Way way back in the early days of Mac the platform established itself as one to be used for music production. Not just for the audiophile at home, but for serious pro music production. Macs have continued to stand out in music although PC’s have pretty much caught up. So I thought, being into all things music on Macs myself, I’d do a short series on apps I’ve found and prefer for doing things music related. This will NOT be an all-inclusive series, only what I’ve found that works, and in most cases is open source or free.
To kick this off, let’s look at audio file splitting more »
Macs are fabulous machines. From the beginning they seemed to focus on and excel in publishing and also music production. Today this is no less true although Windows has caught up generally, yet there’s still nothing like a Mac for those two types of work. Macs however are not without their own challenges. Installing Soundflower on High Sierra is one such example. more »
As a software junky who is always downloading new apps to try, one can never be too careful about verifying you’re not installing malware. One step in that process is to verify downloaded files with the checksum provided by the software provider, when they provide one. In the years since I converted to Macs from Windows, I’ve yet to find a simple-to-use, free app to verify those checksums. So, I rolled my own which I have named c3checksum. Yep. You can read all about it and download it here. If you’d like an app that has more options and complexity I also ran across Checksums which looks like an amazing option. I myself have not yet tried it but thought I’d offer it as an alternative to my own simple solution. Enjoy!
Generally speaking I really like Apple products. It’s what I use maybe 99.95% of the time. The reasons are quite numerous. Simply put, they just work without a lot of hassles or problems or crashes. But every once in a while the developers do something really stupid. Like the recent update to iTunes stops allowing the management of your iPhone with iTunes. Stupid! Ignorant! Lame! It’s something I’ve been meaning to write about for a couple of weeks now. more »