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by Dr. TaaDow
Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: What's the best firewire audio interface for Ableton Live?
Replies: 44
Views: 13017

I use the tried and true FireWire 1814(home) & 410(road). Both are rock solid stable for me (XP & OS X), sound great, and have very good in-driver routing. Some cards might sound a tad better (s/n ratio), but for the price/performance/portability factors, I'm quite happy with the M-Audio duo.
by Dr. TaaDow
Fri May 30, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Which DJ software - Live, Traktor or summat else?
Replies: 44
Views: 6196

I have 2 DJ setups. 1. M-Audio Torq Xponent w/ Torq v1.0.4 (traditional beatmatch mixing) 2. Live 7 w/ UC-33e, Trigger Finger, Axiom 25 w/ FireWire 410 (creative mixing) I've been DJing for 11 years (vinyl, CD, etc) and it's nice to have something like Live to break off from the sometimes boring (to...
by Dr. TaaDow
Thu May 29, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: iMac Buying suggestion
Replies: 23
Views: 3245

On the new iMac's, if you want great viewing angles and a much better viewing experience, go with the 24" because they have S-IPS panels in them. The 20" LCD's (TN panels, the same type as the newer 13" MacBook's) are notorious for terrible viewing angles and an overall low quality bad viewing exper...
by Dr. TaaDow
Tue May 27, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Need help w/ transition to a new Mac!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1036

Another way is to plug both systems into a router (wired or wireless, whichever you use) or hub (wired of course) and just share the files/folders you want to transfer and move them over. A very simple way to do it.
by Dr. TaaDow
Tue May 27, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: ABLETON- ADD ADULT CONTENT WARNING OR FIX YOUR FUNKING FORUM
Replies: 78
Views: 10747

20% people smoke where I live, why should the 80% have to breathe their smoke? Right on. Smoking is my #1 most hated thing on earth and they've finally passed laws in my state that totally bans smoking in any establishment that is 18 and up any day(s) during the week. Only some 21+ places are smoke...
by Dr. TaaDow
Mon May 26, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: pc laptop purchase
Replies: 17
Views: 3285

@ Dr. TaaDow: how difficult is it to add another ram? i don't have any experience with hardware yet but would be interested in doing this... what tools do need? It's very easy to do. All you'll probably need is a small phillips screwdriver to take the RAM cover off, and then you'll see two levers h...
by Dr. TaaDow
Fri May 23, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: What is the all time "gayest" electronic track ev
Replies: 45
Views: 6165

I know of quite a few, but this is one of them...

Vengaboys - Boom Boom Boom
by Dr. TaaDow
Wed May 21, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: DJ's - What soundcard y'all using?
Replies: 6
Views: 1061

I use a FireWire 410 (DJ w/ Ableton) and a FireWire 1814 (Production). Both are tried and true, and very stable for most people including myself. There are other cards with a tad better sound quality, but I prefer stability and very flexible routing without spending $600+, so I've stuck with the 410...
by Dr. TaaDow
Wed May 21, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: pc laptop purchase
Replies: 17
Views: 3285

Acer has XP drivers for about all of their notebooks, and possibly all of them. Like the poster above said, most PC notebook FireWire connections are either generic or Ricoh branded, which aren't good at all for critical audio work. Some use the Texas Instruments chipset, but not many. I bought my w...
by Dr. TaaDow
Tue May 20, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: External HD
Replies: 11
Views: 1937

You can check out the FireWire 400/800 enclosure that I use here . I use the miniXpress 825 model that has (1) FireWire 400, (2) FireWire 800, and (1) USB 2.0. I have a 320GB Western Digital Scorpio SATA drive in it and it has been flawless so far on my MacBook Pro 3.1 (Santa Rosa) using the 800 con...