed to its new mixing and arrangement workstation. It’s also pretty easy to recommend in a bundle with Record 5, which includes fantastic new sampling features and a drum designer. On its own, it’s a tougher sell.

Reason 5.0

Reason 5 is a must-have upgrade for anyone who uses audio inputs or samples, or wants to program beats. For those who haven’t used Reason for a while, Kong is worth a second look.

PowerTunes 1.1.3

PowerTunes is an easy-to-use utility for managing one or more iTunes libraries. It's also a handy tool for cleaning up those libraries.

Maya 2011

Maya 2011, the 3D and animation package for computer graphic artists, is bursting with new features and improvements. Here's our review.

Fontographer 5

Powerful, reasonably priced font tool for design studios is worth the wait.

MarsEdit 3.1

MarsEdit 3.1, a desktop application, simplifies the workload for any blogger, but it's best for people who are busy with more than one blog.