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Re: Mainstage CPU Temperature

A good trick is to assemble a handful of beer caps and place them as a
foundation for the laptop. That way air can cool even the bottom
plate. I developed this routing back when using a China built Zelda
centrino that had its cooler fan air output at the bottom, meaning
that if you put it on a table the table will block the output of heat.
Funny that someone can make such a design mistake. I still do it with
Macbooks and MBPs today, even though these lappies have their cooler
fan air output at the rear side. Make sure nothing is located on the
table right behind the Mac's lid to block that output.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen

On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 6:39 AM, TripleOhNine <3x09@carlsonarts.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Has anyone else experienced a lot of temperature increase when running
> Mainstage?  I have a 2.4 Ghz Macbook Pro, aluminum (Intel Core 2 Duo).  i
> just installed Snow Leopard and Mainstage today.  Even without using more
> than one instrument in Mainstage, its heating up the bottom of the 
> Macbook
> quite a bit, to where its uncomfortable on my lap.
> I know, I know, I should get a laptop cooler.  But are there some 
> settings I
> can change in Mainstage to cool things down?  I don't want to burn out
> another logic board if I can avoid it.
> Peace,
> Michael Carlson (3x09)
> On Feb 10, 2012, at 5:57 AM, chaz worm wrote:
> Once again I will post my anti-Chili Dog sentiments. I can't believe 
> anybody
> would have anything to say good about that effect. I disliked mine so 
> much I
> wonder if it wasn't defective.
> Chaz
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Feb 9, 2012, at 5:18 PM, TripleOhNine <3x09@carlsonarts.com> wrote:
> Sanne, you my hero!  Have you seen my arrangement of your arrangement of
> "Fields of Barley" by Sting?  I did it after I participated in a Native
> American sweat lodge ceremony, so its partly inspired by Native American
> song, and mostly improvisatorial.
> Listen to "We Will Walk (in the Fields of Gold)"
> http://www.myspace.com/tripleohnine
> I think I'll look for a sub-harmonic synth or use the MDA-VST plug-in 
> now,
> rather than a Chili Dog.
> Thanks!
> Michael Carlson (3x09)
> On Feb 8, 2012, at 5:38 AM, Sanne de Waard wrote:
> I use the MDA-VST plugin live with PC-laptop in all these
> videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/VocaLoop/videos
> On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 4:27 AM, Mike Fugazzi <mikefugazzi@gmail.com> 
> wrote:
>> Any sound samples?  I don't think the POD HD synths will work well.  
>> They
>> are just to glitchy even with just vocals.  The bass octaver has a good
>> bottom end, but is muddy.  The synth route really intrigues me, but 
>> without
>> a reference tone to shoo for, who the hell knows what I need, lol.
>> There appears to be nothing like the DBX or Peavey in stompbox
>> format...that is something I would need for live use.
>> ----------
>> Mike Fugazzi
>> vocals/harmonica
>> http://www.mikefugazzi.com
>> Facebook
>> YouTube
>> Quicksilver Custom Harmonicas
>> On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 8:50 PM, Rick Walker <looppool@cruzio.com> wrote:
>>> On 7/22/64 11:59 AM, Sanne de Waard wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I cannot help you with your current technical problem, but I do have a
>>>> lot of experience with "octaving" my voice and vocal percussion. 
>>>> Instead of
>>>> using an octaver, you could try to use a subharmonic synth. The 
>>>> results
>>>> actually are stunning and way better than an guitar octaver.
>>>> Hardware: http://www.dbxpro.com/120A/
>>>> Software: http://mda.smartelectronix.com/ (MDA Sub-Bass Synthesizer,
>>>> VST)
>>>> Good luck,
>>>> Sanne
>>> This is Kid Beyond's secret weapon, live.
>>> Also,  a few years back when Elliot Smith died,  my wife and I helped 
>>> out
>>> his estate
>>> by buying a one rack hardware suboctave generator that works really
>>> well live for vocals.
>>> It's buried in a rack I'm not using currently, but I think it was an
>>> earlier Peavey model.
>>> rick walker