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by Jay_NJ
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: 2018 Mac Mini and Music Production
Replies: 11
Views: 3219

Re: 2018 Mac Mini and Music Production

Yeah, from my initial tests, it looks like the hub is the issue. I had a few drives connected to the hub, among them, a couple usb 2 drives. I suppose all this combined sucking power from the mini's usb-c port was the problem. I do need the extra ports, so will look into a self powered hub. No joke,...
by Jay_NJ
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: 2018 Mac Mini and Music Production
Replies: 11
Views: 3219

Re: 2018 Mac Mini and Music Production

Hey guys, let me ask you this. I've got a satechi dock that I purchased for the mini. It's essentially a base that the mini sits on top of and is connected via usb-c (https://satechi.net/products/type-c-alu ... r-mac-mini). I then have 3 drives plugged into that. I will say this - tonight I unplugge...
by Jay_NJ
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: 2018 Mac Mini and Music Production
Replies: 11
Views: 3219

Re: 2018 Mac Mini and Music Production

Update - I ran diagnostics at startup to see if there were any hardware issues and everything checked out fine. I opened Ableton and loaded an instance of Diva. I went through various patches and the CPU hit ranged from 10-35 for some. These weren't complex patches. Is that normal? A few times, the ...
by Jay_NJ
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: 2018 Mac Mini and Music Production
Replies: 11
Views: 3219

Re: 2018 Mac Mini and Music Production

Hi, Sure man. Thanks for the reply. I've got a Push 2 and a Native Instruments m32. I'm using Live 10 and have the Scarlett solo 3rd gen. No remote scripts as far as I know. As for plugins, Ive got Omnisphere 2, Vengeance Avenger and EZ Keys by Toontrack. All legit. Aside from Live, the performance ...
by Jay_NJ
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: 2018 Mac Mini and Music Production
Replies: 11
Views: 3219

Re: 2018 Mac Mini and Music Production

I'm using a Focusrite Scarlett Solo (3rd Gen). Says on their site that it's compatible with Catalina. Hmmm. Sucks. I was hoping that would have been the problem. At least then I'd know.
by Jay_NJ
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New Apple machine with 8th Gen i7 (Mac mini) running badly (UPDATE: Possible Fix)
Replies: 43
Views: 14942

Re: New Apple machine with 8th Gen i7 (Mac mini) running badly (UPDATE: Possible Fix)

Late to the thread, but I'm having the same issue with a brand new 2018 mac mini i7. Random crashes and freezing with, I kid you not, one track of Omnisphere running. For me it seems to extend beyond Live. I was getting freezing and crashes in Final Cut Pro on 30 second videos at 1080p. Unacceptable.
by Jay_NJ
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Weird Macbook Pro CPU overloads
Replies: 11
Views: 3463

Re: Weird Macbook Pro CPU overloads

Hey man - I'm having the same problems with a brand new 2018 mac mini i7. My 2011 imac performed much better than this. Not sure what the problem is. Wondering if it's Catalina.
by Jay_NJ
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: 2018 Mac Mini and Music Production
Replies: 11
Views: 3219

2018 Mac Mini and Music Production

Hi, Anyone using a 2018 Mac Mini for music production and Ableton? Previously, I had an '11 iMac and it was solid for years. Due to that, I decided to stick with Mac and just recently bought a brand new Mac Mini i7. 16gb ram and 256 internal SSD. I also purchased another SSD to keep my sample librar...
by Jay_NJ
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Drum Rack Kit .alp Missing Files
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Drum Rack Kit .alp Missing Files

Hi, When I try to load up some pre-made drum kit (.alp) files, it fails to load the samples into the drum rack. All the samples are there in the folder. Do I need to manually drag the files to the rack? This hasn't happened with other racks I've purchased or with the stock ones. Any advice would be ...
by Jay_NJ
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton Third Party Drum Racks
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Ableton Third Party Drum Racks

Hi - I recently bought a few drumkit packs made by Raw Cutz. Really good stuff. I was wondering if anyone knew of any other third party companies putting drumrack packs out. I'm mainly interested in oldschool hip hop, breaks, and downtempo type sounds. Thanks!

Jeff
by Jay_NJ
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Where can I find an online tutor for EDM production?
Replies: 13
Views: 2101

Re: Where can I find an online tutor for EDM production?

OP - You might want to take EasyWorkflow up on his offer. If not, go for the Deadmau5 course. I used to have no problem cranking out tracks, but over the past few years, seem to have lost the motivation to finish anything, so I guess I'm sort of in the same position as you. Everything I've heard abo...
by Jay_NJ
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Third Party Drumrack Kits?
Replies: 2
Views: 630

Third Party Drumrack Kits?

Hi, awhile back I purchased a couple drumrack kits from Loopmasters. Really top notch stuff. I was wondering if anyone knows of any other companies that are producing this type of material. I'm mainly interested tech or trance. Thanks!

Jeff
by Jay_NJ
Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: Push discussion
Topic: Step Write Sample Slices? Push 2
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Step Write Sample Slices? Push 2

I've sampled and sliced a sample which i've then converted to a drum rack. I can't seem to be able to get it into step sequence mode. Am I missing something? Seems to be putting it on 64 pads even though I've only got 4 slices. Thanks in advance!
by Jay_NJ
Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Feature Wishlist
Topic: Why does Ableton keep adding new features that no one wants?
Replies: 224
Views: 34762

Re: Why does Ableton keep adding new features that no one wants?

New iPhone season is upon us and there are actually people pissed off that Apple isn’t inspiring them enough to spend money on something they don’t actually need. That's the thing. People have come to expect that something huge needs to happen every year. With Live, it can already do so much, what ...
by Jay_NJ
Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Feature Wishlist
Topic: Why does Ableton keep adding new features that no one wants?
Replies: 224
Views: 34762

Re: Why does Ableton keep adding new features that no one wants?

If Live has a problem I'd say it's more likely an Identity Crisis: Is it a live performance instrument, or is it a DAW, is it an MPC replacement with required hardware dongle, or is it a DJ tool, is it for composing to Video, is it a simple WYSIWYG app, or is it a complex IDE? Is it all of them equ...