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    The perfect Ableton home production machine...

    As long as the disk usage indicator does not light up, there's absolutely no need to enable the RAM option on an audio clip. Also, an extensive use of the RAM option will only fill up your RAM quickly. Errr...what? Is that one of these useless Live vs Logic innuendos?
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    Logic Pro 8 (Logic Studio) and Logic 8 Express is out!

    the price drop is ridiculous. sponsored by apple hardware market shares.
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    The perfect Ableton home production machine...

    If you can afford it, all the way RME! Note that 'zero latency' is not possible at all. Only in a direct monitoring scenario, where the signal doesn't go through the A/D - D/A converters.
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    The perfect Ableton home production machine...

    Yeah they have a pretty clever copy protection engine. Same goes for the PC platform as well. Live seems to be uncrackable. I finally bought it when the crack stopped working. The software is worth every penny though, so I have never really regret it.oops, did I just said I used cracked software? I never did of course.
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    The perfect Ableton home production machine...

    Well a 64bit OS means that you can work with larger numbers, but performance-wise it won't improve anything on the audio side, apart from being able to address more memory of course. I find the 64bit hype a bit ridiculous. Most people think they get twice the performance out of it. As for Leopard, I'm quite sure they've implemented an adaption which lets you run 32bit apps as well, but I'm not sure how stable that is or if there will be any incompatibility issues with that. Ableton now officially supports Vista, but only 32bit Vista versions. From their FAQ: "All 32-bit versions of Vista are supported. 64-bit versions of Vista may work to an extent, but Ableton does not currently support these versions." Not sure what this means for the Mac platform. I guess we'll have to sit this one out.
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    The perfect Ableton home production machine...

    ableton live performs pretty good on all the newer c2d macs. the current iMacs look great, they even abandoned the GMA950 on the smaller models and they also provide all necessary usb / fw ports, but bear in mind that you can't use any PCIe cards at all. most usb and firewire audio interfaces will still take a certain percentage of CPU load, so PCI/PCIe is still the best solution on the audio side. you may also want to add some sort of DSP cards later. of course most manufacturers are already offering firewire-based DSP solutions, but then you may come to the point where you run short on fw ports on an iMac. just my 2 cents. so well, I'd say "if you have the money, go for the pro" as for leopard, its a fully grown 64bit OS, right? I have never tried the current leopard betas, so I'm not sure how exactly they continue to support 32bit apps and how compatible any possible 32bit adaption will be to ableton live (live is 32bit only). also, live uses the older carbon API. afaik apple has already announced to entirely abandon carbon and just continue with the new cocoa API. if this is the case in leopard already, ableton will need to fully reprogram live. I guess that could take a while. I'm pretty sure leopard will be great and all that, but as with any new OS version apple has released, leopard will surely bring a lot of extra confusion to all users as far as software and driver compatibility goes. [this is just pure speculation, don't take that too serious!] c.
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    Audio on a quadcore

    Nope. But with Live you should get (almost) twice the performance out of a quad core than from a dual core machine - as long as no RAM and HDD peformance limits are considered. Check their forums, i.e. this thread: http://www.ableton.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=71072 c.
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    Audio on a quadcore

    Ableton Live 6 can address as many cores as available on your system. Each track is being processed by a different core. I guess Logic uses a similar technology.
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    Logic Pro 7.2 (Legit!) on OS X 10.4.8 JaS

    I got Ableton Live 6, Logic Express 7 and Cubase SX 4 running fine on OSX 10.4.8.
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    upgrading Logic to 7.2

    Hi, I'm planning to sell my Logic 5 gold. I'm asking for 250 EUR. Interested? Upgrading should be easy. Afaik you'll get a link where you can update the XSKey to the new version online.
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    RME HDSP MacOSX (x86) drivers released

    Thanks Kejkz. I already tried switching it to master clock, but no difference at all. Reinstalled the driver/patch, repaired permissions etc. I'm almost at my wits' end. I could only think of a conflict between the formerly installed Fireface400 driver. I had to remove the FF400 MIDI driver, otherwise my MIDI setup wouldn't load. Maybe there's an issue with the other audio driver as well. I'll give this a shot next time I'm at the studio. I may as well put the HDSP into another hackintosh just to see if that makes a difference. Thanks for the help so far.
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    RME HDSP MacOSX (x86) drivers released

    Hi all, Unfortunately I've got a few minor problems with the driver. Can anyone help out? The driver works great right after applying the patch itself, but as soon as I open terminal and enter the commands mentioned in the installation instructions, the multiface loses contact and indicates a host error (after reboot). This is not a huge problem at all as the patch even works without going through the additional steps, but anytime I try to set a sample rate higher than 48khz in Ableton Live, I get a kernel panic. Switching between 44.1 and 48khz however works fine. I can set a higher sample rate in AudioMidiSetup and run iTunes, but as soon as I reboot, it reverts to 48khz. Is everyone else able to use higher sample rates than 48khz? I was wondering if this is somehow related to the incomplete installation? Why does the stuff I type in Terminal not work? The following part in the installation instructions is still a bit unclear to me: sudo ./bspatch /System/Library/Extensions/HammerfallDSP.kext/Contents/MacOs/HammerfallDSP \ /System/Library/Extensions/HammerfallDSP.kext/Contents/MacOs/HammerfallDSP ./HDSPPCI.patch Is there a space between the backslash and the slash? Or should I type ".../HammerfallDSP \/System/..." ?? Looks somehow strange to me. Any suggestions are highly appreciated. I run 10.4.8 Semthex kernel by the way. Many many thanks to 0xdeadbeef for the hack. Great work!! Edit: This is a HDSP Multiface + PCI card by the way
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    RME HDSP MacOSX (x86) drivers released

    Whow you rock!! I'll give this a shot this weekend when I'm back home. Can't wait to try this out. Whoohaaa!!
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    MacBook as a synth...?

    logic is quite complex but still one of the best DAWs out there. not very handy for live performances though. garageband is quite like a teaser for logic. has been developed by the same company which did logic - emagic. now bought by apple. have a look at ableton live: http://www.ableton.com maybe the most amazing software on the market. still lacks some features, but very intuitive for both, production and live performing.
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    RME HDSP MacOSX (x86) drivers released

    FYI, the HDSP PCIe card has obviously been released a few days ago. (Hidden) announcement: http://rme-audio.de/forum/viewtopic.php?id=322 proof: http://www.thomann.de/gb/rme_hdsp_pcie.htm Strangely enough they haven't announced anything on their home page so far. Also, the Intel Mac driver in their downloads section now mentions to be compatible with the PCIe card only, whereas the old website listed the PCI card as well when they released the driver (actually 3 months before the PCIe card became available). Weird. However, I'm seriously thinking about selling my FF400 which I'm using now as a substitute and get a PCIe card for my good old multiface.