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Anonymous
November 18, 2004 8:10:43 PM

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I DO NOT want to re-visit PCvsMACvsPCvsMAc..... !.

I am an installation/integration/maintenance technician (and
Adjunct Instructor of Communications) at a state university site
responsible for audio production sftwe/hdwe support. The facilities
include 6 audio-post or music/audio production rooms with a full suite
of PC based Sonic Foundry (nee-Sony) sftwe. It includes continually
updated Sound Forge, Vegas, Acid Pro and CD Architect sftwe as well as
NR plug ins etc. Due to various influences other than my own, I will
be converting most of it to MAC / Pro Tools LE - Digi 02 systems. Only
somewhat familiar with MAC and PT, I look forward to ramping up on the
PT/MAC platform but I don't look forward to eliminating the familiar
PC/SF format. Space and budget constraints prevent dual format
suites.

My request for assistance is that although PT LE (digi-02)
reportedly will "replace" Sound Forge and Vegas, The Acid program is
to be replaced with a Soundtracks(sp) sftwe I'm not familiar with.
Currently all student production is prohibited from use of copyright
audio/music so stock Acid loop library production is used extensively
for bed music and dramatic music / ambience.
Will Soundtracks(sp) be a reasonable replacement for Acid?

More important to me is a suitable replacement for CD Architect on
the Mac/PT platform. I find CD ARCH. to be easily learned to
competency by students and the GUI is well layed out and intuitive. I
use it myself for both long form concert and long lecture mastering to
Redbook CDA and other CDA as well as many unusual archival masters and
PSA distribution for in-kind work with govt. agencies. What CD
mastering software "compares" with eae of CD Architect's GUI and will
run on MAC/PT platform as plug -in or stand alone?.

AGAIN -I DO NOT WANT A MACnoPCnoMACnoPC argument --- PLEASE!!. I
am the tech not the program director!.

Hardware consideration suggestions are welcomed but basically
G4orG5/ OSX(current applicable ver)can be assumed. I also maintain
analog and digital consoles and assist in the video production/editing
enginnering and maintenance.

I have updated the systems from the Scully's, 350's and Revox's to
ATR 4TK, F1/s, DAT's, Akai DR's, ADAT's and into the wonderful world
of software systems. I have always tried to impress the students (and
instructors) these are the TOOLS of audio production NOT the means. I
can still cut tape but I rather cut and paste any day. Although i must
admit, some recently baked transfers from circa' 1966 Scotch 201
masters sounded as good to me on the ATR as any 24/96 master I've
heard lately.

Thanks R
Anonymous
November 19, 2004 6:34:43 AM

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> More important to me is a suitable replacement for CD Architect on
>the Mac/PT platform. I find CD ARCH. to be easily learned to
>competency by students and the GUI is well layed out and intuitive.

Check out Emagic's Waveburner Pro. It's the only program for Mac I've seen
that has a GUI anything comparable to CD Architect.


Joe Egan
EMP
Colchester, VT
www.eganmedia.com
Anonymous
November 19, 2004 12:00:43 PM

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On Fri, 19 Nov 2004 03:34:43 +0000, EganMedia wrote
(in article <20041118223443.06016.00000490@mb-m21.aol.com>):

>> More important to me is a suitable replacement for CD Architect on
>> the Mac/PT platform. I find CD ARCH. to be easily learned to
>> competency by students and the GUI is well layed out and intuitive.
>
> Check out Emagic's Waveburner Pro. It's the only program for Mac I've seen
> that has a GUI anything comparable to CD Architect.
>
>
> Joe Egan
> EMP
> Colchester, VT
> www.eganmedia.com

Waveburner Pro never made it out of OS9. There is however Waveburner, which
by all accounts has nothing like as extensive a feature set and is buggy as
hell. Unfortunately, it's only available as part of Logic Pro 7 at the
moment...

Maybe have a look at Bias Peak or possibly DSP Quattro instead.

John

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Anonymous
November 22, 2004 7:45:04 AM

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>On Fri, 19 Nov 2004 03:34:43 +0000, EganMedia wrote
>(in article <20041118223443.06016.00000490@mb-m21.aol.com>):
>
>>> More important to me is a suitable replacement for CD Architect on
>>> the Mac/PT platform. I find CD ARCH. to be easily learned to
>>> competency by students and the GUI is well layed out and intuitive.
>>
>> Check out Emagic's Waveburner Pro. It's the only program for Mac I've seen
>> that has a GUI anything comparable to CD Architect.
>>

I use Toast or Jam on the Mac, its click, drag and drop. It can get much
simpler really.
Anonymous
November 22, 2004 9:12:35 PM

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"Raymond" <bruwhaha58097238@aol.com> wrote in message
>>>
>
> I use Toast or Jam on the Mac, its click, drag and drop. It can get much
> simpler really.

What, just 'click' ?

;-)

geoff
November 25, 2004 2:39:31 PM

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> I use Toast or Jam on the Mac, its click, drag and drop. It can get much
> simpler really.

Jam doesn't compare to CD Architect, not even close. And the OS X
version of Waveburner (available only as part of Logic Pro) is
completely unusable at the moment.

(For the time being) there is *no* suitable OS X equivalent to CD
Architect (IMO still the best app available for redbook authoring,
period).

Brian
Anonymous
November 25, 2004 8:51:19 PM

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"Brian" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message...

> (For the time being) there is *no* suitable OS X equivalent to CD
> Architect (IMO still the best app available for redbook authoring,
> period).


I believe this is correct.

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Morgan Audio Media Service
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Anonymous
November 26, 2004 6:36:09 PM

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EganMedia wrote:

> > More important to me is a suitable replacement for CD Architect on
> >the Mac/PT platform. I find CD ARCH. to be easily learned to
> >competency by students and the GUI is well layed out and intuitive.

> Check out Emagic's Waveburner Pro. It's the only program for Mac I've seen
> that has a GUI anything comparable to CD Architect.

Except the OSX-unready version bundled now with Logic Pro 7, and not yet
available standalone, is not ready for breakfast, let alone primetime.
If you enjoy mini-nightmare stories, check out the Waveburner list @
Yahoo for some eye-opening comments about what the new improved WBP
won't do...

like open OS9 docs, like import certain types of audio it used to handle
easily, like no longer include the ability to save rack and region lists
to text.

It's a sorryass offering unworthy of consideration at this time, and one
that has me planning to hang with OS9 for audio much longer than I
already have or intended. It's also a deal breaker for me regarding an
upgrade from Logic Pro 6.4.1 to v. 7, or any new Mac.

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ha
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