Apple has updated GarageBand for Mac. Mostly the update seems to be about making the desktop play more nicely with Apple’s portable devices, or vice versa.
As I’m always looking for ways to improve the audio quality of the Rampant Mumblings podcast, I stumbled across this article via medium.com giving some handy hints for those of you who use audacity to podcast. A good read and graphics that are clear and right to the point. Granted it’s from 2014 but it stands up from my quick tries.
No two ways about it Rouge Amoeba make some really awesome apps. Audio Hijack is awesome, it’s a wonderful application that lets you record any audio and you can save audio from applications like iTunes. You can play audio / video Safari and save that audio to a file or you can mix it with any kinds of hardware devices, with other microphones or mixers. Pretty much anything that you ever could want to do recording apps, recording devices, have a sounboard play thought to skype when podcasting, you can really Audio Hijack to simplify everything. You can have multiple people, you can merge them into one, you can use it for streaming, the list goes on Rouge Amoeba have just come out with a new application and here’s how they describe it, called loopback they call it “cable free audio routing for Mac” and here’s their description Suddenly it’s easy to pass audio between applications on your Mac, create virtual audio devices to take the sound for applications and audio input devices then…
Google has announced their own podcasting platform that almost anyone is free to join. Free as long as you have a podcast, google play account and live in the USA then you can sign up to be part of their new podcasting platform. To that end, today we’re launching a portal for podcasters to start uploading their shows to Google Play Music before we open up the service to listeners. Along with direct searches and browsing for podcasts, the service will connect new listeners with podcasts based on what they’re doing, how they’re feeling, or what they’re interested in. Similar to our contextual playlists for music, this will give podcast fans and new listeners a way of finding and listening to content that’s unique to Google Play Music. Missing from the quote is “Podcasters in the US can start uploading shows now at g.co/podcastportal.” However UK podcasters can get around the GEO block with a simple VPN. Although the Rampant Mumblings is a UK cast the submission processed still seemed to have worked. I’d…
For all of the good things are El Kapitan brings to the Apple ecosystem it also brings its fair share of issues. Namely old equipment such as mixing devices for podcasting and music will have issues thanks to the new implementation of core audio. so if you’re old mixing devices no longer compatible than you might want to check out the iK Multimedia iRig Pro DUO: The smallest fully-featured dual-channel interface.
A great article from a chap called Jason Snell who’s a well known person in the world of podcasting, not only hosting but producing an immense amount of shows… using garageband. When you produce on average 5.5 podcasts a week you learn how to streamline things and Jason has put up an excellent post about this.
If you’ve a spare hour today then why not fill that by listening to the Mac & Forth Show (episode 58) featuring yours truly but Also Adam Christianson from The MacCast) along with the regulars Karl, Barry and Matt. This weeks episode takes a twist with Matt taking over duties as quizmaster on the show as we try our hands at WWDC predictions.