Jump to content


  • Please log in to reply
54 replies to this topic



    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 29 posts
I'm posting this because I want to see what the best move to make is. I am coming from a live band situation and I have recently bought a macbook pro. I want to see how other people have married these two words , i.e. : What interface did you use....

Post all your gear and setup! This is the bling bling of the audioworld. Post pics !!

Macbook Pro 15.4 inch 2.16ghz/2gb.
Korg Triton (booo)
fantom (boo)
68 telecaster
deville 2x12
Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Trem-O-Verb
Scecter C-1 classic
MusicMan Stringray
Ampeg SVT
Stage Rhodes



    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 45 posts
  • Location:Boston, MA USA
  • Interests:Photography, Computers, Apple, Podcasting, Technology, etc.
Podcasting/Personal Music Recording:
PowerMac G5
Heil PR-40
Heil Boom Arm
Behringer UB802 Mixer
Presonus EUREKA Preamp, compressor, and Parametric EQ
Logic Express/DSP Quattro/Audacity



    InsanelyMac Geek

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 107 posts
  • Gender:Male
Posted Image



    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
After I sold out a lot of hardware in the past years I found my way back to real gear instead of being a virtual knobs and wheels player. This is my current setup:

Sampler & Synths
Akai S1100 incl. SCSI & SMPTE board
Akai S3000i incl. SCSI, digital I/O card & SMPTE board
Akai XE-8
Korg 03R/W
Korg Wavestation SR
Moog Prodigy
Roland D-10
Roland DDR-100
Roland Juno-106
Roland JV-2080
Roland JX-3P
Roland MKS-7
Roland MKS-100

Behringer Eurodesk MX-8000 incl. Meterbridge MB8000A
Mackie CR-1604

Alesis Monitor One MK2
JBL Control-5

Aphex Systems 103 Aural Exiter Type C
Behringer Composer MDX-2000
Behringer Tube Composer T-1952
Behringer Tube Ultragain T-1953
Behringer Ultrafex EX-3000
dbx DDP incl. Digital I/O Card
Digitech StudioQuad
ETEK Xciter
SPL Vitalizer

Shure SM-58
Shure SM-94 (Condensator)
t.bone ST 1000 (Tube)

Sony DTC-670 DAT-Recorder
Tascam DA-20 MKII DAT-Recorder
Sony MDS-JE480 MD-Deck

AMD Athlon 3200 XP+, 512MB, 80GB, Win XP Pro SP2
Intel Celeron D 2.8 GHz, 512MB, 400 GB, ATI Radeon 9800 Pro, MacOS X 10.4.7
Apple PowerMac G4/733 MHz, 1GB, 300GB, MacOS X 10.3.9 & 10.4.7
Apple PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0 GHz, 2GB, 160 GB, MacOS X 10.3.9
Apple PowerBook Titanium (15", 1.25 GHz, 40GB, 512MB), MacOS X 10.4.7
Apple PowerMac 9600/300/384MB, MacOS 9.2.1

Digidesign Audiomedia III
Emagic Audiowerk 2
Emagic Audiowerk 8
RME Hammerfall DSP (PCI & PCMCIA)
RME Multiface

Applications & Sequencer
Digidesign ProTools LE 5.2.1 (OS9)
Emagic Logic Audio Platinum 4.8.1 (OS9)
Emagic Logic Audio Platinum 5.5.0 (OS9)
Emagic Logic Audio Platinum 5.5.1 (XP)
Apple Logic Pro 7.2.3 (OSX)
Apple Logic Pro 7.2.3 (X86)



    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 56 posts
no pics unfortunately

My setup is

Computer stuff:
AMD 3200+ Desktop
Dell 9100 Laptop
Delta 44 Audio interface
Midisport 4x4 midi interface
Focusrite Saffire LE Firewire interface
Radium 49 controller

2x Roland Juno 106
Access Virus B

Spirit F1 Mixer
2x technics 1200s
1x Vestax PDX 2000
Final Scratch

2x Spirit Absolute Zeros
2x Spirit Absolutes
(powered by peavey amp)
2x KRK Rokit 8s
1x Klipsch sub
4x Klipsch Quintets (for reference)

Honestly though its the thousands of cds/records/samples i've collected over the years that i value the most. Will probably get rid of the virus soon and get one of those novation controllers with the automapping. Hopefully it will make virtual knobs much more real without the hassle imo. The juno i'll keep because i cant emulate the sound with software yet.




  • Donators
  • 322 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ripbum.BC.Canada
Nothing fancy, but can get the job done:

Powermac G5 dual 2.0 GHz
MOTU 24i interface
Digital Performer 5.0 w/waves, altiverb, powersuite

Macki 1604 VLZ pro
Behringer powerplay headphone amp
Yamaha REV100

Sure mics
AKG mics,
APEX mics - surprisingly good sounding chinese copies of neumann mics

Roland XP-50 synth
yamaha drums
les paul, yamaha SA2200, warmoth strat
g&l bass
various amps, headphones, etc.....



    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 16 posts

Attached Files



    InsanelyMac Geek

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 129 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:California
Greetings all,

I currently use a G5 Dual 2.5 Ghz. Recently I have put together this box for complete replacement:

AsRock 945G-DVI
Intel E6600 (Core2Duo)
Dual Screen Setup (With ADD2 card and VGA onboard graphics)
2GB DDR2 667 RAM
500GB WD Serial ATA
M-Audio FireWire 410 (Works excellent)
Logic Pro 7.2.3
PhatMatik Pro 1.51.79 UB

By The Way, this system tears ass all over my previous G5 Dual 2.5ghz. However, its several steps backwards in a few critical aspects:

Current G5 - vs. - Core2Duo Hackmac
8GB --X-- 4GB
Full Dual screen support -- X -- Dual screen half ass (VGA + ADD2 Card DVI)
Supports 2 Apple Cinema Displays 20" -- X -- Cannot Support 2 Apple Cinema Displays.

Since onboard GMA 950 has to forcefully be connected through VGA and one ADD2 card, its impossible to connect 2 Apple Cinema Displays which only transmit Digital signal. A VGA to DVI plug will not work and the only other option is to get a Gefen analog to digital converter for $300. Even if I can get one for half as much, its still not true digital, besides, I have a big problem with paying $300 for something that will half ass my digital signal, not to mention I would rather get me a Mega Mad sick Nvidia or ATI card with 2 Dual Link DVI ports right on it.

In my opinion, Hackmacs and pro music is still pre-mature. The whole point of hacking OSX is to save on Apple Hardware. Its really down to this versus that. For example, Apple restricts your upgrades with its hardware, and for that we must pay $3000+ on the other side, we got Core2Duo systems that can upgrade as easy as getting a new mother board, CPU and RAM. Not to mention the variety of graphics cards we would have if it all actually worked.

Lets hope the boys over at the X Labs and the EFI project achieve their goal, sooner than later I hope. Leopard is around the corner and this whole 10.4.4 kernel has Apple laughing their asses off, like older kids who know how to tie their running shoes, while us pre-schoolers still got velcro-action Pro-Wings. My hat's off to the talented Gentlemen moving the project forward and bringing us closer toward complete integration of OSX and our beloved bare hands PC craftsmanship.


Prof. Synthology



    InsanelyMac Geek

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 141 posts
Heh, i don't normally like doing stuff like this but seeing as this is a dedicated post:

Akai S3200 XL Sampler
Akai S1000HD Sampler
Akai MPC2000XL Sampling Drum Machine
Sequential Studio 440 Sequencer & Sampler
Simmons Portakit Midi Drum Controller

Mackie 24:8
Behringer Eurorack MX2642A
Behringer Ultrapatch
Behringer Ultrapatch Pro
Studiomaster 8:4
Sony MDR 7509 Headphones
AKG K44 Headphones
Sony HD25SP Headphones
Beyerdynamic DT-100 Headphones
Assorted Crappy Headphones
Yamaha NS10Ms
2 x Samson Resolv 65 speakers
Alesis Monitor One MkII speakers
Wharfedale something-or-other speakers
Custom made "grot box" speakers
Samson Servo - 170 Amp
Footpring Amp
Yamaha Promix 01 set up for automated mixing via a Compaq Deskpro PC

Sequential Prophet VS
Korg M1R
Korg SP200
Korg EX-800
Korg 03R/W
Korg Electribe ER-1
E-MU Xboard 49
2 x Novation BassStation
Clavia Nord Rack
Quasimidi Sirius
Electronic Dream Plant Wasp
Voyager by Bob Moog (Anniversary Edition)
Evolution MK-149
Evolution MK-249c

2x Citronic PD1 Turntables
2x Stanton STR8 20s Turntables
2x Vestax PDX-2000 MKII Turntables
Gemini PMX-140 DJ Mixer
Numark DM-950 DJ Mixer
Citronic Pro 10 DJ Mixer
Soundlab DJM-500 Twin CD Decks
Realistic SSM-220 Mixer
Various PA Speakers and amps
Stanton Final Scratch 2 (a MUST HAVE piece of kit)

Vintage Roland Space Echo RE-201
Lexicon MPX1 Multi-FX
Alesis Midiverb
ART Multiverb LT
Sony MP5
Boss GT-8
Zoom Studio 1201
Yamaha SPX90
Antares Auto-Tune Module
Focusrite Compounder
2 x Behringer Composer Pro Compressor
4 x Behringer Multicom Pro Compressor
Behringer Shark DSP110
Behringer Tube Ultrafex
Sherman Filterbank

2 x Alesis ADAT 8-Track Recorders
1 x Aleses HD24
Sony DTC1000 ES DAT Machine
Tascam DA20 DAT Recorder
HHB BurnIT CD Burner
Shure SM57
Samson C01
AKG C414
Shure 52CD Green Bullet

Tama Superstar Custom Drum Kit with full range of factory chosen Zildjian Cymbals
Full Percussion Rig
Yamaha Upright Piano
Vintage Electro Acoustic Guitar
Epiphone Les Paul Special II Guitar
2x Takamine Acoustics (one 6 string, one 12 string)
Custom made electric guitar
Custom made electric guitar (with built in vintage effects)
Customized Ibanez RG guitar
Coupla other guitars i really can't remember
Stagg FL-200 Fretless Bass Guitar
Washburn BT-2 Guitar
Arbeiter “Flats” Drum Kit

3x Apple Macbook Pro (15.4" 2GHz)
Apple PowerBook G4
IBM Thinkpad T42
Rackmount Logic Node (in my sig)
Miglia Harmony Audio Firewire Interface
M-Audio Firewire 410
Edirol UA-25 USB2 Audio Interface
6 x Monitors of varying sizes (from 15" to 28")
Various External Hard Drives
2x Netgear ND520 Network Hard Drives
Evolution UC-16
MOTU MidiExpress XT
Belkin Nostromo
Athlon XP 2400+ PC with dual monitors
RME Hammerfall DIGI 9636/52 ADAT Interface (why don't they make these any more?!)
AudioTrak Inca 88 Analogue Soundcard

Logic Audio 5.5.1 (PC) and Logic Pro 7.2 (Mac)

And the most important thing in the studio - the studio dog. He's my housepet too but loves being in the studio. Hence "studio dog", hes great for inspiration :D

Lol, don't think i've taken the time to actually write out all of this....i nicked it from my insurance list and added a coupla things i've bought since.

Re: my post in the logic crack thread - this isnt me trying to show off...as i said at the start of this post, im doing it because its the post topic and hopefully if someone has some of the same kit as me and needs help, theyll know i can help :)





    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 48 posts
Kurzweil PC1X
Yamaha DX7II with E! Card
m-audio Axiom 61

Behringer Eurorack Mix 1604A
Sony MDR 7506 Headphones

Dell Inspiron 9300
2.0 GHz Pentium M
1.25 MB RAM
60 GIG 7200 RPM Internal HD
300 GIG USB 2.0 External HD
250 GIG USB 2.0 External HD

m-audio Firewire 410
E-MU 1616
Shure SM58

Yamaha Stage Custom Fusion



    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 99 posts
wow, you guys have a lot of tools to play with ;-)

currently i´m making music with a cheap aiwa soundsystem, an even cheaper behringer mixer, one old uc-16 and my shiny new mac book pro (seems like the best of my stuff hm?)...and ableton live 5 (soon 6)....thats all i neeeeeeeed ;-)

can´t compare with you guys...it´s just for fun!



    InsanelyMac Geek

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 141 posts

wow, you guys have a lot of tools to play with ;-)

currently i´m making music with a cheap aiwa soundsystem, an even cheaper behringer mixer, one old uc-16 and my shiny new mac book pro (seems like the best of my stuff hm?)...and ableton live 5 (soon 6)....thats all i neeeeeeeed ;-)

can´t compare with you guys...it´s just for fun!

Doesn't matter what kit you've got, its how you use it! Some of the beatles most famous recordings were recorded on just a 4-track with no outboard gear - you just tend to accumulate kit the longer you do music for...macbook pro is a good way to go tho :compress: if you look at my kit list you'll find a ton of behringer stuff - IMO the stuff they make that isnt trying to copy something is actually pretty damn good! The UC-16 is an amazing piece of kit - again i've got one for purely controlling the automation arming on my automated mixer/computer system.

Plus, i dont think theres any "comparing" with kit - i honestly believe that someone with just a laptop could easily make a piece of music way better than someone with a coupla mil worth of kit.

Just thought id say that before this started turning into a competition lol




    InsanelyMac Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,084 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hamburg
My setup:

Dell Ultrasharp widescreen

2 Nearfield Monitors KRK ST8
2 original Auratone Cubes used as secondary Nearfields

Roland VS 1680 Mixer/Remote
PC Audio is EMU 1010 with protools ad/da
Also I have a Yamaha 1000XG to have all their orig. synths

Software: -censored- :compress:

All hooked up via coax or optical. Another Evolution remote give me some
more knobs to control efx or sysex.



    Insane in the membrane

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 569 posts
  • Gender:Male
No pics yet cos we're still in the process of getting a control room sorted out ( with proper sound proofing cos of neighbours and all...) Most of the gear below is neatly stowed away for now :blink:
This is all 'collected' over the last 20 years or so.

Yamaha 02R with 2 ADAT cards
Yamaha DMP11
Lexicon LXP-15
Sony DPS-F7
Yamaha SPX90
Amek 9098 pre
Digitech Vocalist MkI
ADAT blackface
Microtech Gefell UMT70S
Electrovoice RE20
Samson Servo 200
Quested S7
S1000 + SCSI
Kurzweil K2000
Korg 03R/W
Yamaha TX81Z
Novation Bass Station
Korg Polysix (original 81 model MIDI-fied)
Moog Prodigy
Fender Strat
Warwick 5-string bass

DIY comp with RME DIGI 9652 running Cubase 4 and a few plugs

Mobile unit 1:
MacBook with M-Audio Projectmix and Cubase 4

Mobile unit 2:
Acer laptop with M-Audio FW410, Cubase SX3 and Protools M-powered 7

I reckon a Hackintosh with as most compatible as possible hardware runs actually very well with DAW software.




    InsanelyMac Geek

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 141 posts

Kurzweil K2000
Korg 03R/W
Yamaha TX81Z

Yeah! Somone else has an 03R/W! I absolutely LOVE that synth....its all about the "ephimerals" patch. Kickass.




    Insane in the membrane

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 569 posts
  • Gender:Male

Yeah! Somone else has an 03R/W! I absolutely LOVE that synth....its all about the "ephimerals" patch. Kickass.


Yea nice one mate. I admit I haven't used any of the presets in ages but I reckon it's perfect for those House pads with an e-piano-ish 'rubbery' attack. Wicked!



    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 42 posts
My very, very humble setup:

1x Stanton T60 turntable
1x Behringer DJX400 DJ Mixer (what a load of {censored})
1x Sennheiser HD 212 Pro Headphones
1x Digidesign MBox USB Audio Interface
1x E-MU 0404 PCI Audio Interface
A pair of Alesis M1 Active Studio monitors
1x Radikal Technologies SAC Controller
1x old crappy MIDI keyboard (from the 80s or something!)
1x USB MIDI interface (cheap one-in one-out brandless thing)
1x really cheap Microphone that I should throw away soon...
Add to that a brandless electro acoustic guitar and a couple of percussion bits...

Software: Ableton Live 6 and assorted VSTs...

Should have a pic soon when I move to my own little space I'll call "studio"...



    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 26 posts
Rythm Box

Roland Tr-808
Roland Tr-909
Korg ER1


Yamaha Su700


Waldorf Pulse
Korg Microkorg


Roland Vm3100

Audio interfaces

Motu 828mk2
Presonus Firestation ( used as adat module only )


Yamaha HS80 M


M audio midiman 2*2


AMD 3200+64 1g DDR400 200GBHD
Intel Core duo 2 EE6600 GA965p-dq6 2G DDR800 DD 2*250 RAID0


Ableton Live 6, Cubase SX3 & soon Logic Express on my hackintoch :construction:
Toons of plugins :dev:



    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Just Joined
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
i wont even post, but all i can say is i have the 'studio dog'...proudly dedicated to the job



    The Holy Frijole!

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 187 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southern Cali
  • Interests:Audio Production, Graphic Desing, Beta Testing
HP DC7600, PENTIUM D 950, 2GB DDR2, 250GB HDD X 4

Edited by reghost, 19 December 2006 - 11:07 PM.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

© 2017 InsanelyMac  |   News  |   Forum  |   Downloads  |   OSx86 Wiki  |   Designed by Ed Gain  |   Logo by irfan  |   Privacy Policy