From the Back Cover
Find out where music is available online, what’s legal, and what’s free
Unlock the sound in your PC with the right software, hardware, and know-how
Beneath your Windows XP PC’s staid image as a word processor and number cruncher, there’s a music machine longing to get out and play! Set the music free with this friendly guide. Discover the best places to buy music and how to download songs, organize your tunes, take them with you, and even record your own!
Discover how to
Set up your computer to play music
Make electronic files of your old vinyl records
Use an iPod® with your Windows PC
Organize your collection
Turn your PC into a recording studio
About the Author
Ryan Williams is the Digital Multimedia Development Specialist for the Indiana University School of Dentistry. He graduated from the Indiana University School of Music with a master’s degree in music technology, along with a bachelor’s degree in communications from DePauw University. In addition, he writes for indianapolismusic.net, a Web site focused on the musical happenings in and around the greater Indianapolis metropolitan area.
As a bassist, Ryan has played in most known genres of music and some additional ones that seemed invented on the spot. While he was named “Best Bassist In Indianapolis” by shotgunreviews.com in 2002, he will happily provide you with the names of several local musicians who both inspire and embarrass him on a regular basis. He currently shares stages and studios with the members of Mother Grove, a Celtic rock band featured in shows and festivals from Ohio to Colorado.