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    PC or Mac for recording?

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    Maybe this is done before...if so, things changes.

    Do you use Mac or PC for recording?

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    I've used both. I sold the G4/001 system and just do PC now. The PC just does the same thing cheaper and works just as well. Neither is "better" when it gets down to it. They'll both store, edit and playback a boatload of tracks.

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    I have worked with Mac (not my own, never owned one) earlier and made some albums with it. Usually you hear from the Mac guys that you need to tweek a PC to work....Well, I didn't have anything else than trouble with Mac....But the albums were made....

    Guess it isn't an issue anymore with OSX and WinXP and the power available today.

    happy PC owner!

    Hans

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    I think PC's are a little less stable.
    If I had to start over I would try the new G5

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    Yeah i've use(d) both. It really depends what programs your using to. In my experience i've liked ProTools on the Macs better (atleast on the G5's) than on the PC. And yes, macs seem more stable to me than the PCs too. But macs cost alot of money in comparison to a PC.

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    If you like to dick around with computers - get a PC. If you wanna make music without dicking around with the computer - get a Mac.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stealthtech
    I think PC's are a little less stable.
    PC's are only less stable if you use the wrong components. A home built computer with good processor/ram/mobo will outperform a Mac for way cheaper.
    Built my computer 6 months ago and it hasn't crashed yet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt123
    PC's are only less stable if you use the wrong components. A home built computer with good processor/ram/mobo will outperform a Mac for way cheaper.
    Built my computer 6 months ago and it hasn't crashed yet!
    i beg to differ on the outperforming...
    the numbers don't line up, ie, 2.0ghz g5 is not equal to a 2.0ghz say pentium IV or whatever.

    2.0ghz g5 is more like the equivalent of a 3.0 P4.

    cheaper, yes PC is cheaper... but you get what you pay for. i use a PC for this, web browsing, email etc.

    no virus/spyware/tojan on a mac. and if you say you dont have anything on your PC, download a free copy of Lavasoft Ad Aware and run it. guarantee you find a ton of spyware (if the computer uses the internet). you'll find atleast 10 files/processes each week, minimum.

    build a computer-top notch, P4/amd 64, with a 3.4ghz processor, 250gig HD, optical drives, etc. it will cost ATLEAST $1000, leaning higher to 1500, if you are using good amount of ram.

    this computer here- DELL something, pentium4 2.8ghz, 7200rpm drive, 1 gig of ram, is like using my Ibook G4 1.42 ghz. ok so the ibook cost $1300 and this cost maybe $600, but i got a used Imac G5 for $1000 used and it kills this machine and every other i've used, including my boss's 3.2ghz p4 with 2gig ram, 2x160gig 7200 rpm drives that he uses for recording, and that computer cost him $1200, plus monitors ($450). my imac is built into the monitor hehe, and its widescreen!

    but i've used PC for simple recording, using a little soundcard and Sonar 2, and that was ok.

    PC or Mac- i guess neither is better. Its opinion, and eventually there will be no difference because there will only be one OS- Mac's with Intel CHips, Which i dont think i would buy, can support Windows OS now...

    The future is bleak- it's all going to be the same one day. linux is going to take over the world!
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    The ST rocked - long as you had the optional 20 MB HDD...

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