I've got that same machine and a used Magma chassis. I also have an old G4. I like the Magma, it didn't cost me much and I get a very good level of performance with my 4 UAD-1's.Archmart said:Hey Hey!
Awhile back there was something mentioned about using a a G4 as a PCI expansion chassis, but I can't seem to find it in a search.
I've got a Dual 1.8 G5 with the PCI-X slots and an old G4 400 sitting around doing nothing. Could I make use of it?
Never found a used Magma. A shop on eBay listed two or three of them some months ago, at a price way over 1000 USD. To which, shipment price in Europe had to be added.Giles117 DP said:So a used Magma between 300 and 400 is too expensive and you can get a new mac for that price????
Archmart,Demetrious said:The only way i can see this working is if there was a cross platform version of Teleport FX.
I have the very combination that you speak of with a AMD 8131 G5, Magma & 4 UAD-1's. My system runs just fine. I've done extensive testing with my rig and have found that the performance of G5 with AMD 8131 and UAD-1 in a Magma is not as bad as it might seem. Really it depends on how you work. I personally use mostly the best UA plugs in my sessions and it just so happens that the 8131 limitations only slightly effect those plug ins. Its possible to get maximum instances of some of the best plugs. Its only when you try to get extremely high instances of the lower powered plugs that you can run into a problem.Archmart said:As I understand it, the Magma solution doesn't actually solve the problem of limited instances of UAD-1 plugs because it's still plugged into one of the PCIX slots and thus is still using the AMD 8131 chip and thus is still either using the AMD mode and bogging down the host processor or without AMD mode, creating it's own problem. So I can't figure out why it is even suggested as a solution to the AMD 8131 problem, although I do understand that it would provide a 4th slot to max out my system with UAD-1s, which would be nice...