• tonymacx86 Podcast 003 - PodBeast vs. MechaBeast


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    Published on 11-19-2012 02:08 PM by
    Episode three of the tonymacx86 Podcast, "PodBeast vs. MechaBeast" is now available on iTunes. Hosted by beelzebozo and eelhead, the latest podcast features a discussion of the week in tech, including iBoot for Ivy Bridge systems, flashing modded ROMs for unsupported motherboards, how to create a custom fusion drive, setting up a user folder on a different drive and more. Enjoy!
    Related:

    tonymacx86 Podcast 002 - PodBeast Rises - Now on iTunes!
    Introducing PodBeast
    Comments 17 Comments
    1. samisnake's Avatar
      samisnake -
      downloading now :-)
    1. telepati's Avatar
      telepati -
      Im really missed that. I love Podcast... Good to know...
    1. Pakalolo's Avatar
      Pakalolo -
      Thanks guys.
    1. gibron's Avatar
      gibron -
      This Is Good Stuff Thanks.
    1. DBP's Avatar
      DBP -
      Good work guys, keep it up.

      Didn't finish listening to it on the train this morning, but my first bit of feedback is unfortunately not positive. Please fix the audio levels in the next episode!
      Like the last one (after which you were apparently going to do something different?) it's very soft. I had to turn my headphone volume up to full, and still struggled to hear bits (I was on the train, so obviously not in a silent room). This is in start contrast to the levels in other podcasts (both professional and amateur). Even if we get through and hear the whole episode, the dangerous thing is that when the iPod/whatever then goes to the next track we'll be deafened. It's not nice when that happens.

      You're not alone though: I've seen several podcasts stumble over this in their first few episodes before getting it right.
    1. beelzebozo's Avatar
      beelzebozo -
      Quote Originally Posted by DBP View Post
      Good work guys, keep it up.

      Didn't finish listening to it on the train this morning, but my first bit of feedback is unfortunately not positive. Please fix the audio levels in the next episode!
      Like the last one (after which you were apparently going to do something different?) it's very soft. I had to turn my headphone volume up to full, and still struggled to hear bits (I was on the train, so obviously not in a silent room). This is in start contrast to the levels in other podcasts (both professional and amateur). Even if we get through and hear the whole episode, the dangerous thing is that when the iPod/whatever then goes to the next track we'll be deafened. It's not nice when that happens.

      You're not alone though: I've seen several podcasts stumble over this in their first few episodes before getting it right.
      I wish I could agree with you but I honestly cannot. I tested going from a song in iTunes to the Podcast and back and forth and the overall sound levels are very close.

      And I'm not pulling this out of thin air, I'm also a musician and have a pretty good ear.

      I don't know what you're using for earphones but if they are the white Apple ones, then you've made a grave mistake.
    1. nige2000's Avatar
      nige2000 -
      Didn't have this experience i never changed my volume at all
      you must have something else wrong

      i think the podcasts are Ludicrously good

      keep them coming

      maybe we could persuade some other moderators on board for an odd podcast, may be interesting to get a variety of opinions.

      lovin the spaceballs quotes (definitely one thing for the bucket list)

      Quote Originally Posted by DBP View Post
      Good work guys, keep it up.

      Didn't finish listening to it on the train this morning, but my first bit of feedback is unfortunately not positive. Please fix the audio levels in the next episode!
      Like the last one (after which you were apparently going to do something different?) it's very soft. I had to turn my headphone volume up to full, and still struggled to hear bits (I was on the train, so obviously not in a silent room). This is in start contrast to the levels in other podcasts (both professional and amateur). Even if we get through and hear the whole episode, the dangerous thing is that when the iPod/whatever then goes to the next track we'll be deafened. It's not nice when that happens.

      You're not alone though: I've seen several podcasts stumble over this in their first few episodes before getting it right.
    1. BoomR's Avatar
      BoomR -
      I'm listening to my frist episode now - this is an UBER-cool idea, and I'm enjoying it very much. Can't wait to get into the remaining episodes. BTW, I did notice a little volume disparity between beelzebozo and eelhead - eelhead's audio was noticeably softer than beelzebozo's. Going forward, I'm happy to offer my services or assistance with a little audio processing &/or mastering the podcasts. Just send me a PM to coordinate.

      GREAT JOB, guys!!
      --BoomR
    1. rberning's Avatar
      rberning -
      I enjoy the whole tonymac scene the pod cast only makes it better. I am now subscribed in iTunes which is great. You just can't make any easier than that! Keep up the good work.
    1. colinzeal's Avatar
      colinzeal -
      Great podcast. Best one yet. In the next episode, could you discuss the idea of using CarbonCopy?

      I installed a bootable 10.8.0, tried to update to 10.8.2, crashed, started from the beginning againm but couldn't install 10.8.0!

      Can Carbon Copy be used to try and get around this kind of thing?
    1. eelhead's Avatar
      eelhead -
      Nice, Carbon Copy and time machine can surely be hit upon on the next one, thanks for the idea!
    1. colinzeal's Avatar
      colinzeal -
      Quote Originally Posted by eelhead View Post
      Nice, Carbon Copy and time machine can surely be hit upon on the next one, thanks for the idea!
      One other idea.

      iCloud etc. I can't seem to get it working. I understand that there are 3 methods of making it work:
      • Setting your Ethernet adapter to EN00
      • Generating a serial number with Chameleon Wizard
      • Updating the Kext

      Neither seem to work for me. Any ideas?

      You're the best.
    1. PabloMoCa's Avatar
      PabloMoCa -
      I just built my first Hackintosh using this site and the Podcasts help me look up info I forgot/didn't know I needed. Thanks guys. Every bit of information helps when you're putting together something that doesn't have "official" support.
    1. qwerty123's Avatar
      qwerty123 -
      Nice job y'all! It's fun to listen to and informative (and funny!).... I agree with BoomR that there's a bit of volume disparity between you two... but's that really the only complaint I have!

      Here's one request: could you discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of builds that are up on the customac recommended builds page? For example: ivy-bridge vs socket 2011 vs mini-atx builds. I'm particularly curious about the socket 2011 hexacore systems (like 3930k and xeons) and what the lack of power management etc might mean.
    1. Kidden's Avatar
      Kidden -
      I like it ;-) Realy fun.
    1. epoon2's Avatar
      epoon2 -
      more more please love pod beast
    1. sj_usa's Avatar
      sj_usa -
      Love the Podcast, thanks for the effort but its been a while since the last one, are there going to be more?