Mac Geek Gab #158: Bad RAM, iSights, Drive Speeds, and Startup Shortcuts

Mac Geek GabBefore heading off on vacation next week, Dave joins John for an all-out Geek fest, discussing what to do about bad RAM, bad hard drives, how to find speed bottlenecks, and more. Plus, listeners share tips on iSights, batteries, finding files, and a great startup shortcuts printout!

Mac Geek Gab #158: Bad RAM, iSights, Drive Speeds, and Startup Shortcuts

Jun. 30, 2008 — Download: MP3 Version or AAC Version

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Show notes for Mac Geek Gab Podcast For June 30, 2008

Before heading off on vacation next week, Dave joins John for an all-out Geek fest, discussing what to do about bad RAM, bad hard drives, how to find speed bottlenecks, and more. Plus, listeners share tips on iSights, batteries, finding files, and a great startup shortcuts printout!

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This podcast is recorded on a Mac using Audio Hijack Pro. As for equipment, John is using a Heil PR-40 microphone going through a Behringer Eurorack UB1222FX-PRO mixer, monitored with Etymotic ER-6i Isolator earphones, then straight in to his Mac. On Dave's end, a Heil PR-40 microphone is also used, and the whole show is mixed "live" through a Mackie Onyx 1220 FireWire-enabled mixer before being pumped back into the Mac (via FireWire, of course), and is monitored with Westone ES2 custom-fit earphones. Each microphone is run through a channel on a Behringer Autocom Pro-XL MDX1600 compressor, a touch of reverb is added with an ART FX-1 processor, and the whole thing is then compressed in software on the Mac. The show is recorded to AIFF, and then converted and uploaded with an Automator script. Michael Johnston from iPhone Alley then goes through and enhances the show to provide you with the AAC version. You can hear more details of the setup and how it's mixed on Episode #32.

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