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闪电快速!为什么霹雳将我/ Ø数字音乐和视频艺术家的首选。
Rounik Sethi on Thu, March 3rd 5 comments
Hands-up who wants low-latency and high performance multi-track audio recording on their Mac? Me too... as well as almost every Computer musician I've ever met! Until now Firewire and USB 2.0 have bee

动手,谁想要低延迟和高性能的多轨音频录制他们的Mac?我也是...几乎每一个电脑音乐家以及我所见过的!火线和USB 2.0到现在为止已经为最流行的大多数音频和视频的准专业硬件的连接选项,但释放的USB 3.0,这似乎相当不错,看着像下一章中的I / O已书面。我会说实话。我一直在混淆,缺乏在最新的Mac的USB 3.0的端口... ...但我终于明白了,现在的原因。未来的数字音乐工作室的I / O已经到达... ...和它的USB 3.0的!

如果你一直躲在岩石下过去的这一周,你可能已经错过了万众期待的苹果MacBook Pro公告 (2011年2月24日) 。随着强大的四核Sandy Bridge的i7处理器,一个新的输入/输出技术,推出了采用多风扇票价。广泛通风报信,以取代火线,它的正式名称, 霹雳 ,终于揭晓。运行,而不是仅仅更换火线和USB 3.0的磨竞争对手,迅雷看起来完全重新定义了音频和视频专业人员和今后许多年里及其外围设备的I / O景观。

连接良好

在我看来,有关I / O连接的数字音乐家的事一直三倍。让我解释一下。首先,我一直在寻找具有最佳性能的音频接口,更低的延迟时,录音和记录更多的同步音频输入(多轨录音)的一个大的吞吐量。

其次,它的所有有关兼容性 。的PCI - Express已经在音频和视频领域的许多专业的选择,自2008年以来,用于连接的接口,DSP卡等,如果你想购买高速连接的是便携式Mac设置,17“是唯一的选择。再就是熟悉的故事,试图以堵塞您的火线音频接口您朋友的PC机或旧的/新的Mac不共享相同的端口。,没有乐趣!

第三,最后,没有数字的音乐家希望过多的电线电缆,到处晃来晃去。安全隐患?可能-但是,它肯定带走从我的MacBook Pro 可移植性因素。这是我的MacBook Pro上常见的,是DisplayPort是连接到外部显示器,两个USB端口是喂养我的MIDI控制器,​​Mac的键盘和Magic Mouse的,一个FireWire 800端口是用于一个外部硬盘驱动器录制到和我值得信赖的远二重奏我剩下的FireWire 400端口相连... ...我没有提到的PCI - Express插槽!

,那岂不是巨大的,如果是我所有的硬件​​设备,可以连接到我的Mac多个高性能的设备和支持足够的带宽,现有的I / O标准的港口之一?阅读!

统治他们的一个连接

英特尔与苹果,霹雳(Light Peak的命名在生产过程中的代码)合作设计,是基于英特尔的高性能的PCI Express技术和苹果的DisplayPort 。事实上,你可以直接插在你的Mini DisplayPort到霹雳端口!

迅雷提供了惊人的10 Gbps的两个方向。

  • USB 2.0 = 480 Mbps
  • Firewire 800 = 800 Mbps
  • Express Card = 2.5 Gbps
  • USB 3.0 = 5 Gbps
  • Thunderbolt = 10 Gbps (in both In and Out directions!)

数字themselves.But给这个现实世界的例子说话,高清晰度视频(我说GB的数据在这里)可以在一秒钟超过迅雷转移。 DisplayPort的可电源1080p分辨率显示,太轻松的多声道。

LaCie的大兵与迅雷连接的磁盘。 2011年由于夏季。

高性能?毫无疑问。有了这么多的吞吐量迅雷有菊花链的多个高速设备的带宽。例如,你可能连接的音频接口,一些高性能的硬盘和Apple Cinema Display显示器的情侣。没有枢纽 - 一个端口/电缆连接到您的Mac,通过相互连接的所有其他设备和10Gbps是不是共享的,但通过相同的连接器,你可以在两个方向上实现10Gbps的!

它不会停止,作为迅雷显然将提供10瓦的功率总线供电,这使得在外地MacBook Pro的一个有价值的替代品时,捕获多个数据流音频或视频编辑的台式机连接的外围设备。想象的质量和任何Mac起泡多轨录音性能,配备了迅雷连接,例如一个远交响乐团吗?令人兴奋的。

所以,你就在您的Mac霹雳港口... ...下一步是什么?

它的纯对我来说,迅雷是未来的I / O解决方案。但是,我们将需要一点耐心,迄今,有没有霹雳硬盘驱动器,音频接口或视频采集设备。这像公司LaCie远地点都整装待发,准备提供迅雷兼容的硬盘和音频接口,分别将很快改变。当远这样的公司感到兴奋了一个新的I / O标准和许多人一样,音频的人,我注意到。

市场营销总监肖恩麦克阿瑟远地点对迅雷,“ 英特尔公司的迅雷Mac上的技术,标志着困难的选择和无限的表现开始结束 ”他继续“ 在不久的将来,迅雷将采取混淆了选择一个专业音频制作的连接标准。“麦克阿瑟继续说,“ 我们常常看到我们的客户感到沮丧的选项:我应该去与USB 3.0,火线800,PCI卡是LightPeak事情时现在我们知道,作为制造商和客户,我们领导?。

迅雷可以incoroprated到Apogee的交响乐团的I / O没有被重新设计

MacBook Pro的长期承诺的可移植性和功率的音频和视频的人群中,经常被处理器电源,连接带宽和电池寿命受到影响。现在,由于英特尔的四核Sandy Bridge的i7的便携式处理器,霹雳和苹果的长寿命电池领域的进步,这一承诺将成为现实。这些数字音乐家激动人心的时刻 - 你有什么感想?

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  • Peter Schwartz
    First of all, thanks for providing such a great overview of what this technology has to offer. And the idea of lower latency is fantastic. But latency is, per the best of my understanding, a necessary byproduct (if you will) of the fact that live audio can't be processed instantly in digital systems as can analog audio in analog systems. So while better thruput from storage devices is undoubted a welcome thing, I doubt that it's going to change the landscape in terms of latency reduction anytime in the near future. That's a processor speed thing. If our computers were able to process audio at twice the speed they can now, our latency numbers would be halved. I'm also not so crazy about the idea of having everything connected with "one cable". Cables are a good thing. It allows systems to be modular, so when a component goes down it can be repaired or replaced without affecting the rest of the system. Re this being exiting times for musicians (and probably also people involved in film, video and graphic arts) I think the most exiting thing that any musician can do is to further educate themselves on aspects of music, MIDI, and digital audio processes and let the technology serve *that*
    • 8 years ago
    • By: Peter Schwartz
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  • Rounik Admin
    Hey Peter, True... but remember this extra bandwidth of Thunderbolt can be utilised by storage devices as well as audio interfaces... Let's wait and see what magic companies like Apogee can weave... :) Ha! I should've known you'd be fond of multiple cables... But it's a good point you make. The beauty of daisy chaining is you can simply remove the offending device from the chain and connect the rest in serial as before... but your point stands on finding out which device it is that has "gone down"... Sure, I mentioned film and video people too... oh, ok I must've edited that out... OK well Thunderbolt's benefits applies also particularly to film and video creatives - but I still think this tech is a game changer for studio engineers and computer musicians (portable and studio based). I believe the technology will help musicians to focus on the important things (making music!) with fewer interruptions. Let's see how this pans out, now Quad-Cores have made their way into the MacBook Pro line and Thunderbolt looks very promising...
    • 8 years ago
    • By: Rounik Admin
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  • Dekuruy
    Way to call it Rounik! And yes, this is exciting times for digital musicians.
    • 8 years ago
    • By: Dekuruy
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  • GaryHiebner
    This is very exciting. I am very interested to see what Thunderbolt products the audio companies release. And with regards to storage, this is a huge jump over Firewire.
    • 8 years ago
    • By: GaryHiebner
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  • Rohogay
    WOW!
    • 8 years ago
    • By: Rohogay
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