Amplified Retired


Amplified is an award winning talk show about Apple, Mac, iPad, iPhone, iOS, guitars, amps, music, and recording. Get ready to rock.

Hosted by Jim Dalrymple and Dan Benjamin.

#87: No Mac Pro for Me

January 22, 2014 at 4:45PM • 1 hour 49 minutes

While at NAMM, Jim joins Dan and special guest Merlin Mann to talk about their favorite Macs new and old, the future of the computer in the home, the power of portable and wearable devices, amps, guitars, Yamaha's purchase of Line 6, new gear, why Jim isn't getting a new Mac Pro, and more.

Special guest Merlin Mann.

#86: Nobody's Getting My Panties

January 16, 2014 at 6:45PM • 1 hour 26 minutes

This week, Merlin Mann sits in to chat with Jim about the Nest acquisition, the problem with Google's opaque creepiness, Jim's upcoming trip to NAMM, plus some special interactive tips from Jim on working the pentatonic blues solo.

Homework: Practice on GnR's "Knocking on Heaven's Door."

Special guest Merlin Mann.

#85: The Angriest Santa

January 8, 2014 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 30 minutes

Jim and Dan talk about Canadian blizzards, Jim's missing 2013 Mac Pro, the LaCie Fuel, Dropbox, DROPOUTJEEP, coding on an iPad, apps that Must Always Be Installed, Jim's amazing new rig, and more.

#84: A Very Small Button

December 29, 2013 at 6:00AM • 1 hour 12 minutes

Jim travels to Austin, Texas to join Dan in person for this very special episode. Along with 5by5 Producer Haddie Cooke, they discuss the new Mac Pro, Bitcoin, iPad keyboards, the iA Writer patent controversy, Tim Cook's thank you to Apple employees, and more.

#83: I'm Not Looking for Aliens

December 18, 2013 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 9 minutes

Jim and Dan talk about the new Mac Pro's, the Universal Audio Apollo, Nokia's latest commercial, how to get better at guitar without practicing, and more.

#82: Everyday I'm Surprised

December 4, 2013 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 4 minutes

Jim and Dan talk about Apple's stock movement, Apple acquisitions, the Beard Calendar, Amazon's Drones, Slash's pickups, and more.

#81: A Metric Thanksgiving

November 27, 2013 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

Jim and Dan talk about Thanksgiving Day rules, Black Friday, the value of AppleCare, how Jim keeps on top of the news, Samsung leaving Android, discounted phones, PrimeSense 3D, remote controls, Photo Stream, Jim's robot tuning system, and more.

#80: Moose Meat and Goats

November 20, 2013 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 35 minutes

Jim and Dan talk about Sonic Port from Line 6, Mobile POD, using an iPad as a primary device, the Apple Store for iPad and the new generation of iOS 7 apps, Plex, The Bacon Method, and more.

#79: Express Sled Service

November 13, 2013 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 9 minutes

Jim and Dan discuss Apple's new spaceship headquarters, Amazon and USPS offering Sunday delivery, keyboard covers for iPads, the iPad mini with retina, the iPad Air, publishing on the go with iOS, composer names no longer included in an iTunes store downloads, and more.

#78: I'm The Only One Who Eats It

November 8, 2013 at 4:00AM • 1 hour 15 minutes

Jim and Dan talk about the new iWork, iMac performance for recording, Universal Audio's Apollo, guitar cabinets, IK Multimedia's iLoud, MacBook Pro 13-inch keyboard and trackpad issues and a fix, desktops, Alfred and launch-bar style alternatives, and more.