Gilmore and I have been purging, cleaning, and modernizing our studio so that we might bring you some new tunes in the near future. The old studio was getting stale, and the PC at the heart of it was obsolete. Not only that, our favorite production software, Logic Audio, is now a product that only runs on MacOS, so we haven’t seen a new version of it for years now. There was only one thing to do–get a Mac in there so we could run a modern version of Logic.
At first I was thinking of just picking up a Mac Mini. Those things are pretty affordable, and would mostly do what we’d need it to in the studio, but then an old friend turned me on to the fact that he’d been running MacOS on Intel-based hardware he’d put together himself, and that I could do the same thing for our new studio PC. The deal was that for what I’d spend on a Mac Mini I could get something much more expandable and more powerful that still ran MacOS and all of our music tools. I decided this was the best course of action and started ordering the components I’d need.
About a week later I got caught in a freak luck storm. My Mac-hacking buddy had managed to get his hands on a very nice rack-mount server that would run MacOS and decided to donate it for the studio. This is a badass machine that would have cost more than we could ever reasonably afford, an extremely generous donation that we will never forget!
So after hacking around on it for a few days it was up and running and it’s now the new heart of our studio. We’ve got it connected to a Firepod for live recording and it’s all working great. It’s nice to just be able to plug things in and have them work. We have wasted way too many hours doing system administration when we should have been making music, so here’s to hoping there won’t be much of that in the future.
It’s nice to have a modern DAW at our fingertips again, more music soon!