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Tomahawk Combines Your Local Music with Spotify, Grooveshark, and Others to Put Virtually Any Song at Your Fingertips

22 Feb

Tomahawk Combines Your Local Music with Spotify, Grooveshark, and Others to Put Virtually Any Song at Your Fingertips.

Tomahawk Combines Your Local Music with Spotify, Grooveshark, and Others to Put Virtually Any Song at Your Fingertips

Windows/Mac/Linux: Tomahawk is a free desktop music player that combines your local library with the libraries of our favorite streaming music services, like Spotify, Grooveshark, and more, so you don’t need to open a multitude of separate players to listen to your music.

We love streaming services, but none of them have a perfect selection, and it would be nice if you could combine them all into one service. Tomahawk does this, starting off with your local library and letting you add extensions—called resolvers—to bring in libraries from services like Spotify, Grooveshark, Last.fm, Soundcloud, YouTube, Ex.fm, and even 4Shared. That way, you have the best of each library, without any of the holes. The player isn’t anything too special otherwise, but then again, neither is Spotify’s or Grooveshark’s.

You’ll need a premium account for the services like Spotify and Grooveshark, and you may need to grab the extensions from Tomahawk’s web site—some aren’t included with the program—but overall, it’s pretty simple to build up one streaming library to rule them all (now if only they had Rdio, too). Check out the video above to see it in action.

Tomahawk is a free download for all platforms.

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Sam Tarantino and Josh Greenberg, Cofounders of @Grooveshark in Forbes’ 30 Most Influential People in Music Under 30.

19 Dec

The power of technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship in music. Reflected in Grooveshark.

Go here for the full list including Justin BieberRhiannaAdeleDrakeLady GagaWiz KhalifaLil WayneBruno MarsNicki Minaj, Kate Perry, and Taylor Swift.

Sam Tarantino and Josh Greenberg, Cofounders, Grooveshark, 25/24 – Zack O’Malley Greenburg – Forbes.

Dearest music labels, can you please stop trying to make Grooveshark a guinea pig? Where are all your lawsuits against Google and Amazon?

15 Dec

Just as Google takes down any music or music videos that are uploaded by Google/YouTube account holders and deemed “copyright-infringing” by music labels or artists, so does Grooveshark.

So why not sue Google as well? You’re just trying to shut down a smaller, but innovative company that was one of the first movers and sponsors of music in the digital, streaming age.

By the way, I heard of this thing called Google Music. I’ve currently uploaded over 13,000 songs to it too. Oh, and I did the same for Amazon Music.

But wait, did Google and Amazon get your permission before starting these music services like Apple did? No. Google reached out only after starting its service, and Amazon still has ways to come.

So why not work things out fairly with Grooveshark?

Be fair to everyone, or just let the innovators continue changing the world we live in for the better. I’ve bought concert tickets for musical artists I found on Grooveshark that I would have never purchased had I not heard their music streaming on Grooveshark.

Google: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2061404/Google-launch-Google-Music-major-labels-signing-up.html

Amazon: http://allthingsd.com/20110329/amazons-cloud-service-is-a-legal-b-illegal-c-probably-here-to-stay/ 

Grooveshark to be sued by Warner and Sony — Tech News and Analysis.

iTunes Match is Live! But follow these steps to convert your crummy-quality music in the FASTEST WAY POSSIBLE!

15 Nov

 

 

It’s been known that iTunes Match can upgrade all those gnarly low-quality files in your library to the high-quality ones in Apple’s cloud, but if you’ve got a lot of music, it could take forever to slog through your library one by one. So instead, once you’ve matched all your music, just do this:

 

  • Create a Smart Playlist in iTunes, selectingBit Rate less than 256 kbps, and Media Kindas Music.
  • Create a conditional Any of the following are true parameter, selecting iCloud Status is Matched as well as iCloud Status as purchased.
  • Once you are ABSOLUTELY SURE you’ve done this correctly go ahead and delete all of the files in Smart Playlist. It will be OK. Low-resolution files don’t have feelings, we swear.
  • Your tracks will still be there—but the files are gone so they’ll only be available in iTunes Match. Now all you have to do is instruct your iTunes to fill in all of those holes by downloading new files using iTunes Match. This can take a while—but it’ll be worth it.
  • The best part is you don’t have to do it all at once—you can update the music you play a lot first, and the leave the great multitude to download when you’re going to be away for a while. [MacWorld]

via The Fastest Way to Upgrade Cruddy Music Files with iTunes Match.

My 1st Teechy tutorial! (Teechy #1) Get the most out of your Mac’s or PC’s speakers when using iTunes, and improve song quality via these “Perfect” Equalizer settings #teechy

23 Oct

Do you ever feel that the maximum volume on your iTunes or Mac/PC is too low? Does the sound quality from your iTunes seem sub-par? Did you ever use DFX Audio (http://www.fxsound.com) back on a PC to make your music seem like it was recorded live, right in front of you?

If you’re serious about music, follow these instructions to get the best out of the songs in your iTunes library.

  1. On a Mac, go into your iTunes “Preferences” via iTunes > Preferences… (or press Command + the comma button on your keyboard). If you’re on a PC, go to your iTunes “Options” to make these improvements.

    iTunes Preferences

     

  2. Go to “Playback” preferences, enable (check the box next to) “Sound Enhancer,” and move the slider 3/4 of the way left to hear a little more “punch” to your music. (Going all the way to the left causes some muffling and tinny sounds, but you may want to play around with it depending on your speakers or headphones.)It should look like this when you’re done:

    iTunes Sound Enhancer 3/4 of the way left.

     

  3. Now go to your iTunes “Equalizer” settings found here:

    iTunes Equalizer Location

     

  4. Turn your Equalizer “On” by checking the box and adjust each slider to match the following setup:

    "Perfect" iTunes Equalizer Setup

    *Depending on your speakers and/or headphones, you may have to adjust your sliders, more likely the first three (32, 64, and 125) if you sense that your speakers/headphones can’t handle the bass level and you hear some distortion as a result. Simply mess around with the sliders as I have done here to account for the various speakers and headphones I use:

    "Perfect + 1 Bass" iTunes Equalizer

    "Perfect + Tri-Bass" iTunes Equalizer

    "Perfect + Flat Bass" iTunes Equalizer

    You’re set to go on iTunes! 

    Happy listening! Share with your friends! And stay tuned into Teechy for upcoming tutorials on how to get the best out of your computer and music, and Update Yourself.

    If you have any questions, leave a comment below.

    – Nik

Sleep Machine for iPhone Plays Ambient Sounds and Music to Help You Power Nap

7 Oct

 

 

 

 

Sleep Machine for iPhone Plays Ambient Sounds and Music to Help You Power Nap.

Having trouble falling asleep? Get this app to help you powernap! 4.5/5 stars on iTunes for $1.99

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