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#3 - iPadOS 13 and macOS Catalina, with Paul Shimmons

Paul Shimmons, author of iPad and Technology in Music Ed, joins the show to talk about Apple’s new software releases: iPadOS 13 and macOS Catalina. But we also find time to talk about our favorite apps, microphones, recording workflows, subscription pricing for software, Siri Shortcuts, iPad apps for Mac, the new iPhone, and the new Apple Watch.

Show Notes:

Due to a bug in my version of Shortcuts, I am currently unable to share shortcuts. I hope to update this soon.

  • Tonal Energy Tuner Siri Shortcuts

Go to Preferences and select Siri Shortcuts. Tap on the action you would like to turn into a shortcut and then assign a Siri phrase for it.

App of the Week:
Paul Shimmons - Newzik

Robby - Pixelmator Photo

Album of the Week:
Paul Shimmons - Steven Meade - Diamonds

Robby - Sturgil Simpson - SOUND $ FURY

Where to Find Us
Paul Shimmons: Twitter | iPad & Technology in Music Ed

Robby Burns: Twitter | Blog

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#1 - The Inner Game of Everything, with Jon Tippens

Programmer and musician, Jon Tippens, returns to the show to talk about Robby’s podcast rebrand, how to practice, playing the inner game of tennis, career changing to tech, and his favorite apps and music.

Show Notes:

@ryebot on Twitter, designer of my new artwork

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Betty Edwards

The Natural Rider, Mary Wanless

The Inner Game of Tennis, Timothy Galloway

Lynda.com - Online software tutorials

Teaching Musical Performance, Daniel Kohut

OmniFocus - Accomplish More Every Day

Things by Cultured Code

Reid Stefan - Audio tutorials with puppets

Be Focused Pro - Pomodoro App for Mac and iOS

App of the Week: 

Robby - Safari on iPad OS

Jon - Time by bluecocoa

Album of the Week:

Robby - Snarky Puppy Live in Stockholm, 2015

Jon - Dawn of MIDI - Dysnominia

Where to Find Us:

Jon Tippens: Twitter 

Robby Burns: Twitter | Blog

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Taking Notes with Drafts, featuring Greg Pierce (Season 3, Episode 5)

Task App Showdown, with Friend Craig McClellan (Season 3, Episode 3)

Craig returns to the show to talk about how we manage tasks, and the apps we use to manage them. There is a strong emphasis here on two of the premium task apps for Mac and iOS, Things and OmniFocus. 

This episode isn't so much a showdown between Craig and I or one app and another. It is more a celebration of the great features of pro task apps that we depend on to manage our teaching careers. For me, there is an ongoing showdown between these apps in my mind, as I constantly contemplate which tools best help my brain to stay focused on the task at hand. It was fun to process that with Craig.

Craig

Twitter | The Class Nerd Blog

Show Notes:

Task Management Apps Discussed:

Things | OmniFocus | Todoist | 2Do

Todoist Education Pricing

GTD (Getting Things Done) Methodology - Getting Things Done by David Allen

Previous Episode with Craig: Automation and Advanced Workflows

Carrot Weather - Our Favorite Weather App for Apple Watch

Waterminder - Water Intake Tracking App

Hidrate Spark 2.0 Smart Water Bottle

David Sparks (Macsparky Blog)

Federico Viticci (Twitter | MacStories Blog)

Slack - Team Communication Tool

 

Dorico, featuring Daniel Spreadbury (Season 3, Episode 2)

Daniel Spreadbury, Product Manager of notation editor, Dorico, joins the show.

Once we got going, this conversation ventured into great detail on the subject of Daniel’s start at Sibelius, using the different modes of Dorico, user interface design, the challenges of software development, the future of Dorico on mobile, and much more.

Daniel’s articulate thought and meticulous attention to detail made this a really fun episode to record. You can hear Daniel’s inner nerd pour out over every side of the product. From the backend code, to the user experience, to the customer support.

Daniel Spreadbury

Twitter | Dorico | Blog

Show Notes:

Dorico YouTube Channel

Lynda.com

Cubase

Cubasis

Marco Arment

Overcast Podcast App

Forecast

My Book - Digital Organization Tips for Music Teachers

Audio Hijack

Edit: Since recording, the Dorico Manual was released in PDF form. Download here.