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Re: long delay for mac

wow that would be dreeeam come true if it really worx!

On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 8:46 AM, Gareth Whittock
<buddhamachine@live.co.uk> wrote:
> As you know Rick, I'm with you completely on the non-corporate, 
> grassroots
> sound mangling software/plugin development underground scene.
> In fact I'm part of it!
> The plugin converters you mentioned aren't cross platform unfortunately
> smproaudio have released a windows/mac wrapper that I will be 
> investigating
> today:
> http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/34640/vfx-host-software
> If it works, I'll report back.
> Peace
> G
> Gareth, Sentientfx -  Innovative music plugins. http://sentientfx.com/
>> Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 12:46:53 -0700
>> From: looppool@cruzio.com
>> To: buddhamachine@live.co.uk
>> CC: loopers-delight@loopers-delight.com
>> Subject: Re: long delay for mac
>> On 7/22/64 11:59 AM, Gareth Whittock wrote:
>> > The choice of plugins seems minuscule compared to windows or am I just
>> > looking in the wrong places?
>> I've discussed this phenomenon many times here at L.D.
>> When KVR had their KVR challenge (offering a few thousand dollars to the
>> person who created the most
>> inventive freeware audio effects plugin) hundreds were submitted and of
>> the forty that were published,
>> there were only two for OSX versus 36 for Windows (a couple for Linux,
>> too, as I recall).
>> This has been a constant in the Windows world for the past ten years.
>> There's just a lot more freeware (and idiosyncratic) developement of
>> effects plugins
>> Personally, I look for the intense (and often quirky) creativity that
>> come from young people's freeware plugins.
>> The last KVR challenge winner made a plugin that simulates insect
>> sounds..........lol! So, I'm more a
>> fan of Windows. Also, for me, the presence of programs like FL
>> Studio/Sony Vegas/Sony Sound Forge/Sony Acid
>> and stand alone creative apps like Granulab and Tuareg (slicer program)
>> that just aren't available for OS X keeps me there.
>> There are also wonderful programs (very notably, Logic Pro) that aren't
>> found on Windows and there's the whole
>> aspect of potential viruses and mal and phisware that plague Windows
>> (solution: don't use your audio system online!)
>> but I just read an article that said that now that Apple has become the
>> largest media company on earth that virus writers
>> are starting to target Macs. Computer security problems are here to
>> stay, I"m afraid.
>> There are, of course, many advantages to using OS X as well, but I still
>> run Windows (and even, archaicly,
>> Win XP which is now 2 OSs old, because it works so well for my audio set
>> up).
>> Solutions?
>> Use Bootcamp with a dual boot system; install Win XP Professional,
>> Service Pack 2 or
>> Win 7 and do your music editing on the Win XP side and import your 
>> files.
>> or stay with OS X and Use a VST wrapper with either AU or TDM plugin
>> systems in your DAW.
>> Good luck, Gareth. The Intel Macs (with their abilities to have
>> dual boot systems) are, if very pricey, very wonderful
>> (and this is said by someone who randomly seems to have bought a lemon
>> MacBook Pro).