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11 tips for getting the most from MOG and Spotify

If you sign up for MOG or Spotify and leave everything at the default settings, you could be missing 50% or more of your music.  That's because Spotify defaults to ~96 kbps on mobile devices, and 160 kbps on the desktop. The settings outlined below will bring your Spotify mobile streams up to 160 kbps, [...]

By | September 19th, 2011|iThing, Tech|

Mega Music Meta-Battle: MOG vs. Spotify Reviews

Spotify's July launch in the US quickly heated up the market for music on demand.  Existing players Rdio and MOG both announced free service tiers last week, where previously they only offered free trials.  And this week, they're all going to the ball with Facebook. MOG, in particular, is on fire.  They introduced a slick [...]

By | September 18th, 2011|music industry, Tech|

Hi-Fi 2.0: Getting good audio in the iPod age (part 1)

After decades of continual improvements in audio recording and playback technologies, the average 21st Century listener will hear most music at lower fidelity than before the millennium.  How did this happen, and can anything be done about it? While audio technology continues to advance, the listening experience for most consumers, especially those just entering the [...]

By | July 17th, 2011|iThing, music industry, Tech|

Adele: Live at the iTunes Festival – London 2011

Coming up:  Foo Fighters, Raphael Saadiq, Swedish House Mafia & more... If the Adele concert you planned to attend was postponed, cancelled, sold-out or otherwise just not happening, here's a chance to see her close up, on your own schedule, and for free! Gracious and charming throughout, her voice settles down around the 15-minute mark [...]

By | July 9th, 2011|Gig Bag|

iPhone Performance Apps: iShred, Guitar & PianoStudio

FDG Celebrates Verizon on iPhone with Music Apps Sale To welcome Verizon iPhone users, Frontier Design Group (FDG) has all of their music apps on sale this week for $0.99.  That's an 80% discount for iShred, GuitarStudio, and PianoStudio, which are normally priced at $4.99. If you miss the sale, go ahead and spend the [...]

By | February 9th, 2011|Guitar, iThing, Piano, Tech|

Holiday Gift Guide for Musicians and Music Lovers #3

Check the How-to-Buy guides if you're interested in gifting drums, keyboards, a guitar or bass. #3: Gifts Under $100,000 Olive 06HD Music Server for Audiophiles - $4,999 What is "HD Music?"  Well, it depends on who you ask, but most music advertised as HD is distributed in a lossless format at a minimum of 24-bit/96 [...]

By | November 30th, 2010|Piano, Tech|

Holiday Gift Guide for Musicians and Music Lovers #1

Check the How-to-Buy guides if you're interested in gifting drums, keyboards, a guitar or bass. #1: Gifts Under $100 What can you get for less than $30?  How about a professional musical instrument that is played by the likes of Bob Dylan and John Popper? There are thousands of harmonicas out there, some cheap, some [...]

By | November 20th, 2010|Bass, Gig Bag, Guitar, Songs, Tech|

Filtatron Brings Moog to iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad (or does it?)

Moog goes mobile on iTunes this Monday, October 18, 2010.  Whether that's a good or bad thing depends on how you feel about this phrase: "...digitally modelled to approximate the warmth and character of our famous analog hardware."  Hmmmm. From the Filtatron Page: The Filtatron is much more than your average sound app. It’s a [...]

By | October 16th, 2010|iThing, Tech|