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Mainstage CPU Temperature

Hi all,

Has anyone else experienced a lot of temperature increase when running Mainstage?  I have a 2.4 Ghz Macbook Pro, aluminum (Intel Core 2 Duo).  i just installed Snow Leopard and Mainstage today.  Even without using more than one instrument in Mainstage, its heating up the bottom of the Macbook quite a bit, to where its uncomfortable on my lap.  

I know, I know, I should get a laptop cooler.  But are there some settings I can change in Mainstage to cool things down?  I don't want to burn out another logic board if I can avoid it.  

Michael Carlson (3x09)

On Feb 10, 2012, at 5:57 AM, chaz worm wrote:

Once again I will post my anti-Chili Dog sentiments. I can't believe anybody would have anything to say good about that effect. I disliked mine so much I wonder if it wasn't defective. 


Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 9, 2012, at 5:18 PM, TripleOhNine <3x09@carlsonarts.com> wrote:

Sanne, you my hero!  Have you seen my arrangement of your arrangement of "Fields of Barley" by Sting?  I did it after I participated in a Native American sweat lodge ceremony, so its partly inspired by Native American song, and mostly improvisatorial.  

Listen to "We Will Walk (in the Fields of Gold)"


I think I'll look for a sub-harmonic synth or use the MDA-VST plug-in now, rather than a Chili Dog.


Michael Carlson (3x09)

On Feb 8, 2012, at 5:38 AM, Sanne de Waard wrote:

I use the MDA-VST plugin live with PC-laptop in all these videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/VocaLoop/videos

On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 4:27 AM, Mike Fugazzi <mikefugazzi@gmail.com> wrote:
Any sound samples?  I don't think the POD HD synths will work well.  They are just to glitchy even with just vocals.  The bass octaver has a good bottom end, but is muddy.  The synth route really intrigues me, but without a reference tone to shoo for, who the hell knows what I need, lol.

There appears to be nothing like the DBX or Peavey in stompbox format...that is something I would need for live use.
On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 8:50 PM, Rick Walker <looppool@cruzio.com> wrote:
On 7/22/64 11:59 AM, Sanne de Waard wrote:

I cannot help you with your current technical problem, but I do have a lot of experience with "octaving" my voice and vocal percussion. Instead of using an octaver, you could try to use a subharmonic synth. The results actually are stunning and way better than an guitar octaver.

Hardware: http://www.dbxpro.com/120A/
Software: http://mda.smartelectronix.com/ (MDA Sub-Bass Synthesizer, VST)

Good luck,
This is Kid Beyond's secret weapon, live.

Also,  a few years back when Elliot Smith died,  my wife and I helped out his estate
by buying a one rack hardware suboctave generator that works really
well live for vocals.

It's buried in a rack I'm not using currently, but I think it was an earlier Peavey model.

rick walker