Apple has just added Soundtrack to their arsenal of digital/creative apps. Soundtrack allows users to produce high quality audio for video, DVD and web projects for a reasonably priced AU$499.
Initially it came as a (pleasant) surprise to me that Apple released an audio/music app – but I guess it was purely logical after releasing iMovie, DVD Studio Pro, Final Cut Pro etc, all apps where users will want to incorporate a soundtrack of some description. It makes perfect sense to create an app that’ll a) help compose audio to compliment your latest creation, and b) keep ’em using (damn fine) Apple products.
I’m very interested to see how readily this app is used/accepted and put through it’s paces. Go hard Apple!
On a slighlty unrelated note, you need an iPod. Your friends need an iPod, your family, lover, dog, cat and single cell amoebas need an iPod. I recently acquired a 30giger and totally adore it! This is some of the best product design you’ll ever see, and one of the most desirable objects you’ll ever posess/caress, from it’s slick shiny chrome to it’s sleek white polymer (or whatever the white parts are).
The iPod has replaced my clunky CD walkman and cds accompanying me on my daily train commuting adventures. It also means I don’t need to play CDs through my computer at work any more, and chance more blue screen of death situations than I have to. (Bloody Windows). I can also carry a hell of alot more music around with me.
The backlit screen is very clear and crisp, coupled with the very intuitive scroll wheel, gives me easy access to my growing collections of mp3s, calendars and notes. Having an extra external 30GB firewire hard drive is also very fucking handy!
Now go forth and iPod-ify!