Repairing Clipped Audio

I walk through how I use Soundtrack Pro with Bias Soundsoap to repair some podcast audio. The audio came in clipped but not distorted so badly as to be unusable. I originally did it the hard way using Soundtrack Pro’s “Clicks and Pops” tool. That took hours. Then I remembered Soundsoap has a feature to remove clicks. We dial down the noise handling part and use just a touch of the click removal and it works well and quickly.

Setting up SSH Alerts to iPhone

This is sort of a follow up to my SSH screencast series for remote access to your Mac.  Maybe you are paranoid like me and want to know when a connection has been made to your mac, when a wrong user name has been tried or even a failure to login on a good username.  You also want to know this no matter where you are.

I was inspired by the script written by Whitson Gordon, over at Macworld on automating turning off your wireless Airport interface.  Note what I have below has only been tested on my Snow Leopard setup.  I leave it up to you if you are on Leopard or even Tiger.  BTW update your system if you are as far back as Tiger. C’mon join the modern world.

You will have to have Growl installed, also install growlnotify and last you need a Growl to push notification service like Prowl.  Then have the Prowl app on your iPhone or iPad.

Read on for the scripts and how to get it all working.

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drive defrag

So who says Mac hard drives don’t need to be defragmented for performance at least once in a while? This is my 1TB external raid I use for audio/video projects Note the big red region it has yet to defrag.


iPad as a Podcast Skype Source

I was doing some experimenting for a friend over the weekend. It is common to run skype on a second computer when podcast recording and take the in/out audio from the second computer, usually a laptop, into a channel on a mixing board. Then you use mix minus to ensure the person on skype can hear everything but themselves. What if you don’t have a second computer BUT you do have an iPad? This is still assuming you have a mixing board of course.


Just attach the USB Apple Camera Connector Kit adapter to your iPad.


Next attach a Griffin iMic to the USB Camera Connector Kit adapter.


Hook it into your mixing board via the in and out ports on the iMic to the appropriate jacks on your mixing board. Start Skype and it will send its audio to the iMic appropriately split to the in/out ports of the iMic.


Congrats you are using Skype running on your iPad mixed into your audio for your show.