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by John Jeffers
Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: iMac just shut off... won't turn back on.
Replies: 3
Views: 1908

First thing I would do is to see if the problem is hardware or software. If you have a relatively recent OS installed, you should be able to boot into a recovery partition. Press CMD+R right after you hear the startup chime to boot into Recovery mode. If that doesn't work, you can try booting from a...
by John Jeffers
Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 2015 Mac Options
Replies: 29
Views: 7507

What do you think the greatest drawbacks of thunderbolt incompatibility would be? Hard to say. You might find you get by without Thunderbolt just fine. There are certainly plenty of USB interfaces, and as long as you get a decent USB3 card for high-speed external disks, you might not miss Thunderbo...
by John Jeffers
Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 2015 Mac Options
Replies: 29
Views: 7507

Thanks, guys! There is some great advice here. What I anticipate doing is buying a refurbished, newest last generation Westmere style Mac Pro. I'll then install additional RAM and solid state system/storage drives myself. It seems to me that going with that approach would get the most bang for the ...
by John Jeffers
Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 2015 Mac Options
Replies: 29
Views: 7507

Couple of thoughts from a long-time Mac user. The current Apple lineup kind of sucks. There's no ideal solution for pro audio users. Everything is one compromise or another. Prior to it being discontinued, I would have said without hesitation that the old Mac Pro tower (aka "Cheese Grater") was the ...
by John Jeffers
Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "Digital interference" within a plugin need advice
Replies: 21
Views: 4793

Its helpful to suggest I write off the plugin entirely, why didn't I think of that? :roll: I'm sorry I missed the detail about PT 11, but you know, I took time out of my day to attempt to help you out. Not using a broken plugin is a valid option. It's not like there aren't a hundred other EQs you c...
by John Jeffers
Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "Digital interference" within a plugin need advice
Replies: 21
Views: 4793

Since you say that the problem exists whether you're using the Lightbridge or built-in audio, here's what I'd try. Clone your 10.8 disk to another drive, boot from the clone, then upgrade the clone to 10.10 and see if the problem goes away when using built-in audio. If it doesn't, then at least you ...
by John Jeffers
Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latency Problem with Analog Outboard and Pro Tools 10
Replies: 7
Views: 2219

Thanks for the info. I was under the impression (possibly misinformed) that analog hardware should have zero latency. It's digital boxes that you must account for with the manual offset. In any case, I'll send a tone out to the hardware to check this for sure. The latency comes from the D/A convers...
by John Jeffers
Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: so I think I'm becoming a Kush fanboy
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

blungo2 wrote:I wish i had paid more attention to it when I demo'd it.
Maybe i'll write him and see if i could demo it again.
Yeah, you should if you can, and watch his videos on how to use it. It's not immediately obvious. The videos helped me out.
by John Jeffers
Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Console/Channel Strip style plug-in for Logic X?
Replies: 12
Views: 3136

I'm not much of a channel strip guy, to be honest. I usually rely on FabFilter gate/eq/comp to do the heavy lifting. But... Recently, I've been having a blast playing with Boz Labs +10db. It's not a Swiss-Army-knife do-everything channel strip, but what it does, it does really, really well. The EQ b...
by John Jeffers
Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: so I think I'm becoming a Kush fanboy
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

Don't miss out on the UBK plugin. That can do some ridiculous compression tricks. It can be subtle, too, but plenty of compressors can do subtle. I really like UBK when I want to smash something into oblivion.
by John Jeffers
Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pro Tools 9 plugins in 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 3494

The Slate Digital stuff sounds great but not always the most stable and they are pretty slow to get fixes out (since new products and features always seem to be higher priority). Ha, yeah, given that it's now 17 months after PT 11's release, and we still don't have compatible versions of most of th...
by John Jeffers
Sun May 18, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mac mini?
Replies: 24
Views: 4971

I wouldn't try to run high track count, high sample rate sessions on this, but for your average sized 44.1/48 session it should be fine. I might have spoken too soon about this. It looks like this little Mac might be able to handle the higher sample rates, too. I took a 48K/24-bit session and conve...
by John Jeffers
Fri May 16, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mac mini?
Replies: 24
Views: 4971

Everything arrived today. Here are my initial thoughts: - Upgrading the RAM is dead simple. Minis are designed with that in mind. - Adding the 2nd hard drive is daunting, and I have a fair amount of experience building PCs. You basically have to take the whole Mini apart. Set aside some time, be car...
by John Jeffers
Thu May 15, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mac mini?
Replies: 24
Views: 4971

I was waiting for a Mac Mini update, too. Then I read that the next-gen Broadwell chips from Intel got pushed back to at least Q4 2014, maybe into 2015. Given that the next major update to the Mac Minis are likely to come from that chip family, I decided to order now. Even if there is an update soon...
by John Jeffers
Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New to Pro Tools 11...$200 AAX Compressor Suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 3935

chris harris wrote:PT requires an ilok. I doubt that's an issue.
Yes, and I still feel better about giving money to people who don't tie me to that thing.

...well, I feel good about giving my money to Massey, anyway.