Website_Development_Software_Reviews : Part IA Brief History Of IpodiPod is a digital mp3 / mp4 player developed and marke...
The rest they say is history.To enable customers to access songs of their choice, Apple opened up an online mediastore The...
it  in other words, you have to be pretty good at playing your instrument live.If you dont want to modify your composition...
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  1. 1. Website_Development_Software_Reviews : Part IA Brief History Of IpodiPod is a digital mp3 / mp4 player developed and marketed by Apple Inc., an Americanconsumer electronics multinational corporation. During their research, Apple found that incomparison to available camcorders, digital cameras, and organizers; digital music playersrecorded poor sales, primarily due to their awful user interfaces. Apple wanted to dosomething about it and so Jon Rubinstein, Apples hardware engineering chief broughttogether a team comprising of Tony Fadell (who dreamed of a hard disk based musicplayer), Michael Dhuey (hardware engineer), Jonathan Ive (design engineer), and Stan Ng(marketing manager). In less than a year, they designed a hard disk based music player,that had a 5 GB hard drive and capable of storing 1000 songs.Apples iTunes software is utilized to operate the iPod (m3 / mp4 player). The software iscompatible with all Mac systems. The operating system is stored on its hard disk. A bootloader program is contained in a NOR flash ROM chip (either 1 MB or 512 KB) whichinstructs the device to load the operating system from the hard disk. The iPod has a 32 MBof RAM, a portion of which is used to hold the operating system from firmware, and the restis used to cache songs from the hard disk. Apple also invented a technology whereby thehard disk of iPod could spin up once and about 30 MB of upcoming songs could be cachedinto the RAM. This did not require the hard disk to spin up for every song and therebysaved battery power. Apple also introduced a Windows version of iPod, at a later stage.The audio files that iPod (mp3 / mp4 player) supports are MP3, AAC/M4A, Protected AAC,AIFF, WAV, Audible audiobook, and Apple Lossless audio file formats. MIDI and WMA filescan be played only after a convertor accomplishes conversion, for non-Digital RightsManagement (DRM). Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, and other open-source audio formats are notsupported at all.Apple wanted an extremely user friendly interface and thus adopted the minimalist interface,which features only five essential buttons, namely, Menu (to access functions and to togglethe backlight); Center (for menu item selection); Play/ Pause (this also works as an offswitch when held for few seconds); Skip Forward/ Fast Forward; and Skip Backwards/ FastReverse. An additional Hold button is provided for accidental button pressing prevention,and it can reset the iPod if it has frozen or crashed. Functions such as volume control,scrolling are handled by the usage of the rotational click wheel. Later models have someminor changes in the functions of the buttons but overall the number of buttons hasremained at five.To market this path-breaking mp3 / mp4 player, they needed a suitable futuristic name andso they hired a freelance copywriter, Vinnie Chieco, and other writers to give a name.Inspired by the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey and the dialogue "Open the pod bay door,Hal!" with reference to the context of the Discovery One spaceship and its white EVA Pods,Vinnie Chieco proposed the name of the product as iPod. The management of Appleaccepted the proposed name and on 23 October 2001, the iPod was officially launched.
  2. 2. The rest they say is history.To enable customers to access songs of their choice, Apple opened up an online mediastore The iTunes Store on 29 April 2003, where individual songs could be downloaded atprices less than a U.S. dollar per song. The purchased songs can be played only on iPods.Subsequent versions of this iPod (mp3 / mp4 player) also featured video capabilities, andthus iTunes Store started selling short videos from 12 October 2005. From 12 September2006, full-length movies were also available at the iTunes Store.iPods have come a long way from their inception, and now the latest fifth generation iPodspossess multimedia capabilities and are available in both Mac OS and Windows OSversions. Usually, if a new iPod is plugged into a Mac OS computer, then the hard disk ofthis mp3 / mp4 player is formatted as per the HFS+ file format, and if it plugged into aWindows OS computer, it is formatted as per the FAT32 file format. From being a digitalmusic player, the iPod has now transformed into a digital media player.Hiring a web designer to come up with the custom solution that you need can set you backa few thousand bucks. But you can do the whole thing yourself and make it drag and dropsimple for mere pennies with a tool like Breezy Websites. See http://breezywebsites.comfor details!WEBSITE_DEVELOPMENT_SOFTWARE_REVIEWS : End of Part IWebsite_Development_Software_Reviews : Part IIModifying Your Midi Composition Using A SequencerOnce you have recorded your musical composition onto a MIDI sequencer, what next? Well,you may have noticed some mistakes in your playing that you want to correct. Or you maywant to change the composition to make it sound better. Or you may want to copy yourcomposition into another file and gradually modify it until it becomes a whole new song andyou have two compositions instead on just one. Whatever the reason, there are two waysthat you can modify your original recording real time or step-entering.Real time modification is just what it sounds like you have the sequencer play back thecomposition and then fiddle with the controls to modify it as you please. When you get it theway you want it, you can overdub your original track or record the latest version of yourMagnum Opus in another file. The advantage of this method is that well, its just more funthat way, and you can get immediate real-time feedback on how various changes to thecomposition will make it sound. The disadvantage is that you have to have pretty goodkinetic memory and eye-hand coordination in order to make your changes the way you want
  3. 3. it in other words, you have to be pretty good at playing your instrument live.If you dont want to modify your composition in real time because your skill level isnt highenough or because you want to make very complex or exacting modifications, then you canalways proceed to step-enter your changes. If you have a software sequencer such asReason, Cubase, Logic, etc., it will include a display board where the MIDI commands thatmake up your composition are displayed through the use of visual symbols (not thenumerical MIDI messages themselves).Once familiar with the meanings of the various symbols on the display board, evenPoindexter the Geek can produce a hip-sounding song, all without a drop of rhythm in hisbody. Step-entering is the most effective way to take a tune from your head and put it into arecording without having to depend on physical mediums such as kinetic memory, rhythm,and eye-hand coordination. It seems only fair, because todays electronic music was madepossible by nerdy scientific types who probably cant dance to the music that theirtechnological breakthroughs made possible.Hiring a web designer to come up with the custom solution that you need can set you backa few thousand bucks. But you can do the whole thing yourself and make it drag and dropsimple for mere pennies with a tool like Breezy Websites. See http://breezywebsites.comfor details!WEBSITE_DEVELOPMENT_SOFTWARE_REVIEWS : End of Part IIWebsite_Development_Software_Reviews : Part IIIModifying Your Midi Composition Using A SequencerOnce you have recorded your musical composition onto a MIDI sequencer, what next? Well,you may have noticed some mistakes in your playing that you want to correct. Or you maywant to change the composition to make it sound better. Or you may want to copy yourcomposition into another file and gradually modify it until it becomes a whole new song andyou have two compositions instead on just one. Whatever the reason, there are two waysthat you can modify your original recording real time or step-entering.Real time modification is just what it sounds like you have the sequencer play back thecomposition and then fiddle with the controls to modify it as you please. When you get it theway you want it, you can overdub your original track or record the latest version of yourMagnum Opus in another file. The advantage of this method is that well, its just more funthat way, and you can get immediate real-time feedback on how various changes to thecomposition will make it sound. The disadvantage is that you have to have pretty goodkinetic memory and eye-hand coordination in order to make your changes the way you want
  4. 4. it in other words, you have to be pretty good at playing your instrument live.If you dont want to modify your composition in real time because your skill level isnt highenough or because you want to make very complex or exacting modifications, then you canalways proceed to step-enter your changes. If you have a software sequencer such asReason, Cubase, Logic, etc., it will include a display board where the MIDI commands thatmake up your composition are displayed through the use of visual symbols (not thenumerical MIDI messages themselves).Once familiar with the meanings of the various symbols on the display board, evenPoindexter the Geek can produce a hip-sounding song, all without a drop of rhythm in hisbody. Step-entering is the most effective way to take a tune from your head and put it into arecording without having to depend on physical mediums such as kinetic memory, rhythm,and eye-hand coordination. It seems only fair, because todays electronic music was madepossible by nerdy scientific types who probably cant dance to the music that theirtechnological breakthroughs made possible.Hiring a web designer to come up with the custom solution that you need can set you backa few thousand bucks. But you can do the whole thing yourself and make it drag and dropsimple for mere pennies with a tool like Breezy Websites. See http://breezywebsites.comfor details!WEBSITE_DEVELOPMENT_SOFTWARE_REVIEWS : End of Part III

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