Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Trying to use Pandora Radio -Listen to westlife radio

Pandora is a free Internet music radio. I found it is cool to use. The music and sounds are cool and comfortable to use.

When open the Pandora. It will let you type or search the musician or singer you like and guide you to the channel.  For example, I typed "Westlife". And I can listen to the music freely. However, you can't always listen to it without an account. The pandora will force you register it after you have listened for three more minutes.Well. Now I registered and can listen to the Westlife Radio without any interruption. Just now I was listening to "Mandy". You can publish music, buy or share them on Facebook. We can buy music from itunes, amazon or buy music CD. But from my own experience, you have to listen to the ads with a free account. 

Mandy - Lyrics

I remember all my life
Raining down as cold as ice
Shadows of a man
A face through a window
Crying in the night
The night goes into
Morning, just another day
Happy people pass my way
Looking in their eyes
I see a memory
I never realized
How happy you made me oh Mandy
Well you came and you gave without taking
But I sent you away, oh Mandy
Well you kissed me and stopped me from shaking
And I need you today, oh Mandy

I'm standing on the edge of time
I’ve walked away when love was mine
Caught up in a world of uphill climbing
Tears are on my mind
And nothing is rhyming, oh Mandy
Well you came and you gave without taking
But I sent you away, oh Mandy
Well you kissed me and stopped me from shaking
And I need you today, oh Mandy

Yesterday's a dream I face the morning
Crying on a breeze
The pain is calling, oh Mandy
Well you came and you gave without taking
But I sent you away, oh Mandy
Well you kissed me and stopped me from shaking
And I need you today, oh Mandy
You came and you gave without taking
But I sent you away, oh Mandy
You kissed me and stopped me from shaking
And I need you
Oh Mandy won't you listen to what I've got to say
Oh baby don't let me throw it all it away
Oh Mandy won't you listen to what I've got to say
And I need you today...
Oh Mandy...

Google beats Spotify to it with streaming music service

Google beats Spotify to it with streaming music service The technology giants Google released its streaming music service with its $9.99/month.Google makes its first move into a space already occupied by the likes of Pandora, Spotify, and possibly, Apple.
Check the video review by Cnet.

 Google launched a music streaming service Wednesday, taking its initial stab at the growing trade with a replacement service joined to Google Play for mechanical man. The All Access service prices $9.99 a month and you get a 30-day free trial. And it's launching Wednesday in U.S., with further countries coming back presently. If you sign on by June thirty, you latch on for $7.99 a month. The move puts Google in direct competition with music streaming corporations like Pandora and Spotify, and additionally doubtless with Apple, that has been inching therein direction. simply last week, for example, word came that Apple had reached associate iRadio upset Universal Music, tho' it still desires deals with the opposite major labels. If Google launches an extra YouTube streaming service, the corporate might cash in of the video-sharing network's position as a dominant, legal supply of music, quality for teens.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

You Are My Everything - A Nice and Warm Song

 The song "you are my everything is a nice and warm song".The lyrics is like a poem. I post it and when you want to relax in work, you can image the lyrics that it describes. Take a deep breath and listen to this gorgeous song.

There are songs I must sing to you
There are melodies
Sounding oh so sweet
inside my solitude
There are rhymes there are remedies
For a lonely heart
May we never part
for what we have is true

Don't you know that time
is as endless as forever
so each day I love you
just a little more

you are my everything
you are my hopes and my dreams
you are my everything
so each day I love you
just a little more

there are sounds from a symphony
trickily fill the air
and when you're not there
my world is feeling blue

with the dawn comes the morning
I see the sun
You're the only one to turn
My gray skies blue

Don't you know that love's
Like an ocean overflowing
I would send you kiss each time
You walk the shore

Can't you see that time
Is as endless as forever
So each day I love you
Just a little more

you are my everything
you are my hopes and my dreams
you are my everything
so each day I love you
just a little more


you are my everything
you are my hopes and my dreams
you are my everything
so each day I love you
just a little more
you are my everything
you are my hopes and my dreams
you are my everything
you're all I ever wanted
you are my everything
so each day I love you
just a little more
. so each day I love you
just a little more

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Turn your iPad into a center for music production with Akai MPC Fly

 The new MPC Fly combines two of the most important tools of music production in recent years: the MPC controller and the iPad. Both devices combine seamlessly to create a portable case protects your iPad safely. But the fly is much more than just a case, it has 16 genuine MPC velocity sensitive pads of the familiar layout 4x4. In conjunction with the MPC application you can sequence up to 4 tracks simultaneously, which allows you to make beats anywhere.

Although it bears the heavy Akai MPC reputation, I felt that the fly is a must have accessory producers "rather than a serious production tool. Admittedly, it looks like the game, but in terms of output quality and off it does not really compare with the more expensive units I've used MPC. At $ 300 / £ 170 which is to be expected from the considerable amount of 1300/730 GBP MPC Renaissance. Unlike the Renaissance, for professional reasons, the fly must be integrated into a more sophisticated device or Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Do not expect miracles or fly.
As I mentioned, you can sequence four tracks simultaneously and there is an existing library of drum sounds and different samples that were better quality than I expected. You can also adjust the speed of each sample, the length and focus with this Akai call mode level 16. I was also pleased to see that you can take a sample from your iTunes library, in my opinion, is imperative.
You will find many sites on the fly is labeled as an iPad case and a charger, even if it is, for me, it's just a bonus. I think his greatest asset is its portability. Although you might look a little strange, as if you're on a laptop for children, you really can take and use anywhere! I think it is important that I note that it is not compatible with first generation iPads, so do not make this mistake!

The MPC Fly is an iPad case clamshell measuring 9.7 x 8 x 1.2 inches and weighs 2 lbs. Compartment for the tablet based on a component, with all controls (including 16 backlit pads similar to those of actual PPM and several buttons) located on the other side. The double-hinged case can be used vertically as a laptop or flat open, then closed for easy transport.
The hardware controls are only compatible with the iPad 2, so that those first-generation bonding slate will have to manage with just the application. It comes with an internal rechargeable battery which can be recharged from a wall outlet.
The price for Akai MPC Fly is $ 299. You can order from musical instruments online websites or from your local store.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Microsoft Launches Xbox Music

Microsoft launches Xbox Music to challenge Apple iTunes.It launches Xbox Music to sweep across the digital music market The software company announced Xbox Music, an all-in-one digital music service that will be 30m tracks available to users via the Xbox 360, as well as computers, tablets and smartphones running Windows 8 or Windows RT.It is aiming to supply the ultimate service of music for users.

Launch on Xbox 360 on Tuesday and other platforms later in the month, the cloud service allows users to sync their music across multiple devices. A Smart DJ will provide users with recommendations, as well as custom playlists and mixes, while the screen displays the artist and discographies - just remember the music service Spotify numerical success. Microsoft says it will also offer a cloud storage option later in the year so that customers can "scan and match" leads they already have, to open for free use on the Xbox platform music.

 Music will be performed on Xbox music service by default on Windows 8 PC when the operating system launches on October 26, giving the company a huge audience potential. It will also be part of the redesigned dashboard Xbox 360 when it updates this fall. Microsoft noted that console owners are increasingly using their machines for other forms of entertainment rather than just games. Last year, the company revealed that more than 42% of Xbox owners saw more than an hour of video per day on their machines.The key proposal in Music Xbox design is omnipresent. With free subscription and purchase options, and features based artist playlist, it is actually made on iTunes and Spotify at the same time, while challenging the emergence of other cloud services based music such Google Music and Amazon Cloud Player. With social sharing has also set to arrive in early 2013, Microsoft is determined to take advantage of all the features of digital music consumption in the service.

The official site listed the features to discover. With Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets and PCs, Xbox music can help you stream millions of songs free. Search for any artist, song, or full album and instantly play whatever you want. you can use the music service to listen to free music and rent the music by months. Manage millions of your songs on the platform. It will become the new rival of Apple iTunes.

Do You know Best Desktop Music Players

Most of the computer users will develop a special habit to manage his own multimedia collection and will use the most proper music player. Either everyone would like to listen to music, podcast or the MTV of the music, or manage the music or audio record with his own favorite music player, there are some popular applications among thousands of them. Do you know best desktop music players ? According to a blog survey, some applications have arrived to the top list.

1.Foobar2000 (Windows)

 Because it is a completely free music player and supports various music formats, Foobar2000 has won most of the peoples’ hearts. It really can play anything you throw at it. It is compatible with so much plug-ins and add-ons. And Foobar2000 allows developer to build more functions. It consumes little memory when it is installed on your computer. Finally, you can use a lot of shortcut key without interrupting with your mouse.   

2. Winamp (Windows/Mac) Winamp has been on the desktop player top list for over 10 years. Winamp has both free verson and the pro version(It is $20 for pro versions), But the free version almost works for most users. You can use Winamp to play all music formats, yet rip CDs, even play videos. Wonderfully, you can sync your Winamp Music with your Android mobiles wirelessly.

3. iTunes (Windows/Mac) Apple iTunes, rocks during the most popular music players in the world, despite been talking of some demerits and some sync problems all the time. It rocks not only because the delicate iTunes applications but also for the Apple brand, and its great mobile devices users, iPhones, iPads and iPods etc, above all for the great music store and its rich music content. It is the most widely used music players in OSX. But according to the users’ complaints, there are many difficulties in the Windows system. With the iCloud matched, you can sync your music anytime and anywhere and keep your music playing on the go. If you are running IOS, or Mac OS X, it is highly recommended you install iTunes, anyway.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Four other great use of iPod Nano

Four great use of iPod Nano other than a music player

HJaving a touch screen of 1.5 inches and weighing less than an ounce and measuring 1.48 x 1.62 inches, the sixth generation iPod Nano is easy to grab and go. (It is available in 8 GB or 16 GB).

FM radio

headphones are needed to tune in FM stations because the antenna is built into the headphones. I listen to our local English news station for weather, traffic updates, and local music, local lecture every time I walk out in the garden for leisure.   

Audio Notes

I always get ideas for articles or messages while I'm driving to the store or any other place where I can not write easily. I started to take quick voice notes on my Nano, which also syncs with iTunes. With these instant inspiration kept, I can arrange all things more smoothly.

Books and Podcasts

Surprisingly, I discovered audio books and podcasts on iTunes. I always knew they were there, but I rarely used. My sister and I downloaded a few tech podcast for our Nanos and now, we can exercise the Yoga together, dance following the podcast, or cook some new delicious dishes. The podcasts are always free and the contents are so wonderful.I have also downloaded audio books when I'm on the bicycle.  


There is a smart clock on the ipod Nano. The unique thing I wanted was that he had a digital version, it's just analog. Whether hooked to my iWatch or shirt, I use the clock all the time.

Monday, March 16, 2009

iPod sales is slowing

Apple shipped 22.1 million iPods in its October-to-December quarter, up a mere 5 percent from same quarter last year.

But as I've argued before, you must count iPhone unit sales for a fair year-to-year comparison because each iPhone takes the place of a potential iPod sale. It's essentially the highest-end, most expensive iPod.

But even with the 2.32 million iPhones it sold, that makes a total of 24.42 million, for a total of 15 percent unit growth over the previous year's quarter. That's respectable and Apple's doing spectacularly well elsewhere--for example, iPod revenue (not including the iPhone) grew 17 percent over last year, suggesting Apple's selling a lot of high-end iPod Touch units. But compared with the previous quarter, which showed 17 percent unit growth in iPods--and 30 percent growth if you add in the iPhone--this is a definite slowdown.

I doubt people are buying other MP3 players instead of an iPod--I don't expect Microsoft to report anywhere near a million Zune sales for the December quarter, for instance. (Microsoft reports earnings Thursday.) Rather, I'm guessing that we're seeing the maturing of the MP3 player market. The early adopters were in three or four years ago and have already gone through one or two replacements. The mass market's been in for at least a year now, and now it's coming down to bargain hunters and the normal replacement cycle.

Yahoo prepare to support DRM-free MP3s

Yahoo Music's going to join Amazon.com in offering DRM-free MP3s, either for free as part of an advertising-supported service, or for sale on a per-download basis, according to anonymous record company executives cited in this AP story.

Ian Rogers, the exec in charge of Yahoo's music service, has certainly thought long and hard about the future of the music industry, and Yahoo's got tons of traffic (which it hasn't done a very good job of monetizing, but that's another story). I like the site's search interface--it's a lot better than Amazon's, which mixes MP3 downloads and physical CDs with no rhyme or reason--and it's the only major commercial music download site that offers lyrics.

They've got a fighting chance, in other words, but will need something extra to differentiate themselves from the rapidly growing pack. Some ideas: offer a range of bitrates, all the way up to lossless. Do more with the lyrics, like integrating them into music streams, then scrolling them across the Yahoo Media Player when users play or link to a song that's hosted on the Yahoo streaming service. Make it as easy as possible for independent artists to post their files on the site, like CDBaby and (recently) Last.fm--depth of catalog is key.

What not to do: stay wedded to Windows Media Audio, require a subscription fee or online registration, or (worst of all) try and create yet another desktop application for playing music--we've got plenty of those already, and most iPod users will stick with iTunes.

I'll wait on the details before speculating further as to whether a revamped Yahoo Music will hit or miss.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

A poll about music

Do you buy CDs, LPs, MP3s, iTunes, or 8 track cartridges?
I purchase about 80% of my music on LP. For a few years in the early 1990s it was almost impossible to find new vinyl, but now it's reasonably common, especially for indie rock, electronic music, and hip hop. (Classical? Not so much. Jazz? Only re-releases.) In fact, vinyl availability sometimes convinces me to buy a record I otherwise might have skipped--Of Montreal'sGladiator Nightstick Collection and Wilco's Sky Blue Sky come to mind. (The Wilco was particularly nice because it came with a full CD, so I could more easily rip it to my computer to transfer to my iPod and Zune players.) About 1 in 20 brand new LPs have defects--most recently, Radiohead's In Rainbows was marred by a bunch of crud in the grooves on side 2. When that happens, I'll exchange it for a CD, reasoning that there might be some persistent manufacturing or storage problem. (A record store worker recently told me that every shipment they received of the $200 Sigur Ros box set contained warped records. They had to take a lot of returns.)

If so, do you buy them from Amazon or other online retailer, brick and mortar chain store, or local "record" shop?
Local record shops have the best selection of vinyl, so I usually buy from Sonic Boom in Seattle, and go out of my way to visit Amoeba whenever I'm in the Bay Area and Other Music in New York. If I really want a new release, I'll check the band's or label's Web site to see if they sell the LP. I also buy LPs at shows whenever they're sold--I'll buy an LP from a band whose set I liked in a heartbeat, but hardly ever a CD. I have not bought anything from iTunes because of DRM, although I've gotten plenty of free downloads as promotions. I've bought a handful of songs from the Zune Marketplace and other Windows Media-based stores for testing purposes.

Do you regularly buy used CDs or LPs? And rarely buy new CDs or LPs?
I regularly buy new and used LPs and occasionally buy new CDs. I never buy used CDs. For used LPs, the seller might have gotten rid of it as they replaced it on CD. For used CDs, the seller almost always got rid of it because (a.) it sucked (which means I'll seldom take a risk on a used CD) or (b.) it had a scratch or other mar that made it physically unplayable. Either way, I'm often too lazy to go back to the store to exchange it within the allotted time period, which means I'm stuck with a CD I don't want.

Do you subscribe to a subscription service, if so, which one? Rhapsody, Yahoo, Napster, etc?
No, but I might if it offered lossless downloads with no DRM.

Or do you get your tunes from a P2P like Morpheus or Blubster?
Only for tracks that I can't find easily, like unauthorized live recordings. Instead of suing me, why not sell them to me?

What about DRM, do you care?
I won't buy DRM-protected files because I want to play music I own on any device or player I own. CDs don't have DRM, analog sources don't have DRM, why should I pay the same price for less portability?

What percentage of your physical music collection did you get for free (ripped CDs, gifts, etc)?
Less than 10%. I have about 40 ripped CDs and a number of LPs and CDs I've received as gifts over the years. I also have a number of digital files that have been given to me on flash drives.

Is sound quality a factor, would you pay more for higher quality downloads or subscriptions?
Yes, I'd pay more than $0, which is what I pay for downloads today.

Do you buy CDs, burn 'em, and them sell them?
Luckily, I've always been able to find work, so I've never needed to do this.

How do you discover new music? Radio, friends, online, record stores?
Almost exclusively through friends and by going to shows, with about 10% through local radio station KEXP. Often, I'll hear about the same band or album several times from multiple friends who don't know one another, read a great live review in a local weekly, then hear a song on KEXP--that happened to me with Battles last year, and it turned out to be a good indicator that I'd like them.