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

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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 who are basically interested in understanding and tweeking. If you just wanna use you Mac for Mails and a bit of internet-surfing a hackintosh is most likely the wrong thing for you.

But if you are artist for instance, dealing with audio- or video-editing a hackintosh definitely comes a lot more handy than an original Mac. The reason is simple: original Macs have become a lot less flexible when it comes to manual hardware upgrading during the last eight years. Let’s take the latest Mac Pro for instance. The design is still outstanding, but this design comes at the price that Apple entirely dropped the PCIe Bus architecture. What means, that we cannot use dedicated DSP, soundcards or videocards in that device anymore and need to switch to Firewire or Thunderbolt solutions. Which is an additional economical strain. Read more »

[Muzaq] Moog’s Werkstatt

Moog’s gonna introduce a new analog synthesizer on their upcoming Moogfest. Well, german seems to become the next hipster language… there is not much detail known at the moment, but Synthopia got pictures of that beauty. Enjoy…

Moog Werkstatt
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[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 these steps for manual uninstallation:  Read more »

[Science] Der Anfang von Allem – der Urknall

Nomma im Anschluss an eben, hier in aller kürzester kinderkompatibler Kurzform die Theorie des Urknalls…

[Science] Die Geschichte der Welt vom Urknall bis heute

Für alle, die genauso begeistert davon sind, dass vor gut vier Wochen erstmals Gravitationswellen nachgewiesen werden konnten, aber im Physikunterricht qua Pubertät nie richtig aufgepasst haben, für die könnte auch diese kleine Dokumentation was sein, um mal die Grundlagen nachzulegen…

[Bitwig] The Platform-Independent DAW Is Out NOW

bitwig-logo-screen2One 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 to a comparative high level in the field of DAWs.

We’re gonna check out Bitwig in depth during the next few days and let you know what we think. In the meantime: get yourself a demo run for free. Since the save and export feature is disabled in the normal demo version, we recommend to go for a trial license, which requires registration. Head over to https://www.bitwig.com/en/account/register.html and give the next generation of platform independent DAWs a serious go.

[Society] Wildfremde Menschen küssen sich zum ersten Mal

Bei Ronny im Kraftfuttermischwerk haben wir heute dieses wunderbare zum Frühling passende Video gefunden. Schon witzig, welche Koinzidenzen es manchmal so gibt ;-) Hintergrund ist wohl, dass die Filmemacherin Tatia Pilieva 20 Menschen ins Studio eingeladen hat, die sich vorher nicht kannten und dann knutschen durften. Das interessante ist wohl, dass Knutschen so aus dem Stehgreif doch nicht geht, weil Vertrauen, Nähe wissenschon etc. dann doch irgendwie erforderlich ist. Schaut mal rein. Wir fanden es jedenfalls suuuuper :-)

<PS> und im Nachgang stellt sich dann raus, dass das ne konzertierte Aktion einer Werbebude ist und die Leute allesamt gecastet wurden… naja… viraler Konstruktivismus in Anwendung eben… </PS>

via Kraftfuttermischwerk

[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 compatible
  • price tag is between 90 and 130€ (often including a USB Wi-Fi Antenna)

It mostly comes pre-installed with a special version of the OpenPli 4.0 frontend. This is due to the situation that OpenPLI at this moment not yet supports the Cloud Ibox II. But I strongly hope this will come soon.

After tinkering with this device the whole weekend, we have some tips and tricks for the other users of this device. Read more »

[Namm2014] Bitwig Studio in Depth

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[Plugins] Plugin-Alliance 99$ Voucher

pluginalliancelogoAvailable now, for the next 12hours. Go and grab your discount asap. Get the details bellow:

Go to http://goo.gl/LE0JI and during checkout use this voucher code: pa99x99x46. This deal is limited to max 99 orders during the next 12 hours. Whatever comes first.

Their original Facebook Posting: Read more »