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MainStage offers some great visual flexibility, providing features for complete customization of what you see when you perform.  This also factors directly into sound control, patch management, and live mixing. This overview video shows how to take MainStage from the ground-up, creating an 8-sound layout that can mimic or replace a $4000…(Read More)

I’ve been playing keys in church groups and worship teams since the summer before I went to college. There has always been the typical stage piano – 88 weighted keys, a couple decent piano sounds, maybe a string or pad worth mixing in, and a bunch of other terrible patches. Unless you have a $3500…(Read More)

With the addition of the new, high-quality voices in Mac OS X Lion, an idea on how to best implement these new features jumped into my head – why not use Automator to create custom, high-quality narrations?  For those of us who don’t feature a rich, enticing set of pipes to create entrancing…(Read More)

In a previous post, I detailed some various ways of using Automator to enhance your productivity and efficiency in the Mac environment.  One of the built-in workflows shipped with every Mac is Automator’s Print Plugin for Saving a PDF to iPhoto – a great tool for taking a document on your computer, converting it…(Read More)

It’s amazing how quickly we can amass large amounts of digital media.  iTunes – my digital jukebox of choice – is much more than just music these days.  Yes, I have over 23,000 songs encompassing 120+ GB, but that’s just the beginning.  With multiple seasons of TV Shows and 450+ movies in digital form…(Read More)

Public Opinion | Blogging | Brian Nagel

I love technology. I use it every day. It’s provided me efficiency on so many levels. Heck, it’s given me a career. It’s good stuff. But sometimes? It really does make us stupider. Because we have such immediate access to information, stories and trends can truly become viral, evidenced perfectly by the…(Read More)

Apple TV Thoughts

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So I just purchased the new Apple TV. A couple years back, I did my best to stimulate the economy by purchasing the original model with a 160gb hard drive – and it’s been one of my favorite Apple purchases over the years. There’s just something inherently cool about being able to take all…(Read More)

App: Pulse News Reader Device: iPad Price: $1.99 Review: Most of my news comes via various RSS Feeds that I follow, and I had been searching for a new RSS Reader for a little while – ever since I purchased my iPad.  My previous Reader of choice was NetNewsWire, as I loved their integration with…(Read More)

…On purpose! As mentioned in a previous post, my 4+ year-old laptop was starting to exhibit behaviors typical of an older machine: Slow start up times Weak multitasking Slow internet transfer HUGE applications folder Etc. It was time for a refresh. I backed-up my computer twice, using Time Machine for one backup, Carbon…(Read More)

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