Deep in the bowels of geekery
The long road to OS X compatibility is almost at an end. Okay, sure, I had to buy the VST->AU wrapper in order to get some of the sluggish developers’ software to work, but as far as it goes, that’s the least of my problems.
PSP’s entire Mixpack is very cool. I used to have just MixPressor, which was my favorite compressor (depsite the butt-ugly UI) but the addition of Mixsaturator has been very nice. I need to get the OS X version of VintageWarmer because it’s a damn fine multiband limiter at heart.
Elemental’s Eqium and Firium are sweeeeeet. Firium is a steal at the price – a learning, completely linear-phase EQ for $149? Hell, It’s got a lot more bands than Waves LinEQ and it’s about half the price. And there’s a logic-user-group group buy so I can get it reaaaal cheap.
Novation V-Station sounds awesome but is a total processor hog.
I’ve managed to crash Logic a few times now. But the nice thing about OSX is that I don’t need to reboot my machine when it happens. What I *do* need to do is figure out why I crashed it.
OS X audio is slightly slower than OS9 was, but doesn’t freak out on me as often. My system doesn’t lock up and drop al USB communication when I do too much audio processing. I’m hoping 10.3 addresses the speed issue. It’s not too bad, though.
So, yeah, I’m diggin it.