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Re: PCI cards

Surely thunderbolt / usb-c to multiple usb-a hub makes more sense. Loads of them available. Audio interfaces tend not to like hubs. Depends on the hub. If you have a thunderbolt sound card you need a thunderbolt hub. I have one from OWC and it works perfectly with the sound card, SSD and further us...
by johnny hFri May 31, 2024 4:21 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: PCI cards Replies: 19 Views: 410

Re: The Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread #3

Still utterly depressing that Behringer devotes so many resources into old designs. Nostalgia is an awful thing.
by johnny hFri May 31, 2024 3:48 pm
Forum: Keyboards + Synthesizers Topic: The Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread #3 Replies: 555 Views: 21K

Re: Apple Silicon Performance Cores vs Efficiency Cores

It looks like they've slightly hobbled the CPU performance in the Pro versions of the M2/3 chips compared to the M1Pro.
by johnny hFri May 31, 2024 3:20 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Apple Silicon Performance Cores vs Efficiency Cores Replies: 21 Views: 840

Re: PCI cards

Surely thunderbolt / usb-c to multiple usb-a hub makes more sense. Loads of them available.
by johnny hFri May 31, 2024 3:18 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: PCI cards Replies: 19 Views: 410

Re: AI generated album art

Please don’t do it. AI art is an already cringeworthy fad and looks terrible. The same people pushing this were pushing monkey NFTs a couple of years ago. Look up how that turned out. I think you may need to take another look. Tools like Photoshop generative fill can look totally convincing with a ...
by johnny hWed May 08, 2024 1:18 pm
Forum: Music Business Topic: AI generated album art Replies: 15 Views: 609

Re: AI generated album art

Please don’t do it. AI art is an already cringeworthy fad and looks terrible. The same people pushing this were pushing monkey NFTs a couple of years ago. Look up how that turned out.
by johnny hSun Apr 28, 2024 9:19 pm
Forum: Music Business Topic: AI generated album art Replies: 15 Views: 609

Re: Should My Next Machine be a Mac?

I can honestly say that dealing with stuttering, performance issues and freezing tracks takes up about 50% of my production time. You certainly need a Mac. Specifically an Apple Silicon Mac. Minimum spec: MacBook Air M1 (never consider an Intel chip). Go for 16GB or more if you can. M1 Pro will be ...
by johnny hSun Mar 17, 2024 9:06 am
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Should My Next Machine be a Mac? Replies: 29 Views: 740

Re: What are you using your Atari for?

Is anyone still using an Atari for making music on a regular basis?
by johnny hWed Dec 06, 2023 9:50 am
Forum: Apps | Other Computers/OS Topic: What are you using your Atari for? Replies: 91 Views: 164K

Re: Going all analog synths suggestions

I can confirm .. the Hydrasynth is one of the greatest synths around (at any price).
by johnny hWed Nov 22, 2023 11:36 pm
Forum: Keyboards + Synthesizers Topic: Going all analog synths suggestions Replies: 56 Views: 1777

Re: To upgrade or not?

At some point you'll want to upgrade to Apple Silicon, it runs beautifully. I don't personally like Logic but some people love it, try a demo if you can. Garage band is a cut down version so that would get you used to the workflow. If you don't have the budget for a new setup and you're doing fine o...
by johnny hWed Nov 01, 2023 10:12 am
Forum: Mac Music Topic: To upgrade or not? Replies: 15 Views: 573

Re: When not to oversample?

Some plugins (and metering) do the up-down sampling automatically, but many don't. This is what I find to be the difficult part. Some plugins don't, some do (and may mention it somewhere), others hide it in a settings menu and some display it proudly on the main GUI! Generally oversampling adds lat...
by johnny hFri Oct 27, 2023 11:08 pm
Forum: Mixing | Mastering | Post Production Topic: When not to oversample? Replies: 19 Views: 729

Re: Epic sells Bandcamp to Songtradr, layoffs ensue

Huge blow for the independent music scene. It feels like every time a good platform for music establishes itself venture capitalists move in and gut it.
by johnny hTue Oct 17, 2023 10:39 am
Forum: Music Business Topic: Epic sells Bandcamp to Songtradr, layoffs ensue Replies: 6 Views: 604

Re: All Moog

I found my Voyager a funny instrument, it sort of sounded fine, but there was something I couldn’t put my finger on, plus the knobs didn’t memorise their position, analogue style, I thought that would be fine, but it’s what made me sell it in the end, the sound wasn’t enough to make me keep it. It ...
by johnny hThu Sep 28, 2023 3:44 pm
Forum: Keyboards + Synthesizers Topic: All Moog Replies: 10 Views: 516

Re: Mac Pro Cheesegrater - Recommend?

Is there any reason to stick to Intel? Apple Silicon will run rings around archaic Intel setups no matter how much you upgrade it.
by johnny hSun Sep 24, 2023 1:31 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Mac Pro Cheesegrater - Recommend? Replies: 10 Views: 813

Re: Your Recommended FireWire Adaptor Cards

Firewire has not been supported since Windows 10 came out in 2015 and the last post here was 2 years ago. Time to let this topic sink into the abyss?
by johnny hSun Sep 24, 2023 12:21 pm
Forum: Windows Music Topic: Your Recommended FireWire Adaptor Cards Replies: 77 Views: 160K

Re: Sound on Sound magazine no longer catering for old subscribers

If the heavyweight SoS names are in favour of what this wreck of an issue did for the magazines credibility - let alone the experts, then I accept defeat and will duck out. Please do. This is by some measure the most pathetic thread ever made on this forum. Sexist, reductionist crap that belongs in...
by johnny hSun Sep 10, 2023 1:29 am
Forum: Feedback Topic: Sound on Sound magazine no longer catering for old subscribers Replies: 88 Views: 3463

Re: Kurzweil V.A.S.T. but unloved

I think the real problem with VAST is it doesn't really sound that good. Way too much aliasing, excruciatingly fiddly to program, not really capable of emulating analogue convincingly or doing anything particularly spectacular in the digital domain. The sound design on the patches is also very vanil...
by johnny hSat Sep 02, 2023 12:59 pm
Forum: Keyboards + Synthesizers Topic: Kurzweil V.A.S.T. but unloved Replies: 4 Views: 649

Re: delta 1010 windows 10

Damn people still using the Delta 1010? I was 16 when I was using this thing! To be fair it was always rock solid and sounded decent to my untrained ears.
by johnny hSun Aug 13, 2023 2:13 pm
Forum: Windows Music Topic: Delta 1010 windows 10 Replies: 33 Views: 12K

Re: How can I connect UAD-2 Satellite FW on My MacBook Pro?

OneWorld wrote: Sun Jun 25, 2023 4:42 pm I think the title of the post might be better reading....."How can I bring myself a load of faffing about together with a flaky litany and perplexing problems"

UAD have finally killed the archaic DSP faff. Sell the cards before they are worth zero.
by johnny hThu Jul 27, 2023 8:59 am
Forum: Mac Music Topic: How can I connect UAD-2 Satellite FW on My MacBook Pro? Replies: 15 Views: 731

Re: "Weird Al" style parodies without permission. Fair use issues breakdown.

Arpangel wrote: Wed Jul 19, 2023 8:40 am"Computers Will"

We all know that, that’s not to say it’s "automatically" a good thing, personally, I’d like to wipe them from the face of the planet.

If computers didn't exist you wouldn't be able to enlighten us everyday with your positive, inspirational posts.
by johnny hWed Jul 26, 2023 12:14 pm
Forum: Music Business Topic: "Weird Al" style parodies without permission. Fair use issues breakdown. Replies: 23 Views: 1471

Re: Will a new MacBook Air replace a 2017 MacBook Pro?

My 2017 MacBook Pro needs replacing. Spec is as follows... Late 2017 - A1707 - 15" 2.9GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD I'm thinking the new 15" MacBook Air might be good enough to replace it. Crucially, I make music in Logic Pro, almost entirely with plug-ins - software synths, effe...
by johnny hTue Jul 25, 2023 4:40 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Will a new MacBook Air replace a 2017 MacBook Pro? Replies: 10 Views: 621

Re: Mac Pro that was announced

... You can't offer upgradable ram with a SOC configuration. ... QED. The RAM chips are attached to the same packaging as the SoC but aren’t incorporated directly into the SoC. They will very likely have been fabricated on a much larger and cheaper node than the SoC by one of the RAM manufacturers....
by johnny hSat Jul 22, 2023 12:25 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Mac Pro that was announced Replies: 24 Views: 1293

Re: Mac Pro that was announced

It's not that. There is always a generation on generation gain. That's Moore's law, if you bothered to click the link. The fact is that a Mac Pro used to be a huge step up in power from other Macs available. I thought it was a nice piece of engineering, if stupidly expensive. It was possible to con...
by johnny hFri Jul 21, 2023 9:44 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Mac Pro that was announced Replies: 24 Views: 1293

Re: Mac Pro that was announced

There's this thing called Moore's law you might have heard of. To be clear: a Mac Pro is now a Mac Studio with PCIe slots. Spin that how you like, but that's the reality. When the M1 came out there was speculation that using what could be thought on as a phone chip on steroids was an indication tha...
by johnny hFri Jul 21, 2023 9:12 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Mac Pro that was announced Replies: 24 Views: 1293

Re: Mac Pro that was announced

I was specifically referring to the M2 Extreme or whatever they were going to call the chip suitable for a Mac Pro in the old sense of "Mac Pro, more power than you'll ever need", which Apple didn't pull off. The new Mac Pro can 22 streams of 8k video. The old Mac Pro with 2k afterburner ...
by johnny hFri Jul 21, 2023 4:06 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Mac Pro that was announced Replies: 24 Views: 1293

Re: Mac Studio vs. Macbook Pro

I bought an M2 Mac Mini when they first came out to use with a USB multi-disk enclosure as a file server. However I simply couldn't get it to work reliably, as the external drives kept going to sleep and disconnecting from the client Macs, despite having the Mac Mini configured for the drives not t...
by johnny hTue Jul 18, 2023 10:40 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Mac Studio vs. Macbook Pro Replies: 33 Views: 3995

Re: Mac Studio vs. Macbook Pro

Please do not spend the extra 4000 to run a UAD card! Ancient technology that even UAD themselves have finally given up on.
by johnny hTue Jul 04, 2023 1:13 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Mac Studio vs. Macbook Pro Replies: 33 Views: 3995

Re: Mac Pro that was announced

Apple failed. It happens. I was quite interested in this to see how the fruity ones would eat their cake and have it. Eating the cake being high performance, and having the cake being low power. They couldn't do it. They did a pretty good job and have the most efficient high performance computers o...
by johnny hTue Jul 04, 2023 1:11 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Mac Pro that was announced Replies: 24 Views: 1293

Re: Mac Studio vs. Macbook Pro

Ableton, Bitwig, Reaper, Renoise
by johnny hMon Jun 19, 2023 3:28 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Mac Studio vs. Macbook Pro Replies: 33 Views: 3995

Re: Mac Pro that was announced

There was going to be an Extreme edition of the M2, but the manufacturing costs were too much to make it economically viable. I'm not sure that we know the reason why the quad-die SOC hasn't shipped is for manufacturing cost reasons - that seems to me more like speculation, unless you've seen some ...
by johnny hSun Jun 18, 2023 6:11 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Mac Pro that was announced Replies: 24 Views: 1293