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Mac Studio M2 Ultra overheating

Bought a new Mac Studio M2 Ultra with 64Gb ram and a 4Tb drive late last September. I also purchased AppleCare+. It was left in sleep load with no software load about a month ago but when I went into the studio the screen was showing the desktop (the Mac had woken itself) and the Mac was going berse...
by ChimeraMon Mar 11, 2024 11:50 am
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Mac Studio M2 Ultra overheating Replies: 0 Views: 270

Re: MIDI Sequential MAX issue

Just returned a Pro 3 because the Arp wasn’t playing reliably. Three older Sequential synths work fine using the same MIDI cables. Sequential were claiming it was a MIDI loop but pointing out the OB-6, Prophet 08 and Rev-2 worked as expected and asking what settings the Pro 3 needed to fix the probl...
by ChimeraWed Feb 21, 2024 9:25 am
Forum: Keyboards & Synthesis Topic: MIDI Sequential MAX issue Replies: 9 Views: 235

Re: Mac OS management and recovery

Thanks FA, I’ll give Synthax a ring tomorrow. There is clearly something going on software-wise. I am still under Apple tech support but past experiences of their first line support is variable to fruitless🤣. Synthax are the polar opposite. It’s very hard to know who to approach for software issues ...
by ChimeraThu Jan 18, 2024 9:51 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Mac OS management and recovery Replies: 8 Views: 243

Re: Mac OS management and recovery

Don’t know yet. It’s only just finished the migration and if I try it and it doesn’t work then I’ll be up all night :headbang:

Looking into things it would appear I probably should have cloned the stable setup. To the ‘morrow.
by ChimeraThu Jan 18, 2024 8:45 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Mac OS management and recovery Replies: 8 Views: 243

Re: Mac OS management and recovery

Narrowing down the issue is really that I need a simple system from converting a backup back into a fixed OS.
by ChimeraThu Jan 18, 2024 6:31 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Mac OS management and recovery Replies: 8 Views: 243

Re: Mac OS management and recovery

I couldn’t think what else to do TBH.
by ChimeraThu Jan 18, 2024 6:19 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Mac OS management and recovery Replies: 8 Views: 243

Mac OS management and recovery

Purchased a new Mac Studio last September and allocated my G Raid 2 to automatic daily Time Machine backups. A number of weeks ago I noticed playback of ripped commercial music was disrupted if I was using Safari - particularly when scrolling. Yesterday I noticed my OB-6 inputs on my Fireface 802 on...
by ChimeraThu Jan 18, 2024 5:33 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Mac OS management and recovery Replies: 8 Views: 243

Re: Mac newbie in trub.

zenguitar wrote: Thu Nov 16, 2023 1:40 pm No, we don't delete topics here.

Someone, at some point, may well find your solution useful.

Andy :beamup:

:thumbup:
by ChimeraThu Nov 16, 2023 4:03 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Mac newbie in trub. Replies: 8 Views: 206

Please Delete - reinstall Logic fixed

delete please mods
by ChimeraThu Nov 16, 2023 1:05 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Mac newbie in trub. Replies: 8 Views: 206

Mac newbie in trub.

I've buggered something up and don't know how to fix it. Mac Studio M2 Ultra running Fireface 802 for several weeks on Ventura 13.5.2 but I recently installed the latest Logic update. However everything was working fine. Yesterday I got around to installing a few missing plugs among which were Sonar...
by ChimeraThu Nov 16, 2023 11:37 am
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Mac newbie in trub. Replies: 8 Views: 206

Re: Synth repair in U.K

I'm northwest England - well not me personally :crazy: but you know what I mean. I've tried everyone local to me and they seem to have gone out of business unfortunately. I just used Gareth Magennis of Sound Service in Leeds. Bit of a trek but needs must. Nice chap, very modest pricing, my MKS-70 is...
by ChimeraSat Nov 11, 2023 1:14 pm
Forum: Keyboards & Synthesis Topic: Synth repair in U.K Replies: 40 Views: 46K

Re: Smartwater Security for gear.

For the sake of balance, I have emailed Smartwater twice and they haven't bothered replying. If you are likely to have any queries I would suggest telephoning them prior to purchase.
by ChimeraSat Nov 11, 2023 1:07 pm
Forum: User Reviews Topic: Smartwater Security for gear. Replies: 14 Views: 1038

Re: Smartwater Security for gear.

Yes, I resorted to dabbing Smartwater through the tremolo cover on my Strat. I will email Smartwater and ask - possible solution might be to put the mark inside the XLR socket.
by ChimeraWed Oct 25, 2023 3:35 pm
Forum: User Reviews Topic: Smartwater Security for gear. Replies: 14 Views: 1038

Re: Hunting a specific sound

Don't know if you have sorted this but if you try the three week trial of Synplant 2 then its AI engine can recreate sound samples and synthesised sounds. It's very clever how it works. https://www.youtube.com/embed/rN7B8LUY3WU?si=ZkwJNEhSliKqElGT&autoplay=1&start=1242&enablejsapi=1&...
by ChimeraWed Oct 25, 2023 3:07 pm
Forum: Keyboards & Synthesis Topic: Hunting a specific sound Replies: 6 Views: 357

Re: Smartwater Security for gear.

Hey guys, glad it will be of use to some of you.
by ChimeraSat Oct 14, 2023 10:07 am
Forum: User Reviews Topic: Smartwater Security for gear. Replies: 14 Views: 1038

Smartwater Security for gear.

I only know a few here personally but for those who haven't met me I was medically retired from the police a number of years back following an assault on duty. During my stint on the job I spent some time working as a custody sergeant, which was where I first became aware of arrests for possession o...
by ChimeraFri Oct 13, 2023 5:22 pm
Forum: User Reviews Topic: Smartwater Security for gear. Replies: 14 Views: 1038

Re: Apple Music-Grrr!

Thanks on the advice for the fix. I agree Apple should give a warning/explanation - even more ridiculous is their tech support must know the reason for the issue so spending two hours on the phone is ludicrous. I appreciate the staff probably don't want the aggro but sometimes it is better to say &q...
by ChimeraThu Sep 21, 2023 11:02 am
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Apple Music-Grrr! Replies: 5 Views: 432

Apple Music-Grrr!

SoS peeps be kind to me I have been on the phone to Apple Support for two hours and been told to by advanced tech support to”play around and get back to them if I cannot fix it.” I have had my new Mac Studio M2 Ultra for three days and have had fun and games importing my 315Gb audio collection into ...
by ChimeraWed Sep 20, 2023 7:12 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Apple Music-Grrr! Replies: 5 Views: 432

Re: GS Music E7. A synth from Argentina.

Yes I think it has something that is missing from Sequentials. I emailed the chap who makes them. He responded promptly and said the colour I wanted was on its way to Juno but when I contacted them they knew nothing about it and wouldn’t let me reserve one.
by ChimeraSat Feb 18, 2023 5:09 pm
Forum: Keyboards & Synthesis Topic: GS Music E7. A synth from Argentina. Replies: 13 Views: 812

Re: Modular case earthing issues.

I had a similar issue with multiple Rackbrute cases. I felt quite demoralised after speaking to Graham Hinton as the fix seemed to a hard pill to swallow. I sold the Rackbrutes and bought a Doepfer monster case which is great but I am reaching the point where I will need a second. Glad there is a ch...
by ChimeraSat Feb 18, 2023 4:03 pm
Forum: Keyboards & Synthesis Topic: Modular case earthing issues. Replies: 14 Views: 547

Re: Best Outboard wiring

thanks Hugh
by ChimeraSat Feb 04, 2023 3:54 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Best Outboard wiring Replies: 31 Views: 832

Re: Best Outboard wiring

Thanks Elf, its beginning to look a lot like Brexit with nothing agreed until everything is agreed but wiring instead of agreements. I am thinking of connecting the outboard processors to the Fireface as they will be in constant use and I presume the A/D conversion is marginally better than on the P...
by ChimeraSat Feb 04, 2023 3:16 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Best Outboard wiring Replies: 31 Views: 832

Re: Best Outboard wiring

Well my new sapele rack unit has arrived from Studio Racks - first conclusion is that whilst two 19 inch racks side by side look great, they pose more of an issue with getting them wired up than a unit on castors. Once wired they will be in a much better position for use. Having swotted up on patchb...
by ChimeraSat Feb 04, 2023 12:23 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Best Outboard wiring Replies: 31 Views: 832

Re: Best Outboard wiring

Cheers Elf,

I'll try and have a think and see if I can work something out but expect an email!
by ChimeraThu Jan 05, 2023 1:24 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Best Outboard wiring Replies: 31 Views: 832

Re: Best Outboard wiring

TBH, I really tend to only use 3 or 4 favourite synths at most. Perhaps I need to scale things back to match my capabilities.
by ChimeraThu Jan 05, 2023 1:16 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Best Outboard wiring Replies: 31 Views: 832

Re: Best Outboard wiring

I understood (deliberate past tense) how they work but I have developed Parkinsonism (Parkinsons caused by medication) and my memory is shot to pieces. I have to constantly relearn all sorts of stuff - hence why it was a relief to get rid of them.
by ChimeraThu Jan 05, 2023 1:11 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Best Outboard wiring Replies: 31 Views: 832

Re: Best Outboard wiring

Probably sounds hilarious but after you helped me set them up I eventually sold all my hardware FX because it all seemed like hard work :bouncy::bouncy::headbang:

It seemed like a relief to get rid of the patchbays and I was hoping to avoid painting myself back into that particular corner.
by ChimeraThu Jan 05, 2023 12:49 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Best Outboard wiring Replies: 31 Views: 832

Best Outboard wiring

Hi all and Happy New Year, I recently purchased a Gainlab Audio Dictator (valve compressor) and am awaiting delivery of an Empress (valve EQ). I also have an old DBX 166XS floating around somewhere too. I am on Cubase 11/12 Pro and am using an RME Fireface 802 and a Ferrofish Pulse 16 for audio in/o...
by ChimeraThu Jan 05, 2023 12:01 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Best Outboard wiring Replies: 31 Views: 832

Re: Tending to the Timbral Garden - rhythmic modulation

Definitely sounds similar to what I would like to do but you clearly have deeper modular knowledge than me. I can see this conversation resulting in “purchases.” :D
by ChimeraWed Dec 28, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: Keyboards & Synthesis Topic: Tending to the Timbral Garden - rhythmic modulation Replies: 32 Views: 582

Re: Tending to the Timbral Garden - rhythmic modulation

Hi Ben, I like what you are doing. I became interested in repetitive rhythmic modulation after finding Johan Baeckstrom’s music. I know Johan uses the gated sequencer on the Prophet 08. I’ve picked up a DC-coupled AI and hope to incorporate a hybrid software/hardware setup. Unfortunately I am awaiti...
by ChimeraWed Dec 28, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: Keyboards & Synthesis Topic: Tending to the Timbral Garden - rhythmic modulation Replies: 32 Views: 582