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About bonk13

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  1. Good soundcards for Mac?

    PCI cards: RME HDSP 9632 works out of the box. I hear that Lynx cards work as well. This is $500+ hardware, but they are definitely better than Creative stuff.
  2. For Spectrasonics soon to be released Omnisphere synth they have developed their own engine - STEAM, which will be Intel Mac compatible.
  3. sound quality of the onboard p35 ds4 sound card

    Unless you are very fussy about sound quality I doubt that you'll notice much difference. Especially for mp3's etc. If you are recording/mixing music, that FW interface might be a good idea though. Otherwise it's a bit of overkill really.
  4. Need a soundcard. Recommendations?

    In essence your GuitarPort function as a USB audio interface. Prior to getting my RME HDSP I was using my POD XT connected via USB to record and monitor (turns up as an USB audio interface in OSX when you install the drivers). No 5.1 though. I don't know about that USB interface you linked to. Might work. It's pretty cheap so why not. Looks like it has mini-tele connectors so you may have to get RCA -> mini-tele cables to connect your GuitarPort.
  5. Decent Audio Card?

    ...come to think of it, I don't really know if you are going to produce (since you use kX) music or just listen to it. If it's the latter your easiest and cheapest solution is of course to get your on bord chip to 'sound good'. It shouldn't have to be that big a difference (if any) to that old SB card. Could be some setting somewhere...
  6. Decent Audio Card?

    Depends on what you consider expensive but the short answer is, no. Slightly longer answer: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=102549

    It would also be interesting to see if you can increase the track count with a higher latency setting. Say 23ms (1024) as opposed to 6ms (256). Low latency isn't really necessary when mixing and a higher latency setting will not use as much CPU power.
  8. Card for pro audio?

    If you want to have an internal PCI interface, RME HDSP (9632 or 9652) is pretty much the only cards that works afaik. They are pro as far as project studios is concerned, but also rather expensive (+$500). Another angle is to go for an external (USB/Firewire) interface. That'll gives you more options. Decide what you need in terms of I/O connections, what price range you are willing to consider and do some research from there. The Audio Creation subforum here is very helpful: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?&showforum=68 For example, this is a topic covering working FireWire interfaces: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=91916 I'm using a 9632 (RME's official OSX driver) with Logic 8 without problems. The rest of my setup is listed below. It works really well, but isn't exactly the latest/greatest that's out there. On the other hand the parts should be pretty cheap now and there's a lot of info/documentation about them regarding OSx86 setups.
  9. RME Fireface 800 and Kalaway 10.5.1

    It should work. http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=91916 RME drivers seem to work well with hackintoshes,
  10. PCI sound cards available for mac?

    RME HDSP 9632: http://www.rme-audio.de/en_products_hdsp_9632.php
  11. Getting into Audio Editing

    I would get a Apogee Duet (around $495). http://www.apogeedigital.com/products/duet.php Cheaper options are avaliable from M-Audio, Presonus and others. For software you could start out with Garageband (Isn't that included when you buy a Mac..?) You basically build up songs from loops. Very easy. If you later want to go a bit deeper I think there are some pretty good Logic upgrade offers. Just one word of caution. There have been some reports of problems with new Mac's and FW audio interfaces. Apparently recent Macs have been using Agere FW chips (as opposed to the tried Texas Instruments chip). I have heard that Apple recently has returned to TI chips, but you might want to check out what's in your Mac. For monitors it depends on how large your room is, but I would go for a 8 inch model. Techno requires a lot of bass I guess. Brands could be anything from M-Audio (again) to Dynaudio, ADAM, KRK etc. Check out youtube for video tutorials.
  12. RME HDSP MacOSX (x86) drivers released

    It's the same for me with my HDSP 9632. No PCI found, and it doesn't show up in "About this mac", but it works anyway. Your 9652 doesn't work? Have you tried to simply install the RME drivers (if avaliable for your card)?
  13. RME HDSP MacOSX (x86) drivers released

    No biggie but have anyone had problem turning off (mute) the headphone output in the DSP Settings dialog (HDSP 9632)? When I change it to Mute it turns off for a couple of secs, but then goes back on again.
  14. Best sound card?

    RME HDSP 9632 works flawlessly with RME's OSX drivers. http://www.rme-audio.de/en_products_hdsp_9632.php
  15. M-Audio Revolution 5.1/7.1

    RME HDSP 9632 works out of the box with RME's OSX drivers. http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...80&start=80