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by Piplodocus
Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Buying Core i7 macbook.
Replies: 73
Views: 9304

Re: Buying Core i7 macbook.

ADK have a SIX core i7 980X laptop running at 2.8 through to a (very expensive) 3.33 Ghz option and 12 meg cache, it also has a texas instruments firewire chipset. http://www.adkproaudio.com/laptop2.cfm They cheated and used a desktop processor! My argument still holds true for mobile processors, b...
by Piplodocus
Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Buying Core i7 macbook.
Replies: 73
Views: 9304

Re: Buying Core i7 macbook.

Most of the quad core PC laptops are only about 1.6GHz a core, so if the program's not threaded very well it probably won't make much difference, or could perform worse. Saw one advertised earlier today; said it's 2.8Ghz quad-core, but when I read the specs that was turbo boost on a single core, and...
by Piplodocus
Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: 8.1.4 - king of stability?
Replies: 82
Views: 9392

Re: 8.1.4 - king of stability?

8.1.3 and 8.1.4 are both stable on my system. Used to have lots of random crashes for no apparent reason on one version, but I don't know which, and they all disappeared with the last few I installed.
by Piplodocus
Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Buying Core i7 macbook.
Replies: 73
Views: 9304

Re: Buying Core i7 macbook.

I assume the i7 macbook pro's either so crap that no-one's got one, or so great that all the owners are busy creating masterpieces instead of being on the forum... 8O
by Piplodocus
Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Notation in Live 9?
Replies: 137
Views: 19690

Re: Notation in Live 9?

I'm a score reader, but I'd rather Ableton implemented things that made live make better or more interesting/exciting/varied music first, or allows me to trigger things, or pull off things live, like be able to intelligently follow tempo from a live drummer with MIDI trigger on his bass drum. For me...
by Piplodocus
Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Can Ableton Live follow a live band?
Replies: 48
Views: 8424

Re: Can Ableton Live follow a live band?

It's slightly OT, but have you guys who play band stuff with ableton running backing tracks got any tunes I can listen to? The "hear my stuff" section on the forum seems to be mostly DJs and one or 2 man electronic only outfits. There's some cool stuff there but would be good to check out what actua...
by Piplodocus
Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: CPU issue
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: CPU issue

Live's probably ready and primed to explode into an instant wall of sound! I only worry about how high my meter goes at worst case, not how low it goes when stopped. It never goes to zero in my sets except very simple ones.
by Piplodocus
Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Back it Up Foo!
Replies: 12
Views: 1145

Re: Back it Up Foo!

If your live library is easily re-installable from disks then just back up the projects. If not, back up the library too?

Or do a "collect all and save" in each project, then back up the projects.

Many ways to skin a cat as they say...
by Piplodocus
Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Can Ableton Live follow a live band?
Replies: 48
Views: 8424

Re: Can Ableton Live follow a live band?

I mainly play live with real drummers and percussionists. The drummer is very solid and plays a midi kick drum. Can we get the kick to automatically set the tempo in Live so we can throw loops into the mix knowing they will be in time with the band. Ideally it would be great to have a system where ...
by Piplodocus
Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Can Ableton Live follow a live band?
Replies: 48
Views: 8424

Re: Can Ableton Live follow a live band?

If your drummer can't follow a click track, then he shouldn't play in a band, same for guitarists or anyone else. I play in a band with some backing tracks using Live and Guitar Rig and we just follow the tempo of the song,sometimes we loop a part and then improvise until we're tired of having fun....
by Piplodocus
Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Should I upgrade to OSX 10.6.4 ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1013

Re: Should I upgrade to OSX 10.6.4 ?

Should just be able to update via the Apple Software Update app automatically.
by Piplodocus
Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Anyone else getting p*ssed off having to beg for auths?
Replies: 55
Views: 2841

Re: Anyone else getting p*ssed off having to beg for auths?

No, I don't feel like a thief. I'm quite happy. I'd rather have to ask than feel like a mug as loads of people are using dodgy copies whilst I pay! I've installed it on my old PC a few times in the past, my current hackintosh twice, maybe 3 times, 3 crap laptops (which turned out to be too crap to b...
by Piplodocus
Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Buying Core i7 macbook.
Replies: 73
Views: 9304

Buying Core i7 macbook.

Hello! What's the latest thoughts on the i7 17" MBP? Everyone happy? Running fine with Live 8.1.3, Snow Leopard, and firewire audio interfaces (esp. MOTU 828mkIII)? Wish you got the i5 to save some ££££'s, or have you got the i5 and wish you had i7? How much faster is it than the old Core 2 Duo 2.8G...
by Piplodocus
Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Live8 is working well for you? no crashes? post your setup!
Replies: 69
Views: 10860

Re: Live8 is working well for you? no crashes? post your setup!

I had a load of crashing a while back, but haven't had it in ages. Don't know what version was crashing, but I'm on 8.1.3 (I think) and that's solid for me at the mo. Used to get an occasional dropout (about 1 per hour set) that seemed untraceable when I used to run our old live backing set that had...
by Piplodocus
Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Screen Size for Live Performance?
Replies: 11
Views: 1523

Re: Screen Size for Live Performance?

I fancied a 17" but was looking at trying to get a 15" to save some money, but figured if I'm spending the kinda money for top of the range 15" (including the hi-res screen), the 17" isn't that much more once you've upgraded the 15" to the hi-res.