istlota wrote:I, too, have recently migrated to a MAC. The move was more or less mandatory. I wanted to use Ableton Live software for its live looper capabilities and to use VSTs and none of my PCs came even close to being able to handle the CPU load. A Mac Mini, at only $599, was by far the cheapest solution to my problem.
Alas, my fav beat making software, Beatcraft, does not have a MAC version. At some point this week, I will be trying out the various options for trying to run Beatcraft on MAC OS 10.5 [Leopard]. If no one objects, I will post my experiences later.
Okay ... years later and after becoming homeless and then going thru, and recovering from, open heart surgery, I am now putting my life back together. I am disappointed to see that even now, years later, Acoustica still has not come out with a BeatCraft solution for us MAC heads. Apparently, that is not a priority in their business plan.
So, here is the deal. I did come up with a way to use Ableton Live's Simpler [their low end sampler] to sample BeatCraft's OGG files and then create your own custom kits which are more extensive, sound better, and are cheaper than buying Ableton's Drum Sessions for $129:http://www.ableton.com/library/session-drums/
Here is the deal. I want to be fair to Acoustica because, since the OGG files can be obtained from the demo version of Beatcraft, someone could actually do this without registering BeatCraft. But, we MAC users should not have to be shut out from using BeatCraft's excellent product. So, could someone from Acoustica reply and let me know if it is okay, and where, to upload a document explaining how to integrate BeatCraft's OGG samples into Ableton Live?
It is time-consuming to do this. But, when you are done, the beats will then be 100% integrated into Ableton so you can use them with any of Ableton Live's extensive tools.
I would heartily recommend to Acoustica that they talk to Ableton about selling an ALP [Ableton Live Pack] version of what I have done which would save MAC users like me a _lot_ of time setting the whole thing up manually.
Let me know Acoustica.