iTunes Signature Maker, copyright (c) 2005 by Jason Freeman
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Welcome to iTunes Signature Maker!

iTunes Signature Maker (iTSM) analyzes your music collection and creates a short audio signature to represent who you are and what you listen to. After it checks your system configuration and asks you a few simple questions, iTSM will spend a few minutes analyzing your collection and generating the audio signature.

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Important Notes:

  1. When a security dialog pops up, you must accept the certificate by clicking a button labeled "grant," "yes," or something like that. This will allow iTSM to access your iTunes music collection.
  2. If you are using Mac OS X and Safari and haven't updated your software in a year or two, there's an Apple bug which may make Safari freeze when the security dialog pops up. If this happens, please launch this site in a different web browser (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox).

Why?

People often ask me what music I listen to, and I find it difficult to describe my enormous music collection in just a few sentences. So I created iTSM to answer in sound a question I cannot answer in words.

iTSM selects a small number of your "favorite" tracks based on some simple selection criteria, such as the number of times you have played them or the rating you have assigned them. Then it analyzes the audio content of these files, combining a small bit of each of them to create the signature.

Maybe you'll load your iTunes signature onto your iPod, e-mail it to some friends, share it in our signature gallery, or stick it on your home page. Maybe it will help you gauge your compatibility with your next blind date: "She seems nice enough, but her iTunes signature is just so atonal! Should I go with my heart or with my ear?" Or maybe an iTunes signature will figure prominently into a political attack ad: "If you're mad at him for raising your taxes, polluting our environment, and cutting the education budget, just wait until you hear the music he listens to…"

Sorry, I got a little carried away there. I hope you have fun with iTSM and that it helps you learn something new about yourself and the music you listen to, and about your friends and the music they listen to.

Signatorially yours,

Jason Freeman

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[click here to launch in Rhizome Artbase]

[You should only launch the Rhizome Artbase version
if the original site is no longer available.]