The Next Track
A podcast about how people listen to music today.
Episode #256: You'll Never Have to Watch the Woodstock Movie Again
May 24th, 2023 | 24 mins 50 secs
Doug watched the Woodstock movie. He'll never have to watch it again.
Episode #255: Timo Andres on Classical Music that Doesn't Sound Like Classical Music
May 10th, 2023 | 1 hr 11 mins
Composer pianist Timo Andres joins us to discuss the Apple Music Classical app and Kirk's article about classical music that doesn't sound like classical music.
Episode #254: Remastering, Re-Recording, and Standards
April 26th, 2023 | 28 mins 24 secs
We discuss whether remastering albums is worthwhile, why some artists re-record their albums, and how there seem to be no more standards.
Episode #253: Apple Music Classical
April 12th, 2023 | 33 mins 33 secs
Apple has released its Apple Music Classical app for iPhone, and it's pretty good. Not perfect, but it's a big step forward. We discuss this new app and how it can be improved.
Episode #252: Imprinting and Dilution
March 29th, 2023 | 27 mins 10 secs
Creative content we discover at certain times of our lives imprints on our brains, and we forever compare other music, movies, and books to those we discovered at the right time.
Episode #251: 19th Century Technology
March 15th, 2023 | 29 mins 34 secs
Doug moved, and we discuss 19th century technology and wires.
Episode #250: Triangles of Sadness
March 1st, 2023 | 30 mins 17 secs
On speaker placement and triangles.
Episode #249: Immersive Audio and the New HomePod, with Chris Connaker
February 15th, 2023 | 28 mins 41 secs
Chris Connaker from Audiophile Style joins us again to discuss some of his recent discoveries in immersive audio, and we talk about how the new HomePod sounds; better than expected.
Episode #248: The New HomePod
February 1st, 2023 | 29 mins 22 secs
Apple has released a new HomePod, two years after discontinuing the original model. But is it the HomePod we want, or the HomePod we need? We discuss how it works with home automation. Also, Audio Hijack has just been updated. It's an essential app for recording audio on Macs.
Episode #247: Subtitles
January 18th, 2023 | 32 mins 48 secs
Why do so many people turn on subtitles when watching TV?
Episode #246: Apple's Music App in 2023
January 4th, 2023 | 34 mins 53 secs
We discuss the state of Apple's Music app and new or missing features for 2023.
Episode #245: Christmas Gift Guide
December 21st, 2022 | 28 mins 54 secs
Doug and Kirk look at some Christmas gifts for music lovers.
Episode #244: Too Many Songs, Not Enough Hits
December 7th, 2022 | 30 mins 41 secs
Record labels no longer have control of which songs become popular, and, as a recent article in Billboard says, there are too many songs and not enough hits. (Yes, we recorded this back in October.)
Episode #243: Are Singles Dead?
November 23rd, 2022 | 27 mins 20 secs
Do charts of the top singles make sense any more?
Episode #242: How to Break the Ice for Podcasts
November 9th, 2022 | 31 mins 15 secs
Doug and Kirk discuss some new gear for working with audio, immersive audio, and Zoom.
Episode #241: Geoff Edgers on Searching for the Perfect Sound
October 12th, 2022 | 38 mins 13 secs
In a long Washington Post article, Geoff Edgers goes in search of perfect sounding vinyl records.