Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2011 7:33 AM (in response to androidmedia)
Two good ideas. But the second one (getting Mainstage on it's own discussion board) is really a pet peeve of mine, and it's part of a related problem - when they re-organized these boards, they set up TWO Logic areas, Logic Pro and Logic Studio. Maybe the intent was to have Logic Pro be Logic itself, and Logic Studio be everything else, including Mainstage. But nobody follows this convention, so Logic topics are randomly split between the two boards, as are Mainstage topics, which is just nuts. This actually intensifies the effect of the poorly informed casual users asking the same questions repeatedly - now on two discussion boards. You can tell by the big reduction in the number of real user posts - the serious user is going elsewhere.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2011 6:46 AM (in response to androidmedia)
Bernie, that rig is outstanding! I tried MS for a 10 piece church band with a lot of playbacks and encountered some issues so went back to Live, kinda having the feeling that Apple weren't really serious about MS in a pro world. Clearly you are doing very well with it. I'm going to go back and have another stab. Thanks for posting your rig details. Patrick
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2011 11:03 AM (in response to randallp)
I must say, it has not been without a steep learning curve and ALOT of tried tested and ....nope!
The rig I am working on currently is VERY different, seeing as I am THE ONLY performer in Treatment, so
all of my backing tracks need to be translated properly and effectively.
I will post a video of the Treatment live setup very near in the future, as I think it is a much more demanding setup.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2011 3:18 PM (in response to androidmedia)
You will eventually come to the realisation that these forums are nothing but a joke all round.
You have the point pumpers, who read a few words 'wireless' 'network', and copy/paste a step-by-step on how to connect your mac to your airport extreme. When that was never the question in the first place. These idiots skim through users questions so they can shoot out this spam & gain 'points'.... yay. It is basically a game for them.
Because let's face it, it's an Old Boy's Club mentality in here, and seeing as we are helping out Apple user's for free (...points ), new user's should not be abused by old member's for attempting a difficult question that nobody has bothered to respond to, even if they might be slightly off track.
Post a real technical question here, or something complicated / looks like it might be time consuming & you will find it will not be answered.
Why? Because why go to any effort when they can get a correct answer by copying & pasting, in the span of 20 seconds on an easy question? Why spend an hour for 1 single correct answer?
They will even barge in & post in bigger font etc after you have already answered the question to steal the correct answer from you.
And THAT my friend is the mentality of "Apple Support Communities". Bar a few.
IMHO Apple Support Communities needs an overhaul.
No more accumulated points for >9000 correct answers. The more difficult questions should be ranked by community hosts (get them away from the bar & doing some work ) on a scale of difficulty. So your rank / score, is the highest single question/problem you have been able to successfully solve/answer.
Say it's a major problem, nobody including Apple have found a solution yet. A community host sets that question a difficulty of 20, you solve it. Now you are level 20. And the current >90000 point holder's might be a level 4 if that's the hardest question they have been able to answer with their copy/paste action.
Tthere should be a real scale for new user's to really know the responder's ability level, instead of how many copy & paste's they can do, and for how long they can do it.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2011 12:34 AM (in response to AussieDJ)
Honestly, I really don't care about points, I look at it like karma:
Someone has a question that I know I can solve, I do it.
No matter how ret@rded it may be, because I have this idea that
possibly when I have a question, someone might do the same.
Over at the above mentioned bulletin board, I spent most of yesterday
doing just that.
It has been a very different experience all together, and my email box was
flooded with responses, including one that solved a nagging problem I was having.
I am very much a believer in what goes around comes around, and the moderators over there seem to be on the ball.
As I mentioned in my original post, I don't enjoy the experience of flipping through page after page of people with serial number/install issues, I am far more interested in helping people who are trying to make better music.
There is also a certain sect of the population who will NOT read a manual, who pride themselves on "diving in", and find it easier to post on a bulletin board rather than actually do any work or research.
In this modern age, we are so very lucky to have bulletin boards in the first place, along with Youtube "how to" videos, Lynda videos etc.
It's disgusting to me that people take advantage of that simply by taking it for granted.
I have been active in this business for over 15 years, and I can tell you I remember walking into recording sessions 10 years ago where the producer kindly me told me to leave the room just in case I happened to "catch" any of his "secrets."
For example, the reason why so many musicians know absolutely nothing about how to use a compressor, is because back in the day, knowing how to properly compress a mix was considered a door opener. People who knew little secrets like setting a low attack time on a snare hit in order to make it "pop" didn't share that information, and it was kept as a closely guarded secret. Kind of like a club of magicians.
Now we live in a very different world where information, and even music is expected to come for free. For the younger crowd that got an email address when they were born, it's difficult for them to understand why some people may not be so willing to help them.
My approach to information is that if someone is seriously stuck on something, it is my duty to help them out. It's like playing a gig for charity...you just do it.
My approach to bulletin boards is that I put my line in the water, and I check back later in hopes that I caught a big fish.
Some of the users on this board have been very helpful in getting me over some walls.
But recently, I find my posts read by 50 different people, and not a single response.
I can only assume that the people here don't actually know the answer to my question, so I have no choice but to look elsewhere!