Michael T replied to michael diemer's discussion CS2 Crashing Sonar
"It's pretty good but sometimes I find I can't make it do what I think it should. I may not have gone into as much depth in the tweaking of it as I could but I imagine it is a case of using various different libraries for different needs. I like the…"
May 3, 2014
Michael T replied to michael diemer's discussion CS2 Crashing Sonar
"I have CS2 but know nothing about Sonar I'm afraid. The people at CS are pretty good with support so you might ask them if they know of any issues. "
May 3, 2014
Michael T replied to Michael T's discussion Playing with the New Mac Pro
"Hi Phillip,  I know what you mean about the GPUs. I got a custom build with the smallest D300s but with a 6-core CPU.
I have been using VEP 5 too but I'd like to see how much I can get running on one machine before hooking it up to my oMP.
An added…"
May 3, 2014
Phillip Lovgren replied to Michael T's discussion Playing with the New Mac Pro
"I like the basic idea of the nMac Pro, it's just paying a $1000 for dual GPUs that as yet don't do anything for audio work. If you're also working with video then it makes more sense. Apple talked about OpenGL at the last WWDC but so far it's just…"
May 3, 2014
Michael T replied to Jake Sanderson's discussion What is the best all-round keyboard for composing for film and tv out today ?
"Wouldn't it be better to just upgrade your computer? With a keyboard you'll be paying for a lot more than the sounds and you'll have less flexibility. 
If you mean to take your sounds on the road then a keyboard would be better although most people…"
May 3, 2014
Michael T replied to Michael T's discussion Playing with the New Mac Pro
"I hear ya Ray!
As the years go by these gizmos give us better sound and production quality but do nothing to improve our composition skills.
Still, I've waited so long for an upgrade and it's such a beautiful object, I felt like I should mark the…"
May 2, 2014
Michael T replied to Jenny Leigh Hodgins's discussion Mac Pro vs iMac?
"You can stick some extra in quite cheaply now.
http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=7E74660AA5C...
Cheaper if you're U.S. based I think. David Hitchcock said:
Hah! Do I ever.  This is the best computer my line of credit with…"
Jan 8, 2014
Michael T replied to Jenny Leigh Hodgins's discussion Mac Pro vs iMac?
"Hey David, 
You want to get more ram into that iMac, the more the merrier! David Hitchcock said:
I've found that as I get further into the realm of the music industry, particularly composing, that production knowledge and capability are paramount.…"
Jan 8, 2014
Michael T replied to Jenny Leigh Hodgins's discussion Mac Pro vs iMac?
"That's what I figured Jenny. It's very easy to be wowed and overwhelmed by reading about huge rigs of Hollywood pros.
There is so much to learn that it really is better to start simple. There is nothing worse than having loads of stuff that you only…"
Jan 3, 2014
Michael T replied to Jenny Leigh Hodgins's discussion Mac Pro vs iMac?
"I wouldn't argue with your points in principal. However, an 8 or 12 core refurbed MP with lots of RAM and a few large internal HDDs will still cost several thousands of dollars. Personally I'd never buy such a machine from ebay!
I have been in need…"
Jan 3, 2014
Michael T replied to Jenny Leigh Hodgins's discussion Mac Pro vs iMac?
"Yes, I'm sure that will be fine. The external doesn't have to be SSD, it could be an ordinary HDD provided it's at least 7200 RPM. Some are 5400 RPM which is too slow for audio work but Ok just to archive/backup to. 

I sometimes work on my laptop…"
Dec 30, 2013
Michael T replied to Jenny Leigh Hodgins's discussion Mac Pro vs iMac?
"There are a bewildering variety of options even for the more experienced and I am always seeking advice when adding a new piece of kit.

The old Mac Pros such as the refurbed one you mentioned come with 4 internal bays to hold HDs while the new MP…"
Dec 29, 2013
Michael T replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion P. C. Christmas Music
"Why don't we just rename Christmas -The Silly Season. It seems to be that around here! :)"
Dec 23, 2013
Michael T replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion P. C. Christmas Music
"I notice you used the term "under some conditions". Are you then implying that Ray might have a condition? I'm offended on his behalf! Fredrick zinos said:
I'm offended by the word vacating since under some conditions its might imply that the…"
Dec 23, 2013
Michael T replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion P. C. Christmas Music
"And notice it's not the good people of Bradford who are complaining but a councillor who is also ....um.....a  minister! Kristofer Emerig said:
You mean these people?   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1236106/Council-renames-Chr..."
Dec 23, 2013
Michael T replied to Jenny Leigh Hodgins's discussion Mac Pro vs iMac?
"I think the iMac with lot's of ram would be fine for your needs and will last you many years. Get an external HD or SSD for your sample libs, switch it on and you'll be off and running in no time. :)
I wouldn't worry about a slave computer until you…"
Dec 23, 2013
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  • Greetings Michael,

    I like Whirlpools. It flows beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

    Very best,

    Larry Elliott

  • Hey Michael!  Excellent Toccata!

  • Hi Michael,

    I just stumbled upon your Toccata for Piano and was transfixed by it. A fantastic piece of music!

  • Amazing music
  • Yeah Buddy... Nice Works!!!
  • Thanks for the add Michael!
  • Wonderful music Michael! I especially like Particle Zoo and In a blink of an eye. Well all the stuff from Think again is great. Do you sell downloads anywhere on the web?
  • You are far too kind. Zappa is one of my heroes of course...
  • Thanks Michael. I uploaded some songs onto my page so come check em out some time! I do not have any recordings of my attempts at jazz, maybe that's a good thing. Your jazz pieces are phenomenal.
  • Excellent music! You have honed your craft well.
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