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Re: Windows 7

If I could find one person who said, "Yeah, I'm running Windows 7 and
a MOTU 828 with Live 8 and it works great" I think I would, but I
can't seem to find that person.  I guess I'm wondering if I want to be
that test subject and take on all the work that it might mean.  "Hey
Live tech support person, I can't get your software working right...
OS?  Er... WIndows 7 beta... Uh.  Yeah."

Can you see how that could go?

That said, I've spent quite a few hours and I basically have Live and
the MOTU drivers installed.  Awesome.  Live doesn't seem to see any
flavor of Amplitube or Mobius.  I've been told many times that Vista
was a giant pile of flaming poop, and so far it's lived up to it's

I think I'll give it one more chance before I go ballistic. I've read
a few things about disabling UAC and moving your VST folder outside
the programs folder.  If I don't get it tonight, I'll give Win 7a go.

It's funny, my first inclination when Jeff ported Mobius to OSX was to
move back to my G5 for music, but since my time in XPlandia I've made
a few other friends.  One of them is called mDrummer.  Another
Jamstix.  Cool little VSTs that replicate how someone who's not a
drummer might communicate with a session drummer.  You can seed them
with a basic beat and they listen to you and react in real time.
There's nothing remotely like it (that I know of) for OSX.  I could go
back to crafting each beat myself, but I get limited time and I was
really loving the short amount of time I could go from nothing to a
full looped "piece" by using an AI helper for drums. I do like
programming drums, but I like playing guitar and keyboard (if you can
call my keyboard playing that!) a lot more.

On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 3:44 PM, Nick<ParadoxQuine@gmail.com> wrote:
> Mark,
> I strongly recommend you trash vista and try 7. 7 is miles ahead in 
>every way.
> os x is still the best though imo.
> On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 12:59 PM, Mark Sottilaro<zerocrossing@gmail.com> 
>> I'm actually on day 3 of Vista and I'm close to trashing everything
>> and trying out 7.  I have not had a single installation go without a
>> hitch or issue of some kind.  It's like some kind of perverse
>> nightmare where Vista is an OS designed to only run itself. Frankly,
>> if I could find a copy of XP I'd be so happy.   I have a few fixes
>> I've found on the web that I'll try tonight, but if I can't get Live,
>> Mobius and Amplitube up and running tonight I may just return this
>> computer and go back to my very friendly G5.
>> Oh, btw: Macs are better.
>> On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 2:04 AM, Stephen
>> Goodman<spgoodman@earthlight.net> wrote:
>>> Since the Win7 RC will run until June 1 2010 it's a fair bet that this 
>>> be investigated further..!
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mark Sottilaro" 
>>> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 11:41 PM
>>> Subject: Re: Windows 7
>>> Over yonder on kvraudio.com a fair number of people seem to have moved
>>> to Windows 7for audio pretty seamlessly. I briefly considered it but
>>> after finding MOTU's 64bit drivers working well with Vista I decided
>>> to play it safe and wait for the release.
>>> On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 8:04 AM, Stephen
>>> Goodman<spgoodman@earthlight.net> wrote:
>>>> Given the recent query about Vista I must pop up to ask whether anyone
>>>> else
>>>> is testing the RC for Windows 7?
>>>> I've been running it as a server-type process for media files here at 
>>>> and it's quite seamless from setup to operation. After seeing it 
>>>> just fine in 64bit server mode for several months - and the RC is much
>>>> less
>>>> tweak-requiring - I've wondered about putting it on a machine 
>designed for
>>>> recording-editing music. Heh, will Cool Edit Pro 2.0 survive this
>>>> transition?
>>>> Stephen Goodman
>>>> *
>>>> http://www.vimeo.com/spgoodman
>>>> http://www.last.fm/music/Stephen+Goodman