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  Mac Mini Eye for the Linux-Windows Guy
Subject:   Great article
Date:   2005-04-20 09:46:41
From:   toddogas
Response to: Great article

ajcurrie: Thank you for the kind words.

I sat on the fence for a week or two after the Mac mini announcement myself. The two things that pushed me off the fence were: (1) Wanting to try out Mac OS X Panther (now I get to learn about Tiger soon, I guess for yet another $100 or so) and (2) curiousity about GarageBand (now I need to buy an inexpensive USB keyboard for it...btw, any opinions from anyone on the Edirol UM-1SX USB-Midi Interface? I have some old MIDI keyboards lying around).

So far, I'm pretty happy with my decision to try one out.

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  • Great article
    2005-07-15 09:35:09  bobup [View]

    Hello, I'm wondering if you now have experience with how many tracks (overall, not simultaneous recording) of live audio GArage BAnd on the mini can support? Any experiences to share?

    Bob Fulkerth
  • Great article
    2005-05-04 10:42:57  k3nx [View]

    I would recommend the "M-Audio Keystation 49e", it's not much more then a MIDI to USB adapter, and it's powered via USB, so you don't need an adapter or batteries. It works really well too
  • Edirol UM-1SX
    2005-04-21 07:05:19  williambeegle [View]

    It worked flawlessly for me. I just plugged it in and fired up Garage Band, and I was off. There's a tiny bit of lag if you do it that way -- they provide special "low latency" drivers, but my keyboard and mixing skills aren't good enough to warrant the extra hassle. Professional musicians might feel differently.

    Re: the DVD burner. You're going to have to get a copy of Toast, and even then, you won't get full use out of the burner. Apple intentionally crippled iDVD so that it only works with their own (internal-only) burners.

    Good article overall, but it's not fair to blame the Mac just because you wanted to buy a bunch of new toys (like the LCD). ;-)