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post Mar 13 2008, 01:35 PM
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What would you suggest for a music computer. No PC, which Mac model? Would a mini do or iMac or do one have to take the step up to a Power Mac?

Two cores in the minimum I guess?

If you can suggest model and how much RAM is needed.


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post Mar 13 2008, 01:48 PM
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well I use apple stuff... I have a macbook and a new imac (silver one)
You cant really go wrong with any of the new stuff they are selling - ultra stable, no viruses and really fast.
Can't say enough good words about them really. I have Logic on both and it runs a dream.

i hear good things about the mac mini - they are a good price too... but the big shiny screen on the imac is incredible!
I suggest going for a large hard-drive and extra memory... but you can buy that someplace else because apple overcharge on the memory.

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post Mar 13 2008, 01:51 PM
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Mac Mini
Reason 2.5
Garageband
M-box with pro-tools lite
Shure sm57 - 58 mic
and two event or KRK monitors

That should do it smile.gif

Ofcourse with a powermac you could process stuff faster, loading of VST and effects and stuff..
But a mini should be enough really, but a wise choice would be to upgrade the RAM to 2 gb smile.gif
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post Mar 13 2008, 01:52 PM
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QUOTE (Nick Kellie @ Mar 13 2008, 01:48 PM) *
well I use apple stuff... I have a macbook and a new imac (silver one)
You cant really go wrong with any of the new stuff they are selling - ultra stable, no viruses and really fast.
Can't say enough good words about them really. I have Logic on both and it runs a dream.

i hear good things about the mac mini - they are a good price too... but the big shiny screen on the imac is incredible!
I suggest going for a large hard-drive and extra memory... but you can buy that someplace else because apple overcharge on the memory.

Nick



Yes, upgrade the RAM (Memory) yourself. Apple, as Nick pointed out, is overpricing sad.gif
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post Mar 13 2008, 02:42 PM
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QUOTE (Nick Kellie @ Mar 13 2008, 01:48 PM) *
well I use apple stuff... I have a macbook and a new imac (silver one)
You cant really go wrong with any of the new stuff they are selling - ultra stable, no viruses and really fast.
Can't say enough good words about them really. I have Logic on both and it runs a dream.

i hear good things about the mac mini - they are a good price too... but the big shiny screen on the imac is incredible!
I suggest going for a large hard-drive and extra memory... but you can buy that someplace else because apple overcharge on the memory.

Nick

I guess iMac is still within my price range. But I could add a LCD screen to the mini? As for memory how much can the mini and iMac have, or should have for music production actually.
And I would be ablew to plug in an extrenal USB harddrive, right? I'm completely new on Mac. I have five external drives so that part should not be a problem biggrin.gif

So even the mini could be added with extra memory, plug in an external Firewire sound card, add a USB harddrive, right?


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post Mar 13 2008, 02:44 PM
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QUOTE (audiopaal @ Mar 13 2008, 01:51 PM) *
Mac Mini
Reason 2.5
Garageband
M-box with pro-tools lite
Shure sm57 - 58 mic
and two event or KRK monitors

That should do it smile.gif

Ofcourse with a powermac you could process stuff faster, loading of VST and effects and stuff..
But a mini should be enough really, but a wise choice would be to upgrade the RAM to 2 gb smile.gif

2 GB alright, nor from Apple wink.gif

And two monitors, heh, I'm not that professional yet tongue.gif


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QUOTE (MickeM @ Mar 13 2008, 02:44 PM) *
2 GB alright, nor from Apple wink.gif

And two monitors, heh, I'm not that professional yet tongue.gif


Two monitors as in speakers, you want stereo and to pan your recordings you know smile.gif
No need for two displays smile.gif

And yeah, they're only upgradable up to 2 gb.. But that should be sufficient!
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post Mar 13 2008, 03:13 PM
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I really want an Apple computer so thanks for bringing this topic up smile.gif


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post Mar 13 2008, 04:30 PM
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Well good processor and 2gb of ram is a must here..Also see does it have enough usb inputs and firewire ones to suit your needs...And check out if recording software you are going to use work with mac...You need a large hard drive just to make sure you always have space for recordings and various software..External one should work too.. wink.gif


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post Mar 13 2008, 09:14 PM
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Im Producing music on a 2.0 Ghz Macbook, with 2 gb ram. I'm using Logic 8 and it works fine. smile.gif


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post Mar 14 2008, 11:58 AM
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minimum of 2Ghz and 2 GB Ram is needed on any platform. I would recommend Mac Pro platform.


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post Mar 14 2008, 01:43 PM
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I know this is a little off topic, but I got a question for the other Mac-Users

I use a PowerMac G5 (dual 2 Ghz) with 2,5 GB RAM an Garageband. The Guitar is plugged in through an USB-Preamp. I often get a delay using Garageband, even if no other programs are running. Does anyone have an idea how to stop it? The only way I know so far is a restart mad.gif


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post Mar 14 2008, 01:44 PM
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Yes I am also interested in getting a mac - too bad they are so pricey! sad.gif


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post Mar 14 2008, 01:46 PM
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I get 12% off for being a student lol. biggrin.gif


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post Mar 14 2008, 01:49 PM
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I have a mac and it works quite well, only one thing is a big problem.
No freeware software for mac.
Btw, does someone know some freeware notation software for mac os??? I'm pretty desperate about it. Logic, Sibelius...they are so expensive and I can't find them with amule!
And I don't know where to begin using Finale.

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post Mar 14 2008, 02:05 PM
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angelica, thats not true at all! there is tons of freeware software for the mac.... anything I have needed I have done a search and always found it. Check these sites out

http://www.pure-mac.com/

http://www.freemacware.com/

http://www.dontcrack.com/freeware/

and there are tons more trust me....

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@Angelica

Maybe Myriad Harmony (around 70 Euros) is something for you:

http://www.myriad-online.com/en/products/harmony.htm


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guitar pro 5 is also really cheap to register and free to download at their website... works great on my mac

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I want a Mac. I'm going to save up my pennies and splash out.


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QUOTE (Nick Kellie @ Mar 14 2008, 02:05 PM) *
angelica, thats not true at all! there is tons of freeware software for the mac.... anything I have needed I have done a search and always found it. Check these sites out

http://www.pure-mac.com/

http://www.freemacware.com/

http://www.dontcrack.com/freeware/

and there are tons more trust me....

Nick


Hey NICK thank you so much for sharing!!! I didn't know these sites! I'll add them to my favorites soon!
I've now downloaded, a notation software, looking forward for it to work!!! wink.gif

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