Mac vs. PC

Discussion in 'Production' started by DanDnB, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. DanDnB

    DanDnB Bass and Drums

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    Hey guys,

    I am going to be buying a new computer that will see 60% of its time producing music. I will be doing other stuff, probably games, internet etc... but mostly pro tools and reason.

    I was looking at the new iMac 24" with 2.66 ghz and 4 gigs ram for about 1500.

    I have been a PC user for a long time, but i really am getting tired of PC behavior lately.

    Help me out here. :rinsed:
     
  2. Solitude Beats

    Solitude Beats Member

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    Theres millions of threads on this on the web.. google!

    :1:
     
  3. cliX-

    cliX- newb

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    Nutek movement junglist

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    MACMACMACMACMACMACMACMACMACMACMACMACMACMACMAC
     
  5. motion audio

    motion audio Active Member

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    For production Mac, I've been down both routes and personaly I think windows is more trouble than its worth. But for games, the mac would fall short.
     
  6. EvezDroppin

    EvezDroppin how to change name,......

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    if ur really bothered about games then u can install windows onto your mac, and still have the benefits of the mac system, just make sure u get a big enough hardrive!
    I run it on mine and have no problems
     
  7. Lunos

    Lunos Active Member

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    MAC VON MACSVILLE
     
  8. mikey-bizzle-08

    mikey-bizzle-08 WASTEMAN!

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    I much prefer Mac to PC i never seem to have as many problems with my Mac as i did with my old PC
     
  9. DanDnB

    DanDnB Bass and Drums

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    I seriously could care less if people think "I'm a douche" beacause I own a mac. That's like saying you're cool because you own a BMW. High school mentality.

    I need a computer that can speed up my production process, and right now, I use a PC at home. When I use my girlfriends mac, it speeds up my music creation process by 25%.

    The PC has its advantages in other areas, but we aren't talking about other areas, we're talking about producing music.

    I tried searching this forum for people's prefences on mac's vs. PC's, not a whole lot.

    Searching the internet is useless because not everyone on the internet produces music with their computer, let alone DnB.

    Which is why I am asking you guys.

    Thanks!
     
  10. motion audio

    motion audio Active Member

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    If your main concern is production, then I'd say mac.

    Don't know about that, think its fair to say its tried and tested that in general macs are the better option for studio work.
     
  11. *Chloe

    *Chloe Well-Known Member

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    u get 20 percent off macs if your a student :)
     
  12. DanDnB

    DanDnB Bass and Drums

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    I guess it's a good thing i kept my student ID!!!

    Muahahaha....

    But yea, i might just get a mac because like motion audio was saying, production is my main concern right now!

    Now which one to get?

    Do I really need 2.93 ghz..? hmm decisions...
     
  13. OllyF

    OllyF New Member

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    Mac's are definitely better for production and if you haven't used one before they are pretty easy to get used to. Damn shame I aint got one! :'(
     
  14. robhicks1

    robhicks1 Nuts about Zoo

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    Im afraid your gonna find that your student ID isn't enough.
    You only qualify for the student discount if you buy online not in a store and it knows if your on a student network or not.
     
  15. dafo93

    dafo93 SWITCH FUSION

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    In what way are Macs better than PCs? Like what issues do they solve?
     
  16. DanDnB

    DanDnB Bass and Drums

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    Damn... :boxing:
     
  17. luzil

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    afaik mainly latency issues and thats more a prob if u work with acoustic instruments, some claiming to be mac more stable, but thats not the prob if u set up windows correct. Of course people paying more for something mostly claiming better per se than other, just human nature.

    I think i read a few days ago, that pro tools is more concentrating on windows now, because apple isnt to cooperative cause of thier own DAW logic.

    Also i dont the like the apple notebook hardware setting too much, but ur looking for a desktop. I would invest it in a notebook with wsxga+ or wuxga screen
     
  18. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    id say mac are better but i dont like change so im stickin pc for now!lol
     
  19. TongueFlap

    TongueFlap Flappin'

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    mac dont crash while making tunes :) windows cant even run word with out freezing
     
  20. dafo93

    dafo93 SWITCH FUSION

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    Same here, I can't afford buying all the synths again for Mac