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Chapter 2. Managing Music with iTunes > iTunes, uTunes, We All Croon for iTunes

iTunes, uTunes, We All Croon for iTunes

Released in January 2001, iTunes was Apple's second “i” application. (The first was the digital video-editing application iMovie.) Like Casady & Greene's SoundJam, iTunes was capable of playing and encoding MP3 files on a Macintosh. It featured a simple interface that allowed users to turn audio CDs into MP3 files easily, drag and drop songs between the Library (a master list of all the songs on your Mac) and user-created playlists, and record (or burn) customized audio CDs from within the application.

When Apple unveiled the first iPod, it also took the wraps off iTunes 2: an enhanced version of iTunes that, in addition to providing the means for moving music from the Mac to the iPod, introduced a 10-band graphic equalizer (EQ) with 22 presets, a sound enhancer that brings a livelier sound to tunes played in the application, and the ability to fade tracks played in iTunes into one another. (As we go to press, sound enhancement and fades don't transfer to the iPod.)


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