I may have just fallen off the proverbial turnip truck on this one, but until yesterday I had no idea it was possible to combine audio devices in OS X so that my recording software would see all of the various audio inputs as one device. Why is this useful? I’m using Propellerhead Record with [...]
Archive for the ‘Macintosh’ Category
So I got this new Macheist nano bundle thingy and it came with an application called MacJournal from Mariner Software. This is a $39 piece of software that I had looked at earlier when browsing around for some journaling software, so I spent $20 and picked up a copy. The purpose of this post is [...]
Sounds strange, but I recently wanted to put one or two of my favorite audio books on the Kindle 2, just so they would be there in case the need arose. Currently it is not possible to activate the Kindle device on a Macintosh using Audible’s web site. I probably could have just tried this, [...]
This is an update to my “switchers” post, a guide to cool software for your Mac if you just switched from another platform or are just generally new to the game. Here we go, still in absolutely no particular order … iStat Menus Displays data about available disk space, fan speeds, internal temperatures, network activity, [...]
I finally jumped on the Fusion bandwagon and let me say that I am quite impressed. For those who don’t know, Fusion is software that lets you seamlessly run Windows applications on Mac OS X. Now ordinarily I wouldn’t need to do this—I would just go look for the, usually better, Mac software—but there are [...]
I am absolutely loving Elgato’s EyeTV 250 Plus. Right now I’m watching the Presidential news conference while “24″ records in the background. The ClearQAM digital cable pickup of local high definition signals is brilliant. Also, the software is actually really nice and works well. I’m going to experiment with editing out the commercials prior to [...]
This is a fairly generic guide to most of the software that I feel is essential for an Apple Macintosh. It isn’t exhaustive, extensive, authoritative, or any other “-ive”, but it may be a good place for you to start if you are new to Macs. Everything is free or has a trial version.
Why? Because I just spent the better part of a couple hours writing an email to a friend who just switched from Windows, and I figure maybe it will be helpful to others as well. And I wish I would have had a simple guide like this when I started a few years ago. (I’m sure they are out there, I probably just didn’t look for them.)
Here we go, in absolutely no particular order …
I’m a Machead and I use iTunes, so I was sort of at a loss when a friend sent me some FLAC files. As usual, someone else has already figured it out. There is a nice bundle with all the necessary files over at Google Code. Gotta love the Internet.
After that title you are probably thinking, “What a nerd!” Or maybe you are nearly peeing your pants with anticipation because you, like me, were struggling to get your X-Station working as a MIDI control surface with Pro Tools LE. I guess another possibility is that you already know how to do this because you [...]
What is it with Apple product packaging? I know this isn’t a new idea, but for some reason (I think after I opened my iPhone) I felt compelled to cast about for boxes of various technology products I’ve purchased, photograph them, and post this. Cleanliness This is about as many words as you’ll find on [...]