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January 16, 2010

I gave an iTunes gift card to my friend for the holidays, and he was wondering how to use the gift card directly with his iPhone because he is rarely home.  It is a good question, and yes, it is possible.  Note: if you want to purchase a file larger than 10MB such as certain heavy Apps, you will have to use your computer to download it.  If you do wirelessly download songs or Apps directly to the iPhone over 3G or Wi-fi, remember to backup those files to a computer.  I did a drawing and put together simple step-by-step instructions here…

How to redeem an iTunes gift card on your iPhone.

for Apps:
– Go to the app store > featured > new
– Scroll all the way to the bottom until you see “redeem”
– Press “redeem” and enter the iTunes gift card number

for Music:
– Go to the iTunes store > music > new releases
– Scroll all the way to the bottom until you see “redeem”
– Press “redeem” and enter the iTunes gift card number

music: space vampire

May 4, 2009

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My new song, Space Vampire is available for your listening pleasure on Indaba Music.  For music equipment, I used an old Yamaha as a MIDI keyboard controller, a Roland MV-30 sound board/sequencer (which uses floppy disks), my MacBook Pro and lots of wires scattered across the living room.  The composition is entered for the PBS Music Instinct contest.  I submitted it just in time, on the afternoon of the deadline.  Part of the fun is seeing how different each musician interprets the material.

The following sound effects were used (provided for download by PBS):
– yes and no
– car starting
– cheerleaders
– thunder with heavy rain
– train crossing bell
– ferry boat horns
– wind chimes
– pile crusher
– swarm of flies
– rumble low frequency

Update: I know it’s not going to win.  I guess I should be glad that it is in the top 50.

Update 2: Oh cool.  I did better than I thought.  30th place.

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