Search found 143 matches

by 2pauluzz2
Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Upgrade from Macbook Pro 2009 2.53 GHz / 8 gig?
Replies: 27
Views: 4828

Re: Upgrade from Macbook Pro 2009 2.53 GHz / 8 gig?

By the way, I just saw a studio pic of a befriended producer on Facebook with some tools laying next to his iMac. Someone asked what they were for -- he replied that he unsuccessfully tried to get rid of some weird gray smudges inside his screen. That + the fact that the Mini gives more power + is u...
by 2pauluzz2
Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: What gear did you regret buying in 2013?
Replies: 37
Views: 4050

Re: What gear did you regret buying in 2013?

Nebula with various eqs/comps. The 'workflow' just isn't for me.
by 2pauluzz2
Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Samples turning into white noise randomly.
Replies: 4
Views: 985

Re: Samples turning into white noise randomly.

Are you sure this isn't an (expired?) demo of some plugin? Random bursts of white noise is an often used method for demo's/security against unregistered software.

If not, perhaps you can make a screenrecording of what happens?
by 2pauluzz2
Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: Live 8.4.x Beta
Topic: Experiences 8.4.2 Beta and Mavericks
Replies: 0
Views: 7076

Experiences 8.4.2 Beta and Mavericks

Hi, If this is not the right way or place to ask, please do let me know. I'm about the purchase a Mac Mini which will be shipped with Mavericks. I'm trying to figure out how the combination Ableton Live 8.4.2. Beta + Mavericks works on average. How are your experiences? Lots of crashes? Or a fairly ...
by 2pauluzz2
Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Mavericks crashes: anyone else?
Replies: 108
Views: 15798

Re: Mavericks crashes: anyone else?

(thinking out loud here). I'm in the process of ordering a new Mini. This makes me hesitate about ordering it since it comes with Mavericks. I'd hate to spend a day installing everything, only to find out Ableton Live crashes and I'll need to buy Mountain Lion and do a complete re-install. On the ot...
by 2pauluzz2
Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Will a Mac Mini make a big difference?
Replies: 12
Views: 2377

Re: Will a Mac Mini make a big difference?

@ The Finn: I was also told that i7 processors support hyper threading, which means that core's are counted double.. The software will treat your quad core as an octo (8) core. I'm not sure how this applies to Ableton though. So Macrumors thought the new Mini's would come to the market in November 2...
by 2pauluzz2
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Will a Mac Mini make a big difference?
Replies: 12
Views: 2377

Re: Will a Mac Mini make a big difference?

Some more debate on the Mini here; https://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=200145 - So are you saying that this Mini is 2012, not 2013? http://store.apple.com/nl/buy-mac/mac-mini (I thought Mini was updated recently? Is MacRumors not up to date?) (edit: this seems to cover my question: htt...
by 2pauluzz2
Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Upgrade from Macbook Pro 2009 2.53 GHz / 8 gig?
Replies: 27
Views: 4828

Re: Upgrade from Macbook Pro 2009 2.53 GHz / 8 gig?

Hm, good comment - that flips it around: I read that the iMac makes less noise, but the Mini can be relocated easily.. cheers.
by 2pauluzz2
Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?
Replies: 90
Views: 9707

Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

First: Korg MS20 mini - so much fun, has great sounds, has knobs and sockets to stick things in and really makes music fun again rather then boring old VST's. Never going to buy a VST synth again - they maybe easy to integrate into Live but they are boring as a big sloppy fart. Second: Dream Dark M...
by 2pauluzz2
Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: When and When Not to Use Reverb in a Return Track
Replies: 12
Views: 3446

Re: When and When Not to Use Reverb in a Return Track

It's indeed not set in stone. Do as you see fit. Some things to consider are: - Reverb on a return track allows you to send various signals to that reverb, which can create a coherent sound. - Reverb on a return track allows you to send various signals to that reverb, which can decrease your CPU loa...
by 2pauluzz2
Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Upgrade from Macbook Pro 2009 2.53 GHz / 8 gig?
Replies: 27
Views: 4828

Re: Upgrade from Macbook Pro 2009 2.53 GHz / 8 gig?

So, just to be completely clear on this: it's not likely that the 8 vs 16 GB RAM will become the bottleneck? I'm also reading on fan noise with the Mini. My Macbook Pro is currently right in front of me and is blowing like crazy, that is quite a big interference with the sound coming from my monitor...
by 2pauluzz2
Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Upgrade from Macbook Pro 2009 2.53 GHz / 8 gig?
Replies: 27
Views: 4828

Re: Upgrade from Macbook Pro 2009 2.53 GHz / 8 gig?

Thanks Khazul, I'm leaning more towards the Mini now - also because I'll have an i7 vs an i5 with the iMac. 8 vs 16 GB is a good suggestion, that alone will save me EUR 200,- . € 1.054,99 is a far more acceptable sum for this unplanned expense. I was always under the impression that RAM is quite imp...
by 2pauluzz2
Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: if you have kontakt would it make sense to get sampler?
Replies: 13
Views: 1772

Re: if you have kontakt would it make sense to get sampler?

I favor Kontakt over Sampler, but one thing you might want to consider is that Kontakt takes a lot more of your CPU than Sampler does. In terms of functionality I don't think there's much that Sampler can do what Kontakt can't, but I can see the point of simplicity. If you find Kontakt to be overwhe...
by 2pauluzz2
Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?
Replies: 90
Views: 9707

Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Without a doubt my Focal Solo 6 BE monitors. Although I had a rough year and considered giving up on music completely, the benefit that I got from that upgrade is amazing.
by 2pauluzz2
Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Upgrade from Macbook Pro 2009 2.53 GHz / 8 gig?
Replies: 27
Views: 4828

Re: Upgrade from Macbook Pro 2009 2.53 GHz / 8 gig?

First of all happy 2014 to all and thank you for your replies so far. I'm not the quickest to respond, that's mainly due to a busy work/holiday schedule the past weeks (as I'm sure many of you will recognize). I do appreciate your input. At the risk of GAS (I promised myself I'd stop purchasing but ...