Apple vs the App Developers

Pre­vi­ously I’d writ­ten about the impend­ing launch of Gar­age Band for iPad, and men­tioned how Apple’s release of this app will chal­lenge smal­ler inde­pend­ent app developers in the music cre­ation space. Today’ I’m at it again. With yes­ter­day’s release of iOS 4.3, it seems that Apple has again taken a bite out of a developer­’s […]

The Craft of iPad Music-making [Video]

Won­der­ing what all the fuss is about with Apple announ­cing the iPad ver­sion of Gar­age Band? This video will help demon­strate. From The Future of Music V: The Craft of iPad Music-mak­ing” event, Feb­ru­ary 3rd, 2011. At this spe­cial even­ing event, attendees heard and saw the music­al and visu­al res­ults as lead­ing elec­tron­ic artists per­formed […]

Did Apple just kill a small part of the music industry?

  Ever since the iPhone and iPod Touch caught the atten­tion of developers of developers with an interest in music, there have been music apps in the iTunes App store. With yes­ter­day’s announce­ment of Gar­age Band for iPad these smal­ler niche developers could be chal­lenged by the vast devel­op­ment resources Apple can bring to bear. […]

Need a mic? Find a Yeti.

In the last few years it’s got­ten a bit easi­er to use a micro­phone to record audio on your home com­puter — USB head­sets with qual­ity micro­phones have been avail­able for a while, but only recently have USB desktop micro­phones oved out of the niche and spe­cialty retail­ers into the main­stream, driv­en mostly by the […]