Nov 2 2008
Nov 1 2008
The Mac Audio Guy website was attacked by a hacker and due to the the code injection attack The Site was de-listed by Google and the site traffic went essentially to zero. This made me do some soul searching as to whether maintaining this site was really providing a valuable service and if it is worth the effort to maintain. I decided to carry on.
I did a rebuild of the entire site and fortunately was re-listed by Google. I am really busy with several video projects and I am in the process of building my video business and launching the Jay Shaffer Video website, but I am dedicated the getting some more content up here on Mac Audio Guy. and I plan to have a new Monitor Podcast out by tomorrow. Thank you for sticking with the site through this rebuilding process, and I hope to continue to bring valuable information to the Mac audio and music community.
Aug 20 2008
Jul 1 2008
In this episode of Monitor, as part of series of audio basics, I explain decibels and their importance in recording digital audio. Decibels play an important role in measuring sound levels for motion pictures, broadcast and musical recording.
May 19 2008
In this episode of Monitor, I take a look at the Zoom H4 portable SD flash recorder. The H4 is a great field recorder, portable multi-track recorder and stereo audio interface, all in one sweet $300 package.
Apr 13 2008
In this episode of Monitor, I take a first look at Sequel, Steinberg’s new entry level digital audio workstation software. Sequel is easy to use loop-based music software that is similar to Apple’s GarageBand but is also cross-platform.
Mar 27 2008
I recently received an e-mail from Mike Hohmann and he wants to set-up a home studio using his new iMac and GarageBand, but he was confused with what mics, audio interface and reference monitors he should get, in short, he asked “I know this is a lot of info to cover but I am doing as much research as I can before I spend my hard earned money and simply put I need professional advice from anyone who really knows this stuff inside out and can ask the right questions and say okay here is what you need to get and you should be good to go for awhile. I would like to spend around 1000 dollars for this stuff give or take a little…”
This got me to thinking. What gear I would buy, in order to put together a flexible Mac based home audio recording studio?
Okay, here it is; The amazing $1000 Mac Audio Guy home studio gear list. More
Mar 17 2008
Recently I was doing an authorized remix of Herbie Hancock music for a remix contest in Second Life. The first thing I did was download a MIDI file of “Watermelon Man.” You probably know you can drag a MIDI file into GarageBand and GarageBand will try to map the instruments to the closest software instruments that it has. Sometimes this works great, but most of the time it just makes a horrible mess that doesn’t sound at all like the General MIDI Instruments that were intended for the piece. More