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Re: Lots of fun.
The audio quality of the built-in I/O on any computer is
questionable, but high-fidelity is not always the first priority.
Personally I like great sound quality but regardless, built-in audio
is only stereo and I like quad or 5.1. So I'm stuck with a card for
now. However the newest Magma expansion chassis works with Pismo
powerbooks, works with the MOTU PCI-32 card (providing a mere 7 msec
latency) and is not much bigger than the laptop itself, so it can all
fit in a carry-on bag.
I've used a VX Pocket live but only a few times. We had trouble with
the breakout cable. The CPU overhead was not 30 percent, but it was a
The latency problem is a big one but for looping, it can be
compensated IF the OS provides a constant latency. I have a
latency-compensating looper which I am diligently refining into
By the way, when was the last time you measured the latency of your
At 10:23 PM -0400 7/18/00, pvallad1 wrote:
>If I understand you correctly, Max/MSP/Powerbook users are getting along
>fine without an add-on card, using just Sound Manager? David Zicarelli's
>comments at cycling74.com leave an impression that Sound Manager is a
>performance dog on Powerbooks. Maybe I just got the wrong impression?
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Andrew Pask" <email@example.com>
>Sent: Friday, July 14, 2000 7:42 PM
>Subject: Re: Lots of fun.
> > As far as the VX pocket is concerned the word on the street for Mac
> > (at least Max/Msp users) is that the VX pocket adds a 20 or 30
> > overhead, and if you go to 24 bit it's a real hog.I don't know anyone
> > using one live, the sound manager spec is fine for live gigs.The rule
> > live gigs as always is "keep it simple": having a studio quality ADDA
> > with ASIO drivers and all the fruit seems to me to be asking for
> > L8r
> > A