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How to stream iOS audio to multiple AirPlay destinations

Unlike the Mac, iOS devices can natively stream audio to just a single AirPlay destination. However, with some third-party help, you can work around this limitation.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Cleaning LPs and album artwork wanted (and not so)

Kirk McElhearn returns in the guise of iTunes Guy to solve issues of unclean albums, desired album artwork that's gone missing, and album artwork you'd rather not see.

How I edit track metadata in iTunes

Dan Miller has a problem: He's compulsive about iTunes metadata. Here's how he makes sure the information for each track is just the way he wants it.

Renaming iTunes tracks

Find out how you can manage track data in iTunes with the help of a search-and-replace script.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Of track lengths, genre sorting, and remote storage

The iTunes Guy returns with answers to confounding questions of editing track lengths for iPad playback, sorting tracks with multiple assigned genres, and moving iTunes libraries to other volumes.

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GarageBand: The finer (and final) points

Maestro Breen reaches the double-bar in his look at GarageBand.

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GarageBand for guitar players

In this week's music lesson, bandleader Breen shows you how to make the most of your guitar or bass with GarageBand 10.

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Tweak your iOS audio with EQ settings

Equalization—aka EQ—can improve the sounds coming out of your iOS device without requiring you to buy expensive new headphones. Here's how it works and why you should be using it.

Move podcasts and playlists from one Mac to another

The iTunes Guy examines two related questions about moving podcasts and music from one Mac to another while retaining metadata. He also looks at a question about smart playlists built around specific words, and explains an easy way to create a text file with a list of all your playlists.

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How to 'play' GarageBand

One of GarageBand's finest features is its ability to act as a great mimic of real instruments. With a Mac and musical keyboard you've got an orchestra at your fingertips.

A tale of two microphones

You want to record a duet or podcast with GarageBand and have two USB microphones on hand. How's it done? Chris Breen reveals all.

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Get your groove on with GarageBand loops

Maestro Breen returns with another Mac 101 lesson. This time: Creating musical grooves by layering together GarageBand loops.

Print an app list and control iTunes from the menu bar

In his first column of 2014, the iTunes Guy addresses how to get a list of apps on an iOS device, shows some tagging tricks for multidisc sets, and offers suggestions for iTunes controllers.

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Creating ringtones with GarageBand

Though you may claim to lack the musician gene, you can still use GarageBand for Mac to create dynamic (and free) ringtones. Chris Breen explains how.