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    so my macbook pro should get here in the mail today and I was wondering what some of DJtechtools favorite applications for osx

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    Non-audio? VoodooPad Pro. Soundcloud app (free at App store). All the iLife tools and iWork for doing all kinds of artwork with Keynote (perfect for CD/mp3 covers and so on), Omnidisksweeper (free) for checking unused files on disk. RAR expander for RAR unarchiving. Transmit for FPT services. TextWrangler is a free/good text editor even if I use BBEdit and TextMate most of the time. Motion for odd video effects for promo videos, iMovie and FCP X for video editing. Aperture for photo archiving/editing.

    As for audio apps: Switch for doing the odd audio conversion format job from time to time, Audacity for vinyl ripping, and then tons of DAWs + plug-ins and so on and so on.

    I recommend going up on the App store from time to time, there are plenty of free or very cheap utility apps there all the time.

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    Caffeine.
    15" MBP - NI Audio 2 - Hercules DJ Control MP3 e2 - Panasonic RP-DJ300

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    Coconut Battery (eventually).

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    SoundStudio, Audio Hijack Pro, Nicecast, Mixed in Key....
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    Adium
    AudioFinder
    Burn
    Handbrake
    Linein
    Mactubes
    OnyX
    Perian
    Pixelmator
    SoundSource
    The Unarchiver
    Xtreme Mapping

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    I currenty use:

    -non audio
    Caffeine (Icon to turn off power/screen savers)
    Phoneview (filebrowser for iPhone users)
    Textmate (multi function text editor)
    Pixelmator (cheap photoshop replacement)
    Xcode (write software for OSX and iOS)
    Steam (games!)
    Open Office (spreadsheet, word processor, etc)

    -audio
    Logic Studio
    Main Stage
    Traktor
    Beatport Downloader
    Reason (old version)

    ...and of source all the default stuff (iTunes, Safari, etc...)

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    XLD: for converting audio files
    Dashboard Switch: to turn on/off your dashboard (makes it easy to switch between full screen ableton & traktor)
    Jack Pilot: internal sound routing
    Xtreme mapping
    Beatport downloader
    caffeine, both real & virtual
    OSX 10.6.4 | Traktor Pro 2 | VCi-100 FW 1.4 | NI Audio 8 | Xone 92 | M Audio BX8A Deluxe


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    Flux
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    Ya I've heard one song. It's called Skrillex.
    13" Macbook - 256gb SSD, 750gb HDD, 8gb Ram ❘ DDJ-SX | HDJ-2000
    Kontrol Z1 | Midifighter 3D | Kontrol X1

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    Audio: Musorg for editing mp3 tags and renaming files.
    Non-audio: Minecraft?

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