It’s day two of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and the new products just keep a-comin’! Among the most popular items at the show are music accessories and specifically headphones/earphones, which are present and accounted for in abundance. Thankfully, Moshi Audio is rising above the din of the crowd with a new set of earphones aimed at audiophiles.
Unless your reason for owning a Mac is to occasionally lovingly stroke it when the mood strikes, chances are you consider the most critical aspects of Mac ownership to be what you see on the screen and the sounds it emits. Settings for video and audio output have sensible defaults, but both can be adjusted by using System Preferences.
Online music storage is an area that has exploded in recent months, with Amazon, Google and Apple all becoming major players in the game. But what if you'd rather not deal with a third-party and instead host your own music? What if you could have all the freedom in the world to listen to music when you please, and whereever? We'll show you how to set up your own dedicated iTunes Server that will let you stream your music around your home network, to your iOS devices, and even when you're halfway across the globe, far away from home.
With summer in full swing, it's time to start hitting the beach, throwing BBQs, camping, and enjoying the great outdoors. These portable iPod speakers will bring musical pleasure all your outdoor activities, be they climbing mountains and sleeping under the stars, or hanging out by the pool and grilling burgers.
In the world of Mac audio editing software, you’ll need to take out a bank loan in order to enjoy high-end software such as Apple’s Soundtrack Pro or Bias Peak. Thankfully, there’s a free, open source solution available -- and here are a few tips for getting started with it.
Individuals who are hearing impaired rely on captions in order to understand what is being said in a video. And while YouTube has come a long way with automatic captioning in videos uploaded to their site, it is not perfect, and can often lead to more confusion when watching the videos.
Enter UniversalSubtitles.org. This project, funded by Mozilla Drumbeat, allows anyone to caption a YouTube, Vimeo, Blip.tv, HTLM5 or H.264 video. All you need is a little time and some typing skills, and all of your videos on YouTube can be nicely subtitled. In this how-to, we'll show you how to easily subtitle your videos with UniversalSubtitles.org.
When I was a kid, I really wished I had one of those nifty voice changer boxes to prank call the pizza place with. Now, I've got something better, and way more convincing. iMovie 11's voice changing feature is what we've been waiting for a long time, and it's sure to add some flair to your home movies. All you need to get started is a video with some audio in it.
Your iPod excels at serving up music for one, but using it to entertain a crowd is problematic. Speaker docks are an option, but most are anemic at best, more suited to background music in your cubicle than serious listening. Audyssey’s South of Market dock changes all that. Taking inspiration from San Francisco’s famous party ‘hood—SoMa to the locals—known for bars and nightclubs that go bump in the night (and well into the next morning), Audyssey’s first consumer device delivers amazing sound and comes packed with some stellar features.
When Apple rolled out iLife ’11, it touted the fact that more than 5 million folks are using GarageBand to create music, podcasts, and other types of audio, making it one of the most successful DAW (digital audio workstation) programs of all time. With this newly updated revision, there are even more reasons to really dig this maestro of a music-making app.
Perhaps the single most important new editing addition, Flex Time, has been brought over from GarageBand’s older sibling, Logic. Simply grab a part of a sampled audio track—a guitar lick or a vocal—and instantly drag it to a new position in time, with extremely smooth—and musically useful—results. It’s a study in effortless, clear interface design, and once you drag a guitar lick into place with it, you’ll instantly be hooked. GarageBand is incredibly smart about automatically grabbing the desired audio segment, and adjusting either the head or tail of the waveform based on where you click the mouse.