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  • Bj
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    Re: Omnisphere released!
    Hi Rounik, My iMac is a slightly older 2.16GHz, that can only be upped to 3 gig max... I checked when I bought it... Such is life... But Matched Pairs on All Other Models is imperative and the way to go... Thanks for your concern, : ) Cheers, Bj
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006
    Re: Omnisphere released!
    Hi Bj, I've got the same mac too here which i was using until recently - but my partner uses it. Did you always have 3GB in it? The reason I ask is we still have 2GB ram in ours and I wonder if you've noticed any performance increase from 2GB to 3GB? Cheers Rounik
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  • Bj
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    Re: Omnisphere released!
    Hi Rounik, Yes I've always had 3 gig in mine. 2 gig in the first slot and 1 gig in the second. Using Activity Monitor, System Memory, when in Logic, the average usage seems to be around 2.3 to 2.6 gig of RAM, with Virtual Memory between 5.something and 7 gig. If you can afford to go to 3 gig I'm sure you would notice an improvement, even if was only a subtle one... Cheers, Bj
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Re: Omnisphere released!
    Thanks Bj! I'll bear it in mind - especially as that mac has become our video editing suite machine. :-) Rounik
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  • Bj
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    Re: Omnisphere released!
    My Pleasure... Bj : )
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  • Futant Mutant
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    Joined: Oct 23rd, 2007
    Re: Omnisphere released!
    i upgraded my macbook pro RAM a few months ago to 4gb and it has made a huge difference working with logic and final cut pro. i saved loads of money by getting 2x 2gb RAM by kingston (they do a special macbook RAM and it works just the same as the apple stuff). Just can't wait to try omnisphere on it once I get new hard drive. Apparently it's the L2 cache size being 4mb on the macbook pro compared to 512kb on my g5 powermac that makes a big part of the difference between the two machines, especially for omnisphere and logic... is that right, is it the L2 cache that makes up for most of the difference?
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Re: Omnisphere released!
    Hi Frutant, Thanks! I also use www.crucial.com for ram. Always worked really well. I know that L2 cache can make a big difference as i believe it's to do with the amount of info that can be transfered? So, from my limited understanding, smaller L2 cache can lead to bottlenecks of info or smaller packets being able to be communicated. I didn't' realise that G5's had significantly smaller L2 caches than MBP's. Cheers Rounik
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  • Bj
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    Re: Omnisphere released!
    Hi Frutant, Rounik is spot on... The bigger the L2 cache and the more RAM you have, helps everything move around more smoothly... : ) Cheers, Bj
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  • SJKukla
    Posts: 52
    Joined: May 31st, 2007
    Re: Omnisphere released!
    Hmm, at such good prices, especially for Mac Intel users of Atmosphere, I'm kind of an idiot for not buying this yet, aren't I? I've been frothing at the mouth (not really) for a while; ever since I saw/heard the "light-bulb" sound. Question: Can you run your own waveforms through the STEAM engine? Steve K
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  • Bj
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    Joined: Sep 19th, 2007
    Re: Omnisphere released!
    Hi Steve, Just loaded a Grand Piano (EXS) in Logic and recorded a few bars. In a new track opened Omnisphere and selected a piano, copied the original piano region to the Omnisphere track and it played... Does this answer your question? Cheers, Bj
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