Mac Geek Gab #89: Bulging Capacitors, Syncing iTunes, and ATA Busses Demystified
Show notes for TMO To Go: Mac Geek Gab For January 22nd, 2007
Bulging capacitors, syncing and sharing iTunes, and ATA busses are just a few of the topics covered in today's show. Listen as John and Dave demistify the geekier side of the Mac for you.
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- Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA
- iMac "bulging capacitor" repair extension program
- Magic Smoke
- Apple Hardware Test
- Network Attached Storage
- iTunes Import Automator Action screenshot
- Up to eleven
- SATA Drive Benchmark
- Disk Utility and fsck
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This podcast is recorded on a Mac using Audio Hijack Pro. As for equipment, John is using a Behringer C-1 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 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 Ultimate Ears UE-5c 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, aka Computernap, 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.
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