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by gnurf
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Sitting on the Fence - Push or Maschine
Replies: 822
Views: 101966

Re: Sitting on the Fence - Push or Maschine

Plenty of folks have done so with very limited technology, the maschine is no godsend, neither is the push. They are a bunch of buttons. They can become an instrument if used well. End of story. Exactly. If you're not shaping your own stone/wood/glass/metal tools to make music you're already a less...
by gnurf
Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Mountain Lion 10.8.3 Can Anyone Confirm...
Replies: 14
Views: 1915

Re: Mountain Lion 10.8.3 Can Anyone Confirm...

Not a single issue with built-in soundcard or SoundFlower here :)
by gnurf
Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: New Computer for Live 9 - Win 7 or 8 ??
Replies: 43
Views: 2825

Re: New Computer for Live 9 - Win 7 or 8 ??

10.8 is just as fast for me as the previous two.
by gnurf
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:01 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: New Computer for Live 9 - Win 7 or 8 ??
Replies: 43
Views: 2825

Re: New Computer for Live 9 - Win 7 or 8 ??

Win 7 performs better on short buffer settings compared to OSX following this: http://dawbench.com/win7-v-osx-5.htm The previous major release of Windows performs better than two major releases of OS X back ;) I'd like to see Win8 vs. Mountain Lion, since that would be more applicable to current sy...
by gnurf
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:47 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Sitting on the Fence - Push or Maschine
Replies: 822
Views: 101966

Re: Sitting on the Fence - Push or Maschine

Both Push and Maschine MkII Retail 599 dollar currently, yet in Norway I have to pay 160 dollars more for Maschine. Yeah, that's the final Push I need to decide :) Push is made to work really well with Live, while Maschine works really well with its own hardware. They both do a lot of the same thin...
by gnurf
Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton 9 - How many cores / Ram does it support?
Replies: 6
Views: 1907

Re: Ableton 9 - How many cores / Ram does it support?

Well, it depends: http://www.passmark.com/forum/showthread.php?3348-64bit-vs-32bit-benchmarks-amp-integer-maths-amp-PT8 64-bit CPUs might have more registers and instructions to make use of, but sometimes a program needs to be specifically optimised for it to make any positive difference. You could ...
by gnurf
Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:33 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Live 9 - SSD and HDD install
Replies: 9
Views: 1334

Re: Live 9 - SSD and HDD install

It's easy, actually. Simulate heavy usage. This sort of hardcore testing: http://www.reportingbrick.com/SSD+Reliability+Test . The problems everybody remembers from the first generation of SSDs are pretty rare now. So at least they're safer :) But until I get SSDs I can afford in the terabyte range ...
by gnurf
Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:09 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: EIC 2
Replies: 22
Views: 2287

Re: EIC 2

Installing everything from 8 before getting started on the packs for 9 would sort of work, right? It may be a shotgun approach, but it should get installed with 9. Or is this horribly stupid?
by gnurf
Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: EIC 2
Replies: 22
Views: 2287

Re: EIC 2

Somebody with a clue should make a checklist :)
by gnurf
Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: Max for Live wants to install spyware?
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: Max for Live wants to install spyware?

I think Live also is using it, so you might already have the API required for it to do its thing. Check the licenses inside Live's preferences, or simply launch Max and see what sort of mode it's in.
by gnurf
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Live 9 - SSD and HDD install
Replies: 9
Views: 1334

Re: Live 9 - SSD and HDD install

EWQL is something like 650GB - on the installation media :)

SSDs are pretty safe now. The way they break when they finally do break also happens very slowly, while hard drives tend to snowball down (since it's often a mechanical error).
by gnurf
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Ableton 9 / Push Etc etc
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: Ableton 9 / Push Etc etc

Yeah, hardware dedicated to the Ableton way looks nice. I'm really trying to simplify here, and Push would do it. It replaces a Launchpad, MPD and ZeRO SL Mk2, and adds various things beyond what those do. Price-wise it makes sense, and that's at least two fewer USB ports used.
by gnurf
Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Ableton 9 / Push Etc etc
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: Ableton 9 / Push Etc etc

I would have loved to be able to get a bundle from a local store with Push+Suite 9 upgrade or somehow save a little on Push, but then I compared the price of Push with Maschine. At least here it's about £590 for Maschine, which seems to do less (or at least is much less integrated with Live). I expe...
by gnurf
Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: Max for Live wants to install spyware?
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: Max for Live wants to install spyware?

PACE is the authorisation system. DRM, as the greyfaces call it these days. Copy-protection as we used to say. Just bend over and take it if you want to use expensive software these days ;) This is the same core system behind iLok. It's installed as a device driver partially to shield it from usersp...
by gnurf
Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: June 25th !!!!!!!
Replies: 213
Views: 16925

Re: June 25th !!!!!!!

There have been some crazy releases from Apple as well, with long delivery times. There was delivery problems for example with iPhone 5, due to quality control. And the high-end iMac! The ones they announced back in November/December only just appeared in the web store :) Also remember that EVERY n...