Must have Mac programs?

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Trypset
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Must have Mac programs?

Post by Trypset » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:20 pm

Just got a 27" iMac...

Never had a mac

On live 8

Friend installed soundflower.

Any cool programs or tricks that would help me?
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Re: Must have Mac programs?

Post by H20nly » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:26 pm

just got one of those too.

press command + K for the built in FTP client. good luck finding it otherwise.. having said that, it's cool that it has a built in FTP client. :wink:

Slightlydelic
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Re: Must have Mac programs?

Post by Slightlydelic » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:54 pm

i like numerology wich is mac only.

Saxer
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Re: Must have Mac programs?

Post by Saxer » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:54 pm

- logic :-)

- flip4mac (wmv in quicktime)

- mpeg streamclip (extract audio from video)

- pixelmator (photoshop for the poor)

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Re: Must have Mac programs?

Post by moonpie » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:14 pm

These are all my essential programs now for getting round the mac. All stable and the best I could find.

Kimidi for Live (fuckin love this)
http://stc.wiffbi.com/download/

Midi Monitor
http://www.snoize.com/MIDIMonitor/

Caffeine
http://lightheadsw.com/caffeine/

Disk Inventoryx

http://www.derlien.com/

Jack Ive found is maybe more stable than soundflower -
http://www.jackosx.com/

Dropbox

Skim
http://skim-app.sourceforge.net/

The Unarchiver
http://wakaba.c3.cx/s/apps/unarchiver.html

Metronome
http://wakaba.c3.cx/s/apps/unarchiver.html

Vox (cause I hate itunes... but vlc now has a browser, so will prob change over soon)
http://voxapp.didgeroo.com/

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Trypset
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Re: Must have Mac programs?

Post by Trypset » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:03 am

thanks so much...some to try.

keep em coming.
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Re: Must have Mac programs?

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Re: Must have Mac programs?

Post by JuanSOLO » Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:34 am

VDMX VJ software

oblique strategies
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Re: Must have Mac programs?

Post by oblique strategies » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:10 am

midiStroke

"midiStroke converts midi note, program or CC messages into keystrokes (keyboard shortcuts). Any single midi message can trigger as many keystrokes as you like, in order. As one example, you could use one note on message to select all, copy, move to the right, paste, move right and paste again."

I have buttons on a Faderfox LX1 assigned to a number of Live's various view options such as Track/Clip View; toggle Full Screen; show/hide: browser, overview, mixer, returns, etc.

Invaluable & free!

http://www.charlie-roberts.com/midiStroke/

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Re: Must have Mac programs?

Post by pepezabala » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:21 am

if you have a wiimote, then get osculator. which makes a midi-controller out of your wiimote.
http://www.osculator.net/download/

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Re: Must have Mac programs?

Post by oblique strategies » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:35 am

Site for apps:
Mac Update
http://www.macupdate.com/

All free, but I don't know if they all work on Lion/Mountain Lion.

CacheOutX
Cache cleaner
http://www.trilateralsystems.com/cacheoutx/

Nocturne
Nocturne is simple app for switching a computer to night vision mode. It has a few tricks up its sleeve: color correction, window shadow toggling, and background removal.
http://www.blacktree.com/

Simple Floating Clock
http://www.splook.com/Software/Simple_F ... Clock.html

ClamXav
ClamXav is a free virus scanner for Mac OS X. It uses the very popular ClamAV open source antivirus engine as a back end and has the ability to detect both Windows and Mac threats.
http://www.clamxav.com/

http://www.itweax.net/
TweaX is a free utility to reveal some usefull hidden features and maintenance tools for Mac OS X 10.5.x, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, and OS X 10.8
http://www.itweax.net/

SysEx Librarian
SysEx Librarian is a utility for Mac OS X which lets you communicate with MIDI devices using System Exclusive messages, also known as SysEx. The most common use is to backup patch data from synthesizers, although there are others (such as sending firmware updates).
http://www.snoize.com/SysExLibrarian/

CLIX
CLIX ('command line interface for OS X') makes it easy to harness the power of Unix.
http://rixstep.com/4/0/clix/

coconutBattery
With coconutBattery you're always aware of your current battery health. It shows you live information about your battery such as how often it was charged and how is the current maximum capacity in relation to the original capacity your battery had when it left the factory.
http://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutbattery/

iStumbler
iStumbler is the leading wireless discovery tool for Mac OS X, providing plugins for finding AirPort networks, Bluetooth devices, Bonjour services and Location information with your Mac.
http://istumbler.net/

Rember
Rember is a front-end GUI to the 'memtest' command line memory testing program.
http://www.kelleycomputing.net/Rember/

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Re: Must have Mac programs?

Post by beatmunga » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:41 am

Algoriddim DJay for Mac. $20

http://www.algoriddim.com/djay-mac

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Re: Must have Mac programs?

Post by Trypset » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:18 pm

Man what a list to wake up to.

Checking your site out today funken

thanks everyone
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Re: Must have Mac programs?

Post by 8O » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:33 pm

Soundflower, as many mentioned.
pepezabala wrote:if you have a wiimote, then get osculator. which makes a midi-controller out of your wiimote.
http://www.osculator.net/download/
+1 Generally very flexible tool for non-MIDI controllers.
+1 Use these two every day. Very useful.

For system stuff, I use http://bjango.com/mac/istatmenus/ which can also replace the OS X time/date with a much better one.
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Re: Must have Mac programs?

Post by Trypset » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:23 pm

funken wrote:Cheers Trypset. I have to say I still have problems with Soundflower, but have never found anything to replace it. Sometimes I get a horrible buzzing noise from it. I only ever use it do do screen recordings.
will keep in mind....something nice to have but i don't see myself using it too too often.
TrypseT
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