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by huffcw
Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:07 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: XP to OSX?
Replies: 82
Views: 12199

The biggest issue now is that many programs have not been converted to be able to run on the Intel Mac. There are a number of plugins I am waiting to become availabe (especially the Applied Acoustic synths).
by huffcw
Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: XP to OSX?
Replies: 82
Views: 12199

I'm sure this will all be painfully obvious once I have it in front of me, sadly they still have not arrived at any of the stores in my area yet... Word is they'll be in today though :) Not so sure about that. After using Windows for many years, there are many things I find about OSX that are not o...
by huffcw
Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: XP to OSX?
Replies: 82
Views: 12199

So you're just saying that instead of minimizing windows to the task bar, OSX closes windows from view completely? If so, how do you open it back up, if clicking on dashboard opens a new instance of the app? I'm sure this will all be painfully obvious once I have it in front of me, sadly they still...
by huffcw
Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: XP to OSX?
Replies: 82
Views: 12199

Re: XP to OSX?

- Any tips and tricks you'd recommend to an Apple newbie? some simple shortcuts that are very handy in OSX: apple + TAB = switching programs F9 = overview of the open windows F11 = see the desktop select file + apple + delete = file goes straight to trash Also: apple + ~ = switching among open wind...
by huffcw
Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: XP to OSX?
Replies: 82
Views: 12199

One thing to watch out for that I just ran into - when you drag a folder to a location where a folder with the same name already exists, you will receive a prompt asking if you would like to replace the folder (same as XP). However, unlike XP, if you say yes to replace the folder, OSX deletes all of...
by huffcw
Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Macbook/Macbook Pro Audio Specs = Frustration
Replies: 2
Views: 769

Macbook/Macbook Pro Audio Specs = Frustration

Anyone here happen to know the detailed specs for the built-in audio in the Macbook and Macbook Pro? E.g., do the inputs have 24-bit converters? I am more curious than anything since I would likely be using an external firewire device (although, the internal audio may come in handy when on the road ...
by huffcw
Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:56 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Microsoft Vista? No Thanks.
Replies: 67
Views: 12416

OSX is a resource hungry OS and so is Vista (and even XP uses more resources than I would prefer). It would be great to skip the OS altogether and just boot directly to Live. That way all of the horsepower of my CPU and RAM could be dedicated to doing one thing. Or, if someone could create a Music O...
by huffcw
Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:15 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Using Live as linear multirack in studio
Replies: 23
Views: 4160

I have worked with a number of different programs (including Sonar and Cubase). I will tell you that Sonar and Cubase definitely have more comprehensive DAW features compared to Live. What Live offers in my opinion is the feeling that you are working with a true musical instrument. I think of myself...
by huffcw
Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:50 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: 'General' Forum Split?
Replies: 144
Views: 26386

Relying on individuals to label posts correctly probably will not work. I vote for a seperate off topic section. I don't think it would stop anyone from coming here - it not that difficult to click on a seperate link to see what people are talking about that is off topic. In my opinion, there should...
by huffcw
Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:02 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: I Just Got My Macbook 30 Min. Ago... peep this.
Replies: 77
Views: 14360

hoffman2k wrote:
I'll just wait for those flashbooting books or whatever in january.
Then i can save 150€ on Leopard :wink:
I thought Leopard was going to be available until at least March or April of next year?
by huffcw
Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:41 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: most STABLE audio interface
Replies: 58
Views: 8485

To summarize: USB2 bad. Firewire better. why? In addition to higher sustained data transfer rates, it's also my understanding that the Firewire interface relies less on your CPU than USB to process incoming and outgoing audio streams. Therefore, using a USB audio device at low latency will likely u...
by huffcw
Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: best laptop for production and performance
Replies: 45
Views: 8936

I am about to pull the trigger (soon) for an HP laptop check them out. core2duo 2gb Ram 100GB 5400RPm HD 15.4"lcd comes out like $1200 USD. My experience with HP has been very bad. I had an HP laptop a while back that was complete junk (specs were great on paper but the quality and integration of c...
by huffcw
Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:14 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Installed parallels/windows, and I've realized...
Replies: 17
Views: 2502

I use both a mac and a PC and find that Windows is faster and easier in many ways (as long as you avoid spyware and viruses). Don't get me wrong, I like the mac a lot, but there are certain things that really annoy me - for example, not always being able to right click (or use the same shortcuts) to...
by huffcw
Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:45 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: EDIT button - VOTE!
Replies: 132
Views: 28692

It is. Is there something I am missing - why is it so much harder to click twice? And as far as time, does it really take that much more time to click twice (especially considering it highlights the sample within the list after right clicking "Manage Sample File")? Anyway, I agree that they really ...
by huffcw
Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Poll: Did you ever pirate Ableton?
Replies: 118
Views: 39381

My question is how many people are out there who do not participate in this forum using a cracked version of Live regularly? Of course, that can't be captured here. One thing that I have found is that when you only use software you buy, you make very careful choices (because money is involved) inste...