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Re: Anyone using AVID S1 with Logic Pro?

Only game in town? Where have you looked? Makepro, Waves, SSL, Asparion and JL Cooper all make high end DAW controllers in the same or higher price range as the Avid S1. A little lower in price are Presonus, Faderfox, Icon and Mackie. Seems like a lot of choice, to me. Been using a Frontier Alphtra...
by Kevin NolanSun Aug 13, 2023 9:31 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Anyone using AVID S1 with Logic Pro? Replies: 22 Views: 1122

Re: Anyone using AVID S1 with Logic Pro?

Thanks for the replies. Great to hear the Eucon protocol actually works with Logic as they claim. I hear you Wonks - it's always a risk I know and this buy out by some kind of investment fund doesn't inspire confidence - but - I'm shocked how poor this market is - there's basically nothing else of q...
by Kevin NolanSun Aug 13, 2023 4:15 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Anyone using AVID S1 with Logic Pro? Replies: 22 Views: 1122

Anyone using AVID S1 with Logic Pro?

I'm interested in acquiring a DAW controller for Logic Pro and the AVID S1 looks interesting.

I wonder if anyone is using the S1 with Logic, and if so, how you find it?

Thanks!
Kevin.
by Kevin NolanSat Aug 12, 2023 11:16 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Anyone using AVID S1 with Logic Pro? Replies: 22 Views: 1122

Re: Audio/MIDI USB interfaces for the iPad/iPhone etc

Is there a way to connect a keyboard line out into an iPhone with Lightning port so that I can record video on the iPhone of a keyboard performance and be sure to capture the audio directly too to the video? So - synth line out straight into iPhone videoing, with the line signal from the synth repla...
by Kevin NolanMon May 23, 2022 11:32 pm
Forum: Apps | Other Computers/OS Topic: Audio/MIDI USB interfaces for the iPad/iPhone etc Replies: 56 Views: 31K

iPad App

Hi I subscribe to SOS on iPad but haven't used the SOS App in over a year. Today I went to retrieve all past issues only to discover that I'm having to manually download every single issue separately! In the past it was easier where multiple downloads could be set off and I just let it do it. Does s...
by Kevin NolanWed May 18, 2022 10:23 pm
Forum: SOS Support Forum Topic: iPad App Replies: 1 Views: 145

Re: Logic Pro 10.7 is out

- how about separate MIDI In *and* Out ports/channels in the track inspector? Looks like those MIDI bottleneck days might be over..! Release notes: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203718 Requires Big Sur minimum. Hallelujah! Actually - guys - I'm personally taking FULL credit for this MIDI ports ...
by Kevin NolanWed Oct 20, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Logic Pro 10.7 is out Replies: 16 Views: 1227

Re: Logic Pro 10.7 is out

desmond wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 11:04 pm - how about separate MIDI In *and* Out ports/channels in the track inspector? Looks like those MIDI bottleneck days might be over..!

Release notes:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203718

Requires Big Sur minimum.

Hallelujah!
by Kevin NolanWed Oct 20, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Logic Pro 10.7 is out Replies: 16 Views: 1227

Re: Lexicon MX400 - thoughts?

Thanks Hugh and Arpangel for your thoughts - lots to ponder. I'm not sure I agree with your arguments however ( are you surprised? ) :-) . To Hugh - to me - in a Lexicon parlance - classic might not mean what you suggest, but instead might suggest "a staple" - as in - a classic Lexicon Hal...
by Kevin NolanSat Oct 16, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Lexicon MX400 - thoughts? Replies: 31 Views: 2938

Re: Lexicon MX400 - thoughts?

I guess it comes down to what you seek to do with the MX400. If you're trying to emulate a real acoustic space with great precision it may not be the tool for you. If you're looking for some lush, nice-sounding generic reverbs, it could well be perfect. It certainly isn't junk... Hi Hugh - I know s...
by Kevin NolanFri Oct 15, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Lexicon MX400 - thoughts? Replies: 31 Views: 2938

Re: Lexicon MX400 - thoughts?

Lexicons I have owned. The MX300/400 are OK, but nothing to write home about, the delays on these cheap Lexicons are their selling point, "not" the reverbs. This is in contradiction to both the SOS review, and what Lexicon themselves are claiming about the reverbs onboard the MC400XL - th...
by Kevin NolanWed Oct 13, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Lexicon MX400 - thoughts? Replies: 31 Views: 2938

Re: Lexicon MX400 - thoughts?

Thanks for the feedback everyone - much appreciated. And to Stu - thanks for the offer - alas (for my sins :-) ) - I'm an LPX user! I'm perpetually contemplating moving to Cubase but haven't taken the plunge yet!
by Kevin NolanMon Oct 11, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Lexicon MX400 - thoughts? Replies: 31 Views: 2938

Re: Lexicon MX400 - thoughts?

Just read the SOS review of it - rated very highly indeed. Still interested to hear from anyone who has used it, and whether there's a chance it's software will work in a current Mac (I expect not!).
by Kevin NolanSat Oct 09, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Lexicon MX400 - thoughts? Replies: 31 Views: 2938

Lexicon MX400 - thoughts?

Are there any Lexicon MX400 users out there? If so - how do you find it? for the first time I'm 'noticing' it - and it looks like a really great unit - classic Lexicon reverbs, SPDIF, dual channel, surround mode - and - incredibly good second hand prices. Is this perhaps a "hidden gem" in ...
by Kevin NolanSat Oct 09, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Lexicon MX400 - thoughts? Replies: 31 Views: 2938

Re: Does the Quad 520F hold up these says?

Firstly apologies for the typo - should have been "...these days". Thanks for not making me look foolish :-) !! Secondly, thanks a million for the very informative answers - and to Hugh for the expert guidance on wiring - if memory serves when I connected them up in the 90s I think this is...
by Kevin NolanTue Aug 10, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Does the Quad 520F hold up these says? Replies: 13 Views: 3316

Does the Quad 520F hold up these says?

I have a pair of Dynaudio BM6's which I rarely use but actually I think are a very fine speaker indeed, and when I use them I power them via a Quad 520f. I'm thinking of using the BM6's more, and wonder if using the Quad 520f does them justice - whether it holds up these days and it not whether anyo...
by Kevin NolanTue Aug 10, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Does the Quad 520F hold up these says? Replies: 13 Views: 3316

Re: Any recommendations on books about "mixing"?

How about it the -

An SOS Zoom / Youtube - Annual Quiz!!

the public can apply to be a member of a team - 5/6 teams of 3 (...) - viewable over Youtube to the public - SOS staff as team captains - only music tech questions allowed :-)
by Kevin NolanFri Feb 26, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Any recommendations on books about "mixing"? Replies: 34 Views: 1819

Re: Any recommendations on books about "mixing"?

Now sitting next to each other to be read over the coming months: Classical Recording (Haigh, Dunkerleym, Rogers) Mixing Secrets (Mike Senior) Mastering Audio, the art and the science (Bob Karz). ....bring that pub quiz against Hugh Robjohns' team......we'll be ready :-) (I'll sneak the Kindle editi...
by Kevin NolanThu Feb 25, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Any recommendations on books about "mixing"? Replies: 34 Views: 1819

Re: Any recommendations on books about "mixing"?

Ok this is embarrassing. I'm officially getting old! I looked (carefully) at my bookshelf - and - sitting there was: a copy of Mike Senior's "Mixing Secrets". Sittin' there - likely for 3-4 years - unread, unopened - and I'm only now remembering buying it! It's like I just found a fresh £3...
by Kevin NolanThu Feb 25, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Any recommendations on books about "mixing"? Replies: 34 Views: 1819

Re: Any recommendations on books about "mixing"?

Thank you for the fabulous recommendations - I'll follow them all :-)

Mike Senior's book is clearly the winner here - thanks for pointing this out !!

Cheers!
by Kevin NolanTue Feb 23, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Any recommendations on books about "mixing"? Replies: 34 Views: 1819

Any recommendations on books about "mixing"?

Wondering if there are any recommendations on excellent books on "mixing"? I'm looking for one book - a bit like Bob Katz book on Mastering - that covers the subject comprehensively and that is widely respected.

Thank!
Kevin.
by Kevin NolanTue Feb 23, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: Any recommendations on books about "mixing"? Replies: 34 Views: 1819

Re: Logic Pro X 10.5 is out!

And - a pity they are not supporting Ableton Push or Push 2 - though Novation must be delighted !! They may well add further support for other devices now the big release is out in future smaller updates. Overall - an amazing "package" - under the hood - if only they sort that friggin MID...
by Kevin NolanWed May 13, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Logic Pro X 10.5 is out! Replies: 68 Views: 4021

Re: Logic Pro X 10.5 is out!

I'm afraid to ask but here goes - is the MIDI bottle neck from the Environment into the Arrange Page sorted out - as in - do Arrange Page MIDI tracks recognise MIDI Interface, Ports and Devices? Really disappointed that it won't run in High Sierra. No change in that regard. I was expecting 10.5 to ...
by Kevin NolanWed May 13, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Logic Pro X 10.5 is out! Replies: 68 Views: 4021

Re: Logic Pro X 10.5 is out!

I'm afraid to ask but here goes - is the MIDI bottle neck from the Environment into the Arrange Page sorted out - as in - do Arrange Page MIDI tracks recognise MIDI Interface, Ports and Devices?

Really disappointed that it won't run in High Sierra.
by Kevin NolanWed May 13, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Logic Pro X 10.5 is out! Replies: 68 Views: 4021

SOS review of Korg ARP2600FS

I just read the SOS March edition review of the Korg ARP 2600 FS. All well and good - but - the reviewer has written the article seemingly blissfully ignorant of one critical piece of information - this instrument isn't available to purchase - and never will be! He's writing as if it's finally an op...
by Kevin NolanTue Mar 10, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Keyboards + Synthesizers Topic: SOS review of Korg ARP2600FS Replies: 46 Views: 2591

Re: Cubase question (connecting hardware synths)

I will Desmond. I know I've been very critical of LPX on this one point (and irritated the hell out of your good self on more than one occasion on it too) - but for this one aspect of things, I need something like Cubase. I'm just too hardware orientated of live with the Logic Sequencer Object bottl...
by Kevin NolanWed Jan 15, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Cubase question (connecting hardware synths) Replies: 5 Views: 319

Re: Cubase question (connecting hardware synths)

Fantastic! If Cubase has such MIDI combining and splitting capabilities then it should be possible, and means avoiding having to do that on the interface itself. Sounds like you have this sorted for sure. Thanks so much for you insight here and offer to give pointers. It’s a while off before I’ll be...
by Kevin NolanWed Jan 15, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Cubase question (connecting hardware synths) Replies: 5 Views: 319

Re: Thunderbolt 2 goes the way of firewire

very interesting! Thanks for that insight.
by Kevin NolanWed Jan 15, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Thunderbolt 2 goes the way of firewire Replies: 18 Views: 1418

Re: Thunderbolt 2 goes the way of firewire

It's one of the four on the MBP. Who knows what it's called USB3 USBC Thundebolt 3 Whatever. They are Thunderbolt 3 ports, with a USB-C connector. Thunderbolt handles a bunch of formats over it, including USB, FW, DIsplayport, and Thunderbolt itself. It's both a good thing, and fairly confusing too...
by Kevin NolanWed Jan 15, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Thunderbolt 2 goes the way of firewire Replies: 18 Views: 1418

Cubase question (connecting hardware synths)

Hi - I wasn't sure where to post this as there isn't a DAW Forum, and since I'm a Mac music user, thought I'd post here. I'm currently a Logic Pro user but because of it's MIDI Arrange Page horendous (and 30 year out of date) limitations I have no option but to crossgrade to another DAW to try to ma...
by Kevin NolanWed Jan 15, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Cubase question (connecting hardware synths) Replies: 5 Views: 319

Re: Samsung Portable SSD T5 2 TB USB 3.1 External SSD - Anyone got experience using?

Fantastic! Thanks a million for your answers. I understand now!

Very much appreciated, and wishing you all great music making through 2020 :-)

Very best,
Kevin.
by Kevin NolanThu Jan 02, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Samsung Portable SSD T5 2 TB USB 3.1 External SSD - Anyone got experience using? Replies: 12 Views: 1288