Sep 28

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Zoom is optimised for speaking.  If there is any other noise (e.g. a guitar or piano) Zoom will think it is background noise and try to remove it!  To share a movie or song over a zoom meeting you need to change some settings. Here’s how.

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Sep 13

There’s no option from the GarageBand menus to export the individual files from your multi-track recording. You can only save the entire GarageBand file or a stereo version of the song. But there is a way to do it manually.

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Jun 24

With COVID our church has moved to putting the talks online.  The most important thing when recording talks is good audio quality.  Your eyes can put up with poor video,  but poor audio gets irritating very quickly.  Thankfully it’s very easy to get clear sound.

The key is to use an external microphone so that the mic can be close to the person who’s talking. Don’t use the mic that’s built into your laptop or phone.  This is especially important if you are in an online meeting where you are listening as well as speaking.

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Mar 30

Fantastic article on how to do a livestream here:

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Dec 02

To connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod to your home stereo you just need a 3.5mm to RCA cable like this cable above.  The two RCA connectors plug into the back of your stereo and the 3.5mm plugs into the headphone jack of your iPhone. Pretty much every stereo available has RCA inputs as the standard inputs on the back.  If you want the best possible audio quality, then an Apple iPod dock will make it sound even better, but we’ll get to that in a moment.

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Aug 14

I still like to run with my old iPod Shuffle. Recently I tried to listen to an Audible book and it wouldn’t work. Apple Music and Audible do not play nicely together. But I didn’t give up easily… here’s how to listen to that audible book on an iPod!

To download the audible file to your computer, you will need to go to your account, find your library, and ‘download’ your audio book. This will save it on your computer as a file ending in aax. (e.g. mybook.aax)

Older iPods cannot play .aax files, they can only play MP3 files. So you need to convert the Audible file (aax) to an MP3 file. There are lots of programs out there to do this. Epubor Audible Converter, Open Audible, and Audible Converter. There were all in the $20 to $50 price. Eventually I found one called ‘Inaudible’ which was free.

You can find it here:

Or the direct download is here:

When you try to install it you’ll get a warning like this:

You need to go to System Preferences, Security, General and tell your OS X to allow this app.

Open the Inaudible app and you’ll see a screen like this:

Drag your audible file into the top text box, and press ‘Begin Conversion.’

It will save your Audible file as an MP3 file which you can drag onto your iPod using iTunes or Apple Music.

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Jan 14

You can usually adjust the audio level of your Macintosh computer using the sound slider bar and also using the volume keys on your keyboard. But if you plug in a USB audio device (Focusrite, Presonus, Behringer, Rode etc) the built in Audio controls are disabled. This is so that the full volume can be sent to the device digitally which is important for professional audio applications.

But if you are just using your USB just to listen to music it is possible to adjust the volume for your own listening comfort. Here’s how to do it using a free audio utility called ‘Soundflower.

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Sep 29

This article is about the kind of cable you need to plug your iPhone or iPod or laptop into a stereo.

If you look on any iPod, or the back of a Mac mini, or the side of your Apple laptop you will see a round hole where you can plug in headphones. iPhones unto the iPhone 6 have a headphone socket as well. For later iPhones (the iPhone 7 and 8) you just need this adapter which turns your lightning connector into a headphone socket, and then the rest of this article applies to you as well. If you get a dock for any model iPhone including 7 and 8 it will also have a socket like this on the back.

The technical name for this socket is a 3.5mm or 1/8 inch stereo jack.

You can see one of these on the left of this iPod dock below:

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