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"Other home-speaker devices have not emphasized listening to music the way the does." Oh, never l…
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22 hours ago by ampressman
Airfoil for Mac 5.7 rocks the HomePod • Rogue Amoeba
Paul Kafasis (of indie developer Rogue Amoeba:
<p>Airfoil includes a built-in equalizer that lets you tweak your audio to get it just right. The HomePod sounds great, but you may wish to tone down its bass. Airfoil’s “Bass Reducer” preset is a great place to start.

Of course, if you want to go the other direction and really feel the music, the Bass Booster preset can help. Airfoil’s equalizer includes almost two dozen presets, and you can create and save custom presets as well.

Airfoil for Mac can even receive direction directly from the HomePod. That means you can use “Hey Siri” or the volume buttons to adjust playback levels. Even better, you can pass playback commands from the HomePod through Airfoil and on to supported sources. A single tap on the top of the HomePod will toggle play/pause, a double-tap will skip to the next track, and a triple-tap will jump back. Addressing Siri with these same commands works as well.

If you’re fortunate enough to have two (or more) HomePods, you can use Airfoil to send to all of them at once, with playback happening in sync. Airfoil has long been able to play audio to multiple devices in sync, and playback to the HomePod is no exception. Apple has touted multi-speaker sync as part of their delayed AirPlay 2 protocol, but it’s already possible today using Airfoil.</p>

Not sure at this point why Apple hasn't bought Rogue Amoeba. Its apps are so useful if you're doing anything involving sound - which is a big part of its pro and semi-pro audience.
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2 days ago by charlesarthur
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4 days ago by wakemp
The Next Step in Home Audio?
Imagine an array of speakers, each with its own amplifier, all controlled by a computer, you can control the phase and amplitude (loudness) of each speaker.  The waves they send out interfere with each other as they expand outwards.   By controlling the phase and loudness (amplitude) of each speaker you can make them interfere in such a way that they create a new wave that can be aimed.  The little animation shows an array of four speakers in a row, but it can be any number and they don't have to be in a line.  The HomePod uses seven small speakers arranged in a ring.  

The HomePod also has a ring shaped array of six microphones.  They listen to the room (sample it) at a fairly high rate and decide what parts of the music, from its stereo signature, need to go where and how it needs be modified to interact with the room and everything in it.  An Apple A8 processor, the same two billion transistor processor used in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, handles the computational chores.  This is much more power than we had back in the day.  Although I don't know exactly what they're working on, several people I know who are real experts at this have been at Apple for years.
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5 days ago by gameboy70
How to control video playback on your Apple TV with your HomePod | iMore
You can control more than just the audio volume of your Apple TV with your HomePod. You can control pause/play, and skip ahead, too!
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6 days ago by timstahmer
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