Reviewing FLUX:FX, since the app came out after the publication of iPad and iPhone For Musicians For Dummies.
It’s almost like a new brain, and I get to fascinate/annoy my fellow musicians at the same time with all the new noise. Everybody wins!
Yes, I just turned in the first draft of my new book (along with author and all-around electronic music guru Mike Levine) iPhone and iPad For Musicians For Dummies to the good folks at Wiley Publishing.
Apple buying Beats and looking into new headphone connections shouldn’t be a big deal. Apple bought Beats for the music streaming and personnel as much as the headphones (which are NOT GOOD AT ALL PLEASE LOOK INTO KLIPSCH OR AKG OR SENNHEISER OR SOMETHING ELSE), and the 3.5mm connection was never an audiophile choice for headphones. The jack works because… Read more →
Benjamin Strange did a great job of describing the crafting and installation process on his site, so I’ll focus here on why I actually did it. My practice (and there’s NEVER enough practice, but I’m doing what I can) focused recently on right-hand technique, including picking techniques from Matthew Garrison, Steve DiGorgio, and Alex Webster). And I’d been intrigued… Read more →
So basically, I’m an idiot. I’ve used earplugs from EarEverything for a long time, and they’ve always served me well. Unless, of course, you lose them ’cause you take them everywhere you go and they fall out of your pocket and you don’t realize it. And you’ve moved out of state and no longer reside near L. Dawn Flinn and… Read more →
This announcement wasn’t a big deal at yesterday’s Apple event, but the support for registered audio streams shared amongst apps in iOS 7 is a huge deal. While it doesn’t look like Audiobus or Jack needs to abandon ship any time soon, the possibilities for multitasking and sharing audio between apps seem promising. More plug-ins, more possibilities . . …. Read more →
I use Google Play occasionally – it syncs well from no matter where I get my music (Amazon, iTunes, eMusic, Bandcamp, etc.), and I can stream it from my work computer without effort. That said, I’m not sure I’ll pay the 9.99/month they’re asking for their new streaming/radio service (h/t to Lifehacker). It sounds like it has a decent radio… Read more →
Currently missing the boat on Audiobus ’cause my iOS devices are too old (time for new stuff, I know – gimme a minute), but here comes news that popular open source audio/MIDI linker JACK is on iOS now. And it handles MIDI and audio and more here, too. And it’s free. And it works on my old devices. Oh, this… Read more →
Oh, hi New Year. How ya doin’? More on bass later – I’ve assembled a decent looping rig and am working on stuff now. Like I said, more later TechCrunch announced Amazon’s AutoRip service today, basically giving you a central storage area for all the songs you ever purchased in any form from Amazon. That means you can now store… Read more →