1. rosko.vair

    Help with selecting external drive for storing VST libraries

    Hello! I'm not great with computers, and I'm hoping someone with greater knowledge and experience can help me before I sink some money. Do you use an external drive to store your VST libraries? What do you use? I'd like to buy some pretty sizable VST libraries from Spitfire Audio (plugins, no...
  2. jcrosby

    FTC determines Apple Engages in 'Anti-Competitive Repair Restrictions'

    The FTC held new hearings recently on product repairability. (These products extend far beyond Apple. John Deere for example sells a $1,000,000 industrial tractor with an entirely proprietary repair scheme). Apple came under significant fire in the hearings as well, ultimately the FTC...
  3. R

    Questions for Windows DAWs users, coming from Mac

    Hi all, I have a few questions for those of you who work on Windows systems (regardless of the size of your computers / size of your projects). I currently have a Mac Pro Trashcan with 64gigs of ram, and it served me well for my needs in the last seven years. Before that I mostly had Macs but...
  4. U

    VEPro 6 Installers anyone? (for Mac) VEPro6 not loading anymore

    Has anyone kept their Vienna Ensemble Pro installers archived neatly and near to hand ? In MYVSL account I have the archives there but they're missing a huge chunk of history. VSL obviously only archive the ones you've personally downloaded, and not the entire catalog of their endeavours. My...
  5. E

    Cpu Benchmarks vs System Overloads in Logic

    Hi all, urgent matter here, as I need to decide on a purchase ASAP: I used Mac Benchmarks ( as a reference to decide what mac to upgrade to from a 2015 2.2GHz MBP with 16Gb of Ram and samples on an external USB 3 Lacie 7200 HD. As a film composer, I...
  6. Dave Hilowitz

    GridInstrument app: Use your Launchpad as a regular MIDI controller

    I've made an app that allows you to use "scale mode" on your Launchpad Mini and Launchpad Standard. It currently runs on Mac and iOS (the Mac version was just released). Buy it here:
  7. wuubb

    Is doing a batch resave to the same location from multiple computers bad?

    So I have a Samsung T3 that I have most of my samples on. I bring it with me so that I can have access to the same libraries with my laptop as my desktop. I originally batch resaved on the desktop, and my load times were shit on the laptop, so I did a batch resave there. Now the load times on...
  8. Brian99

    Audio connection between Mac Mini and studio monitors?

    I'm currently using a macbook pro and a maschine MK3 controller and the maschine 2 software for creating tracks. The MK3 also acts as an audio interface to a powered subwoofer and 2 powered studio monitors. I'm thinking of updating to a new mac mini and also logic pro x and trying to figure...
  9. S

    DAW Computer Build Education/Insight

    Hey fellow music lovers, I am ready to buy/build a new computer, a new rig, ect: Currently I use a MacBook Pro 13", Duo Core i5 with 8gb of ram, weak I know... system overloads have been a close friend. I use Logic Pro X & Cubase, and route all audio through my Apollo MKII Quad. I use two Focal...
  10. Andrew Goodwin

    Kontakt Quickload won't save changes

    Hi guys, Kontakt Quickload won't save changes that I make to the menu. I've tried several times to add VST instruments and folder etc. Then I save the actual Cubase session and properly close Cubase. Upon re loading any session in Cubase the changes made to the Kontakt quickload menu are no...
  11. G

    Paragon NTFS or MacDrive

    I'm getting a new PC Slave, Currently been using a single Mac. So my samples all reside on a Mac formatted SSD drive. But I still want to be able to move the drive to my MacBook Pro when I'm mobile. So should I format the sample drive as NTFS and then use Paragon NTFS on my Mac's to access the...
  12. K

    Can I slave picture from Logic on Mac to Cubase (main DAW) on PC?

    Hi All Just wondering if I can slave Logic from Mac to Cubase on PC? Or do I need to invest in a 2nd PC and pro tools etc to slave picture particularly to Cubase 9 on my PC? I currently have a macbook with Logic which I dont use much. Thanks Kyle
  13. JohnBMears

    Help with a new Audio Interface

    I am hoping one of you smart folks can guide me with an issue I am tackling. I have a Silver Mac Pro Tower from 2010. I have been using an RME Fireface 800 for the past 5 years. I connect using the FW800 port on the Mac. I have replaced the capacitors in the RME three years ago. This week it...
  14. T

    Upgrading from 2011 MacBook Pro

    Hey all. Here's my current set up: MacBook Pro 13" Early 2011 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 8 GB RAM OSX 10.9.5 Pro Tools 11 East West Hollywood Orchestra Diamond Axe FX II XL+ (guitar effects processor & audio interface) PreSonus Audiobox USB 96 (audio interface) I write/record orchestral rock and...
  15. augustof

    Rare electric Piano free

    Hi guys. We've just release Electrix. An electric Piano based on the Hohner Electra Piano T used by Led Zeppelin. Opinions are needed :) Best Augusto
  16. S

    CC Editing deletes notes Pro Tools 2018.4

    did anyone came across this? When editing velocity or CC data on the automation lane in pro tools the midi notes get deleted. Here is a short video demonstrating the issue. All instruments are hosted in VEP6. Hosted...
  17. benishoga

    Your way to Mac system backup?

    Hey Folks! Time machine aside, I do back up my files locally and offsite also to the cloud, however I was just wondering, what do you guys do in a case your internal system crashes and really needs to get back up and running without to much drama. I now have all my external libraries from an...

    The NEW Logic Benchmark Test

    The logic benchmark test has been helpful for figuring out the DAW's CPU performance on Mac. I was about to ask @christianhenson to post his benchmark result on the iMac Pro but then I checked the scores again and saw that top on the list is 'Mac Pro 12-Core 2.7 Late 2013' and that can run 255...
  19. musicalweather

    Anyone using an Emu Xboard with their current setup?

    A family member has offered to send me one or both of his Emu Xboards for setting up a second (remote) studio. He has the 61-key and 49-key boards. We're both a little concerned about finding the proper drivers for my Mac. I did find this...
  20. M

    Imac 2017 buying question

    Hello, My 2011 MacBook Pro (500Gb SSD and 16GB RAM) has started lagging (a lot of fan noise and it's slower) so sadly it's time to get a new computer... I currently also own a MacBook Air (8GBs of ram and 1.6ghz) which I haven't used for composing yet. Is is possible to compose with Logic and...
  21. N

    Refurbished Mac stores

    any suggestions on reputable refurbished Mac Pro / iMac stores that will ship to the U.S.? Thanks in advance
  22. N

    Refurbished mac pro or custom build pc: is there much difference in speed?

    hoping to get some opinions on this given the choice between a built pc: and a refurbished 2010 mac pro 1x6 core: which would you recommend over the other, and why? either of these...
  23. G

    Anyone using a Mac Mini late 2012 as a Slave?

    I've found a Mac Mini late 2012 model with a 2.5Ghz processor at a really good price. Wondering if it's worth using one of these as a slave for a mobile setup with my Macbook Pro late 2012 2.5Ghz. I'm gonna spec up the RAM to 16GB. But just wondering how one of these units will work. So it's...
  24. M

    Master/Slave: MacMini + PC?

    Hi all! I'm planning a system upgrade very soon, and I'm thinking about going one of the following routes: - PC Master + PC Slave - Mac Mini Master + PC Slave Considering the Mac Mini is long in the tooth, I'll wait and see if Apple will release a new model before the end of this year. I was...
  25. S

    Apple APFS

    This will be interesting to see but if this statement is true As APFS is designed to be low latency, this should also improve read and write speeds on Mac devices. then we should see improved read speeds for sample libraries as well. If the ssds are re-formatted or converted to APFS of...
  26. Mads Skønberg

    Totally new to orchestral music

    Hi! I started making orchestral music 2 weeks ago with Logic Pro X on my iMac. I would be really happy if you will listen to my work so far. - please visit and listen. Very happy if you tell me what is good and what is not. I have composed music since I...
  27. musicalweather

    Can I put my entire studio into a laptop-based system?

    Hi everyone, I'm in the process of setting up a second, kind of portable studio and am wondering if you all could help me narrow my choices. Because I'm finding myself away from my main studio quite a lot these days (taking care of family members in another town), I'd like to have an alternate...
  28. lucianogiacomozzi

    Mac Pro (2008) [Surrey/London, UK]

    Hello all, I am currently selling my old machine that has served me very well throughout the years running massive templates and the like up until last year when I bought myself an iMac. I originally intended to use this machine as a slave but instead the iMac actually ended up being more...
  29. R

    Unable To Install EW Installation Center on Hackintosh

    Hello, I am a brand new member of both the VI Control and the Hackintosh community. I have just completed my very first Hackintosh. Its primary purpose is for recording/performing live with virtual instruments through Mainstage. After installing Sierra I signed up to 'Composer Cloud', but...
  30. R

    Slave: why you should have one? :)

    Hi everyone, totally frustrated in trying to decide how to upgrade my current DAW. Totally newbie also, wanting to understand more, so any link is much appreciated! What is a slave computer and why an ITB soundtrack composer should have one? I'm now (happily) running an Hackintosh but it's...
  31. G

    Cubase - Why better on Windows than Mac?

    Hi Guys, I've just recently got Cubase. And I've seen it pop up a lot here that it runs better on Windows than Mac. I'm a super Mac fanboy (still using Logic, but maybe I'll be swayed completely onto Cubase). But how come does it run better under Windows than the Mac OS. Just wanted to know...
  32. J

    OWC Thunderbay 4 with SSDs - Turning the fan off

    Hey guys, I have a Thunderbay 4 here that I'd like to use with SSDs. Was wondering if any of you who have one have had any luck with disconnecting the fan on the back? It's far to loud to have in the studio while recording. From what I know, SSDs don't get very hot. The Black Magic Multi-dock...
  33. K

    IconnectMIDI2+ with Android

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone has tried using the iconnectMIDI2+ with an android device. I'm thinking about using it to connect my Galaxy View 18.5 to my mac pro to use Lemur. I haven't had any luck with Ad Hoc networks. The mac pro recognizes que tablet if I use a USB cable and a USB...
  34. N

    Yosemite's activity monitor contradicting kontakt memory usage

    this is a screenshot of the only kontakt instance i have open, and it says there's no more than 3gb loaded. the activity monitor to the left says different and claims that more than 7gb is being loaded. why is this occurring?
  35. stigc56

    Setup advise for Mac Slave

    Hi I have 3 Macs in a network. The connection is made via a switch. I'm trying to improve performance and wonder if I can gain anything by connecting my DAW Mac (Cubase 8 - Mac 12 core) to my first slave mac direct? I have tried this once before, but couldn't make it work. Are there somebody...
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