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  • Why can't you get Electronic Musician or Sound on Sound etc... on Kindle?

    I don't need a $500 iPad just to read on. Since there are a lot of other pad products I would have thought music mags would be available. You can get any other type of magazine on Kindle. Isn't it relative easy to provide versions for other OS's?



    Craig, any insight?
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    I dunno...that's not my bailiwick. I'm the content guy, what they do with it is up to them.
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    • #3
      I don't WANT to read my magazines on a tablet or computer. I want to read them in the bathroom, on the living room couch, or at the dinner table, and that means paper. The only magazines I'm still able to get on paper are Mix (with great difficulty) and Recording (because I write for them occasionally). I could buy a subscription for Sound on Sound but it's quite expensive in the US, so I get my fix on that one, and Resolution, by picking up issues that they give away at trade shows. And I still hae to buy toilet paper.
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      • #4
        I'm not a tablet user
        Enthusiasm powers the world.

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        • #5






          Quote Originally Posted by Anderton
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          I dunno...that's not my bailiwick. I'm the content guy, what they do with it is up to them.




          lol



          reminds me of that Tom Lehrer song about Wernher Von Braun...



          "Once the rockets are up, who cares where they come down

          That's not my department," says Wernher von Braun
          I will be banned soon, so don't get too attached.

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          • #6






            Quote Originally Posted by Geoff Grace
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            I'm not a tablet user
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            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by MikeRivers
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              Too inefficient. Look at the practical side. I can take a crap in the time it takes my Galaxy tablet to boot up (and at my age, sometimes I HAVE to ). I can read a couple of paragraphs of a magazine article in that same time.




              Yes but consolidating all those magazines into one place and never having that big pile of mags to throw out and always having them easily available for reference without having to throw them out trumps paper by a mile IMO. Besides, you need to take your time and enjoy your library visits uh, I mean craps.
              "Admittedly, it is difficult to reason people out of positions they didn't use reason to attain." - Craig AndertonProgrammer's Logic: " If I can tell you why it doesn't work it's OK that it doesn't work." - meTech Support Logic: " If I can't tell you why it doesn't work it's not our fault." - me

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              • #8
                I used to keep magazines for reference, back when the content was something worth referring to. But these days, while I enjoy reading an article about a producer or a recording, there's nothing there that I'd want to refer to in the future. I still, however, refer to copies of dB, Recording Engineer/Producer, and Studio Sound from the 1970s through the end of their publication. Lots of good history of products there, and good explanations of basics, too.



                I have a load of PDFs on my computer, but I have more trouble sorting through those and finding something I remembered. I can look through a stack of magazines and often recognize what I'm looking for by the cover, but on the computer, they all look the same until you open them up. And those dreadful "magazine style" applications like they use for Pro Audio Review and Audio Media are so slow. You can't thumb through pages like you can with a magazine, at least not with my my computers (some of which are older than some of the magazines I have on the shelf).



                You can do what you want, but you won't sell me on that concept.
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                • #9






                  Quote Originally Posted by vintagevibes
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                  Besides, you need to take your time and enjoy your library visits uh, I mean . . .




                  Well, sometimes I chill out and read a whole article, but geez, why stare at a screen while I'm on the can when I'm just going to go back and stare at a computer screen when I'm done. I need a break.



                  Amend that . . . I need a life.
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                  • #10
                    I have a "black and white" Kindle and enjoy reading books on it, although I still prefer a reg'lar book. You can read it anywhere you can read a book, so there's no issue there.



                    But I do enjoy paper. We are apparently the last people that still have a newspaper subscription, and I still read magazines. And I like to read magazines. Paper magazines. Not that I don't enjoy my Kindle, but I enjoy the whole experience of reading a magazine, particularly since half the magazines I get are photography magazines, which don't translate to tablets as well. And I also enjoy the layout of a magazine.



                    But for books, a Kindle is really darned good.
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                    • #11
                      I wont buy uni-taskers like a Kindle.



                      Would rather have them as plain PDF files readable on anything....
                      Tim O'Brien

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                      • #12
                        I have an HP tablet. Its actually a killer tablet with 16G memory.

                        It has the kindle store on it and my wife like it for reading.

                        From what I've seen messing around with it, any bok or magazine subscriptions

                        need to be viewed with the software application. If you have the Kindle application

                        installed you can read books. If you have a magazine application then you can view

                        the magizines that are offered on that site.



                        I dont think you can view books or magazines that arent purchased through those sites.

                        If you bought an online subscription on a normal internet PC, then its unlikely you can browse

                        to the site and view the magazine like you would a kindle book.



                        kindle books are compressed and formatted for the kindle software for viewing. Its not like you

                        download the book to the tablet. You view the book online and it resizes to the tablet and has

                        page turning touch features.



                        I tried to visit sites like HC and found I couldnt brouse the site properly so there are

                        many things you cant do on a tablet like you'd do on a normal computer. Some people

                        like my wife like them but to me they are pretty useless. I did get mine set up with lyrics

                        thinking it might be cook for live gigs but the dam thing times out on me

                        so that was a fail



                        Theres a buttload of applications for tablets but 90% of them are garbage.

                        I see tablets as a yuppie satus symbol. They buy them to appear like they are on the cutting edge of technology.

                        Once they have one and they see someone else who bought one its like, "So you're a jackass and wasted your money

                        just like me one one of these too? I dont feel so bad that theres a bunch of stupid people like myself who are getting ripped off too"



                        Maybe it would make a nice hot plate for a hot frying pan when the battery goes dead.

                        They are pretty much useless toys otherwise. About as good as internet TV through a Wii.

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                        • #13
                          The yuppie status symbol tablet we use in our classroom enable our student with cerebral palsy to communicate better.
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                          • #14






                            Quote Originally Posted by MikeRivers
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                            I don't WANT to read my magazines on a tablet or computer. I want to read them in the bathroom, on the living room couch, or at the dinner table, and that means paper. The only magazines I'm still able to get on paper are Mix (with great difficulty) and Recording (because I write for them occasionally). I could buy a subscription for Sound on Sound but it's quite expensive in the US, so I get my fix on that one, and Resolution, by picking up issues that they give away at trade shows. And I still hae to buy toilet paper.




                            You just need 1 of these: Just stick it to a nearby window or shower door, get yourself a camera based page turner application for Android and you'll be able to read in the bathroom hands free.



                            PS... Such an app -- unbelievably -- does not appear to exist, however. Just one more wasted opportunity in tablet land.



                            PPS... Some of you probably know me as a tablet skeptic... Even though I own one -- and like it fine -- for what it's good for... which is certainly limited to passive media consumption and running a few helpful apps like guitar tuners or the TouchDAW RC app and maybe GPS (although that'sspotty on mine for some reason).



                            Getting actual work done is a total PITA -- when it can be done at all without a mouse and keyboard. Speaking of which, yesterday I was sitting at my favorite coffee house and one of my coffee house friends had his own Nexus 7 sitting out on the table in front of them -- along with a jumble of accessories -- and a bag the size of two laptops to carry it all. He was clearly determined took trick some sort of productivity out of it.



                            By the way, this website is barely usable on a Nexus 7 because part of the text window often disappears to the right or left under the rest of the page.



                            PPPS trying to type on the native v-keyboard is totally frustrating... You can save a little of your sanity by using a 'smart' v-keyboard like SlideIT -- but the cuteness wears off quickly.



                            Hell, I liked my Nexus 7 pretty well when I started writing this... But I'm totally drained now... I feel like I just typed Moby Dick on a 120 year old manual....



                            PPPPS... Just doing simple browsing or social media can be a pain in the ass.... Many mobile sites are so dumbed down you need to switch to 'desktop' view -- but then the sites often don't work correctly... And some don't even respect the 'request to view as desktop site command (although they MAY have their own standard view option somewhere.... But good luck finding it if you can't see the page correctly.



                            Really... Not a brave new world... more like a stunted, barely usable one.





                            PPPPPS.... It does make a great portable TV around the house though... Assuming that you do your TV doing over the Internet and it doesn't require Flash.



                            And if the sound chip in it was better sounding, it would make a pretty reasonable Internet music player -- although the mobile player app for MOG, my streaming music service, leaves more than a bit to be desired.
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                            • #15






                              Quote Originally Posted by blue2blue
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                              You just need 1 of these: Just stick it to a nearby window or shower door, get yourself a camera based page turner application for Android and you'll be able to read in the bathroom hands free.



                              PS... Such an app -- unbelievably -- does not appear to exist, however. Just one more wasted opportunity in tablet land.




                              My vision isn't very good. Unless I blow up the display so just a couple of sentences takes up a whole page, I can't read text if it's much further than an arm's length away.



                              I know that there are page turners for sheet music on an iPad, but maybe just not an Android. Ain't much of anything musical or audio for an Android.








                              .. Some of you probably know me as a tablet skeptic... Even though I own one -- and like it fine -- for what it's good for... which is certainly limited to passive media consumption and running a few helpful apps like guitar tuners or the TouchDAW RC app and maybe GPS (although that'sspotty on mine for some reason).



                              I think the application that I use most is the Safeway shopping app. But that means that I have to take the tablet when I go grocery shopping instead of just a piece of paper in my pocket. I finally got TouchDAW working . . yawn . . . probably would be more useful if I was recording myself. I wanted to use it for a talk, just to start and stop playback, but it just wasn't reliable enough. Could have been a WiFi problem, but whatever the reason, if I can't depend on it, I can't use it.



                              And I wonder who designs these things anyway. I got the Audiocontrol SPL meter and was surprised at how much gain I had to add to it in order to get it to agree with my other sound level meters. Then I realized I didn't know where the built-in mic was. I got out the manual and discovered that it was covered by the edge of the cover I have for it (which, admittedly, isn't the $50 genuine Samsung one). I cut a hole in the cover to expose the mic and I got about 6 dB more level but the labyrinth formed by the space in front of the mic makes the frequency response wonky (as verified by my spectrum analyzer app). And the orientation of the meter on the screen is fixed, so when you point the mic toward the sound source, you have to read the meter sideways. Maybe it's oriented correctly for an Android phone. That SPL meter really needs an external mic, but there's no provision for one on the Android tablet. The tuner (PitchLab) is pretty good, though, even with the mic covered up.



                              My GPS works OK as far as it goes, but I only have the WiFi version, so when you walk or drive off the map, it won't get another piece. My real GPS works better.



                              But we were talking about reading magazines on a tablet, weren't we?








                              I was sitting at my favorite coffee house and one of my coffee house friends had his own Nexus 7 sitting out on the table in front of them -- along with a jumble of accessories -- and a bag the size of two laptops to carry it all. He was clearly determined took trick some sort of productivity out of it.



                              That's a big step removed from going to the grocery store with the tablet instead of a paper shopping list.








                              PPPS trying to type on the native v-keyboard is totally frustrating... You can save a little of your sanity by using a 'smart' v-keyboard like SlideIT -- but the cuteness wears off quickly.



                              I find that I can type fairly accurately, but considerably slower than with a real keyboard, by using a stylus in one hand and a finger or two on the other. But I think I've written a total of three e-mail messages with it, and I gave up taking notes on it during an AES show lecture.



                              I should have traded it for a cat.
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                              "Today's production equipment is IT-based and cannot be operated without a passing knowledge of computing, although it seems that it can be operated without a passing knowledge of audio." - John Watkinson, Resolution Magazine, October 2006
                              Drop by http://mikeriversaudio.wordpress.com now and then

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