The Atari was the last time we ever saw a computer with built in MIDI ports. I remember the 1040ST as rock solid and very creative - I plugged it in a few months ago and couldn't believe how clunky and un-slick it all feels (too many years using the Mac, I guess).Originally posted by Grokgod
Then I remind myself of the glory days when all musicians used a mac or an Atari,
Remember those, they worked great with midi.
Certainly, all the major developers of sequencing packages (Digidesign, Steinberg, Emagic, MOTU) will have their products moved over to OS X within the year (that is, one year from now). This is fairly certain.I've heard the MOTU will release a new version of Digital Performer, that will be able to be used with OS X, soon. Anyone heard anything that would support this rumor?
I was considering attending, but I can't afford the big rig pro tools right now anyway, so I feel out of place at a 'mortgage your house to buy pro tools upmty ump" sales presentation. It IS invigorating to see Digi actually being more aggressive on the low end as well-- the notebook as portastudio concept will probably bring them more growth than they realize.Originally posted by drastik
The audio just needs a little push, and think that push is going to come from Digidesign. Tey say that Pro Tools X is in development, and I expect it sooner rather than later. I'm going to DIgiWorld here in NAshville on 17 July, I'll let everyone know what I hear.
I agree. The $10000+ ProTools rig is nice, but c'mon! Unless you make 4 or 5 times that in a year, it simply isnt worth it. I make music for fun, and maybe make a little money from it too, but it certainly isnt my major focus. The MBOX from Digi is (hopefully) just the beginning of something much more fundamental for Digi.the notebook as portastudio concept will probably bring them more growth than they realize.
I think you can pretty much forget about OMS, and concentrate on the Midi Audio layer in OS X. When Gibson bought Opcode, it was pretty much merely to bury them (their vision for the electronic music future is the ethernet based band guitar and public address thing) Apple had the good sense to hire Doug Wyatt, who actually created OMS, but can no longer do a thing with it under that name, to help develop the midi underpinnings of OS X.Originally posted by 3rdpath
and i think OMS is just kludgy. not to mention the last update was when? and its patchlists were updated what year? i think freemidi is quite nice though it can't transmit midi to reason 1.01 which is a drag. i think that'll be worked out in reason 2.0...when it ever ships...