Getting music out of a computer can be a challenge, yet the benefits often outweigh the struggle. For some it's a daunting a task to even give it a go, preferring instead to play CDs or vinyl. The thought might be, "I'll wait until it's easy."
To make it easier there are a growing number of instruments that look like audio equipment, yet, are dedicated computers. Servers, NAS, our own Bridge, speakers with built in DACs ready to accept output from computers, all with the idea of closing the gap between easy plug and play and a degree in computer science.
I thought it might be instructive to start a new series on wrangling music from computers. Much has changed since I last looked into the subject and perhaps we can cover some of the progress made and where weakness still exist.
Tomorrow we'll start with the basics, using iTunes.