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Forum: AAX Plug-ins 11-26-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,890
Posted By John_Toolbox
Re: Black Friday 2020 Deals 💲💲💲

I agree, soundtoys is another one, great deal on Soundtoys 5 bundle if you are a first time buyer, but there are not any deals on upgrades at the moment for existing users.
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7,377
Views: 886,191
Posted By John_Toolbox
Re: The Tea Room..

15 years ago, my goal was to be retired in 15 years. As of today, my goal is to be retired in 15 years. Unlikely, but if you don’t set goals, you never have the chance to reach them :D
Forum: AAX Plug-ins 11-12-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,890
Posted By John_Toolbox
Re: Black Friday 2020 Deals 💲💲💲

I’m waiting for a deal on a plug-in that sounds like Kinder Man when he opens up one of these kinder eggs:

“Toy! Yoadle Yublle.... WTF? Meatballs in beer cheese soup? Oh Grobby!!! “
Forum: Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) 10-29-2020, 03:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By John_Toolbox
Re: Mac Pro 2013 10 or 12 Core?

Jfreak (mod on this forum) has built the 10 core and is very happy with it. He will probably chime in eventually. I am running the 6 core and so far I haven’t pushed it to its limits. But everyone’s...
Forum: Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 10-14-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By John_Toolbox
Re: Stuck with dead/demo-mode Kontakt 5.5 databases. Can the DUC help where N.I won't

Sadly, I think Chris is correct. The old NI service center was reliant on internet authorization, it’s at least 10 years old now. I think they dropped it about 5-6 years ago. So old libraries that...
Forum: AAX Plug-ins 08-18-2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,102
Posted By John_Toolbox
Thumbs up Re: Exponential Audio R4 for $29

$69 for 4 world class reverbs = Best Plugin deal EVER! :cool:
Forum: Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 07-14-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,481
Posted By John_Toolbox
Re: Rack rail dilemmad

Make sure the cage nuts and screws are the same thread. As an example, 6mm Metric screws and 1/4”-28 American Screws look almost the same, but they will bind/strip out if you try to thread a...
Forum: macOS 06-19-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,321
Posted By John_Toolbox
Re: Macintosh moving to ARM

Get ready to see lots of old software left behind... not sure if this will be as drastic of a change as PPC - intel transition was, but my guess is a lot of software that hasn’t been updated for a...
Forum: AAX Plug-ins 06-11-2020, 04:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,430
Posted By John_Toolbox
Softube Amp Room - no brainer upgrade

I don’t usually get excited about new plugins since there is so much redundancy, but this one is worth mentioning. One of my most used guitar amp sims for the last few years has been Metal amp...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2020, 03:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,367
Posted By John_Toolbox
Re: BlackOut Tuesday’s gonna need a whole lot more than 24 Hours

The George Floyd video is really hard to watch, the four officers involved all belong in jail. As a white man who has spent most of his life living in the Minneapolis area, I was aware that there...
Forum: AAX Plug-ins 05-02-2020, 03:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,447
Posted By John_Toolbox
Re: Waves V10 vs V9

Everyone’s situation is different, but I personally feel like I have gotten a lot of mileage out of my v9 waves stuff... most of it was purchased 6-7 or more years ago and I have never had to wup...
Forum: AAX Plug-ins 04-22-2020, 04:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 22,436
Posted By John_Toolbox
Re: Echo Farm is back!!

Correct, you need to buy the full version to be able to keep your tdm license. I bought the amp farm 4 full version back in December, I forget the price but it was on sale and seemed like a good...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,523
Posted By John_Toolbox
Re: IMac Pro or UA Apollo 8

I went through a similar dilemma a few months ago, I upgraded from a 2009 i7 iMac with 16gb ram. The iMac i9 has loud fans compared to the other choices, so you can narrow it down between iMac Pro...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,211
Posted By John_Toolbox
Re: Mac OS9 data CDs not readable in OSX?

I also still have an old G4 with OS9 and OS X 10.3.9 that I can test with as well. Haven’t fired it up for a few years, but last time I used it, worked great. Let me know what you find.
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,211
Posted By John_Toolbox
Re: Mac OS9 data CDs not readable in OSX?

Iirc, there was a warning about old cd Roms not working around 10.10.x from chicken systems, saying you need to convert all of your old libraries before upgrading. I have a lot of old cd-r backups...
Forum: Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 03-20-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,930
Posted By John_Toolbox
Re: Magma Expansion Chassis P7R4, PCIHIF68 Host compatible with Protools Mix, G4, OS9

Samplecell on a card wasn’t much of a cpu strain, if any. I highly recommend the samplecell card with the tdm module for use with a mix system. Soft samplecell was a cpu and memory hog for those...
Forum: Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 03-19-2020, 03:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,930
Posted By John_Toolbox
Re: Magma Expansion Chassis P7R4, PCIHIF68 Host compatible with Protools Mix, G4, OS9

Until the current 8-slot Mac Pro was released, I believe the old 9600s had the highest number of expansion slots of any Mac. They were rare 15-20 years ago, probably nearly impossible to find now.
...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,772
Posted By John_Toolbox
Re: Is the Coronavirus pandemic affecting your business?

The live performance/large gatherings portion of the music business is obviously very affected by this.

However, most of us do either music or post and are capable of working from home. In fact,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,772
Posted By John_Toolbox
Re: Is the Coronavirus pandemic affecting your business?

For the last few years, all of my studio work has been remote. I have actually been offered more work than my normal workload, because people are hoping I will stay home or be forced to stay home...
Forum: Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 03-07-2020, 04:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,930
Posted By John_Toolbox
Re: Magma Expansion Chassis P7R4, PCIHIF68 Host compatible with Protools Mix, G4, OS9

If your G4 has a FireWire 800 port, it will not natively boot in OS9. The “classic mode” environment that ran within OSX will not work for pro tools... you need to have a G4 that Is capable of...
Forum: Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 03-07-2020, 04:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,930
Posted By John_Toolbox
Re: Magma Expansion Chassis P7R4, PCIHIF68 Host compatible with Protools Mix, G4, OS9

All PCI chassis that I have used with G4’s were always plug and play. They were, however, very finicky about host card and chassis motherboard version. It’s been at least 10 years since I have set...
Forum: RTAS & TDM Plug-ins 03-06-2020, 04:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,022
Posted By John_Toolbox
Re: Ongoing woes with the Virus Indigo plugin

Before buying a tdm card, spend some time reading the manuals so you know what you need. You won’t be able to use it in conjunction with your mbox, tdm systems are more involved to set up. There are...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,671
Posted By John_Toolbox
Re: Health Insurance Blues:How do small business owners & Musicians manage this?

Health insurance in the US is a complicated problem that is different for everyone’s unique situation. From my experience, if you can get on a government plan and are poor, the insurance is very good...
Forum: Buy & Sell 02-13-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,278
Posted By John_Toolbox
Re: Trying to get rid of some plugins

I hear you, I haven’t tried to resell plugins for a long time. The prices have gotten so low, there are many cases where it’s cheaper to simply buy a plugin again when it goes on sale instead of...
Forum: Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 01-02-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,264
Posted By John_Toolbox
Re: Noisy PCI expansion chassis - upgrade with quiet fans?

The fans I was using were universal silent Computer fans from Newegg or some place like that. This thread was 12 years ago so I don’t know what the best fans are today, but you should be able to...
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