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The problem with the new Apple Music app’s design — How big is too big?

Quite frankly, I’m not a huge fan of Apple Music.

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I don’t really search for music, and I really don’t want someone from California suggesting what kind of music I want. I do listen to an extraordinarily wide assortment, so sometimes, the suggestions from Apple are rediculous — they suggest some of the awfullest crap I’ve ever heard. Not only that, it doesn’t seem to work half the time, and it sometimes cannot find a tune, even when it is staring me in the face.  Strange.

The author didn’t give his/her name, just an Apple symbol and “betas” . . . writing:

At WWDC 2016, Apple introduced a new Apple Music app for iOS. This app was intended to be the home for the majority of users’ music libraries and Apple’s streaming service. It featured a radically different design from Apple’s past software, which drew both some criticism and praise. No matter which side of the debate you fall on, there are some issues that make it evident Apple isn’t paying the same attention they used to.

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Sophisticated, Gestural MIDI Control for all your iOS Devices

AC Sabre Offers Sophisticated, Gestural MIDI Control with iOS Devices AC Sabre MIDI Instrument & Motion Controller, is a revolutionary new music composition app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app makes it easy for music producers, composers, DJs, and other performers to control their music in a way never before possible.

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TunesKit DRM Media Converter for Mac Now Supports More Output Formats

 TunesKit DRM Media Converter for Mac Now Supports More Output Formats As the industry-leading DRM removal solutions provider, TunesKit Studio recently released a major update of its featured iTunes DRM Media Converter for Mac to v.3.0.1 with more impressive features introduced, including more output media formats, preset profiles of popular devices, re-designed new user interface, etc. Now with the newest version of TunesKit M4V Converter for Mac, users can easily remove DRM lock from iTunes rented and purchased videos while converting the encrypted M4V files to DRM-free MP4, M4V, MOV, AVI, FLV, MPG, and other common video and even audio formats with lossless quality.

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Free Music Archives

FMARecently I’ve recommended movie archives and even mentioned free music done by the same sites on occasion. This week I’ve come across a site that has 100K recordings of music available to the public for non-commercial use. It is at the Free Music Archives.

I got this via ResearchBuzz sending me to a Radio World article at:  http://www.radioworld.com/article/the-future-of-digital-radio-archives/279351. It is an interesting article about maintaining the recordings in readable format.

Go directly to the archives here: http://www.freemusicarchive.org

BTW – They do have apps for iOS and Android as well.

Amazon Music and YouTube music now comes together with Musicality

 Musicality - Now with Amazon Music and YouTube Industrious One has a good idea about listening music on your Mac. Musicality for Mac has added Amazon Music and YouTube to its growing list of supported music services. Musicality breaks your music out of the browser, bringing desktop conveniences like keyboard shortcuts, powerful AirPlay streaming, and more to over a dozen of the world’s most popular music services.

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Streaming, screaming, Napster, Rapsody, Algorithms, who owns the music and more

Apple Music Are you streaming? Which service do you like? I can get most anything I like on Sirius, but my music tastes are fairly focused and I can get by on a simple diet of music. Now that Apple ended their “Apple Radio” and it disappeared from my iPhone, I’ve been loading my own tunes. I won’t sell out to a foreign music service. Here are some reflections on a couple of the services out there. I welcome your input, pros and cons about your musical life!

  • Are Algorithms Endangering Our Ability To Fight For The Music We Love?
  • Rhapsody Nears 3.5 Million Global Subscribers
  • Kirk McElhearn : Can we choose our own music?
  • Rhapsody rebrands itself as Napster
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FourChords Guitar Karaoke – Play Guitar Instantly With Free Trial

 FourChords Guitar Karaoke - Play Guitar Instantly With Free Trial Many people would love to learn to play the guitar and take part in all the fun. Using the Fourchords app, budding guitarists can quickly play their choice of more than 1500 songs, whether they be rock, metal, country, jazz, pop or traditional. Continue reading »

Musicality 3 for Mac

MADE IN AMERICA Swarthmore, Pennsylvania – Industrious One has announced the release of Musicality 3 for Mac. Musicality breaks your music out of the browser, with desktop conveniences like keyboard shortcuts and notifications, powerful AirPlay streaming, and a new iOS remote. Take control of over a dozen popular music websites including Pandora Radio, Google Play Music, Spotify, and more.   Continue reading »

Auria Pro award-winning DAW gets awesome upgrade

 Auria Pro Now Available on the App Store Three years in the making, WaveMachine Labs today is proud to release a massive upgrade to their award-winning DAW. “DAW” means “Digital Audio Workstation” and this one is way beyond most of the others!

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Stream Over 30,000 Radio Stations on the Apple TV

 Radiant Radio 1.1 - Stream Over 30,000 Radio Stations on the Apple TV Radiant Radio allows anyone to search, discover, and stream the Internet feeds of over 30,000 radio stations from around the globe, via their Apple TV. The app includes the ability to search for stations by genre, country of origin, and more. Listeners can mark favorite stations for later access, and listen to a station while browsing other apps on the Apple TV.

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Tune Sweeper 4 Now Identifies Apple Music Tracks in iTuneseeper 4 Now Identifies Apple Music Tracks in iTunes

 Tune Sweeper 4 Now Identifies Apple Music Tracks in iTunes Wide Angle Software Ltd, a company known for creation of the popular iTunes clean-up software, Tune Sweeper 4, announces an outstanding new software feature. Tune Sweeper 4 now identifies tracks from Apple Music, making it easy to see which songs will vanish from iTunes if users cancel their Apple Music subscription.

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Turntable for Mac

MADE IN AMERICA New York, New York – Longtime independent developer, Andrew Kaz has announced the release of Turntable for Mac OS X, a new kind of Music Player. Turntable revolutionizes the music player software interface. Rather than ‘computer linear’ like iTunes, Turntable is fully visual, full-on immersive – It features nothing but Albums, Album Art, and Artists. Continue reading »

Static Music Player for iPhone and Apple Watch delivers uncluttered music!

 Listen Sound LLC releases Static Music Player for iPhone and Apple Watch Listen Sound LLC today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Static 1.0.1, a new music player app developed for iPhone and Apple Watch that delivers never-before available features in a simple, uncluttered interface. Static works with iTunes but also enables adding music to iPhone without using iTunes at all. Files can be imported using AirDrop, Dropbox, Amazon S3, and other apps that support document browsing and sharing.

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Dance to a different drummer . . . get your pounding loops together NOW

 Drum Loops HD 2 released - New Drum Loops app for iOS, a Drummer for GB Are you ready for a good headache? Only kidding — but we’re ramped for these new drum track loops from “Go Independent Records” — seriously the perfect follow up app for Drum Loops HD. And for every G.I. Records release there is a ‘try before you buy’ version with one chapter fully functional, in this case the Blues chapter. It is a free app called, Drum Loops HD 2 Light.

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The Standard Musician’s App lets you learn those licks

 mimiCopy upadated to Ver.1.5 - The Standard Musician's App The gold standard for musicians, mimiCopy, an audio player for ear training, is now updated! Software developer and content creation firm ART Teknika, Inc. (headquarters in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo) is updating its iOS app, mimiCopy, to version 1.5 on the iTunes App Store. mimiCopy is geared at guitarists and other musicians and allows them to record and copy sections of audio by ear.

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