The Apple Core: Podcasting made easier with GarageBand

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Date: Monday, March 13th, 2006, 01:50
Category: The Apple Core

gb-podcaststudio.jpgPodcasting has gotten a whole lot easier with the advent of GarageBand 3. Previously I used Audio Hijack Pro, but GarageBand has been updated with features designed specifically for podcasters.
For the PowerPage Podcast I use two low cost microphones adapted from XLR down to quarter-inch which are plugged into a Miglia HarmonyAudio box which is connected via Firewire to my MacBook Pro. GarageBand picks up both of the input channels (set them to mono, btw) and all you have to do is press the record button.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 12 Available for Download

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Date: Monday, March 13th, 2006, 01:00
Category: The Apple Core

PowerPage Podcast LogoPowerPage Podcast Episode 12 is now available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
On Episode 12 (32:57, 16.1 MB, AAC) of the PowerPage Podcast my guest is Youngmoo Kim, Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. On this episode Youngmoo and I discuss audio technology and the Macintosh platform.
You can subscribe to the Podcast directly in iTunes (AAC) or you can add the PowerPage Podcast RSS feed to the newsreader of your choice. Remember to vote for us on Podcast Alley.
Program
00:00 Music: Tragically Hip: Vaccination Scar
02:40 Segment 1: Audio CODECS
14:31 Music: Tragically Hip: Poets
14:56 Segment 2: Mobile (Phone) Music
19:52 Music: Tragically Hip: Twist My Arm
20:21 Segment 3: New Apple Products
25:07 Music: Tragically Hip: Fireworks (Phantom Power)
25:19 Segment 4: Processors
31:54 Music: Tragically Hip: Springtime in Vienna (Trouble at the Henhouse)
A special thank you to The Tragically Hip for letting us use their music in the PowerPage podcast. Check out their first DVD/CD Box Set Hipeponymous.

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OS X 10.4.5 Address Book Widget Rant

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Date: Monday, March 13th, 2006, 00:01
Category: Software

address-book-widget.jpgI don’t often get too annoyed with Apple’s software. Sure, there are at least ten things that I can think of off the top of my head that I would like to see added to or fixed in iTunes, but I am generally satisfied with the program as it is nonetheless. However, the recent 10.4.5 update replaced the Address Book widget with something that I consider to be regressive in its function and design.
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