Recorded 5th May 2019
First of all deepest apologies for the very late posting of this edition – I won’t bore you with the details but let’s just say a holiday weekend, some life events and some work things meant I just didn’t make the time to get it done as soon as I usually try to. Also there were a large amount of notes to compile regarding the â€œStarting Podcastingâ€ section. Sorry, for the delay. Anyway in this episode I am joined by Guy Serle of the MyMac Podcast and more to talk about the end of Aperture, the forthcoming removal of 32 bit support in macOS and what that means for old software, the AirPod that lived, some clickbait headlines, Adobe â€œprice risesâ€ (or not), Chrome’s dominance, a Firefox problem and finally a bit of â€œinside baseballâ€ stuff about starting a podcast (on budget preferably). Next show I will endeavour not to be so tardy posting I promise.
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- On Twitter as @Macparrot and @VertShark
- Co-host of the MyMac Show
- Mac to the Future and Guyâ€™s Daily Drive on YouTube
- All his stuff is now at vertshark.com
- Appleâ€™s Aperture photo editing software will shutter for good after macOS Mojave â€“ The Verge
- Quicktime 7, Carbon, Ink, Apple’s hardware RAID support predicted to be gone in macOS 10.15 â€“ Apple Insider
- AirPod survives trip through man who swallowed it â€“ Cult of Mac
- Apple Accidentally Reveals Radical New iPhone â€“ Forbes
- Apple Warns iPhone Users Not To Answer Apple Support Calls â€“ Forbes
- Report: iPhone Battery Life Much Lower Than Appleâ€™s Claims â€“ Redmond Pie
- Adobe tests doubling the price of its Lightroom and Photoshop plan â€“ The Verge
- Or maybe not â€“ Adobe via Twitter
- A glitch is breaking all Firefox extensions â€“ TechCrunch
- Fixed as of 1:00am EDT (mostly) â€“ Mozilla
- And this is very interesting… look how dominant Chrome has become almost everywhere except “tablets” (i.e. iPad) â€“ Wikipedia
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Nemoâ€™s Hardware Store (30:02)
- myCharge HubMax Battery Charger for Tablets & Smartphones (with Free Shipping) $100 US â€“ Amazon $90 US
The Podcasting Stuff
- Samson Q2U Handheld Dynamic USB Microphone Recording and Podcasting Pack â€“ $60 US / Â£85 UK
- Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone â€“ $68 US / Â£100 UK
- BEHRINGER audio interface (UMC22) â€“ $60 US / Â£42 UK
- BEHRINGER U-PHORIA UMC202HD, 2-Channel â€“ $98 US / Â£64 UK
- BEHRINGER UMC 404HD Audiophile 4X4 24-Bit/192 KHz USB Audio/Midi Interface with Midas Mic Preamplifiers Black â€“ $150 US / Â£110 UK
- This appears to be Simonâ€™s micâ€¦ the Logitech E-UR20 USB Microphone which appears under a host of guisesâ€¦ $20 US / Â£15 UK
- This is the Amazon mic Simon bought – great quality bit of kit and a good microphone in so many waysâ€¦ and totally useless for a podcasting mic (donâ€™t buy this one!)
- Rogue Amoeba Software Makers of Loopback, Audio Hijack, Piezo, Farrago, Fission and more.
- If you donâ€™t want to pay out for Loopback as a beginner you can still get its forerunner Soundflower We didnâ€™t mention it on the show because I wasnâ€™t sure it was still available!
- Before Paul Kafasis introduced Farrago Simon used Soundplant which can be used free (with a few limitationsâ€¦ like you have to make your samples AIFF if you are using it for free) and to do that he used to use Media Human Audio Converter all of which worked well enough
- SoundStudio (or also available in the Mac App Store)
- Other options mentioned or not â€“ Spreaker and their Apps,. Also Mixlr, Zencastr, Opinion and Ferrite. Also we talked about MixPad from NCH – they no longer seem to mention it but a free for non-commercial use version can be had here
- There are interviews with Paul Kafasis of Rogue Amoeba and Canis of Wooji Juice (Ferrite Recording Studio), also Oliver Breidenbach of Boinx who make MiMo Live (a TV studio on your Mac), as well as a piece by Simon about recording and editing this podcast on www.essentialapple.com
- Guyâ€™s â€œif you have money to burnâ€ suggestion Rode RodeCaster Pro Podcast Production Studio
- Guyâ€™s video â€œUsing Loopback and Audio Hijack together for multitrack recordingâ€ on YouTube
- Guyâ€™s video â€œUsing Loopback 2 for advanced Audio usesâ€ on YouTube
- There are a million options some which we mentioned and some we didnâ€™t: GarageBand (on the Mac App Store and iOS App Store), Audacity, SoundStudio, Fission, Ferrite, some of the web based services mentioned above, Reaper, Avid ProTools First and a whole load more.
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