Originally Posted by leebridges
i would suggest not upgrading operating systems before checking to see if all your hardware/software is compatible. lexicon has never promised snow leopard compatibility for this product. therefore, i would not expect it.
FYI- in prior decades- it would have ABSOLUTELY expected.
My Mentor uses one and loves it. Did not go to the new OS for that reason.
That said the box has NEVER BEEN FUNCTIONAL. There have been WAYYYYY too many problems with this box to take it seriously yet. Most professional engineers need to count on their tools and expect them to be updated accordingly.
I dont care if apple is a pain in the butt- then they should have NOT released a version compatible with Leopard to begin with... But need for profits and sales mean you dont negate ANY market and its actually financially a GOOD BUSINESS decision, if you can manage the backlash, to release unfinished not 100% functional products with promises of future resolution. Then wait for the problems to identify themselves... That USED to be called beta testing and was done by the manufacturer- not the consumer like it is now.
Just because you are foolish enough to accept this on something that costs TOO MUCH to accept this- kinda says it all. And Im sure that was why the professional reference was made. A professional usually wants to know his/her tools work today- and WILL ALSO WORK tomorrow...
If you like how it sounds thats one thing- but separate that from the fact that it has NEVER lived up to its promises on a large scale...
I think people who put up with that are crazy considering how many great options there are.
And I own a Lexi 300 and 2 PCM 70s. Strangely they work all the time...
Im after the Bricasti
for now (but even that has its own issues of price and an update promised for what- a YEAR now???)... But I use the PCM96 cause its here...
I think its pathetic how poorly this box has performed ESPECIALLY considering it sounds GREAT and I love the plug in interface and if the firewire actually worked for dual operation I would buy one... But it doesn't and with snow leopard the gap has widened... And there has been a lower level of functional consistency than I am willing to allow in my studio. (the one I use is in the big room- not mine)