Lots of info for low-budget Audio production (OS 9)

Cox Orange

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I found this link a while ago http://macos9lives.com/

it now even more focuses on:
The Mac OS 9 Lives Forum will now be dedicated to...

1) Installing, Maintaining, and Extending the functionality of Mac OS 9

2) Installing Digital Audio Software & Music/MIDI Hardware interfaces under Mac OS 9 for Veteran & Beginner Musicians, Producers, and Artists.

3) General questions for Mac OS 9 enthusiasts.
 

flyingmanatee

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Ha, fun for nostalgia but I wouldn't care ever to go back to OS 9 for audio. Core Audio's ability to aggregate devices alone is worth using OS X (among many many other reasons) and the user interfaces for applications like Cubase and Logic have improved dramatically.
 

Cox Orange

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Yes, but surely worth for people on the very cheap side, though newer stuff can really be had for small money.

On core audio. Really great, but it didn't prevent my Presonus Firepod Firewire400 audio Interface from not being supported in 10.8 Mountain Lion.

So, to use Logic8 and my Interface I better stick with my PowerPC Hardware and Tiger.
 

Fishrrman

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[[ On core audio. Really great, but it didn't prevent my Presonus Firepod Firewire400 audio Interface from not being supported in 10.8 Mountain Lion. ]]

Just curious...

What is "not supported" in Mountain Lion?

You can't "see" the Firepod using "Audio/MIDI Setup"?
 

Cox Orange

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You are smart! Just after I had typed it, I thought, if they (Presonus) maybe only write, that it is incompatible, because Macs shipped with Mountain Lion do not have Firewire400 anymore (though an adapter would do).

I do not have an Intel Mac, so I can't tell, if it is really not supported software-wise.

For my PowerPC-Mac it is just plug and play.

I first found that http://www.presonus.com/support/downloads/fp10 (it says, that for the Control panel, who needs this anyway?)

But here it states, that the machine itself is not supported in ML http://www.presonus.com/news/press_releases/Mac-OS-X-108-Mountain-Lion-Compatibility-Statement
 

Fishrrman

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[[ But here it states, that the machine itself is not supported in ML http://www.presonus.com/news/press_r...lity-Statement ]]

I'm wondering if it is the _software_ for these boxes that is "broken" with Mountain Lion, rather than the boxes themselves?

Firewire is firewire.
CORE Audio is CORE Audio.

My guess is the box will be recognized by the OS when connected, but that Presonus has not updated the old software for compatibility with ML. I could be wrong.
 
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