View Poll Results: PC or Mac

Voters
25. You may not vote on this poll
  • PC

    14 56.00%
  • Mac

    11 44.00%
Page 12 of 13 FirstFirst ... 2 10 11 12 13 LastLast
Results 111 to 120 of 128

Thread: PC vs. Mac (hahaha)

  1. #111
    Armistice's Avatar
    Armistice is offline Son of Yoda
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    Terror Australis
    Age
    11
    Posts
    6,698
    Rep Power
    21474857
    Sign in to disable this ad
    I would use which ever one is running the Large Hadron Collider.... I'm sure they have multiple back up systems to avoid accidentally creating a black hole and ending the universe....

  2. #112
    Bobbsy's Avatar
    Bobbsy is offline Boring Old Git
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Queensland, Australia
    Age
    61
    Posts
    4,792
    Rep Power
    21191234
    You know, the Large Hadron Collider might make an excellent reverb chamber.
    The pessimist sees the glass as half empty. The optimist sees it as half full. The realist just drains the darn thing and gets a refill!

  3. #113
    DrumRookie's Avatar
    DrumRookie is offline "That" kid.
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    452
    Rep Power
    3801226
    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbsy View Post
    You know, the Large Hadron Collider might make an excellent reverb chamber.
    +1 on that! Once they find out it's a big piece of junk, they can give us complete access to play around in there

    Quote Originally Posted by YellowDwarf View Post

    producah = a newb with a $10 microphone, a laptop, $45,000 in cracked software and a million questions

  4. #114
    jonny deep is offline Disappointing Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,511
    Rep Power
    10393205
    ...Mispost...
    Quote Originally Posted by jimmys69 View Post
    You can't layer shit with another layer of shit and expect it to sound like anything other than multiple layers of shit

  5. #115
    Doctor Varney is offline Cave dwelling Luddite
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    640
    Rep Power
    1257487
    Quote Originally Posted by DrumRookie View Post
    +1 on that! Once they find out it's a big piece of junk, they can give us complete access to play around in there
    It serves a useful function. #1: Giving Professor Brian Cox something else to do. Proving things can only get better...
    Last edited by Doctor Varney; 02-14-2013 at 09:25.

  6. #116
    FreeMe is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    3
    Rep Power
    0

    You either spend time or money...

    It basically comes down to whether you can spare your time more than your money. I had a Cubase PC DAW that I built from scratch back 2002, it ran great, the only problem I ever had was that the power supply blew (it was a little underrated for all the hardware I put in it). I switched over to Mac because in the end, it took a lot of time (research included) to get that PC DAW build correctly (key word there, most off-the-shelf PC will suck for music or video production) and I just wanted to have software/hardware that worked. If tweaking a PC is your thing, you'll probably get a lot out of building your own. Personally, after years of building and fixing computers, it's a treat for me to just focus on the music aspect of it and not have to hunt down drivers, or worse, get audio artifacts that you only hear after your session is over.

    As for price, a properly built PC DAW is not that much cheaper and you also need to same external gear, so you're basically only saving a few hundred dollars when all is said and done.

    If you really want to challenge your technical abilities and have a truly cheaper solution, check out Ubuntu Studio (search the term, it won't let me link...). It is all free and will run on older hardware. You have to check your I/O devices for compatibility, but hey, if you are coming from Windows you're used to that anyway!

  7. #117
    wheelema's Avatar
    wheelema is offline Boner-obo
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Slab City, California
    Posts
    1,837
    Rep Power
    21367476
    I may go with a Mac Pro (for 4K video manipulation) eventually, but right now the $1,300 that B&H wants for the cheapest four-core 2.7GHz/8GB/1TB iMac buys a careful shopper...
    • A two-core 3.4GHz/4GB/1TB PC compat w/Win 8 ($350 in this example, but I got it for $275 on sale) that my fifteen y.o. daughter can (and did) set up (link)
    • A 20" HP display (link)
    • A Rode NT2-A large condenser w/stand and cables (link)
    • A Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface *
    • A copy of Ableton Live Lite 8 *
    • A copy of Ableton Live Lite 8 DigiPack **
    • A Akai APC40 Ableton control surface (link)
    • A pair of M-Audio BX5 D2 Active 70W 5" 2-Way Studio Monitors w/Isolation Pads, and cables *

    Or... in so many words... a complete friggin' studio. I can put up with a little bit of hassle for that kind of trade-off.

    * Bundled with the Rode NT2-A
    ** Available from Ableton
    Last edited by wheelema; 02-16-2013 at 06:29. Reason: Tossed in the Digipack to soak up the extra $20 that was left over

  8. #118
    Doctor Varney is offline Cave dwelling Luddite
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    640
    Rep Power
    1257487
    Quote Originally Posted by FreeMe View Post
    If you really want to challenge your technical abilities and have a truly cheaper solution, check out Ubuntu Studio (search the term, it won't let me link...). It is all free and will run on older hardware. You have to check your I/O devices for compatibility, but hey, if you are coming from Windows you're used to that anyway!
    I wouldn't be too quick to compare Ubuntu to Windows in terms of hassle. In direct comparison, it's usually a lot less hassle to set up a Windows computer than any Linux distro for the smooth running of multimedia. Linux, it should be said, never purported to be easy to configure for the average user. Whatever you think you suffer with Windows, just times it by X10 and that's Linux. Really, if you're serious about being creative, I just wouldn't touch it. The best advice I was given was "Leave it to the geeks".
    Last edited by Doctor Varney; 02-16-2013 at 07:05.

  9. #119
    Al618 is offline New Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    10
    Rep Power
    0

    My life among the Mac users

    It began early on. I used my father's PC, mostly getting him out of jams, and suffering nursery school dialog boxes, my Vic -20 was a better machine. Then a friend got me a Mac 6100. It was a bit more daunting, it did not tell you where to put stuff, that was up to you. The Mac froze, did illogical things.
    My friend said, "maybe Macs aren't for you," and "you have to use Mac logic." A problem is always illogical, therefore the solution is, too. You can do the same thing twice and get different results, in defiance of Einstein's definition of insanity, because the Mac is getting things more in order each time.
    What you do not have to do is call a tech or bring it to a place which will quickly erase the savings you thought you had when you bought a PC and not a Mac.
    Bill Gates was smart, and sold the 'speed' concept which Americans fall for, when buying a car. But the actual speeds of the Mac were faster based on useability. Gates' machines had to have a faster clock because his OS didn't run on time.
    Both brands have had their problems, the real question is, would you buy a car made like a PC or a Mac? If that were the choice I would get a horse, have that extra drink, and sleep on the horse while it takes me home.

  10. #120
    Fred22 is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    9
    Rep Power
    0

    PC vs. Mac

    When serious music (recording) software first hit the market back in the day, there was very little written for Windows. Most everybody who was serious about recording used a Mac. Today that's all changed..So either is good. I use a PC at home, but when I was teaching music in the public schools I used an Apple laptop. To me their wasn't that much difference.

Page 12 of 13 FirstFirst ... 2 10 11 12 13 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Special 93% Offer

Got beats? Samples? Mixing and mastering services? Get a head start with this 93% OFF special offer!