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by iceaxe
Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Mac system opinions, please
Replies: 31
Views: 5522

Re: Mac system opinions, please

The B&H system comes with a 7200 rpm internal and I'm planning to use an external 7200 rpm for samples. IF I start running into problems, I can buy a PCI-E SSD and the local Mac repair shop will install for $129 (or I'll do it myself if I'm feeling brave/lucky). Alternately, Adorama has the same sys...
by iceaxe
Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Mac system opinions, please
Replies: 31
Views: 5522

Re: Mac system opinions, please

Thanks Division Monarchy. Last night I discovered the same thing. Found a NIB late-2013 27" iMac at B&H for about the same price as the system I posted. It's a 3.2 GHz quad i5, not i7, but the newer model probably compensates. Only 1 internal 7200 rpm drive, but I can have that replaced with an SSD ...
by iceaxe
Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Mac system opinions, please
Replies: 31
Views: 5522

Re: Mac system opinions, please

Thanks, H2Only. :-)
by iceaxe
Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Mac system opinions, please
Replies: 31
Views: 5522

Re: Mac system opinions, please

Thanks for the replies everyone. :-)

smutek, that 2013 iMac is tempting. An official Apple refurb would be nice. Less risk...but less bang for the buck.
by iceaxe
Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Mac system opinions, please
Replies: 31
Views: 5522

Re: Mac system opinions, please

From the Apple site:
These Mac models are compatible with OS X El Capitan:
iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
So, I'm assuming I can just upgrade to latest and greatest first thing, then install software...?
by iceaxe
Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Mac system opinions, please
Replies: 31
Views: 5522

Re: Mac system opinions, please

Thanks for your replies. :-)

Can't I just upgrade the OS? Or would I run into potential conflicts with the hardware? I'm a PC guy...backwards compatibility isn't usually an issue. My media server is a 10-year old XP machine I upgraded to Windows 8. :-)
by iceaxe
Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Mac system opinions, please
Replies: 31
Views: 5522

Re: Mac system opinions, please

How many cores is the processor?
It's a quad core. Makes all the difference from what I've read. Thanks for the reply!
by iceaxe
Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Mac system opinions, please
Replies: 31
Views: 5522

Re: Mac system opinions, please

Thanks for the advice. :-) Any thoughts on the specs?
by iceaxe
Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Mac system opinions, please
Replies: 31
Views: 5522

Mac system opinions, please

Setting up a DAW with Suite 8 after a 5 year hiatus, but using a Mac for the first time. I like the refurb system below (3rd party vendor, not Apple) and would love some Mac user opinions before laying out $1200. I use Live to write/record: cut vocals/AC guitar with mics and an ISA One, use some Sui...
by iceaxe
Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Link your Music
Topic: Your sincere opinion PLEASE!
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Your sincere opinion PLEASE!

IMO, the melody is perhaps a little complicated for popular genres. I suspect the number of notes, jumps, and syncopation wouldn't stick in the average person's head for very long. But that's just my perspective on "melody" as a singer/songwriter who targets popular genres :). As a "theme" in some k...
by iceaxe
Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Link your Music
Topic: Live for traditional recording
Replies: 6
Views: 918

Re: Live for traditional recording

Thanks to all for the kind words, and my apologies for being so slow to reply--RL is thoroughly unsettled at the moment. :-) That is simply the BEST tuneage I have ever heard on this forum... Wow, and thanks. From a user with 2000+ posts, those are very kind words. I like how everything is panned in...
by iceaxe
Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: Link your Music
Topic: Live for traditional recording
Replies: 6
Views: 918

Live for traditional recording

I started using Live (Suite) exclusively as my DAW front-end. Here's my first 'completed' track done entirely in Live: http://www.newtsoup.com/ableton/InHere.html It's very traditional compared to what I've heard here. :D In any case, your thoughts are welcome on overall sonic quality, production, a...
by iceaxe
Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:01 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Installation question
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Re: Installation question

Am I the only one using Suite 8 boxed...? :-/
by iceaxe
Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Installation question
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Installation question

I'm upgrading from Suite 7 boxed to Suite 8 boxed. I went ahead and installed the download version a few weeks ago, in advance of receiving the new boxed version via mail. But now that the boxed version has arrived it's not clear to me if I need to install anything from these disks. There are 4: Liv...
by iceaxe
Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Explosives Found in World Trade Center Dust
Replies: 203
Views: 17012

Re: Explosives Found in World Trade Center Dust

It is entirely reasonable to ask if the collapse of the WTC Towers was a planned implosion b/c that's exactly what it looked like. However: Please present me with one piece of observable science that backs up any of NISTS claims. That is not how it works. Science requires parsimony: period. Any theo...