I was invited to give a presentation at the Max/MSP symposium, part of the GEMdays festival.

Presented some of my recent work on ‘Networking Performance in Max/MSP’, including netscore, immersion and NameSpace TV.

So HELO played and it was great.

You can hear the recording of the 2nd half here.

HELO (Huddersfield Experimental Laptop Orchestra) has just confirmed its first ever gig as part of the HCMF Revolutionaries project.

Laptop Revolutions

8pm @ Caf

Just a collection of some of the portraits I have got to shoot recently.

So since the Intel switch I have recommend the Apple MacBook as the best choice laptop for all sorts of situations.

It still offers a stable, Tier 1 build quality, the advantages of the OS X, the ‘i’ apps and looks good.

However with the new release models there has a been a number of significant changes and not all for the best.

The Firewire 400 ports have been removed from all the laptops and only a single Firewire 800 port remains on the MacBook Pro.

In terms of music production this is a major problem as compatibility has been lost with many pro-grade soundcards for the MacBook such as the MOTU 828. Its also bad news for video people as well.

At the moment I am not sure what to suggest; the MacBook Pro is more expensive and is bigger mmm I will have a think.

You can find the MacBook specs at http://www.apple.com/macbook/specs.html.