It was a day of inspiration, and action.
I have been
researching possible solutions to a shortcoming that occasionally crops
up when I am recording live music. The method that I have been using,
sometimes needs an additional microphone, or 2, from a different vantage
I could get
a mixer with more channels that would produce more live tracks, but
that would be a major expense for a part time need. I could get a small,
portable digital recorder at an affordable price, but I had the feeling
that there was a more elegant solution.
For a few
dollars more than a dedicated portable recorder, I could get a full
featured device that supports the same recording software that I use
with the MacBook. And it is designed to integrate with my other Apple
devices. I got an iPod Touch.
The iPod Touch
does everything an iPhone does, but without the phone bill. It surfs
the internet, does email, takes pictures and HD movies, takes advantage
of the 400,000 App selection to do just about everything one could
imagine, does messaging, phone calls, and video conferencing, etc.
The real deal
maker happened right after I got it home and downloaded GarageBand so
it became a full featured digital recorder. Like most things Apple, it is
designed to do the things it does, effortlessly, pleasingly, and
reliably. Let the magic begin.
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