Tiger + Music: Pro Tools LE (Mbox, 002) on Tiger

Digidesign Pro Tools LE 6.9.2 now supports Mac OS X 10.4.1 Tiger (LE is the Pro Tools software that runs on Mbox and 002 hardware.) (via Harmony Central) Pro Tools TDM software already supports Tiger for Pro Tools|HD systems; non-HD systems have been unsupported for some time. So, what’s missing? There’s no support yet for Pro Tools M-Powered, the Pro Tools variant for use on M-Audio hardware; Digi promises this in an upcoming release. It’s a little confusing that M-Powered would be different enough from LE to require a separate release; it’s too bad there isn’t one LE version that …

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UAD-1 DSP System: Tiger Support, Roland Boss Stompbox

Contrary to popular belief, Digidesign ain’t the only game in town when it comes to hardware DSP for effects and instruments. Universal Audio writes us to say that today they’ve updated their UAD-1 DSP system; version 3.9 adds support for Mac OS X Tiger. Users of Logic Pro 7.1 and the upcoming Live 5 will enjoy better support for the UAD-1 on their end, too, thanks to new latency compensation in each of those packages. There’s a goodie in the new release, too: an emulation of the Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble stompbox, for creating analog-style, wide-stereo effects. The CE-1 was …

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Send Audio Via Network: Jack (Open Source/Free) + Tiger

Deja vu, anyone? The same day that plasq has released their solution for sending audio over a network, Wormhole2, the new Tiger-ready version of Jack is out. Unlike Wormhole, Jack is Open Source, though it’s also Mac- (and Linux-) only; no Windows. Mac users, you don’t have to choose between the two: Jack is great for connecting audio apps to one another, not just computers, so you might use Jack for inter-app audio and Wormhole2 for network audio, if, like me, you’ve got a PC around, too. Jack developer Dan Nigrin writes that the new Jack is “compatible with Tiger, …

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M-Audio FireWire Hardware Tiger-Compatible

Long-awaited drivers for M-Audio’s FireWire audio hardware are now available with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger compatibility. The drivers available for download are: FireWire 410 FireWire Audiophile FireWire 1814 FireWire Solo Ozonic (keyboard/audio interface) M-Audio lists compatibility with “10.4.1.” Interestingly, there’s nothing in the version history that suggests what was changed for Tiger support; many users had success with the previous drivers. There are other enhancements that are not related to Tiger, so users of 10.2.8 and later should upgrade. This includes issues after waking from sleep as some CDM readers had reported (not Tiger-specific).

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Cubase News: Forum Users Locked Out Without Key; Tiger Update

It’s two, two, two Cubase stories in one. Here goes: Cubase.net forum will require USB key number: Don’t like entering serial numbers and the like when you’re installing software or talking to tech support? Now you may need them just to post to a forum. The revised forum policy on Cubase.net requires users to add their USB key number (the dongle’s identifier) to a hidden field in their user profile. Refuse to comply, and you won’t be able to post Cubase SX-related technical questions. Users of Cubase software without a key, like Cubase LE, can continue to post normally, and …

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Pro Tools TDM Arrives for Tiger; LE/M-Powered Compatibility Coming

Pro Tools TDM 6.9.2 adds compatibility for Mac OS X Tiger for those with Pro Tools|HD and HD accel systems. All Digidesign and Digidesign-distributed plug-ins will work once you’ve got the new Pro Tools; no plug-in updates are needed. Still incompatible with Tiger: Pro Tools LE 6.9, Pro Tools M-Powered 6.8, Digidesign CoreAudio Driver v6.9, and all earlier versions of Pro Tools. Digi says future upgrades will support Pro Tools LE and M-Powered, though they don’t have a date for availability. For more on Tiger, see CDM’s Tiger Special Report, updated on an ongoing basis. [Advertisement] Purchase OS X Tiger …

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Games Week: Pac Man at Age 25

[Updated with Tiger widget!] As Pac Man turns 25 this week, there’s sadly no mention of the game’s signature sound and music. (And PLEASE don’t mention that awful song Pac Man Fever again!) Not only was Pac Man (aka Puckman in 1980; see the game’s history) the first game that inspired mainstream gaming, but it was the first game to feature the kind of gaming sound we now take for granted. There’s something Pavlovian about the strange, iconic sounds of the original Pac Man, with a sound and music score created by Namco’s Toshio Kai. (Note that Pavlov inspired his …

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Tiger Tips: Free AU Lab Hosts and Records Instruments and Effects

A terrific, free audio tool is lurking in Mac OS X Tiger’s developer tools. AU Lab is intended for testing Audio Unit effects and instruments, but it’s feature-packed enough to be useful to end users, too. If you haven’t already, install Xcode Tools from your Tiger install disc. Then launch Developer > Applications > Audio > AU Lab, and you’re presented with a powerful mixing, hosting, and recording application — included free with Tiger. I’ve been playing around with it; here are some tips on what it can do and how to use it. (click ‘read more’)

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Tiger + Music: Digidesign, Native Instruments, M-Audio Compatibility

We’ve got a slew of compatibility updates today for would-be Mac OS X 10.4 upgraders, including official upgrade advice from Native Instruments. As always, watch our Tiger Special Report for complete coverage (and a compatibility rundown based on all we know). Native Instruments: NI has a special page explaining 10.4 support and upgrading info. Updates are needed for Traktor DJ, Traktor FS, and Komplete, but otherwise NI products are compatibile — with one important exception. Final Scratch 1.x won’t work, meaning you’ll be forced to upgrade to v2 if you want Tiger compatibility. Upgrading Tips: NI recommends that you choose …

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Tiger Compatibility: Korg, Wave Arts, Others; Reader M-Audio Reports

Reports keep coming in on OS X Tiger. Honestly, I have to say I’m impressed for such a major update to Core Audio that the transition has been this smooth – 10.4 is only on par with things like the relatively minor 10.3.8 update. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have to check compatibility. It sounds like many plug-ins will have to be updated for Logic 7.1’s AU Validator under Tiger; one announcement today and you can expect more. As usual, check out the CDM Tiger Report for a constantly-updated list of everything we know about 10.4’s compatibility and features. …

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