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Want to share something !

Postby Migot » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:19 pm

I just want to share something with you all.

Recently I had project to change my old M-Audio Audiophile of 7 years old.
The major reason was that M-audio is not providing Drivers for New Osx 10.9.

So,
Questioning myself about my needs, I understood very fast that almost all product in that domain offered me to much, or not what I use.

I'm working essentially with Notion 4 and DP8 combine with VSL SE library, running on a Early 2008 MacPro, Dual 2,26GHz Quad-Core, 32Gb ram OS X 10.8.6 ...10.9 !

I decided to start from the base, and try to do my work from and only the Mac alone !!
Just connect the MacPro «Internal line output» to my modest Sound System which is a Amplifier : Nakamichi 730 receiver, Bose 900 with a personalized Equalizer plus Beryllium Tweeters.

Open DP8 on a project of 32 VSL MirX instrument tracks, loading close to 8Gb into Ram and I pressed on «Play» !

I though about getting lagging, latency, and so on, and of course, a bad quality sound !
Believe it or not, Nothing of this happened.

The whole running smoothly and asking for less than 40% of the possible processing !

The result is simply astonishing !

- clarity
- instrument presence
- details of textures and timbres
- deep ambience of the room
- very nice sound image
- simply incredibly realistic

I'm working on that setup for a week now and I have no regret at all.

Now a DAC, the AudioQuest Dragonfly 1.2 is my goal and would be the best and low cost solution for me !

Voilà !

Best
Alain LeBlond
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Re: Want to share something !

Postby idiotSavant » Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:07 am

Alain, I think you'll be really amazed when you get the DAC. I went from direct output on my Mac, which was pretty good, to a Forte USB converter and I was shocked at the difference in quality.
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Re: Want to share something !

Postby Migot » Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:09 pm

Michael,
Your comment is very welcome.
My brother is a kind of wise of sound engineering and he told that too.

I'll probably buy the Dragonfly 1.2 next week.

So, thanks and I'll let you know.

Alain
Alain LeBlond
Composer born in 1957

Notion 4,
VSL SE 1,2,Plus, MIRx
DP8, Finale 2012
OS X 10.9.3, Mavericks
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Re: Want to share something !

Postby Migot » Fri May 16, 2014 8:41 am

Michael,

I got the DragonFly v1.2 four days ago.

Only one word...

Wonderful !

...now, eager to get better amplifier !
My Brother work on this .

Alain
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Notion 4,
VSL SE 1,2,Plus, MIRx
DP8, Finale 2012
OS X 10.9.3, Mavericks
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Re: Want to share something !

Postby Rubens » Fri May 16, 2014 10:30 am

How this work? Connected to the interface? I mean, in the case you want to record audio in DP8.
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Re: Want to share something !

Postby idiotSavant » Fri May 16, 2014 9:59 pm

Migot wrote:Michael,

I got the DragonFly v1.2 four days ago.

Only one word...

Wonderful !

...now, eager to get better amplifier !
My Brother work on this .

Alain


Unfortunately for our wallets, it never ends does it?
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