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Jon' a baby
Member Since: Jun 11, 2004

I was wondering if someone could give me the pro's and con's of PCs and MACs and which one would be best for home recording

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Since: Apr 03, 2002


Jul 06, 2004 09:17 pm

Search the forum, there are a lot of threads about this and it always boils down the same. Get whichever you are most comfortable working with, because they both do the job, and do it well. PC has the added benefits of being cheaper and having more software for it outside of music (which makes it more useful for other things) plus, when it comes to recording, a Windows XP machine can hold it's own against any Mac.

Jon' a baby
Member
Since: Jun 11, 2004


Jul 06, 2004 09:19 pm

thanks man, i was really looking at the new G5 processor with the dual processors. Do you know any details about these?

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Since: Apr 03, 2002


Jul 06, 2004 09:37 pm

I know the G5's are supposed to be pretty high powered. I only work on Mac when I absolutely have to...sorry...

Nothing doesnt give me gas
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Since: May 25, 2004


Jul 06, 2004 11:35 pm

If I had it to do all over again, from the beginning, I personally would go with mac. Although, I would always have my internet machine a pc. The macs arent as starved for software as they used to be, and even being more expensive, they are much easier to use.

This has been my most honest, humble, gentle outlook and opinion......s-s-s-sni-i-ffff

Jon' a baby
Member
Since: Jun 11, 2004


Jul 07, 2004 08:37 pm

What programs would you start out with? Protools or some other program?

Nothing doesnt give me gas
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Since: May 25, 2004


Jul 07, 2004 11:52 pm

"Start" out with? Pro tools??
Well, yes, I guess, If you have the cash ploppage, why not!!

I would say almost any software program out there for mac is going to be happening... in a far out way.

Unless the pie stealer designed it.

Jon' a baby
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Since: Jun 11, 2004


Jul 08, 2004 11:35 am

The only reason i ask about protools is because everytime that i've gone to the studio, they have always used protools. Is protools hard to use, or is there another program of equal usefulness for less money

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Since: Apr 03, 2002


Jul 08, 2004 11:39 am

There are MANY programs just as good, some better (subject to opinion) and all cheaper. I prefer Cakewalk Sonar myself.

Pro Tools isn't hard to use, it's not a bad app, it makes good final products, so I am not gonna trash on it, I just personally dislike their business model which makes it very expensive for people to upgrade beyond their introductory level products such as Digi002, MBox, etc. Plus their hi-end software only works with THEIR hardware, whereas Sonar, Cubase, etc works with any hardware...and the TOC (Total Cost of Ownership) is less

Jon' a baby
Member
Since: Jun 11, 2004


Jul 08, 2004 11:44 am

thanks man, you've been a ton of help. You wouldnt by chance have a url for cakewalk so i can check it out

bace135 in the house tonight!
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Since: Jan 28, 2003


Jul 08, 2004 01:22 pm

how about www.cakewalk.com

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Since: Apr 03, 2002


Jul 08, 2004 01:24 pm

www.multitrackstudio.com is another

www.steinberg.net is another

www.mackie.com has an app called Tracktion that is quite nice...

There's a lot of them.

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