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Djay is a fun and friendly way to create music mixes and explore the art of DJing.
Tivoli Audio's NetWorks radio streams Internet radio and music on your local area network. While versatile, it requires some work to configure and operate and its unique design isn't for everyone.
Textcast is a clever utility that converts text into podcasts for on-the-go listening.
If you thought a handful of AirPort Express Base Stations, an iPhone, and Apple Remote application for that iPhone would bring you the greatest multi-room audio playback on earth, think again. Sonos has it beat hands down.
If you use a laptop as a primary computer, the AudioHub can enhance your experience when watching videos or listening to music without taking up a lot of desktop space.
If you’re a big fan of the Slacker Internet radio service, the G2 Personal Radio Player is a great device that frees you being shackled to a computer.
Aluratek's Internet Radio Alarm Clock offers far more audio than you’ll be able to enjoy in the lifetime of the device—even through some of it may initially be a chore to find.
Looking for a simple way to connect a microphone to your computer? Christopher Breen reviews four plug-and-play USB mics for podcasters and musicians.
Logitech's ClearChat PC Wireless headset is lightweight, comfortable, and sounds good.
Beyerdynamic's MMX 2 combines a microphone and earphones in a lightweight headset that works great.
Audioengine's W1 is an easy-to-use way to get audio from one part of your house to another—without cables and without piggybacking on your wireless network.
Live 7 is absolutely the tool to use for creating and modifying compelling grooves on the fly. It can also be used as a traditional digital-audio workstation, where you linearly record digital audio and MIDI tracks as well as add prerecorded clips, virtual instruments, and effects. The new Live 7 delivers refinements to features found in previous versions, as well as introduces new capabilities that will be welcome to musicians, DJs, and producers.
Looking for a way to get your Mac's audio to different parts of your house? Airfoil 3 can send any audio to any AirPort Express, Apple TV, or computer on your network.
The TonePort UX2 covers all the musical bases for Mac-friendly guitar and bass players and singers. It comes with a nice variety of presets, and it is easy to create and download other presets.
For people who are serious about podcasting, or are looking for a way to record vocals or instruments with their Macs, these USB microphones are worth a look. Neither provides studio-quality results, but their convenience and ease of use make them ideal for computer-based recording.