cool multimedia trix for MB

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sunsnewmac, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. sunsnewmac macrumors 6502

    sunsnewmac

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    Our little MB is a multimedia gem, even though it is an old skool model (Core Duo, 512mb RAM, 60gb HD)

    With the stock 512mb RAM, running demanding apps like AbletonLive! is not a problem, although we do plan to treat the Mac to a 1 GB RAM card pretty soon.

    With the $25 miniDVI - TV adapter, we played selections from our massive digital movie library stored on an external HD and images looked sharp and clear on our old tele, and NO WEIRD SETUP ISSUES that are par for the course on a PC!

    Also plugged in our nifty USB audio driver (M-audio) that enables multiple ins & outs, allowing us to do DJ stuff with none of the problems that baby had on the desktop PC, running a genuine stereo audio output through a mixer through external speakers. Half the time the M-audio wouldn't even show up on the PC but the Mac can handle it just fine.

    What are some of the neatest things you've done to maximize the multimedia potential of your MacBook?
     
  2. nazmac21 macrumors 6502a

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    Connect it to a Display with Front Row and make it a media center (sort of like AppleTV).
     
  3. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    which M-audio product are you referring to ?
     
  4. sunsnewmac thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. neyoung macrumors member

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    I've been wondering if there is such a thing. Got a link to the one you bought?
     
  6. sunsnewmac thread starter macrumors 6502

    sunsnewmac

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    Here is a link:

    http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/FastTrackPro-main.html

    But that price is highly exaggerated, we got ours for closer to $100, you might have to shop around. We have another one we got earlier that doesn't have MIDI ports, it is made by Edirol but is a lower-end model. You can find either in music stores/guitar shops :)
     

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