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Mac quandry . . .

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:13 pm
by TImellis
Hello folks - looking for some helpful opinions.

I’m currently stuck in the unsupported backwater of Logic 9 running on a PPC G5 - integrated beautifully though with MOTU 2408 mk 3 - giving me 24 digital i/o to a Tascam DM24 - everything clocked and interconnected with other outboard, external CD - R, etc by a Drawmer M-clock.

But . . . I am missing the prospect of accessing plugins available on Logic X.

I’m seriously contemplating a MacBook Pro - for that reason.

1j However - a complete changeover would mean expensive integration with the existing MOTU/Tascam combo (which I love).

2) Integration of Logic X audio output into the existing Logic 9 system would require audio synchronisation from the new MacBook Pro.

If you have any opinions on either option 1) or 2) - helpful bits of kit, converters etc. - please chime in.

Many thanks.

Re: Mac quandry . . .

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:28 am
by BobTheDog
The MOTU would work with a modern mac/os wouldn’t it?

Or am I missing something?

Re: Mac quandry . . .

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:31 pm
by Humble Bee
This might put you out of your misery: ... underbolt/

Hope it works so you can keep your setup that you like!

Re: Mac quandry . . .

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:09 pm
by TImellis
Many thanks guys - the expansion chassis for the PCI component of the MOTU system seems like the way to go.
Presumably there will be a version of MOTU Audio Console which integrates with Logic X and the new Mac OS.
Presumably also, I could use the MBP on dual screen hookup to my existing 27"
Dell monitor.
This is all starting to sound very promising.
Thank you again.

Re: Mac quandry . . .

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:45 pm
by Humble Bee

Please let us know how it goes. I have an RME PCIe in my old G5 that I would like to resurrect if possible... if not too expensive.


Re: Mac quandry . . .

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:56 am
by Watchmaker
A stable system is something to be deeply valued. If you know it and can make music on it think twice before fiddling. I am still recovering from my last upgrade. Not my final one though...good luck!