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August 5 2017 - 1:03 pm

The Next Track, Episode 64: Album Artwork

Kirk and I talk about album artwork in another one of our iTunes-oriented episodes of The Next Track podcast. Additionally, some useful AppleScripts for managing your iTunes artwork are featured.

This episode is sponsored by Loopback from Rogue Amoeba. Loopback gives you the power of a high-end studio mixing board, right inside your computer. Download a free trial of Loopback and be sure to check out a special offer for The Next Track listeners in this week’s episode.

You can listen to the episode at The Next Track website here or subscribe here in iTunes to make sure you get all future episodes.

June 9 2017 - 7:06 am

The Next Track, Episode 56 – Playlists in iTunes

Kirk and I go deep on playlists in iTunes in this week’s episode of The Next Track podcast. Real deep.

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You can listen to the episode at The Next Track website here or subscribe here in iTunes to make sure you get all future episodes.

May 12 2017 - 9:17 am

The Next Track, Episode 52 – It Was A Very Good Year

We observe our first anniversary with a look back at some of our most interesting and popular episodes.

We’ve also posted a brief survey that we invite you to fill out. It won’t take more than a minute or two of your time and will help us plan future episodes. Here is the link to the survey, Thanks!

You can listen to the episode at The Next Track website here or subscribe here in iTunes to make sure you get all future episodes.

February 3 2017 - 8:40 am

The Next Track – Episode 38 – Audio at CES

The Consumer Electronics Show was held a few weeks ago and Chris Connaker from Computer Audiophile joins me and Kirk to talk about audio gear at the show and some interesting information about the future of the MQA audio format.

You can listen to the episode at The Next Track website here or subscribe here in iTunes to make sure you get all future episodes.

January 13 2017 - 10:46 am

The Next Track – Episode 35 – Peter Chilvers

Kirk and I are both fascinated with Brian Eno’s generative music app, Reflection. So we asked the developer, Peter Chilvers, to come on the show and talk about generative music and his other app collaborations with Brian Eno.

You can listen to the episode at The Next Track website here or subscribe here in iTunes.

December 23 2016 - 11:42 am

The Next Track – Episode 32 – DACs

Outboard DACs are a subject that we’ve been meaning to get to and so we invited Chris Connaker of Computer Audiophile to be our guest once again to explain everything we’d want to know about using a digital-analog-converter in an audio system.

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You can listen to the episode at The Next Track website here or subscribe here in iTunes.

December 17 2016 - 7:21 am

The Next Track – Episode 31 – Apple Music

Jim Dalrymple, long-time Mac journalist and founder of The Loop, recently wrote a critique of Apple Music and we asked Jim to elaborate on his experiences and thoughts with the service.

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You can listen to the episode at The Next Track website here or subscribe here in iTunes.

December 3 2016 - 5:20 pm

The Next Track – Episode 29 – Tagging Audio Files

We get around to talking about some tagging basics, mostly geared towards iTunes. Kirk reminds me about Option-space bar. I had the chance to mention a few AppleScripts for exporting artwork and my “Smarts” app for managing Smart playlists.

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You can listen to the episode at The Next Track website here or subscribe here in iTunes.

November 18 2016 - 8:40 am

The Next Track – Episode 27 – Paul Englishby

Kirk and I wanted to find out what writing music for soundtracks was all about and so our guest for this episode is UK composer Paul Englishby. You may not have heard of him but you certainly may have heard his music, which he writes for TV, film, and stage. His latest project was composing the music for a high-tech production of “The Tempest” being staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company. He also does the music for the British TV shows “Luther” and “The Musketeers”, both of which are favorites at my house.

You can listen to the episode at The Next Track website here or subscribe here in iTunes.

November 11 2016 - 7:59 am

The Next Track – Episode 26 – Ask Andy #1

Kirk and I asked our pal Andy Doe to come on the show for the first of an every-now-and-then feature we’re calling “Ask Andy”. We get lots of techy queries from listeners that we’re under-prepared to answer but that Andy is happy to take a crack at. Topics in this episode include stereo speaker placement, iTunes playback effects, new (and dubiously useful) audio file formats and more.

Check out the episode at The Next Track website or subscribe here in iTunes.

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