Getting beyond the basics of iTunes
Getting beyond the basics of iTunes
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Getting beyond the basics of iTunes

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>> ITunes. Yeah, it's a crazy, popular jukebox program, and that's probably because of a little thing called iPod. But iTunes can do a lot more than just auto syncing. I'm Molly Wood at cnet.com, and on this edition of Insider Secrets, I'll show you how to equalize your songs on-the-fly and create cool CD album covers like this one. ^M00:00:18 [ Music ] ^M00:00:28 >> Jason Parker over at download.com is our resident iTunes expert, and he passed along these tips for us. For instance, did you know that you can adjust the levels for a particular song? You know how you've got certain songs in your library that are either too loud or too quiet, or lack bass or too much bass? Well, with iTunes you can adjust the levels for the songs individually. Here's how to do it. Under the View menu, choose View Options. Now this brings up several check boxes here. Check the box that says Equalizer. Now this will add a column to your library view that brings up iTunes presets. Okay, this isn't quite as granular as the actual equalizer, but it's pretty easy to find a preset that will fit your specific problem. For example, if there's too much treble, use the base booster. Now, if you want to make the vocals crisper, use Vocal Booster. Okay, here's another tip that seems to float under the radar. ITunes let's you create simple CD covers. No, they're not graphically intense works of art, but this well-hidden feature handles all the basics. Here's what to do. Now, if you want a quick label for a party mix, first highlight either the disc in your PC's drive or the play list in question. Now go under File and choose Print. This pops up a window that let's you choose from a few display styles and themes. For example, there's the basic text list , or you can choose mosaic effects or just a single cover for a specific artist. Send it off to a color printer and viola. Not bad, eh? This actually looks pretty cool. And that's it for this edition of Insider Secrets. I'm Molly Wood for cnet.com. Rock on. ^M00:01:53[ Music ]

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