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Re: Logic Pro 11 Announced

Free is commendable but not unexpected seeing as all the incremental and major changes have been free as well. In the years I’ve been running Logic 10 I’ve probably paid £100’s going from Cubase 7 to 13. (I stupidly updated from 12 to 13 when the update was on sale for a ‘mere’ £56!). I should have ...
by fatbeneltonTue May 07, 2024 5:38 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Logic Pro 11 Announced Replies: 70 Views: 3775

Re: Keys behaviour

Thomann are selling the Akai MPK261 for about half price @£259.....mono aftertouch but aftertouch of any favour not so common at this price.

https://www.thomann.de/gb/akai_professional_mpk_261.htm

(EDIT - seems such a decent deal I just bought one myself!)
by fatbeneltonFri May 03, 2024 11:59 am
Forum: Keyboards + Synthesizers Topic: Keys behaviour Replies: 104 Views: 1863

Re: Keys behaviour

The Korg Keystage controller uses the ASM Hydrasynth poly AT keybed - if you look carefully it says Polytouch just above the right side of the keyboard.
by fatbeneltonThu May 02, 2024 10:30 pm
Forum: Keyboards + Synthesizers Topic: Keys behaviour Replies: 104 Views: 1863

Free ADB MOTU Midi Interface

Hi all
Having a clear out and have some ADB stuff that’s been in my ‘just in case box’ for many years! ADB MOTU Midi Interface, ADB coiled extender lead and 2 x ADB Mice. Not tested but working last time they were used.

Free to good home - drop me a PM. items in Liverpool but can post.
by fatbeneltonSat Apr 13, 2024 4:46 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Free ADB MOTU Midi Interface Replies: 0 Views: 278

Re: Small footprint mixer with maximum number of inputs.

I think you can buy the APB stuff new from their euro distributor - Pro Audio Technik. I swapped emails with them last year about buying one of their rack mixers direct. Their 1U rack mixers may be a good submixer option as all channels have mutes and they are well made so cross talk/bleed should be...
by fatbeneltonMon Jan 15, 2024 12:26 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Small footprint mixer with maximum number of inputs. Replies: 27 Views: 735

Re: Small footprint mixer with maximum number of inputs.

Might be too expensive but Speck Electronics Xtramix?

http://www.speck.com/xtramix6/xtramix_x6.html

Otherwise just use a patchbay. Surely you don’t need all of the inputs ‘live’ at once?
by fatbeneltonSun Jan 14, 2024 12:48 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Small footprint mixer with maximum number of inputs. Replies: 27 Views: 735

Re: Korg TR rack

Presonus Studio One uses the VST3 format on Macs...Not sure there is a free version but Artist is cheap and/or bundled with interfaces/hardware.
by fatbeneltonSun Dec 24, 2023 4:22 pm
Forum: User Reviews Topic: Korg TR rack Replies: 24 Views: 2292

Re: Cassette digitisation service recommendations

When I had to do something similar last year (1980’s family cassette digitising), I just bought a cassette to MP3 gadget from Amazon - £15. Simple and even crappy conversion has better than the sound from my WH Smith C60! (and it actually wasn’t that crappy). It was this one: https://www.amazon.co.u...
by fatbeneltonMon Sep 11, 2023 11:48 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Cassette digitisation service recommendations Replies: 19 Views: 743

Re: Upgrade Mackie Onyx Blackjack interface?

Motu m2, m4 and M6 have great latency and preamps, conversion etc is more than adequate.
by fatbeneltonMon Sep 04, 2023 10:15 am
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Upgrade Mackie Onyx Blackjack interface? Replies: 8 Views: 509

Re: RME interface for Mac G5

Hammerfall?

Sound-Generation have one for sale with the cardbus adaptor but pretty sure these also connected other adapters including the PCI card which I think you are saying is present?

https://sound-generation.co.uk/product/ ... dbus-card/
by fatbeneltonTue Jul 04, 2023 10:03 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: RME interface for Mac G5 Replies: 4 Views: 311

Re: What is the 19" rack in this article?

Try this:

https://www.gear4music.com/Recording-an ... gIWgPD_BwE

It’s a copy of an earlier Quiklok design but no idea if available in North America.
by fatbeneltonSat Jun 24, 2023 12:25 am
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: What is the 19" rack in this article? Replies: 2 Views: 332

Re: Logic Pro better than . . .?

Dave Rowles wrote: Thu Jun 08, 2023 9:59 pm
fatbenelton wrote: Thu Jun 08, 2023 9:08 pm One area in which Logic is way better than most is that the upgrades are free.

Regrettably, I get the feeling Logic might be subscription come version 11...


You may be right but I really hope not.
by fatbeneltonThu Jun 08, 2023 10:05 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Logic Pro better than . . .? Replies: 37 Views: 1656

Re: Logic Pro better than . . .?

One area in which Logic is way better than most is that the upgrades are free. Since I upgraded from Logic 9 to 10 in 2013 I haven’t paid anything for the constant updates - some significant. On the other hand my journey from Cubase 7 to 12 has cost me £100’s! Even if they eventually charge for a fu...
by fatbeneltonThu Jun 08, 2023 9:08 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Logic Pro better than . . .? Replies: 37 Views: 1656

Re: Mac M1 working audio interfaces - any recommendations?

Not read the whole thread so sorry if this is duplicated but don’t forget that ‘class compliant’ Firewire interfaces will no longer work with OS Ventura onwards. Recently bought an original Mackie Onyx 820i and it was plug and play on my M1 running Monterey....didn't realise it will be bricked if I ...
by fatbeneltonMon May 22, 2023 11:27 am
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Mac M1 working audio interfaces - any recommendations? Replies: 60 Views: 13K

Re: Which budget USB stereo audio interface?

I’m sure they will all be fine but Motu M2 might be worth a look at the higher end of the budget range. Had the M4 and very impressed. Also had a super cheap Presonus Audiobox USB96 for my son and it was really good! Midi was proper 5 pin DIN as well. Headphone out seemed fine to me.
by fatbeneltonSat Apr 22, 2023 4:24 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Which budget USB stereo audio interface? Replies: 26 Views: 1522

Re: Thunderbolt Monitor question

I thought thunderbolt was backwards compatible with display port and shared the mini display port form factor? Certainly connected a Mini DisplayPort lead to thunderbolt in the past. Not sure it carried over to TB3 but 99.9% sure it worked on TB1 and 2.
by fatbeneltonWed Apr 12, 2023 12:00 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Thunderbolt Monitor question Replies: 6 Views: 469

Re: Thunderbolt Monitor question

There are DVI to Mini DisplayPort (TB1/2) leads perhaps an HDMI to Dvi dongle and then the DVI to MDP?
by fatbeneltonTue Apr 11, 2023 8:49 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Thunderbolt Monitor question Replies: 6 Views: 469

Re: The Roland TB-303 Sound - A comparison with various synths

I see. That context is useful as otherwise it seemed a massive over reaction.
by fatbeneltonMon Mar 06, 2023 6:45 pm
Forum: Keyboards + Synthesizers Topic: The Roland TB-303 Sound - A comparison with various synths Replies: 12 Views: 634

Re: The Roland TB-303 Sound - A comparison with various synths

I'm curious, did Johnny H previously have a ban for something similar? If not it looks like you just threatened him with a ban for questioning your moderation? I know neither and have little issue with how you dealt with the first post but a long standing forum member is surely entitled to debate th...
by fatbeneltonMon Mar 06, 2023 6:20 pm
Forum: Keyboards + Synthesizers Topic: The Roland TB-303 Sound - A comparison with various synths Replies: 12 Views: 634

Re: Anyone still using aksys???

I was until recently - last year in fact. Had a MPC4000 and kept an old G4 Powerbook around to run Aksys - worked flawlessly I have to say and so easy to drag and drop samples etc. That said, don’t miss it!
by fatbeneltonSun Mar 05, 2023 7:52 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Anyone still using aksys??? Replies: 3 Views: 168

Re: An Old Favourite DAW - ACID PRO 10

Used to love it and had 4 through to 7 and then migrated to a Mac which ended my Acid journey.....recently loaded all my Sonic Foundry/Sony Sample discs (on which I spent a small fortune) onto my Akai Force and had a nostalgic moment!
by fatbeneltonThu Mar 02, 2023 4:42 pm
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: An Old Favourite DAW - ACID PRO 10 Replies: 7 Views: 393

Re: Sequencer recommendations

Korg SQ64 is cheap and has presets and midi. Doepfer Dark time is nice and simple, has midi but no presets
by fatbeneltonSun Feb 26, 2023 10:13 pm
Forum: Live Sound | Performance Topic: Sequencer recommendations Replies: 2 Views: 395

Re: High quality 24 channel Analogue desks for under 10k ?

Audient ASP4816-SE? You may be able to get a nearly new or demo for around £10k. Only 16 channel strips but there are actually 48 channels available...well at least 32 as it’s inline but there are 8 groups and aux as well.
by fatbeneltonTue Feb 21, 2023 4:53 pm
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: High quality 24 channel Analogue desks for under 10k ? Replies: 3 Views: 380

Re: Better Dock for M1 MBP?

Very happy with my Caldigit TS3 - as pointed out above display port with no HDMI
by fatbeneltonTue Jan 24, 2023 3:16 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Better Dock for M1 MBP? Replies: 6 Views: 370

Re: TR rack sound diver on OS 11.6

Can't be definitive but in the absence of other responses I’ll give you my view. I doubt it will work. I expect it’s a 32bit application so won’t work on modern macs. The full sound diver only had a beta for the initial release of OSX anyway (and needed a dongle) so even if you did manage to install...
by fatbeneltonSun Dec 18, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: TR rack sound diver on OS 11.6 Replies: 6 Views: 289

Re: Slaving Old Mac To New M1?

How about starting the old Mac in target disc mode? Use a tb FireWire adaptor and the hard disc of the older Mac will show up on the m1 - open old projects directly from the m1. Should work…..

You may need tb3-2 dongle and tb2 to FireWire adaptors. Use Apple ones as not all are fully duplex.
by fatbeneltonSun Nov 13, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Slaving Old Mac To New M1? Replies: 29 Views: 842

Re: Anyone had experience of Jaspers stands?

Had several Jasper’s stand and they are great for home/studio use. If I was gigging I don’t think they would be my first choice and I’d look at things like the K&M Omega or Spider stands.
by fatbeneltonFri Oct 07, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Keyboards + Synthesizers Topic: Anyone had experience of Jaspers stands? Replies: 15 Views: 1245

Re: Akai S6000 - HELP!!

Other than th drive does it work ok or not boot? If the latter the drive may be interrupting the boot; I had the same issue with my mpc4000. Remove the drive totally and check….
by fatbeneltonSun Oct 02, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Keyboards + Synthesizers Topic: Akai S6000 - HELP!! Replies: 25 Views: 734

Re: One Synth Challenge #7- 2022 Edition

You could do the ‘reveal’ at SynthFest and if you wanted a competition think in terms of Joe Public guessing the most correct instruments used rather than the pieces themselves.
by fatbeneltonTue Aug 02, 2022 10:52 am
Forum: Keyboards + Synthesizers Topic: One Synth Challenge #7- 2022 Edition Replies: 194 Views: 5984

Re: Digital mixer, again.

Still think a Speck XtraMix 6 is exactly what you need…..
by fatbeneltonSun Jun 26, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Digital mixer, again. Replies: 84 Views: 2828