Endurance pays off – Installing Win10 and Ubuntu Studio on a MAC PRO 2,1

Endurance pays off.

I managed to get my studio-pc to work again. So i thought, while i’m at it, let’s take a chance on the mac in my mixing-suite. The task was to install a Windows 10 while keeping the old OSX as a backup and a Linux system would be sweet.

The old Mac Pros had the issue of beeing able to host 64bit Systems but having a 32bit bootloader. This caused some trouble installing the operation systems and cost me some sleepless nights while dealing with my studio-mac. I came up with the following work-around. (mehr …)

audiomixing in linux – setting up stuff

So, there are some updates on my away-from-apple project.

I successfully managed to get all my plugins to Windows, since my purchases included not only AU files but also Windows VST versions. Lucky me! Unluckily, i ran into some problems with Ardour crashing in Windows. Nothing i came up with helped. Finally i called for help in the Ardour Community and within minutes i got a response that solved my problem. Thanks again, guys!
Unfortunately the 64bit version of Ardour doesn’t load 32bit VSTs. So i was pointed to jbridge. But i didn’t manage to port my 32s to 64s successfully by now. So here is some work to be done for me. (Update: Don’t know exactly what i did wrong the first time but my 32bit VSTs have now been successfully jbridged. (mehr …)

No more healthy fruits (bye bye apple)

I really used to like Apple. Ten years ago they did so many things right. CoreAudio was one such thing. Never was it easier to use audio interfaces, OSX was once designed especially to the needs of professional musicians. There was Garageband, there was Logic Pro (the mighty 7.2 version) and there were many other things i really liked so in 2008 i switched from Windows XP to Apple.
It took a while but then i embraced the Mac OS and got my first experiences with a UNIX system. I liked that every thing Apple did at that time just made sense and was functional. Macbooks just looked nice and when i first saw the inside of a Mac Pro the clean design blew me away.

But times they are changing. (mehr …)

Pedalpower

So i have this very hilarious guitar rack with some rack effects as well as some pedals with a RJM effect gizmo looper and i’m very proud of it. But soon i realized that somehow my MXR Custom Comp didn’t react like i suspected. Somehow with the comp on the signal turned much more low volume than without it. Today i went on it the scientific way and measured the signal. (mehr …)