View Poll Results: Mac vs PC

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  • Mac

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    77 51.33%
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    Best of both

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    My newest edition to the fam:

    Mirror drive, Dual 867 MAC G4, superdrive, 1 gig ram, 80 internal, 80 external lacie-for Digidesign 002/Protools LE 5.3.1

    PII 400, 256 ram, 40 gig- internet use only & buring cd-r

    AMD Athlon 1.4, 516 ram, 80 gig- aiport(networked) to MAC for wav editing and sound development.


    Truth to all this madness.........I love em both......but my favorite is the G4.......It's just more stable and its an industry standard!!!!!!! Trust!!!

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    I have the same mirrored G4(The vacuum cleaner edition), and I love it too. One suggestion though. If your external drive is firewire, it will limit your track count. I had the Glyph M-Project firewire drive made specifically for MOTU software, and I noticed that it cut my track count. I wound up taking it out of the 1U rackmount that it came in and installing it directly to my motherboard. Lo and behold my track count shot up again. Just a word of advice.

    Drew

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    humm?

    Yup I got the vaccum addition too. Man is it quite...Its like a airplane flying over. But can't complain to much....at least it works. Is there a MAC fix for that? I've heard the rumors but haven't really attempted to fix it cause that is the least of my concerns at this time.

    An enternal was a good option for me and I haven't had any problems with track counts. I can use all 32 tracks with a few plugins, but it is intense on my CPU. I only use about 10 trax at a time though. I create mostly Hip Hop or R&B tracks. But when I record vocals, the trax will start to pile up after a while.

    I did consider internal but I like the ease of taking the external out and about without worries harming the internal. But $hit happens if your not careful. But as of now, haven't had a reason to take it out of my room yet.

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    There's actually a firmware update for the mirrored G4s that works really well. Mine hardly makes any noise anymore. As far as track count goes, I usually run about 35 stereo tracks in a song (70 tracks total). I needed the track count.
    Last edited by Fumbling on Ecstasy; 01-03-2003 at 09:51 AM.

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    PC.

    I cant afford to pay twice the price for a machine less powerfull than mine.
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    Now, now. I love my hand-built old Windows jalopy, too. And I'm quick to defend Windows as my choice of platforms when under attack (maybe a little too quick ).

    But these things are subjective. Even bang-for-buck is subjective and arguable. I know I'd use a PC even if Apples were cheaper than PCs for a number of reasons which make sense to me but might be meaningless to others. And I assume that works the other way around.

    There is no one right answer for everybody.

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    Originally posted by TheRealDopamine
    PC.

    I cant afford to pay twice the price for a machine less powerfull than mine.
    True, but I guarantee you that I spend far less time troubleshooting and configuring my system. For instance, if I want to hook a digital camera up to my system, I don't need to install any drivers. Apples are so damn easy to use and configure it's ridiculous. Mind you I'm highly proficient on both platforms, and I choose apple simply because it's so simple.

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    blue,
    what are your reasons for choosing windows over another platform? I'm kinda curious what you look for in an operating system since I know you have a lot of experience in this field and you konw the inner workings of these things.

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    Drew

    My reasons are complex and personal: philosophical, political, religious -- but ultimately practical.

    I've been doing multi-track DAW work on a Windows machine since '96, when MS added the multi-channel audio layer to Win95. That's a lot of Cakewalk project files.

    And then I've been collecting DirectX effects plug-ins since not long after that... some came with programs, some I DL'd for free (legit)and a few I bought. (The Timeworks 64-bit EQ and compression from the Sonar 2XL pkg are my current toys.)

    And now I have a small collection of soft synths, too, though I'm waiting 'til I build my next machine in a few months to really play with them. My old P3-500 is well-oiled but there's only so much heavy lifting a machine of its vintage can do.

    [You know, I tried a couple of times just now to address the less tangible and practical aspects of your question... but it's 3 a.m. my time, well, your time, too, and I fear I'm growing a trifle discursive -- perhaps, even, a bit digressive.]
    Last edited by theblue1; 01-04-2003 at 02:03 AM.

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    i have worked extensively with Mac Os9.2 and i have to say that it is NOT easy to set up and it is an EXTREME pain in the *** when it comes to getting midi all fine and dandy.

    trying to get OMS and freemidi apps to work together in harmony is a headache and a half.

    i've heard that OSX has eliminated these problems, only if my school would upgrade =/

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