Anyone else notice this? Mute button.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by TheSpaz, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. TheSpaz macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    Today I hit the mute button and the music quickly fades out. It's not a hard cut off, it's more like a quick fade-out. Is this new or has it always been like this. If it has, I just only first noticed it today. Does anyone else's computer do this or is it specific to the Mac Pros.
     
  2. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    Try it on your PB and see! ;)
     
  3. ero87 macrumors 65816

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    the mute button on the keyboard, really? for me it's a sharp cutoff (iMac G5).
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Mute button on keyboard as well as the iTunes mute option both appear to be relatively hard Perhaps not jarringly hard... it does sound like the mute is very slightly tapered on the order of milliseconds. But no softer than the mute for muting Youtube in Safari.... (iBook G4 / 10.4.8)
     
  5. imac9556 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, nice find! I just noticed this too on my MacBook 2.0 Core 2 Duo.
     
  6. Spock macrumors 68000

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    My 2.0 Core 2 Duo iMac does it as well, never noticed it
     
  7. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Yeah now that you mention it...my core duo 2.0 Macbook has it as well .

    Quite a nice and subtle touch.
     
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    Mine is hard cut...
     
  10. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Yep, my MacBook does this too. I'll be honest though, I can't say it's something I've noticed before. :eek:
     
  11. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Same, it is very quick.
     
  12. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

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    Thats what it is... I've always noticed something odd about the mute button/function on my iMac... I just thought it was just poor latency... lol
     
  13. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Same
     
  14. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I think it is a fade because it is less damaging to speakers if the music fades in rather than suddenly jumps in. I may be wrong.
     
  15. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    Yeah... it's very slight but, it sounds like someone turns the volume nob really fast instead of just pulling the plug. I bet it's only on the Intel Macs and the old PPC Macs don't do it.
     
  16. student_trap macrumors 68000

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    i never noticed this before either, another nice "apple" design touch!
     
  17. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

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    Hmmmm could this be a PPC/Intel difference here? My G4 cuts off quickly.
     
  18. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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  19. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    My PowerBook G4 is a hard cutoff. :( I want the fancy fade!
     
  20. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Perhaps it's a feature of 10.4.8 ? I notice everyone who's said they have it is running it or doesn't specify.

    Does anyone want to help clear this up?
     
  21. zephead macrumors 68000

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    Yep, I have the fade-out mute. Running 10.4.8 on a CD MacBook.
     
  22. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    I am runniing 10.4.8 in my PPC Quad G5 which is in the "hard cut-off" camp.
     
  23. skunk macrumors G4

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    Strange. Mine cuts off instantly. :confused:
     
  24. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Wow...I have my iMac G5 and Core Duo Mini next together other...helps to be able to hear the difference.

    Cool
     
  25. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Hm....this is strange then. Perhaps we'll never know why this is. Either that, or some of us have a better ear for hearing the millisecond fade off point. :confused:
     

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