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by 2pauluzz2
Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Upgrade from Macbook Pro 2009 2.53 GHz / 8 gig?
Replies: 27
Views: 4689

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

Wow. Lots of bad experiences in that thread. Good to be made aware of that - thank you. I have core 2 duo. When mentioning i5 / i7, are you referring to a new Macbook Pro or an upgrade to my current one? If a new MBP would significantly improve my ability to work smoother, I might consider that for ...
by 2pauluzz2
Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Upgrade from Macbook Pro 2009 2.53 GHz / 8 gig?
Replies: 27
Views: 4689

Upgrade from Macbook Pro 2009 2.53 GHz / 8 gig?

Hello there. I've been running into CPU overload on my Macbook Pro more often lately. It's a mid 2009 machine (5,5), 2.53 GHz / memory upgraded to 8 GB 1067 Mhz DDR3 and a 500 GB harddrive. OSX is 10.6.8. This CPU overload comes from using multiple instances of Kontakt and from plugins like the Soft...
by 2pauluzz2
Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Audio degradation when flattening over and over?
Replies: 6
Views: 1547

Re: Audio degradation when flattening over and over?

Yes that makes sense, thanks. Good to know I'm not messing up the quality of my samples :)

Cheers.
by 2pauluzz2
Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Audio degradation when flattening over and over?
Replies: 6
Views: 1547

Re: Audio degradation when flattening over and over?

Haha, thanks. The productivity note made me laugh because whenever I find myself stuck going around in circles, it's mostly because I'm asking myself questions about whether my approach is the right one, whether I'm not overlooking anything etc- just like with this topic. I probably just need to shu...
by 2pauluzz2
Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Audio degradation when flattening over and over?
Replies: 6
Views: 1547

Audio degradation when flattening over and over?

Hi everyone, Lately I've been battling my Macbook Pro's CPU load. I don't want to sacrifice plugins like the Slate Digital VTM, Lexicon reverbs en certain eq's and compressors so I find myself Freeze > Flattening a lot. So I might treat drums with a tape saturation plugin, compression and some EQ - ...
by 2pauluzz2
Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Two sets of monitor speakers -- "cheap" way to switch
Replies: 15
Views: 2681

Re: Two sets of monitor speakers -- "cheap" way to switch

Could you provide me with an example of such a simple passive switch box with decent switches please? I am equally wary of negatively affecting my sound as I am of pointless audiophile reasoning. Eg in the sos article the reviewer tested with speakers worth E 4500,- and did not notice a difference w...
by 2pauluzz2
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Two sets of monitor speakers -- "cheap" way to switch
Replies: 15
Views: 2681

Re: Two sets of monitor speakers -- "cheap" way to switch

Cheers mate.. I should've probably spent about 2 minutes of thought more on that one; I was thinking the other way around :roll: The m-patch is price-wise fine.. I wouldn't want to lose balanced connections. Glad to see that there's other options than E 1000,- interfaces. All in all, the m-patch sou...
by 2pauluzz2
Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Two sets of monitor speakers -- "cheap" way to switch
Replies: 15
Views: 2681

Re: Two sets of monitor speakers -- "cheap" way to switch

So how does that work? He has to have built something a bit more elaborate than just a switch?
by 2pauluzz2
Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Two sets of monitor speakers -- "cheap" way to switch
Replies: 15
Views: 2681

Re: Two sets of monitor speakers -- "cheap" way to switch

It looks like a passive device should be colourless. From http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/dec11/articles/qanda-1211-1.htm: "Truly transparent active controllers are inherently expensive things to buy, so a passive monitor controller could be a better-value option to consider if you are concerne...
by 2pauluzz2
Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Two sets of monitor speakers -- "cheap" way to switch
Replies: 15
Views: 2681

Re: Two sets of monitor speakers -- "cheap" way to switch

When I wanted to purchase the smproaudio thing and did some research, people advised me not to, saying it degrades sound quite alot. Even so much, that you cannot count on your mix decisions anymore. Seems there is a reason why those things that studios use cost as much as they do. So i would recom...
by 2pauluzz2
Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Two sets of monitor speakers -- "cheap" way to switch
Replies: 15
Views: 2681

Re: Two sets of monitor speakers -- "cheap" way to switch

Thanks Steve. My interface does not provide multiple outputs though: http://www.westenddj.co.uk/upload/Products/DesktopKonnektRear1.jpg Which RME do you use? I'm interested to know what type of investment it would entail (if it would be several hundreds I'll stick to manual switching for the time be...
by 2pauluzz2
Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Two sets of monitor speakers -- "cheap" way to switch
Replies: 15
Views: 2681

Two sets of monitor speakers -- "cheap" way to switch

Hi :D In about two weeks I'll be adding a second set of monitor speakers to my setup. I want to keep my old speakers as they will be invaluable for making comparisons. The only problem is: I don't want to spend E 1000,- on expensive monitor switchers. A cheaper alternative would be something like th...
by 2pauluzz2
Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How to route audio through external fx box with my setup
Replies: 7
Views: 1973

Re: How to route audio through external fx box with my setup

I finally got it to work using send channels as described here: http://blog.dubspot.com/how-to-route-external-hardware-audio-effects/ Though I don't think it makes a difference using that method vs the External Audio device. I now send the signal out via my left monitor-out (no real reason to use th...
by 2pauluzz2
Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How to route audio through external fx box with my setup
Replies: 7
Views: 1973

Re: How to route audio through external fx box with my setup

Hmm, it looks like it's less obvious to setup than I thought.. http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/mar04/articles/pcmusician.htm I think I'm simply missing a pair of outputs. I tried to separate the headphone output from the main speakers output by using the Cue functionality, which should give me enoug...