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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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  • 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). ;-)
    • Edirol UM-1SX
      2005-07-15 09:37:07  bobup [View]

      Hello, I've asked this to other peope. Sorry for cut and paste: 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?

      Thanks,
      Bob Fulkerth
      bobful@pacbell.net
  • 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
    • Great article
      2005-07-15 09:36:01  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?

      Thanks,
      Bob Fulkerth
      bobful@pacbell.net
  • 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?

    Thanks,
    Bob Fulkerth
    bobful@pacbell.net