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What do I need to be a bedroom / no plans on going public / turntablist?

I am obsessed with DJ Yoda, who is a pretty famous turntablist DJ. Example of his work In a nutshell, he takes either existing music or beats he creates on his own and mixes it with dialogue samples from other music, tv shows, movies, etc.....Add some scratching and all that type of stuff. I wanna learn how to do that. What do I need? [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on Mar 10, 2014 - 3 answers

Replace a Mac MD313LL/A 12" Macbook Pro keyboard

Replace a Mac MD313LL/A 12" Macbook Pro keyboard for a handicapped neighbor and I know very little about recent Mac tech. [more inside]
posted by Samizdata on Feb 1, 2013 - 4 answers

MacOSX: Create a new user, move safest bits over from my old user?

MacbookProFilter: I migrated my old user onto my new macbook, and carried with it a bunch of problems (slow startup, rapid battery life loss, etc.). Is there a clever, systematic way to migrate chunks of my user account to a new user? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Jan 2, 2013 - 3 answers

Finding the perfect Mac laptop for an indecisive Windows-based web developer

I'm a web developer / eLearning developer on Windows 7 looking to: 1) Get a Mac because I need to be able to test sites quickly and easily on my own; 2) Get a Windows-bootable unit that can act as my backup machine when my Asus throws a tantrum as it did this week; and 3) Get a reasonably portable Windows-bootable laptop that can handle Photoshop and other resource hogs so that I can work on it at client sites without having to barely squish the Asus (aka "The Clydesdale") into my largest backpack. Ideally, I could get all three in one machine that wouldn't cost the earth. Please join me as I anguish over the MacBook Air, the MacBook Pro, the Mac Mini, and other options. [more inside]
posted by maudlin on Dec 15, 2012 - 16 answers

Which Mac for me?

Should I get the 21.5 inch iMac or the 13 inch Macbook Pro? (Or something else?) [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias on Feb 22, 2012 - 19 answers

Help me with me new (used) MacBook Pro

Inherited a MacBook Pro! Looking for some help/guidance for a PC user. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Feb 17, 2012 - 15 answers

Time Capsure vs Network Accessible Storage

What is the right apple/mac storage solution for me? [more inside]
posted by YukonQuirm on Nov 10, 2011 - 8 answers

I'm a PC person- wondering if I should I buy a Macbook Pro?

I've been generally a loyal PC user, but I'm thinking about getting a 13" 2.66GHz Macbook Pro. I'm looking for a lightweight and sturdy laptop to carry from class to class. For my purposes, is this the right laptop for me? [more inside]
posted by jennz on Oct 21, 2010 - 29 answers

[Mac OS X Filter] Slouching towards disk repair

My Macbook Pro (Mac OS X, v. 10.5.8) began operating v e r y slowly, with Firefox (v. 3.6.9) running. Help me solve this mystery, and figure out how to repair my disk without having to pay Big Store. [more inside]
posted by simulacra on Sep 11, 2010 - 24 answers

Spinning wheel during OS X install

MacBook Pro freezes (spinning wheel) during system install (10.5) -- what to do? [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Aug 24, 2010 - 4 answers

Performance question: Macbook Pro 2.66Ghz i7 vs. Mac Pro 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon

Hi there, I need a machine to do some heavy raw image editing on Adobe Lightroom. I am debating whether to buy a new Macbook Pro 2.66Ghz i7, or a 2year old Mac Pro 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, which would be about half the price of the Macbook. Each have pros & cons for me in related to their form factor, but how would they compare in pure performance terms...? Thanks for any advice.
posted by wildatheart on May 29, 2010 - 9 answers

What's the best way to RAID my Mac Pro?

I'm looking for answers and advice about configuring an internal RAID array in a Mac Pro. [more inside]
posted by Mr. Anthropomorphism on May 11, 2010 - 8 answers

To buy MAC Book Pro now?

To buy a MAC Book Pro? [more inside]
posted by LivinginYes on Mar 8, 2010 - 23 answers

Why does my Mac Pro displays static and garbled junk on both displays?

Please help me correctly diagnose this video/display problem on my 3-year-old, out-of-warranty Mac Pro. [more inside]
posted by tomorama on Jan 13, 2010 - 5 answers

Backing up a messed up older Mac?

Best method/software for efficient, non-annoying backup for a slightly older Mac (G4 running 10.3.9)? [more inside]
posted by southvie on Oct 28, 2009 - 4 answers

Memory upgrade for Intel Xeon Mac Pro?

Memory upgrade for Intel Xeon Mac Pro? [more inside]
posted by austinlee on Oct 22, 2009 - 7 answers

What graphics card do I need?

What graphics card do I need? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on May 6, 2009 - 7 answers

How can I make a rad Stop-Motion animation in Final Cut

How can I make a stop-motion animation in Final Cut Pro from a series of many photographs? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by andromache on Apr 24, 2009 - 6 answers

Why won't my MBP wake up?

Whenever my Macbook Pro goes to sleep, it won't wake up. [more inside]
posted by jon_kill on Jul 23, 2008 - 9 answers

Animator in need of assistance

Halp! Need advice on a storage solution for a man with media! [more inside]
posted by AsRuinsAreToRome on Jun 12, 2008 - 5 answers

See, I told you Macs and PCs don't play nice!

I'm having a weird Final Cut Pro issue relating to projects interacting with local and remote media files with authentication on server login. [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Mar 13, 2008 - 3 answers

Which Orange Box to Buy for a PS3/Mac User

Which Way to Go on Valve's Orange Box: the PS3, or Apple Boot Camp. A Two-Part Question. [more inside]
posted by Doctor Suarez on Dec 24, 2007 - 14 answers

Apple: Delete Files On Another Mac?

How do I delete files on one Mac that I am connecting to via Firewire target disk mode? [more inside]
posted by davidinmanhattan on Nov 9, 2007 - 6 answers

Wait for Penryn-based Mac Pros or not?

Should I buy a new Mac Pro or wait for the Penryn version? Complications below the fold. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Nov 5, 2007 - 21 answers

Problems with speed control in Final Cut Pro

Help with Final Cut Pro: How come I sometimes lose the ability to alter the "speed" or "duration" of a .DV or Quicktime clip? It says "a conflict occured during a trim operation." [more inside]
posted by wavejumper on Jun 8, 2007 - 2 answers

Help My Mac Tell Me When to Blow My Nose ...

I'm looking for a Mac OS X application that lets me quickly, without a clunky UI or 500 steps, tell the Mac to pop up an alert at specific times of day, with the ability of recurrence. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Mar 24, 2007 - 27 answers

Becoming a switch hitter...

Help me make the PC to Mac switch. A few specific questions from a complete Mac newbie. [more inside]
posted by ruwan on Jun 3, 2006 - 38 answers

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