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Samplitude Pro X On Mac

Discussion in 'Samplitude' started by EAP-Entertainment, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. EAP-Entertainment

    EAP-Entertainment Active Member

    How Good or Great is Samplitude Pro X on the latest Mac running OSX 10.10?
    I have a late 2012 Mac mini, late 2011 IMac & Macbook Pro.

    I am considering purchasing both Windows operating & Samplitude Pro X for my Mac's. running boot camp..
     
  2. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Once you're running Boot Camp, OSX is out of the picture.

    Boot Camp emulates the BIOS, and provides drivers for the Apple hardware.
    Should work, if you have solid drivers for your interface.
     
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  3. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    I wish I could advise you but I'm on Windows 7 Pro 64bit. If at all possible, go Windows. If you are Apple dependent, you are between a rock and a hard place.
    Many die hard Mac users say Bootcamp is good but a PITB, which I can't blame them.
    Magix is being smart by sticking to one OS. This makes me very happy. I have no need to be on Apple anymore.

    However, compromising I go as well. The world of Windows and Mac never ends...
    I have recently added Apollo 16's to my work flow (only as an experiment for now) which excel through Thunderbolt interfacing.
    On the flip side, this shouldn't be a problem because I need very little plug-ins running in the background with Samplitude in comparison to Logic or Pro Tools DAW's. They are both third party heavy plug-in dependent.

    So, you see how things improve once you ween yourself off the plug-ins supermarket. Samplitude is pretty much all you need. Or I should say, I need.

    Ask Tim Dolbear here,
    Here is the NA rep and will be straight up with you. You can visit the Samplitude support forums as well.

    Good luck
     
  4. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Should work, if you have solid drivers for your interface. Good point!
    Just saw your post, thats great to hear!
     
  5. EAP-Entertainment

    EAP-Entertainment Active Member

    Thanks audiokid & gdouble; I have two Apollos, BLA Mod Steinberg UR824, Steinberg MR CSX, & a Focusrite Octopre mk2. And i'm just sick of protools & looking for another & better software to take over & just not sure where to go.. I am considering also Presonus Studio One V2, Cubase 8Pro, & maybe Reaper but just not sure. I know that there will be a learning curve that i must go through but that would not bother me so all the wonderful advice I get I'll take them in & listen...

    I want the software to be or have everything from Recording, Mixing, & Mastering all in one. I've been following the forum for a while now & so I'm want to create my hybrid system because I also have the Dangerous D-Box as my summing...
     
  6. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Well, if you have the D-Box, you know my answer. Samplitude is the hybrid bomb, its just excellent for recording mixing and mastering. Its not the best at Midi/ VSTi, but, its works pretty darn good. I'm spoiled, I come out of the 80's where we used racks of keyboards and sequencers and never knew what latency meant.
    For Midi, I'm going back to hardware and controllers and use a midi interface. Hardware seems to be where more and more people are in general going too.
    I think its save to say, this next decade is about delegating modular devices and workflow better. Dedicated choice gear that integrates with a DAW well. The all in one system just isn't cutting it.

    I am 100% full steam ahead on dedicated modular. Pro Tools is done so I think you are wise to not invest in that system again. Its all about closing you in.
    Apple is the mobile platform :love:. Windows is open market for the world to invite others. Its pretty clear to me, who is the best modular OS.

    Glad top see you rethinking regardless of what you choose. I feel your concerns. Choose what flows the best. Reaper is cool but pretty third party dependent. Yes? no? Lots of people loving Studio One 2.
     
  7. EAP-Entertainment

    EAP-Entertainment Active Member

    Thanks audiokid; I am a keyboardist & bassist. I have the Korg Kronos 61 & 73 Keys, Gretchs Drums, etc in my studio; my band & I all our recording's are with live instruments & thats how I produce even with the Artists that comes in my studio, so thats another reason why my new choice of DAW is important. Now about the PC part I dont think my wife is going to let me get another computer as of yet & I know that she'll be questioning me a 1,000x's (lol) as to why i cant us the Macs wiht the new software (lol)... So it's going to have to be something that I can use with my Macs, I just want something that's going to Great & at least 80 - 95% Stable. Im going to demo both Studio One V2 & Reaper over the weekend. The audio engine is going to be the most important factor for me also...
     
  8. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Indeed. I use Kronos 88 X. The Kronos is awesome eh! I also updated my MPC60 to the Akai Renaissance! I love it!
     
  9. EAP-Entertainment

    EAP-Entertainment Active Member

    Wow ok, i have the MPC Studio also... Thanks for all the advice my man & i'll post on tomorrow which DAW I went with.. Good By Protools for me.. Welcome my New DAW by Tomorrow...
     
  10. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Exciting!!

    If I may suggest... Download the 30 day Samplitude demo if you can, too! If bootcamp will work, its well worth the trouble.

    Download Samplitude Demo
     
  11. EAP-Entertainment

    EAP-Entertainment Active Member

    Ok will do; I'm going to try & see if I can at least demo windows in boot camp.
     
  12. Makzimia

    Makzimia Active Member

    Boot camp use video.


    View: http://youtu.be/lmR1gjhjiko


    Full explanation here on using boot camp. I admit, being a long time user of various boot stuff, and VMs.. it's a serious consideration, IF it's 100% compatible with ALL hardware I would normally use. Don't get too excited though Chris, I am on a spending freeze. At least unless something dramatic changes :D. Oh, and, I still hate Windoze and Mickey$oft!.
     
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  13. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

    I'm very curious about how well it works, as I am basing my new home setup around a Mac and Sam. The thought of giving Apple and Windows both money, hurts, hopefully it doesn't get to that.
     
  14. Makzimia

    Makzimia Active Member

    Et tu Bruti! ;)
     
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  15. EAP-Entertainment

    EAP-Entertainment Active Member

    So far I'm loving Studio One Professional v2.6..! There's a huge difference in the audio that I'm loving. Was not able to demo Cubase 8 Pro & I have not as of yet use boot camp on my mac for Samplitude Pro X.
     
  16. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Will The Next Akai MPC Run Windows 8?

    http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2014/04/04/will-the-next-akai-mpc-run-windows-8/


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Mw-9-XWTpHY
     

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  17. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2014/3-548
     
  18. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

    Someone...please...tell me Sam runs wonderfully on Mac ! Please....:)
     
  19. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Once Boot Camp is configured, you boot into Windows it should run any Windows app.
     
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  20. EAP-Entertainment

    EAP-Entertainment Active Member

    I still have not done the boot camp thing yet but I will this weekend as I'm preparing to start work on my 2nd jazzed cd & want to use either Samplitude Pro x or Studio One Pro; & so far I'm liking Persons Studio One Pro, so I'm hoping that Samplitude Pro X will be even better..
     

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