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Re: still on the interface quest...


And I've looked at that Alesis unit myself.  If I had the cash,  
That's likely what I would buy.


On Jun 7, 2007, at 7:19 AM, Goddard, Duncan wrote:

>>> I had some hassle trying to get Windows to work via Parallels.  Have
> you had any success running audio apps in Windows (Mobius perhaps)  
> while
> running other apps on the Mac side simultaneously?  It sound like a  
> pipe
> dream to me, but if it's at all workable, I'd be willing to give
> Parallels another shot.<<
> I use parallels on my MBP so that I can run vegas (4 or 5- I haven't
> bought the later versions because I'm quite happy with what I've  
> got) &
> the only issues I've had are
> 1) it can't talk to the superdrive, so I can't make CDs straight  
> out of
> vegas. yet. the new parallels release due any day now is going to fix
> this, we're told.
> 2) if I'm running parallels in full-screen mode, sometimes there isn't
> enough horsepower left over after all the screen redrawing to keep the
> audio happening, especially with a lot of tracks/plug-ins. if I use
> "coherence" mode, the screen driving seems to be handled by the mac OS
> instead of the guest OS & things improve dramatically. I'm using  
> w2k sp4
> as the guest.
> what I haven't tried (& with me it's a cultural thing as much as
> anything else) is running anything like "live" or "reason" on the
> pc-half & the mac-half at the same time. I don't know if the  
> networking
> between the two "machines" would allow midi syncing or anything.
> but running apps on both OSs at the same time? no problem.
> 'pon the interface thing- I've been looking at the alesis offerings-
> they do a normal-looking analogue mixer which can deliver audio via
> firewire from each of it's 16 inputs + the stereo mix; very  
> tempting at
> the pricepoint. there's also a non-mixer interface that does more or
> less the same, but which for some reason is at the same price. has
> anyone used either?
> d.