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  • #31
    So far, I've been running 40+ track sessions with heavy use of McDSP 6030 comps and Sonnox Oxford EQ, and one or two instances each of stock reverb and delay. As you can see, I've got plenty of headroom. Running on 3 of 4 cores, buffer of 512 cycles, barely pushing 10% most of the time.
    Capital letters were always the best way of dealing with things you didn't have a good answer to. - Douglas AdamsViolinist in a guitar worldIf you need some real live strings on your next song, send me a PM. Check out some of my demo clips here: SoundCloud

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    • #32
      My new one will be here on Thursday. Retina...
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      Originally Posted by Dew Knot Hump


      I've said this before but **************** Musicians Friend in their stupid ****************ing faces.









      Originally Posted by rickenvox


      Realizing Ringo's talent is just a litmus test to identify musical idiots









      Originally Posted by PFB


      Ringo may have been the weakest link of the Beatles, but that's like being the worst president on Mt. Rushmore.

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      • #33
        How much RAM did you get? Did you go with the 2.3GHz or 2.6GHz model?
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        "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

        - George Carlin

        "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

        - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

        "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

        - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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        • #34
          I will let you know as soon as I start running pt. I never thought a year ago that a $2k mac would be cheaper than the software and plugins loaded on it. It looks like my board will support 16GB as well, so I'll put that on my list for further down the line. Do you track directly to an external drive? I'm using a 7200 firewire 800 lacie for all tracking, but I'll have to try tracking to a thumbdrive one of these days, just for s&g.


          I track to externals whenever I am using a laptop. I've got some older Oxford chipset external Firewire drive cases I bought locally and mounted 7,200 RPM drives into. I also recently purchased a Western Digital (WD) My Passport 1TB external firewire 800 drive that seems to be doing pretty well so far.
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          "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

          - George Carlin

          "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

          - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

          "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

          - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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          • #35
            So far, I've been running 40+ track sessions with heavy use of McDSP 6030 comps and Sonnox Oxford EQ, and one or two instances each of stock reverb and delay. As you can see, I've got plenty of headroom. Running on 3 of 4 cores, buffer of 512 cycles, barely pushing 10% most of the time.


            Impressive. hil:

            I have to ask about your extra large amount of screen real estate too - how big is your monitor? Also, as long as I'm being nosy, how do you like the McDSP plugins? I really don't have much experience with them.
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            "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

            - George Carlin

            "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

            - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

            "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

            - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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            • #36
              I think it's a 21", if IRC. I would have to say, if I had to pick one compressor plug, the 6030 would be it, just for overall versatility. I want a good fairchild and tubetech model for colouration, but I only had the budget for one, so I went for the utility of the 6030. There's a few vintage models, a tube compressor, an 1176, a limiter, british, and a few other good ones. Lots to play around with. McDSP's C1 and C4 are a few other good ones to check out.
              Capital letters were always the best way of dealing with things you didn't have a good answer to. - Douglas AdamsViolinist in a guitar worldIf you need some real live strings on your next song, send me a PM. Check out some of my demo clips here: SoundCloud

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              • #37
                How much RAM did you get? Did you go with the 2.3GHz or 2.6GHz model?


                16GB and the 2.6Ghz. Will be a uge upgrade over my current Duo Core. I'm also keeping my fingers crossed that I might have my first session with it next week. I've been trying to branch out into mobile recording sessions to fill a niche with bands that can't afford trips to the bigger studios, but still need some high quality demos.
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                Originally Posted by Dew Knot Hump


                I've said this before but **************** Musicians Friend in their stupid ****************ing faces.









                Originally Posted by rickenvox


                Realizing Ringo's talent is just a litmus test to identify musical idiots









                Originally Posted by PFB


                Ringo may have been the weakest link of the Beatles, but that's like being the worst president on Mt. Rushmore.

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                • #38
                  You're upgrading from a Duo Core? That should be a considerable upgrade! It certainly was a big one when I went from a C2D to the MBP. Sounds like you have one sweet machine on the way - please let us know how it works out, and if those sessions happen next week, how it does on them.
                  **********

                  "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

                  - George Carlin

                  "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

                  - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                  "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

                  - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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                  • #39
                    You're upgrading from a Duo Core? That should be a considerable upgrade! It certainly was a big one when I went from a C2D to the MBP. Sounds like you have one sweet machine on the way - please let us know how it works out, and if those sessions happen next week, how it does on them.


                    Will do! Rig will be Apogee Ensemble w/ extra preamps (Focusrite ISA One and an FMR Audio RNP) into Logic 9. Tracking drums and bass simultaneously, overdubbing guitars, then doing vocals.
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                    Originally Posted by Dew Knot Hump


                    I've said this before but **************** Musicians Friend in their stupid ****************ing faces.









                    Originally Posted by rickenvox


                    Realizing Ringo's talent is just a litmus test to identify musical idiots









                    Originally Posted by PFB


                    Ringo may have been the weakest link of the Beatles, but that's like being the worst president on Mt. Rushmore.

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                    • #40
                      Do you already have the ISA One? How do you like it? I've been curious about it, as well as the ISA Two.
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                      "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

                      - George Carlin

                      "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

                      - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                      "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

                      - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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                      • #41
                        Do you already have the ISA One? How do you like it? I've been curious about it, as well as the ISA Two.


                        I do... have had it for a few years now. Mine doesn't have the digital card, which a lot of people seem to think is superior, so I can't provide a point of reference on that. I can say that it definitely has a bit thicker character than my Ensemble or Duet pres, but not API thick. The impedance switches are awesome and depending on the mic used you can hear a huge difference, especially i high-end response. The DI is a nice touch too, especially for players that like to play and sing at the same time.

                        It certainly won't stop all preamp GAS (not that anything ever will...) but I can use it on almost anything and know I'll get a pretty accurate presentation of exactly what I'm recording.

                        If you want to hear a clip:

                        http://andymclain.com/mp3s/coverfests/Summersong.mp3

                        All vocals and guitar recorded with it and a Mojave MA-201fet and the bass and lead guitar were tracked with it's DI.
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                        Originally Posted by Dew Knot Hump


                        I've said this before but **************** Musicians Friend in their stupid ****************ing faces.









                        Originally Posted by rickenvox


                        Realizing Ringo's talent is just a litmus test to identify musical idiots









                        Originally Posted by PFB


                        Ringo may have been the weakest link of the Beatles, but that's like being the worst president on Mt. Rushmore.

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                        • #42


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                          Originally Posted by Dew Knot Hump


                          I've said this before but **************** Musicians Friend in their stupid ****************ing faces.









                          Originally Posted by rickenvox


                          Realizing Ringo's talent is just a litmus test to identify musical idiots









                          Originally Posted by PFB


                          Ringo may have been the weakest link of the Beatles, but that's like being the worst president on Mt. Rushmore.

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                          • #43
                            I actually haven't gotten any music DONE yet, but I've tested out my plugs and apps and so far compatibility is good. This weekend will be it's first run through, when my band records guitars.
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                            Originally Posted by Dew Knot Hump


                            I've said this before but **************** Musicians Friend in their stupid ****************ing faces.









                            Originally Posted by rickenvox


                            Realizing Ringo's talent is just a litmus test to identify musical idiots









                            Originally Posted by PFB


                            Ringo may have been the weakest link of the Beatles, but that's like being the worst president on Mt. Rushmore.

                            Comment


                            • #44
                              I spent some time playing through Guitar Rig 4 last night with it. I was able to get my latency setting down to 64 with no cracks or pops. Even the biggest patches in HQ mode were well under 20% of a single core of the CPU. When I pushed it to 32 though, I did have some occasional clicks and pops, even though the CPU load remained the same.
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                              Originally Posted by Dew Knot Hump


                              I've said this before but **************** Musicians Friend in their stupid ****************ing faces.









                              Originally Posted by rickenvox


                              Realizing Ringo's talent is just a litmus test to identify musical idiots









                              Originally Posted by PFB


                              Ringo may have been the weakest link of the Beatles, but that's like being the worst president on Mt. Rushmore.

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