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  1. Just like it says . . . this does not include shipping. If you live in Los Angeles, it's easy - I will meet you at your local Starbucks with it, no shipping cost. UPDATE: SOLD.
  2. Just like it says . . . this does not include shipping. If you live in Los Angeles, it's easy - I will meet you at your local Starbucks with it, no shipping cost. UPDATE: SOLD.
  3. Just like it says . . . this does not include shipping. If you live in Los Angeles, it's easy - I will meet you at your local Starbucks with it, no shipping cost. UPDATE: SOLD.
  4. Well, I had never heard of the E-Prime, but I took a look: http://www.sweetwater.com/publications/sweetnotes/sn-fall97/page-04.html Looks like a solid professional instrument to me, not as adventurous sonically as other Ensoniqs (I have a Fizmo & a ZR-76 ROM) but full of those classic Ensoniq sounds and with that nice keybed. I wonder if the piano samples it uses are from William Coakley, like with the Ensoniq ZR-76? Anyway, my advice is to buy it and try to maintain it. There should be some place in your area - here in Los Angeles it's Advanced Musical Electronics - that can open it up, blow out the dust, make sure it's fully functioning, and replace the (most likely lithium) battery when needed. I am not sure exactly how much functionality you would lose when the battery dies on this particular model, but it looks like a quality keyboard that you would want to maintain. How much is the seller asking? It's also great you found the owner's manual - that is a big plus.
  5. but for me the bottom line reading through these 67 pages is rather "not working for most users" than "has been working well for apparently most users". Most of the time with a new product the people who have problems post on a thread like this, and the people without problems do not . . . I'd say the biggest mistake Alesis made here was setting the system requirements too low. As I've said ad nauseam, my experience is that the I0/26 doesn't work well with a older computer even if it qualifies with the specs. But I've had no problems with my newer 'puter. Anyway, thank you to Jim Norman and Craig Anderton. I don't often read 67 page threads from cover to cover!
  6. I'm beginning to get sentimental again about Alesis, now that things are working out. I might pick up a Fusion . . . Update: I did!
  7. No, I just have Logic running on my system (and Finale, but that's not technically a DAW). I don't know much about Pro Tools and their interfaces. But good luck! PS In my usual forum, KSS (Keyboards, Synths & Samplers) here at HC, there are guys like Audacity Works who DO use both systems. You could PM him.
  8. I should have mentioned in my above post that I am indeed using my iMac and IO/26 for Logic Studio, with a Glyph drive, and it works great. There are no cons. It's an easy switch in the audiomidi panel (which should be in your Dock) to change the Default Output from the Alesis driver back to Built-In Output, and the Format back to 44100 Hz (if you've been using Logic at higher levels) in order to hear iTunes and QuickTime and such. A minor hassle. You have a recent iMac there, so you should have no problems. By the way, use Software Update to get your OS to 10.4.11.
  9. Final update: my IO/26 has been working fine now for quite a while. Steady as a rock. This on an iMac 2GHz Intel Core Duo. But don't expect it to work at all on a G4. You need a fast, recent computer for it to run well. I am sure the same is true with PCs. I'm beginning to get sentimental again about Alesis, now that things are working out. I might pick up a Fusion . . .
  10. Just an update. Everything continues to go well with my IO/26 and my newish Intel iMac. I don't even need an adapter. I installed the recent driver update and things continued well as before, no difference to me. The huge difference is still: using my newer computer rather than my G4, which technically met all the requirements but choked on the IO/26.
  11. Since my last post here, which was a glowing review, I started having real problems (noise, dropouts) with my IO/26 and my G4, although it met all the requirements and believe me, I've followed this thread and done everything right. Oh well. I switched my IO/26 over to my newer computer, an Intel iMac, and no problems at all. So my conclusion? Although the specs might SAY the IO works with your computer, you really need to have a relatively new (fast) model or forgettaboutit. Jim Norman offered to inform me when a new Mac Beta driver was ready, but he hasn't PM'd me, although there is a Beta at the website. I guess he's too busy. No offense, he must be swamped. I will continue to use my IO/26 happily on my faster computer, but between this and the miserable quality control problems with first the Andromeda and then the Fusion disaster, I like some others will avoid Alesis products for some time. Too bad, they used to be a solid company - my blackface ADAT is still going strong, and I love my Micron, RA-100 and Monitor One Mk II's. Oh, and I had a MIDIVerb II for many years, never a problem.
  12. Expect to see a Public beta release of the new Mac driver this week. Jim
  13. Just bought an IO/26 and thoroughly tested it. Works fine! System: 1.2GHz eMac w/1G RAM, pokey 5400 rpm HD, OS 10.4 Tips: -- in "Device Configuration", I set "Machine Type" to "Normal". This worked fine; if I set it to "DAW" or "Slow" the sound distorted and broke up. -- I never run any other programs such as iTunes or Safari with the IO/26, just Logic and the Alesis HDM (Hardware Direct Monitoring software). -- I never daisychain any firewire device and I always use the wall wart. -- I partition the HD so I can lift off audio easily. -- All the usual stuff: good cables, good connections, careful monitoring, etc. I also have an Intel iMac with a different interface (Edirol FA-101) to record my new music, but I'm using the IO/26 to archive my old stuff from TEAC reel to reel, ADAT and phonograph. Nice!
  14. Another caveat re/my review: did I say the UF5 was $400? That would be the UF7. I paid $200 for my UF5 - such a deal! Next time I post a review I promise to have a cup of joe first. The gist of my review is still correct. The depth of the throw on the UF 5, 6 and 7 is phenomenal. (The UF8 is a whole other animal).
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