Music


Various thoughts on creating, sharing, organizing and enjoying music.
How to Use Myspace to Quickly Share Music
I got around to logging into Myspace again today. I never really used it in its original incarnation. Truth be told, I wanted to know what it was before when my daughter signed up for an account…
Posted Jul 17 by Steven 4 min read

Electric Shake
I wanted to create some more electronic music to listen to while at work. Electric Shake is a simple ambient beat to relax to. As always, uploaded to my ACIDplanet.com site for your's and mine enjoyment.
Posted May 07, 2011 by SafePit 1 min read

Is WMP Dead and Other Music Adventures
So I picked up an Android phone this weekend and said to myself, "Hey, can I get music on this thing?" The answer, obviously, is yes. But, if you remember, I use iTunes and iPods. I bravely went off looking for iTunes to Android sync utilities…
Posted Feb 13, 2011 by SafePit 3 min read

Fly Me To The Moon Soundtrack
I uploaded a slightly longer version of the "Fly Me To the Moon" song to ACIDplanet.com. It isn't much of a soundtrack since there is only one song. I created this version first but it was too long for the animation. The shorter version in the video was an edited remix of this one.
Posted Jan 22, 2010 by SafePit 1 min read

Halo Reach Music
Bungie just released the snippet of soundtrack for the premier trailer: Lone Wolf. The iTunes purest in me couldn't live with the default no album art found image, so I created one! Here is the Halo: Reach album art at 640x640. And no, I didn't bother to add any text…
Posted Dec 18, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

Getting Comfortable With iTunes Home
I had read a bit about the new iTunes 9's home feature. Unfortunately, trying to use it is a different matter. First off, using it requires you to log into your iTunes account. I'm assuming this is so you can transfer your old non-iTunes plus DRM laden music…
Posted Sep 24, 2009 by SafePit 2 min read

Album Covers for the Overly Obsessed
If you are like me and can't stand to see the default "missing album art" icon in your iTunes or iPod Cover Flow -- you know who you are -- then I have a place for you. This is for those albums and songs that iTunes has a hard time finding or, worse, pulls down the wrong or oddly formated cover…
Posted Jan 25, 2009 by SafePit 2 min read

Updating iTunes - More Genius?
Well, iTunes 8.0.1 is out and purports to fix a few bugs and improve performance. It also cleans up Genius a bit -- including simulations play and create Genius playlists. I'm hoping for an update to include Genius in my G3 nano. I can wish right?
Posted Oct 03, 2008 by SafePit 1 min read

iTunes and Format Confusion
My foray into music formats was the WAV (waveform audio format). If you rip a CD into the WAV format you are getting an uncompressed, lossless, and very large audio file. When I was using this format, and considering hard drives were pretty small in the late '90s, I didn't rip many CD's. When I purc…
Posted Sep 29, 2008 by SafePit 4 min read

Just Strumming Around
Well, after I broke one of the strings on my guitar trying to reattach the amp connector, I decided it would be a good time to restring it. I hadn't played it in so long that it wasn't in tune anyway. Since the family isn't home, I'm pretty free to sing and not get heckled too much…
Posted Jul 16, 2008 by SafePit 2 min read

In My Head
I uploaded a new song to my ACID Planet Site today called In My Head. Something I started on the plane today to pass away the time. I wanted to put together something that felt like things weren't right -- like something is in my head, needing to get out…
Posted Jun 13, 2006 by Admin 1 min read

Hate You Again
I added a new song to my ACID Planet site last Tuesday called Hate You Again. It is my submission to the Distorted Reality Contest. I really liked the vocals and tried to use them to drive the song. The "hate you again" stood out to me and I used it to frame the mix. Enjoy.
Posted Jun 12, 2006 by Admin 1 min read

Updated ACID Planet Picture
Well, I didn't add any new songs, but I did add a new image to my ACID Planet site. I used a photo I took when camping a few years back. I played around with filters and special effects in Microsoft Digital Image Suite to set the mood I was looking for. I think it came out pretty nicely.
Posted Jun 03, 2006 by Admin 1 min read

Croak
Okay, was playing around with ACID loops again. I've added another song to my ACID Planet site called Croak. This time, I'm playing with different sounds and beats to get a unique feel. Again, this one isn't very long, so enjoy!
Posted May 22, 2006 by Admin 1 min read

Speed Me Up
I added a new song to my ACID Planet site called Speed Me Up. I took an Asian melody and threw various electronic and heavy riffs at it. Not very long, unlike my earlier attempts, so give it a play!
Posted May 20, 2006 by Admin 1 min read