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  1. ironbut

    Articles

    Kind of a followup of the article on the Universal fire, here's a video on the Packard Campus where the Library of Congress collection of audio visual assets are stored and preserved. One thing that isn't covered is the range of items and programs there. Here's a link to their site if you want to dig deeper. https://www.loc.gov/avconservation/packard/ BTW The British Library and many other countries have their own programs for preserving culture.
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    Happy Birthday Kerry!

    Have a great Birthday Kerry (and I'm not just asking young man!).
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    Post what you're watching

    On All Things Considered, they had a bit about the perfect Father's Day Movie. I decided it was a good time to watch mine.
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    Head Case Motorsports

    Here's a little something I thought was pretty entertaining!
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    Ye Macce Threade

    Thanks for the heads up on the TS2 Plus Apple pricing! With my AES discount, it comes down to $225 us. When I first read your post, I didn't think I was going to need a thunderbolt 3 device but unfortunately, the monitor that I use with my 2012 cheesegrater took a turn for the worse. That and the release of the new mac pro (conceding that it is way more machine than I need) I put in an order for a i9 iMac 5k, a 4 bay ssd enclosure and 64G of ram from OWC (I was hoping to wait till spring or black friday but oh well). Since I'm going to be using all ssd's in my rig, the last HD (contains my home folder) is going to be replaced by a Crucial mx500 drive. It's only $239 for 2T! It wasn't that long ago that I paid twice that for the 2 Samsung 850 2T drives I use for samples. M.2 won't be too far behind since the price on those is dropping pretty fast so I'm going cheap for now. I can't see needing much more speed past sata lll but I wouldn't refuse it.
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    Ye Macce Threade

    Did they turn on File Vault by any chance?
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    Articles

    Excellent article from the NY Times Magazine about the terrible loss that occurred from the 2008 Universal Studios fire. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/11/magazine/universal-fire-master-recordings.html
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    Ye Macce Threade

    Hopefully the Apple guys will be able to get to the root of the problem and get you up and running properly. I've had Komplete Ultimate since 9(?) and I've had plenty of issues with their software (but I love their software). I've been lucky since I've been able to solve most issues by uninstalling/installing. Their apps have bits in lots of locations which is the reason for their problems IMHO. Not saying that it's likely the problem but it's always a possible. Good luck.
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    Ye Macce Threade

    Does it seem like problems with NI products or is it whenever you have an external controller connected when you have the battery problems? What Os are you running and did your problems seem to start after upgrading the Os? Have you tried resetting the SMC/PRAM/NVRAM ? Are you using a host or running these apps in standalone? Tried uninstalling (completely) and reinstalling the problem apps? If these problems are in fact with NI apps, you should check Native Instruments website for instructions on uninstalling. Reinstall the Os. Do a clean install of your system. Oops, should have said, back up before you start to dig in (I always load any current projects on a separate drive so I can get those up and running quickly).
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    RIP someone or another

    Very sad day for American music. RIP Dr. !
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    Ye Macce Threade

    IMHO these machines are for not targeted toward the pro-sumer like me but for places like Bad Robot, Pixar or McLaren. It is meant to compete against the HP Z8 G4 and the like.
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    Ye Macce Threade

    Can't wait to put my hands on one in person! Unfortunately, not really for my needs (at first look) but it should be popular with the video crowd. I'll probably order an i9 iMac this fall. Looks like Logic Pro X is gonna get a boost!
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    Articles

    Great article Antonio! Here's a video of Gould in some editing sessions.
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    House Build Pics

    Very cool Jeff! Brings back memories for me of many projects I was proud to be part of. Sounds like you've got yourself some good neighbors!
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    RIP someone or another

    RIP Leon! Saw him with John Prine at Atlanta Symphony Hall. Always wondered how those two got booked there but in any case, what a great night!
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