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 →
Most studios know enough to test their systems and read up on issues before upgrading the OS on their recording computers, but it’s important to remember that applies to all devices in this post-PC world – even your phone. Such as the tuning app that suddenly displayed everything a half-step sharp last night after the iPhone iOS 5.1 upgrade. And… Read more →
A quick little blurb in the latest issue of Tape Op caught my eye and finally brought some things together for me. The writer was having problems with Pro Tools meters being dragged down, and it turns out the culprit is the iPhone. Transmissions from the device were pulling down the meters, causing the mixes to go off. This isn’t… Read more →
Google’s new Android system means Amazon’s mp3 store has a direct link to new phones. The iPhone already has that link to iTunes. It’s not just physical media that’s becoming obsolete – now you don’t even need a personal computer if the craving gets to be too much. Theoretically speaking, of course. For God’s sakes, please back up your media… Read more →
The Genius function on my iPhone failed to create any playlists off of any songs currently loaded. I’m chalking it up to the fact that my entire library isn’t on the phone (far too much memory), so I only sync unhead podcasts and songs to it. Apple’s refusal to stock the Podcaster app in the Apps store is a bit… Read more →
SimplifyMedia has put together a little package that allows music to be streamed from a home base computer to other devices, including the iPhone and other machines. My brief tests have encountered no problems, and it’s a pretty cool thought that I can access music on the handset and not have to worry about filling up the hard drive (my… Read more →
The idea of a phone-based sequencer is nothing new – an old Sony Ericsson phone of mine had a simple program that allowed you to move “blocks” of music around to make your own MIDI songs or ringtones. Pair it with the touch-screen on the iPhone, though (and put it front and center at an Apple product debut), and suddenly… Read more →