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by robin
Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: New Macbook Air - A good gigging machine?
Replies: 65
Views: 17150

Re: New Macbook Air - A good gigging machine?

These benchmarks so far are rough guides. The only real benchmark we should all be interested in at this stage is to what level these things run Live 8.2.

The rest is personal preference.
by robin
Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: New Macbook Air - A good gigging machine?
Replies: 65
Views: 17150

Re: New Macbook Air - A good gigging machine?

More benchmarks:

http://www.macworld.com/article/154596/ ... marks.html

Waiting for BTO configs. The OpenCL/Grand Central Dispatch support in Live 9 (please?!!) might be useful:

http://www.ableton.com/pages/faq/osx_106
by robin
Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: New Macbook Air - A good gigging machine?
Replies: 65
Views: 17150

Re: New Macbook Air - A good gigging machine?

As far as size constraints for a performance there would be absolutely no difference between a 13" MBP and a 13" Air, and I'd really like to see a space where a 13" wouldn't work but an 11" would. In the UK DJ booths are perhaps not as big as US booths. I mean look at the size of your DJs :) People...
by robin
Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: New Macbook Air - A good gigging machine?
Replies: 65
Views: 17150

Re: New Macbook Air - A good gigging machine?

The question is really can these handle 3 or 4 tracks with a few effects in a DJing environment in which space is very limited? An environment in which my 12" Powerbook excelled.

Early benchmarks: http://www.primatelabs.ca/blog/2010/10/ ... late-2010/
by robin
Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: New Macbook Air - A good gigging machine?
Replies: 65
Views: 17150

Re: New Macbook Air - A good gigging machine?

I think you might need the 4gb and 1.6Ghz upgrades.

Must be someone getting one of these. Waiting for sine feedback :)
by robin
Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Essential mixing with Ableton Live. How it all started....
Replies: 28
Views: 5623

Cant beleive that he uses PCDJ - PCDJ is a kids toy!!!! Greg Wilson would do better than that, He produced most of UK Electro i have spoken to him many times. I too have spoken to him many times (and have DJ'd on the same bill etc). And yes, he uses PCDJ last time I looked. He uses it in conjunctio...
by robin
Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Browse whitout the Mouse
Replies: 32
Views: 7342

Patch wrote:The Abes should license Bomes and AHK in my opinion. How cool would THAT be...
I thought that level of control would have been nice in Live 7.

I won't start my usual rant of how Live has lost touch with it's performance roots :)

I use MidiStroke with Live 6.
by robin
Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Do i need ATA @ 7200 rpm on new MBP ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1490

assessingaccess wrote:Can anyone comment on the solid-state option?
I've seen reports it's slower. Which is a surprise.
by robin
Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Do i need ATA @ 7200 rpm on new MBP ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1490

UPgrade £35. Drive is £60, and you have a spare to put in a caddy.

You can also get 10000rpm SATA 2.5" laptop drives now - £200.

The optimum are the new 5400rpm 500GB at £100. Half a terabyte in a laptop!
by robin
Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Do i need ATA @ 7200 rpm on new MBP ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1490

The drives are so easy to replace yourself and are cheaper than Apple's upgrade prices. I'd get the standard one, try it and then upgrade if necessary.

The MBP HD used to be tricky to upgrade. This is no longer true with the new models.
by robin
Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: The new Traktor Pro
Replies: 57
Views: 6218

Hidden Driveways wrote: I didn't recognize him without his leg warmers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rnCXRfJu_k
haha I bet he got paid less for that than the NI ads.
by robin
Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: The new Traktor Pro
Replies: 57
Views: 6218

Hidden Driveways wrote: I went to the "pro" website. Flash slowly loaded and then scrolled some marketing jargon and a few pictures of Hawtin and some other guy who I am supposed to want to be.
You mean you don't know who Grand Master Flash is? NI must have paid him a lot to get him to do that...
by robin
Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Apple ditches FW400... let's talk about USB Audio Cards
Replies: 32
Views: 4163

Kodama wrote: I know I might get screwed later, if I get a future MB or MBP, at least the MBP pro might have a card that I could use for FW 400.
New MBP has the suspect FW chipset. YMMV
by robin
Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Apple ditches FW400... let's talk about USB Audio Cards
Replies: 32
Views: 4163

Many of these USB2 interfaces will be fine for people who don't need to stream audio into Live in realtime (*cough* DJ's *cough*). *Out* of, not into surely. Most DJs just use a handful of channels for output (in fact mostly just two stereo). USB2 can cope with that surely as my old USB 1.1 maya44 ...
by robin
Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Best MIDI device to launch clips?
Replies: 11
Views: 1384

I use the Faderfox LC2.

I have the encoders set to navigate around and then launch with a push. (I use MidiStroke to get the focus right etc). Works a treat. Mouseless....