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by John Jeffers
Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: In the market for a laptop. Suggestions?
Replies: 46
Views: 13378

Somebody maybe could get OSX to run on my daughter's Asus, but it won't be me. OSX slows me to a crawl. Where's the fucking scroll wheel?! The scroll wheel is on your mouse, where it's always been, and it works just fine. I've heard a lot of complaints about OS X from people who don't understand it...
by John Jeffers
Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: In the market for a laptop. Suggestions?
Replies: 46
Views: 13378

Somebody maybe could get OSX to run on my daughter's Asus, but it won't be me. OSX slows me to a crawl. Where's the fucking scroll wheel?! The scroll wheel is on your mouse, where it's always been, and it works just fine. I've heard a lot of complaints about OS X from people who don't understand it...
by John Jeffers
Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: In the market for a laptop. Suggestions?
Replies: 46
Views: 13378

MAC OSX is Unix - Based. Hence the easier ability to run Windows on a Mac, to use servers of any kind to read and write on, and to generally be able to interface to anything out there. I don't want to get into a nerdly pissing match over this, but have you actually done any development on both plat...
by John Jeffers
Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: In the market for a laptop. Suggestions?
Replies: 46
Views: 13378

If all software vendors were equally capable of writing good universal code, who would care? Developing on Windows is completely different from developing on Mac. Different language, different development environments, different APIs, different approaches...different everything, pretty much. I don'...
by John Jeffers
Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: In the market for a laptop. Suggestions?
Replies: 46
Views: 13378

Apple Macintosh MacBookPro : http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/ It has FW 800, and the new Thunderfart connectors too, as well as two USB connectors. Cheers Seconded. Not cheap, but worth it. $1199 to start, can go way up from there depending on what you need. If it were me, I'd spring for the 15" an...
by John Jeffers
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upgrading to Cubase 6 on a non-internet computer?
Replies: 5
Views: 1362

Sounds right. I just upgraded from 4 to 6. I opened up the box and followed the directions to load a new license onto my existing hardware key (you have to have an existing key to upgrade -- you don't get a new one).
by John Jeffers
Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: recommend a mouse
Replies: 15
Views: 4141

Logitech Performance MX http://www.logitech.com/en-us/mice-pointers/mice/devices/5845 Smaller, less expensive, almost as nice: Logitech Anywhere MX http://www.logitech.com/en-us/mice-pointers/mice/devices/6536 There are a few things I like about these. First, they both have really small USB receiver...
by John Jeffers
Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: looong overdue Mac Pro Harddrive question.
Replies: 22
Views: 4367

Second - i wasn't kidding about the ssd drive maybe actually giving a sonic quality to the sound. granted... you would need an especially sensitive top notch monitoring system, specially tuned room, and a few pair of golden ears in the room to be able to pick up on the subtle nuances of something l...
by John Jeffers
Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: looong overdue Mac Pro Harddrive question.
Replies: 22
Views: 4367

starbearer76, SSDs are awesome and I would highly recommend them, just not for the reason you mentioned. I have an SSD in my laptop, and it makes a huge, easily noticeable difference in how fast the computer is. Programs will certainly load faster. Apart for saving a few seconds at that stage, do y...
by John Jeffers
Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: looong overdue Mac Pro Harddrive question.
Replies: 22
Views: 4367

starbearer76, SSDs are awesome and I would highly recommend them, just not for the reason you mentioned. I have an SSD in my laptop, and it makes a huge, easily noticeable difference in how fast the computer is.
by John Jeffers
Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: looong overdue Mac Pro Harddrive question.
Replies: 22
Views: 4367

i wouldn't bother filling all four bays. I'd say one drive for the OS/programs, a second drive for your session files/audio, and a third drive for backups. And, as for myself, I wouldn't have that third drive be in the computer. I'd use an external drive and keep it somewhere else. That way, even if...
by John Jeffers
Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: looong overdue Mac Pro Harddrive question.
Replies: 22
Views: 4367

Snarl 12/8 wrote:I wonder what a $2000 sata cable sounds like?
Exactly like a $2 SATA cable. ;)
by John Jeffers
Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: looong overdue Mac Pro Harddrive question.
Replies: 22
Views: 4367

SSDs might reduce the ambient noise in the room, but they don't change the audio coming out of the speakers. And you'd have to be listening at a pretty low level for hard drive noise to be a factor. Besides, at a "money is no object" major recording studio, do you really think they're going to have ...
by John Jeffers
Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help - Upgrading from a G5 to Intel Quad core
Replies: 4
Views: 1416

My G5 had a SATA drive. I already transfered it to the Mac Pro as a 2nd HD. Everything is on that drive and accessible. I actually thought about upgrading the OS on that drive but it won't let me upgrade from the PPC OSX to Intel OSX. I just wanted to make sure there wasn't an easier way to transfe...
by John Jeffers
Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: looong overdue Mac Pro Harddrive question.
Replies: 22
Views: 4367

but i heard that a major recording studio (in their money is no object sort of ways) wanted to know if the new SSD drives actually SOUND better. If what i heard is true, their golden ears could tell the difference and preferred the SSD over the older type when they did a shoot out. Well, that's the...