Friday, December 19, 2008

reason #1,000,000 why i love mac

an auspicious start to a 60hr workweek when my e-machine had a complete system-meltdown. but Parallels on the Lapple purred right along and after tossing my PC off the balcony i worked off the laptop. all this is to say i may not be the most objective person in the room, but i know somebody else.

here's trent razor* on Apple's MainStage, the software used to mix and meddle with the Lights in the Sky audio:

it's been a nice stable platform that gives me the options that i need, the ability to modify it however i want, and i haven't found the thing it can't do yet. i would never go back to something else at this point.

contrast this with rob sheridan's fulminations on the "the SHITTY video software" they were stuck with at the start of the tour:

In This Twilight, Head Down, and the live cameras in Survivalism are currently running through a terrible machine called the Hypotizer, which is basically just primitive, unintuitive video software on three separate Windows machines (one for each screen). We were talked into using it by the company that provides the video hardware for the show, and it's been nothing but a nightmare to work with. It's slowed down our ability to enhance the show during the tour, and it always seems to be fucking up, but we've been stuck with it because it's the only playback device that can access all three screens right now...You'll probably hear about (or see video of) Survivalism looking like a fucking mess in Oakland tonight, and that was because (surprise) the hypotizer crashed. We're really looking forward to getting rid of that thing and revamping some video elements for the second leg of the tour.

friday, 7 morning miles with all pipes running, one albatross cut away.
that'll do melvin that'll do.



Theo said...

All right, that is cool.
(says the dude who has... um, Audacity) (bawwwwww)

finn said...

it's even cooler live.
*heent heent*

also, you do just fine with Audacity.