I feel 20 years young with...

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
iTunes. I love it. Why? Well, in the '80's I used to make cassette tape recordings of my favorite songs on my LP collection. Boy, did I ever have an LP collection. From '60's, '70's and eighties. From Jimi to Sid. From Echo and the Bunnymen to the Plasmatics. Lots. I would put one on, put a tape in, cue it and select a track on the LP...release pause on the recorder and find the next tracks on LP's I wanted to record and bam! A cool cassette of favorites. It took a lot of time and effort but it was worth it. I sold most of my LPs but still have the cassettes and play them every once in a while.



Now with iTunes it's so much more easier and fun. I go to work in the morning, fire up Kaza and download the exact same tunes I have on the cassette collections. Then take them home load the mp3's on the Mac, fire up iTunes and set up a playlist. When i have them ready to go I pull out a CD-R and burn! I LOVE IT!



Sorry, had to get this off my chest and share with you all. I guess I sound dated, but I really never had fun with CDs and the inability to really create one that suits my tastes. Now with iTunes (and the total EASE of the Mac OS) I do and it brought back those memories of recording LPs and all...very cool.



Anyone as ecstatic as me? <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
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  • Reply 1 of 21
    zozo Posts: 3,115member
    yipppppie...
  • Reply 2 of 21
    Artman



    I have to agree. I remember as a child making mix tapes off the radio complete with phones ringing in the backround and whatnot. This was fun...it was my own customization. That's what develops a music listener.



    The Internet not only has allowed me to check out new artists but it allows some nifty collaboration between artists that was more difficult back in the day.



    While I might start burning music CD's I'm leaning towards a MP3 player for home and

    <a href="http://www.musickeg.com"; target="_blank">the car</a>



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  • Reply 3 of 21
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    I feel the same way, Artman.



    I was always a "custom mix cassette maker" back in my teens. Get my LPs and play a song and hope I started the tape record on time. Took FOREVER.



    Now, with iTunes and all my CDs and the iMac, it's beautiful. I make about one "driving music" mix CD a month.



    Or I'll make my own "greatest hits" CDs, pulled from all my favorite songs on all the CDs I own of a particular artist (Dwight Yoakam, Chris Isaak, Sheryl Crow, etc.).



    iTunes, in my opinion, is the one iApp I couldn't do without.



    Not having a digital camera or camcorder, I don't give a rat's ass about the others. But iTunes? In lots of ways, my favorite - and most used - program!
  • Reply 4 of 21
    der kopfder kopf Posts: 2,275member
    [quote] Now with iTunes it's so much more easier and fun. <hr></blockquote>



    Now, the voice of reason: you need Kaza. As far as I now, that's not a Mac app...



    And, didn't I hear that Tigerwoords99 got banned for promoting (?) pirating?



    Hell, I do it all the time, don't want to be holier than the pope, just, you mentioning Kaza, it's one thing that the Mac just isn't as good at (Kazaa and WinMX, now that appears to be good stuff).
  • Reply 5 of 21
    newnew Posts: 3,244member
    Downloading songs you already own is not pirating...
  • Reply 6 of 21
    rodukroduk Posts: 706member
    Some of us are 20 years young, old man.

    (Not me though )
  • Reply 7 of 21
    [quote]Originally posted by der Kopf:

    <strong>



    Now, the voice of reason: you need Kaza. As far as I now, that's not a Mac app...



    ... it's one thing that the Mac just isn't as good at (Kazaa and WinMX, now that appears to be good stuff).</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I don't know much about this stuff (and I've never heard of WinMX) but I thought that Kazaa had abandoned their fastrack system and was now just a frontend for gnutella. To be precise, a spyware infested front end. If this is true then MacOS

    X has several swiftly developing open-source gnutella clients (Aquasition, Fern...almost certainly more), so I would call it a draw.
  • Reply 8 of 21
    der kopfder kopf Posts: 2,275member
    I have never had more choice (more finds) with stuff like LimeWire (most hated by some, but still, in most polls, best quality) than with WinMX in my VPC.
  • Reply 9 of 21
    groveratgroverat Posts: 10,872member
    I'm 21 but I remember and miss mix tapes.



    Burning a CD is far less work so it makes the CD more disposable IMO.



    I used to make tapes for friends or *ahem* chicks and making CDs isn't the same. It's too easy now to just grab any song you can think of and have the computer do all the work.



    I can remember spending 12 hours making mix tapes out of LPs and other tapes with my brother before road trip vacations. Ah... memories.



    It took about 1:45 to make a 90 minute tape. heh.
  • Reply 10 of 21
    norfanorfa Posts: 171member
    I make a music collection every year and make 12 copies for my family. My way of getting the music industry back for making my buy 17 songs to get the one I like.
  • Reply 11 of 21
    serranoserrano Posts: 1,806member
    Didn't we decide non descriptive thread titles were a no-no? ie. 'Something is wrong...'



    Other than that, being 18 iTunes does not make me feel younger. It does make mp3 cd burning a little easier though; I can set up a smart playlist and quickly burn a cd in the few minutes before work... uh-oh, I'm late for work.



    <img src="graemlins/surprised.gif" border="0" alt="[Surprised]" />
  • Reply 12 of 21
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    I did that ALL the time when I was younger. I had mixed tapes everywhere. I'd make them from my dad's 5000+ album collection, or from CDs. I think you can really appreciate just how easy iTunes makes things when you've had to wait an hour just to make 1 tape. It's just so fast now.



    The other day we decided to drive to a city 1 1/2 hours away to check out a store we don't have here, and to have lunch. I was getting tired of the 'Driving Tunes' CD I'd had in the player for a few weeks, so I decided to make another. In the time it took my wife and daughter to get their shoes on and get in the car, I had a new CD burned. Just too cool.



    Now what I really need is an iPod, and I could skip the entire CD-R thing all together...



    I'm with Paul, if I could only have one iApp, it would be iTunes for sure.
  • Reply 13 of 21
    [quote]Originally posted by der Kopf:

    <strong>Now, the voice of reason: you need Kaza. As far as I now, that's not a Mac app...</strong><hr></blockquote>



    No, it ain't. I use Kazaa Lite at work on my Windoze 98 machine. We have DSL...at home I have a modem. I tell you one thing...I never have a great time using the CD burner or using Windoze Media Player on my Windoze machine...a real pain in the ass (I don't want to get into it...why should I? This is a MAC forum). I just download the MP3's, copy them onto a Zip disk and bring them home into iTunes.



    [quote] <strong>And, didn't I hear that Tigerwoords99 got banned for promoting (?) pirating?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    That's his problem. I don't give a shit. I never had the cops come or have some jerk off whine to me when I brought my mixed cassette tapes from albums or copies of videos at parties. I think the whole thing about copying anything a joke...unless you're going to burn 1,500 CD's/DVD's and sell them on the street. The entertainment industry won't lose money over any regular individual creating a single, personal use CD or video. Let them go after the real theives who sell bootlegs and crap...leave ME alone.



    Software is another issue though...



    [quote] <strong>Hell, I do it all the time, don't want to be holier than the pope, just, you mentioning Kaza, it's one thing that the Mac just isn't as good at (Kazaa and WinMX, now that appears to be good stuff).</strong><hr></blockquote>



    If I ever get a broadband connection that'll be the first software I'll get for my Mac! I'm happy to hear that some of us did the mix tapes. I still will buy CD's when I want, but most of the MP3's I find and download are rare, hard to find tunes. Plus tunes on CD's that I wouldn't purchase because maybe only one or two tunes are GOOD on the CD.



    I maen where will you find Iggy and the Stooges doing "You Really Got Me" live? And why spend money for the whole CD when you can get the only one you want online? Whatever...



    ROCK ON! <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 14 of 21
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    Groverat also likes to churn his own butter, make fire by rubbing two sticks together and washes his clothes down by the river.



    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 15 of 21
    mimacmimac Posts: 871member
    Yea, those were the days - I remember making those all important mix tapes for girls, friends etc.

    I think the cool thing was that you had to actually sit there and listen to the songs as you were taping, and all the while getting ideas for the next track (what would sound good, will it fit on the last bit of side one?).

    I agree that iTunes is the most important and usable App on the Mac, but it can be "too easy" to just drag this track and that track to a playlist without listening to them first and getting the "inspiration" as you go.



    On the subject, anyone seen "High Fidelity" with John Cusack?

    Excellent film! Here's a man that KNOWS what a mix tape is!
  • Reply 16 of 21
    [quote]Originally posted by MiMac:

    <strong>I think the cool thing was that you had to actually sit there and listen to the songs as you were taping, and all the while getting ideas for the next track (what would sound good, will it fit on the last bit of side one?).

    I agree that iTunes is the most important and usable App on the Mac, but it can be "too easy" to just drag this track and that track to a playlist without listening to them first and getting the "inspiration". </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Hmm? I do that in iTunes. I make a playlist (Rockabilly let's say). Then drag all the tunes into the playlist window. Then play all or each one, checking off or deleting the ones I don't want and moving one tune above or below each other to finish the set-up before burning.



    Lot easier than dropping the needle onto the track on the LP...playing...lifting the needle...dropping it again. With iTunes you can drag that track progress thingy and hear the end of the song to see if it'll go well with the next tune.



    Just wish you could control the equalizers on each track or even have that fade in and out of tracks for burning purposes...seems that only works when playing them locally... <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
  • Reply 17 of 21
    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member
    Hm ...



    In the 80's NOBODY made this "£$ noise of the kids that record from radio or lps.. not this same "$£% mess than they try to do with the mp3s



    I hav some 30 cds of mp3s and right now i ì'm having an overdose of them...



    dunno anymore what i'd like to download.. or listen.. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
  • Reply 18 of 21
    overhopeoverhope Posts: 1,123member
    My iPod tends to come along for the road-trips now: ask everyone what they would like to hear in advance, get it loaded up, and then I can sit and DJ (more or less) from the passenger seat.
  • Reply 19 of 21
    Heh, I'll say that with iTunes, I've rediscovered my addiction to '70s and '80s Pat Benetar and Ronnie James Dio.



    :cool:
  • Reply 20 of 21
    uh-oh,its nostalgia time

    Flashback to 1977, sitting in my room with 2 fold up record players and doing the fade in/out mixes from all of our albums and 45's for our "one speaker" cassette players we had("stereo players" strained the paper route budget too much). We all shared music with our friends, recorded cassettes and kept the copies for ourselves.....

    SWOOSH...back to 2002, sitting in my computer room with one mac, iTunes (thank you Apple) , limewire and broadband, sharing some music with my "online" friends and burning cd's for my own enjoyment...

    I guess the only thing that's changed is instead of a few dozen "close by" real friends, my neighborhood has become global.

    oh and the recording quality is WAY better.
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