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Rosetta 800/New Macbook Pro Digital Converters
Old 22nd January 2012
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Rosetta 800/New Macbook Pro

I am not completely new to recording, but completely rusty as it has been years since I helped a friends band track songs. Back then we were using a Metric Halo interface and Mac G5 with Logic. My question is this. I have a Rosetta 800 and I am about to purchase a new Macbook Pro and Logic. Is my only option to connect these finding an X firewire card for the Rosetta? I have good mics, good pres, a Big Ben clock, and good equipment in general. I just need to know the best way to connect my interface to a new Mac? This is my first post, and I apologize if I have overlooked the answer in similar threads I viewed. Please advise me if my post should have been directed to a different forum also. Thanks in advance for all your help!
Old 22nd January 2012
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Wait till Apogee drops the just announced thunderbolt box and get a Xsymphony card for the rosetta. If you need it immediately, then get a xfirewire.
Old 22nd January 2012
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Right on man. Thank you so much for that post. I hadn't seen that press release from Namm, and that is really good news for anyone with pre-Symphony system converters. Much appreciated!!!
Old 22nd January 2012
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No Prob. It got me excited since it resurrected my 800 at least in theory
Old 22nd January 2012
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I wonder what the price on that box is going to be ....
Old 22nd January 2012
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I thought I might have heard that Apple was redesigning all their computers in 2012 maybe you should wait to see what apple does before you purchase a laptop?

I could be wrong though...
Old 22nd January 2012
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Why not just get a Symphony mobile express card?

I use a Rosetta with Macbook Pro and the express card and it's a good recording rig. I use Logic too.

You'd need the XSymphony option card on the Rosetta.

You'd have to find the card used I think, as Apogee discontinued production of them.

And you'd have to make sure about Mac OS support for the card if you're laptop has Lion.
Old 22nd January 2012
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New macbook pros do not have pci express slots
Old 22nd January 2012
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New macbook pros do not have pci express slots
I believe the 17" Macbook pro still does, but it doesn't look like the Express card is Lion supported.

Looks like the express card won't be a viable option unless you get an old laptop to go with it.

My old laptop works fine with the Rosetta and express card, but that doesn't help the OP.
Old 22nd January 2012
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I believe the 17" Macbook pro still does, but it doesn't look like the Express card is Lion supported.

Looks like the express card won't be a viable option unless you get an old laptop to go with it.

My old laptop works fine with the Rosetta and express card, but that doesn't help the OP.
Yeah, I guess i forgot about the 17 incher. i personally want to see how this next year shoes out with Mac and Thunderbolt options from Avid, Apogee etc.
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