Monthly Archives: June 2022

Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: Delivered!

Alrighty! Woohoo! Yay! Yeehaw! Yippee!

Mar 9, 2022: Ordered Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra. Delivery changed a few times, last estimate June 29.
Apr 19, 2022: Ordered Apple Studio Display that should deliver by June 3.
Jun 3, 2022: Studio Display did arrive on time. Still, I can’t use it since the Mac Studio has not <sigh>.
Jun 24, 2022: Mac Studio M1 Ultra shipped and could be here tomorrow which will be the 109th day.
Jun 25, 2022: Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: Delivered!

Holy Shmoly, the Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra backorder waiting time was super brutal, especially considering the time I spent waiting for a MacBook Pro M1 Max before I changed the order to this Mac Studio M1 Ultra the day after it was announced. Oh well, the best is worth waiting for, it’s over now!

I will say one thing after using the Mac Studio for the better part of 2 days, it’s a dream to use.

Buying severely constrained Apple products

Supply chain/Covid related product delivery delays have really been a problem with Apple. At this point I think it looks like my experience of 109 days from order placement to delivery for the Mac Studio M1 Ultra is among the worst. Currently Apple is estimating up to 67 days.

The Studio Display took a more palatable 47 days. A MacBook Pro M1 Pro recently ordered is scheduled to take up to 51 days.

Though still bad, product delivery delays appear to be shrinking. Be prepared to have a lot of patience. As a general rule, the more advanced the processor and custom the build, the longer the wait.

My Mac Studio M1 Ultra and Studio Display are here now, amen. Stay tuned for more.

Thanks!
-Yehuda

Apple related posts
June 26, 2022 – Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: Delivered!
March 22, 2022 – Apple M1 is the new DAW performance minimum
March 9, 2022 – Changed MacBook order to Mac Studio M1 Ultra
February 20, 2022 – Finally a MacBook Pro M1 with all the wanted features

Apple related pages
Updated periodically – Apple Mac Studio M1 Max & M1 Ultra
Updated periodically – Apple MacBook Pro M1 Pro & M1 Max
Updated periodically – Apple Mac mini M1
Updated periodically – Apple MacBook Air M1
Updated periodically – Apple MacBook Air M2
Updated periodically – Apple 24″ iMac M1
Updated periodically – Apple Mac Pro M2 Series
Updated periodically – Apple M1 Processor Series
Updated periodically – Apple M2 Processor Series
Updated periodically – Apple M3 Processor Series
Updated periodically – Apple Mac Miscellaneous
Updated periodically – Apple Technology YouTube Critique
Updated periodically – Apple Studio Display
Updated periodically – Apple Studio Pro Display
Updated periodically – Apple M Series External USB-C SSD Options

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NEW Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave Synthesizer

A new Wavetable synth with Sequential and Avid DNA

When you are done reading this post, check out Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave and Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave or Waldorf Quantum/Iridium? These pages will have more extensive information/videos and be updated over time. You can also use the link in the menu bar drop down ‘Computers – Gear- Synthesizers’.

The 3rd Wave is a winner of the 2022 NAMM Best in Show award. Groove Synthesis is founded by veterans of Sequential and Avid. This synth certainly intrigues me and I couldn’t help but notice it was a NAMM favorite of Richard Devine.

The introductory price is $3795.00. It’s a 24 voice, 61 key, 4-part multi-timbral (layer or split) wavetable synth with 3 oscillators per voice, and 6-stage wave envelopes per oscillator. The 3rd Wave has Dave Rossum-designed 2140 analog low-pass filters and SEM-style state-variable filters (low-pass, high-pass, notch, and band-pass).

The factory wavetables are 32 classic PPG-lineage waves plus 48 high-resolution custom waves. It also has a built-in sample-to-wavetable tool that create a 64 wave wavetable or user can import wav files with USB.

The sequencer is insane with each multi-timbral part getting its own sequencer track with 24 patterns of up to 32 measures in length. Each multi-timbral part gets 2 effects, 4 ADSR envelopes, 4 LFOs, and a 28 slot mod matrix.

Here’s the introductory video:

The 3rd Wave doesn’t have the non-wavetable sound engines that the Quantum/Iridium have, or the kernel oscillators which can incorporate wavetables in amazing ways, but the 24 voices, sequencer and multi-timbral features are very impressive.

That’s the basic scoop, join the Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave Users Group or go to the Groove Synthesis site for more info.

Thanks!
-Yehuda

Apple systems pages
Updated periodically – Apple MacBook Pro M1 Pro & M1 Max
Updated periodically – Apple Mac Studio M1 Max & M1 Ultra

Groove Synthesis posts/pages
Jun 19, 2022 – NEW Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave Synthesizer
Updated periodically – Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave
Updated periodically – Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave or Waldorf Quantum/Iridium?

Wavetable pages
Updated periodically – Wavetable Editing Tools
Updated periodically – Wavetable Synth Comparisons
Updated periodically – Quantum Iridium Wavetables & Utilities
Updated periodically – Pro 3 Wavetables & Utilities

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