Update: I originally wrote this article in April, 2014. According to a recent report published on 9to5 Mac, this seems to be the model that Apple has chosen for their future streaming service. We need to wait and see exactly how this service is implemented, but read on to see how this approach to streaming […]
As you use digital audio files, you may find that you have files in formats that aren’t compatible with the software or hardware you’re using. You can convert these files to other formats using a variety of apps, but not every app can handle all formats. iTunes, for example, supports the following formats: WAV, AIFF, […]
I’ve disagreed with a lot of what Neil Young says about digital music, but he’s made a statement that I agree with. Young discussed vinyl records on a California radio show, and his comments have been reported by the New Musical Express: “A lot of people that buy vinyl today don’t realise that they’re listening […]
"You know how every once in a while you buy the $40 bottle of wine instead of the $8 one, thinking you’re gonna have a special dinner or something?" Senior Reviews Editor Lee Hutchinson wrote over instant message. "And you get home, and you make the salmon or the pasta or whatever and you light the candles? And you pour the wine, swirl it like they do in Sideways so that it looks like you know what you’re doing… you bring it to your lips and after smelling it—it smells like wine—you have a sip? And it’s like… yeah, I guess this tastes good or something, but really it just tastes like wine?
"The Pono Player is kinda like that, but for music."
Ars Technica on Pono; they nail it.
You know, I saw that Pono video too, with all the musicians saying how great it sounded. And I knew it couldn’t be true, because, you know, science. But it turns out that Neil Young was lying all the time. David Pogue has an excellent article about Pono on the Yahoo website, where he explains […]