I have spent half an hour trying out a new program called CoverScout from Equinux. And I have decided to buy it. It’s a program for handling all the cover art for your iTunes music. It keeps your covers in sync. You can choose to download and apply the artwork automatically if you like. You can search artwork from Amazon, Goole and iTunes Music Store. Very handy. The only thing I miss is the option to change the size of the artwork directly in the program. Sometimes I don’t want to have really high resolution artwork, and the option to downsize it would be great.
You got to love the net. What ever you search for, you’ll find it. One of the best concert I even attended was the last concert with a Swedish punk band called Grisen Skriker (the pigs are screaming) back in 1979. And guess what, someone took pictures of the event. Naturally I did a vanity search of the pictures, but couldn’t find myself in the pictures. But I did find the lead singer of the band Ebba Grön, one of the ultimate Swedish punk bands. He probably learned a thing or two that night. It took me one hour just to make it from the door into the hall where they where playing. The band eventually took their clothes of, because the air conditioning broke down.
After getting my Emu 0404 USB 2.0 Audio Interface, I have started to rip my vinyl record collection. I want to retain as much as possible of the fantastic sound of vinyl, so I rip everything in 24bit 48khz. Why not use 96khz? Well, my preferred playback device, the Squeezebox only supports 24/48 unfortunately.
Here’s how I do it…