Apr 16

I got back on the podcast track this week with a new podcast. This week I talked about using a USB Headset, and previewed the Belkin TuneStudio and the Alesis iMultiMix 8.

You can subscribe to the “Monitor, The Mac Audio Guy Podcast” in iTunes by clicking this link .

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Apr 15

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I’ve been editing like crazy to launch CleverMedia’s newest podcast, MacMost.
Since we are all passionate about Apple it made sense for us to do a show about Macs. And geeks that we are, we also have a lot of inside Mac knowledge to share.
We feature Apple oriented news, tips and tutorials, answer questions and even have a contest in each episode.
In addition ,we post all of our video tutorials as stand alone videos for future reference. The Show is aimed at non-geeks who want to learn how to get the most from their Mac, iPod, AppleTV, iPhone or other Apple oriented products.
Check out the Website at http://macmost.com/ And if you can, subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and write us a review. You can also watch the show on youtube and blip.tv.
I know some of you you are still PC users, but there is even some content for you, especially if you have an iPod or the new AppleTV.
Please tell your friends about the show. Also feel free to let me know what you think and give me suggestions on how to improve the show or what you would like to see.

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Apr 03

It seems at least half of the people I talk to about Mac audio recording are really confused about what software and hardware they should be using. While projects vary widely, they can generally be broken down into three categories:

  1. Basic recording and stereo editing. An example is transferring an editing your vinyl collection or a radio program.
  2. Basic MIDI and audio multi-tracking. An example would be using Garage Band to compose a song.
  3. Professional level MIDI and audio multi-tracking. An example would be live multi-track recording or video soundtrack work.

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Apr 03


DLS and General Midi Part one, GarageBand’s Best Kept Secrets.

This week I’m starting to tackle a little more complex subject than usual.
I’m working on a soon to be released Cell phone game (or as it’s known in the industry, a mobile entertainment project) and due to the paltry memory of some cell phones the music has to be delivered as a General MIDI file. No, General MIDI isn’t a French military officer; it’s the file format that we’ve come to know and hate from the animated Gif School of web design. The trouble with this project is that the original soundtrack was created in GarageBand. And I need to deliver a MIDI version of the thing. The reason is that as a WAV file the 30-second intro song would be well over 200K even at 8KHZ 16bit Mono. Whereas, the Midi file will be a modest 8K in size. Continue reading »

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