The Next Track, Episode #248: The New HomePod

Apple has released a new HomePod, two years after discontinuing the original model. But is it the HomePod we want, or the HomePod we need? We discuss how it works with home automation. Also, Audio Hijack has just been updated. It’s an essential app for recording audio on Macs.

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The Next Track, Episode #246: Apple’s Music App in 2023

We discuss the state of Apple’s Music app and new or missing features for 2023.

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The Next Track, Episode #245: Christmas Gift Guide

Doug and Kirk look at some Christmas gifts for music lovers.

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The Next Track, Episode #244: Too Many Songs, Not Enough Hits

Record labels no longer have control of which songs become popular, and, as a recent article in Billboard says, there are too many songs and not enough hits. (Yes, we recorded this back in October.)

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The Next Track, Episode #242: How to Break the Ice for Podcasts

Doug and Kirk discuss some new gear for working with audio, immersive audio, and Zoom.

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The Next Track, Episode #241: Geoff Edgers on Searching for the Perfect Sound

In a long Washington Post article, Geoff Edgers goes in search of perfect sounding vinyl records.

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The Next Track, Episode #240: There’s No Old Music Anymore

Music no longer sounds like it comes from a specific time. Old music sounds new these days.

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The Next Track, Episode #239: Immersive Music

Is it time for a new audio revolution? Immersive music may be the next big thing. Chris Connaker joins us to tell us about his 7.1.4 audio system.

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