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“Perfect” iTunes EQ Setting Revised

A revised version of of the Merlin Mann / Mac OS X Hints classic:

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I’ve changed the layout so that the highest setting sits on 0, instead of boosting frequencies. This leads to a more even sound and less distortion of the high end. Everyone’s ears a little different, so your mileage may vary. Experimentation is encouraged.

Of course, what you’re listening through will make a difference. I heartily recommend these over-the-ear cans from Audio-Technica, or if you’re looking to spend under $50, I don’t think you can do better than the Sennheiser HD-202s. If you buy either of them from that link, I get a small kickback.

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THIS IS ORSON WELLES Audio

Drunken Welles is good Welles:

This here’s a group of autobiographical interviews Welles laid down sometime in the ’70s, issued as a companion to the Peter Bogdanovich book of the same name.

Narrated by Bogdanovich, who identifies the tapes as from 1968-70. Download at the link.

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Mote, the Amazon S3 Music Player

Mote began as a 6-hour project and slowly changed into a 12-hour one. It takes the contents of any Amazon S3 bucket, checks for audio files and lets you play them like an album. It defaults to using HTML5’s audio tag, and falls back to Flash if your browser does not support HTML5.

Mote is clever enough to know if your browser supports any of the specific kinds of files in the bucket (say, M4A in Firefox) and if not, will fall back to Flash for those files.

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Enhance Your Television Experience With Bland!

From the Extra Future Theater of the Air comes the following public service announcement regarding “Bland!” the hot new trend in televison:

You can, if you want, download it in a in Ogg, or m4a format.

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Cfxr, An OSX Port of sfxr

It’s an 8-bit-style sound effects generator, and it’s a heck of a lot of fun. Useful for game mock-ups, too. Maybe even production.

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Audio of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Reading “Breakfast of Champions” in 1970

I love this. That is all.

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Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas Song Slowed Down

As described by Patton Oswalt on his 2004 album, Feelin’ Kinda Patton, here is the famous Chipmunk Christmas Song (Don’t Be Late) slowed down from 78rpm to 33rpm.

Download: Alvin and the Chipmunks – Christmas Song 33rpm (3.7mb mp3)

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Doc Hammer fills in for Dana Snyder On Snyde-Cast

Ken Plume and Doc Hammer bullshitting for 80 minutes is far more entertaining than you might think.