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Eugene Goh
on Nov 18, 2010 at 5:17:08 am

I am a musician who performs with VST plugins live on a DAW (Ableton Live); I frequently have issues with my USB MIDI keyboard and USB external audio interface, sometimes the devices turn unresponsive at random periods. Through tests I have ascertained that it is definitely NOT caused by my usb port nor my midi keyboard. I think switching to OSX would fix that? Because I heard that OSX doesn't use drivers or something along those lines; also many musicians out there use Macs. :)Does anyone know about usb issues in windows and how usb works on osx? Your input is appreciated.

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Thomas Morter-Laing
Re: USB on OSX
on Nov 20, 2010 at 12:08:53 am

OSX uses drivers kinda, but just tends to work better- I'm not necessarily a fanboy but ive never heard any problems with midi devices via USB, especially not with logic or protools. But then I'm not a sound engineer or a musician, so I wouldnt spend hundreds on my opinion...

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