experience with built-in sound card on OSX

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experience with built-in sound card on OSX

Postby jayadams » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:42 pm

Hi Everyone,

I have heard successful stories about people using their Macbooks without an external soundcard for projects.

I have never had any luck in doing this? It will always lack and have CPU spikes.

So my question is:

Is this possible or is Cubase simply just made for external soundcards?

Why can you e.g. use Ableton without SC, but not Cubase?

Hope to hear from you!

P.S. This is mainly because I sometimes use Cubase on-the-go and not always have the possibility to have an external SC with me.

Thank you
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Re: experience with built-in sound card on OSX

Postby Mirco Zappaterra » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:40 pm

use the mac book pro 2009 osx 10.8.5 with cubase 7.06 halion 4, on the street, on the train, I compose, I can guarantee that your internal sound card and not one problem, even at lower latencies.
obvious warms up a bit the mac, it consumes more battery, but I do not see spike ..
advice ...
8 gb ram,
  cubase 32 bit
install the free application memory to control consumption.
install smc fan controll is also free, to control the temperature of the cpu ...
That the world would be without cubase 7 and cmc six pack?
  I love this combination, a perfect marriage.
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