Mac Geek Gab #170: Recordable CD/DVD Longevity, FireWire iPod Charging, Drive Speeds, and More

Mac Geek Gab Dave and John share their findings on the expected longevity of recordable CDs and DVDs, then answer your questions relating to all things Mac. Lots of good stuff here, folks. Subscribe for free today!

Mac Geek Gab #170: Recordable CD/DVD Longevity, FireWire iPod Charging, Drive Speeds, and More

Sep. 29, 2008 — Download: MP3 Version or AAC Version

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Show notes for Mac Geek Gab Podcast For September 29th, 2008

Dave and John share their findings on the expected longevity of recordable CDs and DVDs, then answer your questions relating to all things Mac. Lots of good stuff here, folks. Subscribe for free today!

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This podcast is recorded on a Mac using Audio Hijack Pro. As for equipment, John is using a Heil PR-40 microphone going through a Behringer Eurorack UB1222FX-PRO mixer, monitored with Etymotic ER-6i Isolator earphones, then straight in to his Mac. On Dave's end, a Heil PR-40 microphone is also used, and the whole show is mixed "live" through a Mackie Onyx 1220 FireWire-enabled mixer before being pumped back into the Mac (via FireWire, of course), and is monitored with Westone ES2 custom-fit earphones. Each microphone is run through a channel on a Behringer Autocom Pro-XL MDX1600 compressor, a touch of reverb is added with an ART FX-1 processor, and the whole thing is then compressed in software on the Mac. The show is recorded to AIFF, and then converted and uploaded with an Automator script. Michael Johnston from iPhone Alley then goes through and enhances the show to provide you with the AAC version. You can hear more details of the setup and how it's mixed on Episode #32.

Theme Music: "The Answer", written by Jeff Steblea and Brian Ayles, as performed by Go Figure. "Made On A Mac" bumper by Mark Fleser

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