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Glenn Friesen

 

By "fake sounding music", I'm assuming you mean "music that's looped a lot and with effects." I'm not sure if you mean any digital recording of music is "fake sounding music" (vs. live acoustic music).

GarageBand is a tool for recording as much as it is a tool for effects. You don't need to add effects, or mix down your recordings at all. Your end result can be as raw as you want it.

Yes, GarageBand is worth learning. There are many other DAW's worth learning, too, but GarageBand is a great place to start.

For what it's worth, "real musicians" also use GarageBand, so it's not just a place to start, but could be a great place to stay, if you want to:

  • Trent Reznor (NIN)
  • Radiohead
  • Rihanna

From Trent Reznor:

“For quite some time I’ve been interested in the idea of allowing you the ability to tinker around with my tracks – to create remixes, experiment, embellish or destroy what’s there. . . . What I’m giving you in this file is the actual multi-track audio session for ‘the hand that feeds’ in GarageBand format. . . .  Listen. Change the tempo.  Add new loops.  Chop up the vocals.  Turn me into a woman.  Replay the guitar.  Anything you’d like.”

In fact, Trent encourages you remix NIN work with GarageBand. NINRemixes.com - 0

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RSS is the de facto standard for the syndication of Web content.

Syndication means publishing your content in one place, which causes it to be published in other places, too.

There are duplicate content issues with syndication to consider. See: Whiteboard Friday - Dealing with Duplicate Content

But RSS feed submission can have positive SEO implications -- if you're syndicating your content (or links to your content) on authoritative, relevant, trustworthy domains (for instance, on an alltop page, or an an Amazon author profile).

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Continuous deployment is worth it when it's worth it, and not worth it when it's not. When you hit a ceiling where new deployment doesn't add any value; or even a point when each new increment of deployment adds less and less value while adding more and more cost; continuous deployment would be less and less worth it.

At the same time, there are many things which mean the world to a very few people, while meaning almost nothing to most people. Take, for example, Facebook's addition of their dozens of new gender types beyond the male/female dichotomy.

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There will always be UI and UX, though what we call them, and their constraints and design will continue to change dramatically.

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