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Podcast - Mac Geek Gab #166: Dot-Underscore Files, Cool Stuff Found, Kernel_task, and Listener Tips!

by , 7:05 PM EDT, August 29th, 2008

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Show notes for Mac Geek Gab Podcast For August 21st, 2008

Wrapping up the week with a rare Friday afternoon show, John and Dave discuss listener tips regarding Apple Double resource forks, just what kernel_task does, managing memory on your Mac, and more keyboard shortcuts. Additionally, for your weekend (or whenever!) pleasure, Cool Stuff Found is stuffed with apps to check out!

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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.

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