Technical Articles

Long-form Essays and Reviews


Music-related Software

I’ve written the following programs to help you obtain accurate rips of your classical CDs, to tag the resulting digital files accurately and effectively and to periodically check those files to ensure their continuing integrity and accuracy. For many years, I used the name ‘Dizwell’ in connection with anything technical that I wrote, so that name persists in the names of some of these utilities. All are shell scripts, so their contents can be examined before running them, in case you don’t trust me! All are intended for use on Linux, though the CD Tagger can be run on Windows if you configure things on Windows appropriately beforehand. Click on each link to obtain the relevant script and to see an article explaining the use of each one.