About macOS Audio

Mac OS X Audio

macOS Audio began as “The Ultimate OS X Music and Audio Production Site” at OSXAudio.com, featuring forums and product news in a unique blue and orange color scheme. Tony David Cray (TDC) launched the website in 2003. A beacon throughout the Mac-based recording industry, it drew in professionals and amateurs alike. macOS Audio boasts a rich history of shared knowledge and anecdotes when it comes to recording studios, production, music theory, the music industry, hardware, software, techniques, and problem solving for all of the above.

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A few years in, OS X Audio became the Big Blue Lounge, going all-in on the color scheme and focusing on the forums alone. TDC, however, now the Grammy Award winning head of recording and broadcast at the Sydney Opera House in Australia, had less and less time to devote to the care and feeding of the website. It fell into disrepair for two painfully long stretches, resulting in the loss of the bigbluelounge.com domain name and many frequent visitors.

In 2009, a handful of members banded together to rebuild. The user database was packed up and transmitted across the world to America, where it became Mac OS X Audio. Original member and multiple gold record award winning producer and songwriter Glenn “G” Gutierrez is now the owner and primary editor of the website, where Mac recording news and discussion continues locally and across social networks. JP Nebres and Matt Villacarte assist with special events and media production. The site is healthy, it has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook, and those who love keeping it that way look forward to the future, with an appreciative nod to the past.

In 2016, Apple changed the name of OS X to macOS. Our name and links followed, and here we are.

If you have any questions, comments, or memories, please post them below.

  • Robert Wallace

    Back in the good old days, 1994, there was a MIDI sequencer program called MusicShop. It was a baby version of Opcode. It did everything I wanted to do and did it simply. I could import MIDI files, play them in, either in real time, to note-by-note, I could manipulate the data, and play them out to a MIDI file. Once OS X came along, I could no longer use MusicShop, and I have never found another program that worked the same way. GarageBand comes close, but will not play out through MIDI or export a MIDI file. Can anyone tell me of another program that will do what I could do 20 years ago?

  • Carlos da Silveira

    What about using Logic Audio Pro X? It´s only 200 USD and comes with a bundle in five DVDs that no one can resist. Also you can import your own Garage Band files even from an iPad to continue working in more detail in Logic and importing MIDI fies is standard in any sequencer this days. Best.

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