Repost-Toggle for Soundcloud – Hide Reposts with Google Chrome Extension

If you’re a Soundcloud user, your feed may get flooded with reposts from other users. Luckily, Google Chrome now has a free extension that will toggle reposts on and off. Repost-Toggle for Soundcloud Add the extension to Chrome, and you’re all set. Just click on the “repost toggle” button in the following screenshot, to turn […]

Find the True Bit Rate of MP3, Audio Files

Many software programs provide the incorrect bit rate of audio files. For example, iTunes will display the current bit rate of a file, but the file may have been previously compressed down to a much lower value. This misleading process is known as upscaling. Enter Spek Spek helps analyze your audio files by showing their […]

Ableton Live Drum Template

Here’s a little drum template I made, for all you Ableton users. It routes one MIDI track to separate output tracks (kick, snare, etc.), via velocity restrictions. Each output track has a drum rack, so you can load a bunch of kicks, snares, etc. The cool part is the Scale plugin on the primary MIDI […]

Remove Duplicate Songs with iTunes

Duplicated music files can cause problems, and take up disk space. Luckily, iTunes has an easy way to remove duplicates. All you have to do is choose View > Show Duplicate Items in the menu. Matches are based on the song name and artist. If you have alternate versions of the same song (live, demo versions) hold […]

Apple (alt)ernatives – VLC over QuickTime (and iTunes)

I’m starting a new blog series called Apple (alt)ernatives, where I’ll feature better options to Apple products and software. This week, let’s take a look at media players. Instead of QuickTime and iTunes, use VLC Media Player. It supports countless file types, offers many more options, has built-in conversion software, and … it’s free! So, […]

My Favorite App: BandsInTown

I love this app! Never miss a show again! Bandsintown Bandsintown is a free live concert notification and recommendation app. The fan-focused app pulls data from a user’s iTunes library, Pandora favorites, Facebook Likes, and accounts to populate their list of tracked artists. It then generates a “Concert Cloud” that visually represents which of those […]

Amadeus Pro – Mac Sound Editor

Amadeus Pro is a powerful multitrack audio editor, supporting a variety of formats including MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, Apple Lossless, AIFF, Wave and many others. There’s also a Lite version.

iTunes 11 – Two Big (and Easy) Fixes

For those having trouble with the new iTunes 11 interface, here are two quick fixes. The first fix will show the classic sidebar, while the second fix will enable the classic search function. Menu > View > Show Sidebar Search field drop-down > Uncheck “Search Entire Library”

Find the Best Frequency for your MP3 Player FM Transmitter

FM Channel Finder Need to find the best FM frequency for your SIRIUS Satellite Radio ? Let SIRIUS FM Channel Finder help you to get the best listening experience from your radio. SIRIUS FM Channel Finder searches a FCC-provided database of licensed FM broadcasters to determine the best FM frequencies to use in your car […]

Doug’s AppleScripts for iTunes

Doug’s AppleScripts for iTunes Download 441 (and counting) free user-contributed AppleScripts for Apple’s iTunes that will make maintaining your digital music collection easier and more fun! Here are some of my favorites: Find Album Artwork with Google Proper English Title Capitalization Search/Replace Tag Text Remove n Characters From Front or Back