Archive for the ‘Labs’ Category

[OSX86] Building a Hackintosh with ProQ’s AnyOS Motherboard

Prolegomena With all those different Apple Computers available like Mac Mini’s, Mac Book Air’s, Mac Pro’s, why the hell should we consider setting up a hackintosh these days, since a Mac Mini comes at a price tag of only 600€ here in Europe? Well the answer to this is quite simple. Hackintoshs aim at people […]

[MacOS] How To Uninstall Waves Entirely

Well, in case you just upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mavericks (like we did ;-) ) and your Waves plugins don’t behave as expected a new installation of Waves could make sense, but first things first. A proper uninstallation does not always work entirely well with Waves’ uninstaller. So in case something goes wrong, follow […]

[Bitwig] The Platform-Independent DAW Is Out NOW

One of the most promising tools of the last view years – the platform independent DAW Bitwig Studio has eventually been released yesterday. It is available for MacOS, Windows and Linux. Bitwig is a Berlin based company, originally founded by former Ableton developers. The relation to Ableton is something that put the expectations of Bitwig […]

[DVB-S2] Tips & Tricks for the Cloud IBox II

  Abstract The Cloud Ibox II is a cheap affordable satellite receiver running Linux. It is priced between 90 and 130€. It features: 2 x USB (although the case shows otherwise, it seems this is 1x USB 1.0 and 1 x USB 2.0) Ethernet connection DVB-S2 tuner 1 x card reader linux based dreambox plugin […]

[Ableton] Repairing Defective ALS Files Manually

  What happened? many avoidable (stupid) situations arise from hectic rush: we for instance accidentally deleted an ableton set (.ALS file extension) from a local NAS server without going too deep into detail: since we don’t have a RAID based NAS we could recover (some parts of) the desired .als file by putting the NAS’ […]

[MacOSX] Bonjour Issues with Realtec 8111B on Gigabyte GA EP35 DS3

… can be solved easily using Lnx2Mac’s driver :D His driver is based on Realtec’s Linux driver which has been released under the GPL.

[iOS] iPhone 4 and the iOS 6.x firmwares

Abstract You are using an iPhone 4 and you coincidentally updated to iOS 6.1.3, which cannot be jailbroken at the moment. Since you saved the SHSH blobs you think you can restore by doing a replay APTicket attack with TinyUmbrella or Cydia. Sadly iTunes shows errors like 1600, 1601, 1602, 1604 etc. If you have […]

[MacOS] Determine Manufacturer of a Mac Book Pro Retina Display

There is a a lot of fuss going around the latest Retina equipped Mac Book Pro’s. Looks like the MBPs can be delivered with either a Samsung display or a Sharp/LG. The problem is: the Sharp/LG displays seems to produce ghosts on the screen. Apple says there might be “image persistance” in some rare cases, […]

[Muzaq] Universal Audio Annouces UAD-2 Octo

Universal Audio is stepping on. Producers who still thought the UAD-2 Quad’s power ain’t sufficient can soon get a UAD-2 Octo, thus effectively using 8 SHARC processors. Nuff powa foa de ppl ;-) As a side effect of this step the prices for the rest of the UAD-2 family (PCIe and Satellite) are lowered. Entry […]