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#151031 - 02/19/12 10:56 AM 2012 for MAC (Have you forgot us)
David Simmons Offline
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Registered: 03/26/10
Posts: 18
Don't forget the Mac users. We are still waiting.... 2012 As the song says "Don't let me down"

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#151032 - 02/20/12 04:22 PM Re: 2012 for MAC (Have you forgot us) [Re: David Simmons]
JayO Offline
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Registered: 04/28/09
Posts: 416
Hopefully the "Help!" call for beta testers goes out soon, so PG can "Get by with a little help from their friends"...
Then again, "Tomorrow never knows".

Sorry couldn't resist.

Hopefully it will be soon !

- Jay

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#151033 - 03/09/12 10:28 PM Re: 2012 for MAC (Have you forgot us) [Re: JayO]
stevenz Offline
Newbie

Registered: 09/28/11
Posts: 5
Loc: New Zealand
Hope its worth waiting for and not just a superficial dressing up.

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#151034 - 04/12/12 11:57 PM Re: 2012 for MAC (Have you forgot us) [Re: stevenz]
stevenz Offline
Newbie

Registered: 09/28/11
Posts: 5
Loc: New Zealand
Yep, just a superficial dressing up! Nothing to get the Mac version anywhere near the Windows version. After
using BIAB for 15 years, I give up!

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#151035 - 04/13/12 07:04 AM Re: 2012 for MAC (Have you forgot us) [Re: David Simmons]
Svenne Offline
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Registered: 06/24/07
Posts: 296
Loc: Copenhagen, Denmark
Pssst! BIAB 2012 for mac
Lots of new features and RealTracks...Yes.....
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iMac (27'', ultimo 2013)
3,5 GHz Intel Core i7
16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4096 MB

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#151036 - 04/13/12 05:09 PM Re: 2012 for MAC (Have you forgot us) [Re: Svenne]
nonchai Offline
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Registered: 04/24/10
Posts: 44
So still no plugin support for OSX in 2012 ?

Do we have to export the raw guitar track audio to disk and then import into a DAW to apply the Amplitube CS plugin processing ?

What a bodge....


Edited by nonchai (04/13/12 05:11 PM)

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#151037 - 04/18/12 04:25 PM Re: 2012 for MAC (Have you forgot us) [Re: nonchai]
Lubomir Offline
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Registered: 12/11/07
Posts: 48
I can't describe my frustration!We've been cheated again!I didn't know that there is that BIG GAP between the both versions(PC&Mac),before,while waiting for the video demo for Mac,I browse through the windows one....oh,my goodness.I could never believe it ,until I saw it.So,tell me,mr Gannon,why is so? Why this discrimination for Mac users?Why we are not as good as Windows users?:-((((

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#151038 - 04/19/12 11:33 PM Re: 2012 for MAC (Have you forgot us) [Re: nonchai]
Fried Rich Offline
Newbie

Registered: 11/05/05
Posts: 13
I dunno, I just wouldn't ever think to finish a project in BB. Don't most people export the tracks anyhow to do the final effects and mixing?

What I do do, and love, is get amazing backing tracks from BB. The hardest thing is that there are so many excellent musicians to choose from.

OK, I agree that it might be nice to have all of the Windows featurs, but I don't know if I'd really use them. Seems to me that some of them are just feature bloat after 20 or so great years of BB development. But if you really think you need all of those Windows features, Parallels is only $79.

Anyhow, my glass is at least half full, probably more.

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