AudialHub – Universal Audio Converter for Mac

May 5, 2008

If you ever work with live concert recordings, or various “audiophile” audio, you’ve probably run across the lossless audio format “FLAC”. Apple of course has their own lossless format, “Apple Lossless”, but I’ve been frustrated that there’s been no good way to get from one to the other on OS X. The various applications I’ve tried have been unstable, or demos of a much more expensive package.

Fortunately, now there’s AudialHub — made by Techspansion, the same people who make the awesome VisualHub — the swiss army knife of video format conversion for the Mac.

AudialHub will convert from or to FLAC, Apple Lossless, WMA (Windows Media Audio), 3G (Cellphone Audio), AAC, Ogg Vorbis or MP3 — pretty much everything I’ve ever needed to deal with. It can also burn audio or MP3 CDs.
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Alabama 3 – 12 Label Free Steps

March 4, 2008

Not to be outdone by the likes of NIN or Radiohead, Alabama 3 has launched an ambitious 12-month plan to put out a new album.

Produced totally without labels, and totally with the fans.

Each and every month for the next yer, the Boys from Brixton are putting up 3 new songs on their web site. Fans get to vote on each song, and afterwords they get to download all three songs — which they are free to remix and send back to the band
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Free MP3 Blog Links

May 16, 2005

The Tofu Hut has posted a massively comprehensive list of MP3 blogs, sorted out by category (mostly—“eclectic” is the largest category).

Set your bandwidth on “stun” and go grab you some music.

(via MeFi—tips to still other collections of MP3 blogs in the comments here)

Reach new audiences with Podcasting

February 9, 2005

Podcasting has yet to hit the mainstream, but the process has started — in the past two days, USA Today has covered the phenomenon in two different articles.  If you have (or can produce) audio content, there is still time to reach a major new audience as it grows.

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