PC or Mac (trolls go away!!!)

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Which platform do you use

Mac
23
44%
PC
24
46%
Both
5
10%
 
Total votes: 52

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PC or Mac (trolls go away!!!)

Post by mr_m0nks » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:19 pm

this is just a poll to see who uses which platform for sequencers, vsts etc

please do not turn this into a war!!! :D
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Re: PC or Mac (trolls go away!!!)

Post by Sweetnothing » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:36 pm

mr_m0nks wrote:please do not turn this into a war!!! :D
HAHAHA you're asking way too much, I voted PC because it's what I use...I'd like to get a mac though

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Post by brian.only » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:58 pm

A 'both' option would be nice too, I track all my music on a Mac but use a PC for some editing programs.
Will be getting a Intel-Mac soon.
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Post by mr_m0nks » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:03 am

ok if you have both just put which is your primary system, if you use both equally then.... erm..... whichever is newest
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Post by Motavis » Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:31 am

A Mac eventually would be nice but I am currently dealing with Vista.
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Post by Wiglaf » Tue Jun 05, 2007 4:27 am

If you must know, Windows XP Professional as well as Debian Linux.
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Post by piRoN » Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:10 am

PCs running Windows XP Professional, Windows 95, and a DOS/FreeDOS hybrid.
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Post by translucencecs » Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:42 am

Hmmm... A "Neither" option would also have added an interesting dimension - consider my vote to be for that one! :lol:

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Post by Soundwave » Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:48 pm

You certainly get more bang for your buck with a PC tho if I was a little more flush I would have got a Mac and kept some of my hair when building/optimising my AMD dual core DAW.

I think building a PC is like beefing up a Japanese sports car which requires a little knowledge and expertise where buying a Mac is like buying a Porsche where all the performance is done for you as standard which of course comes with a higher price tag.

Although I may be proven wrong but I’ve had some serious headaches getting my set up to sync properly with external MIDI (an ongoing struggle) which I suspect is mainly down to XP as its not designed for multimedia the same way the Mac’s OS is.

All the top electronic artists I’ve seen use Mac’s or Powerbooks so there must be a good reason.

Don't get me wrong my PC gets the job done at a much cheaper cost but if I'd known the troubles that were ahead of me I would have maybe gone the other way.

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Post by Cruel Hoax » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:15 pm

Who the h**l uses only one or two computers in the course of daily life? And who determines what you'll run into?*

Are you a f**k pro? Well then learn your tools. Coming into a paid gig, you'll be presented with one or the other (or, perhaps, something new) Your job is to know the available equipment, and make "adjustment time" equal zero, both for you and the client. Therefore, buzzsaw is not equal to pliers, but you should know both before taking yourself seriously. More, too.

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Post by Wiglaf » Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:47 am

Soundwave wrote:I think building a PC is like beefing up a Japanese sports car which requires a little knowledge and expertise where buying a Mac is like buying a Porsche where all the performance is done for you as standard which of course comes with a higher price tag.
You just made me cry. Comparing a Mac to a Porsche...

Damn kids today.


Fine, if you want to call a Mac a Porsche, then a PC is a Ruf, Gemballa, or TechArt!


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Post by primative » Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:09 am

Wiglaf wrote:
Soundwave wrote:I think building a PC is like beefing up a Japanese sports car which requires a little knowledge and expertise where buying a Mac is like buying a Porsche where all the performance is done for you as standard which of course comes with a higher price tag.
You just made me cry. Comparing a Mac to a Porsche...

Damn kids today.


Fine, if you want to call a Mac a Porsche, then a PC is a Ruf, Gemballa, or TechArt!


Sincerely,

Angry Porschephile.

:P
I think that's a decent analogy actually. I use a macbook intel duo, and since I know I'll never be able to afford an Aston Martin, my dream car is a nice Porsche :)

I don't have the patience to supe up an Integra, and I don't have the patience to bother with the headaches of a PC based system.

I love my PC for gaming though :wink:
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Post by KnowGood » Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:51 am

I'm a mac user not because I think it's better, but it has all the right programs for my uses.

I have three systems:

Blue & White G3 tower
G3 PowerBook "WallStreet" edition
eMac G4 1.25

I plan on getting a MacBook by the end of the year, and I will admit, I was afraid to make the switch to the Mac-Intel, but the time has finally come.
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Post by nathanscribe » Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:10 am

G4 iBook, new iMac (whatever the specs are, I can't remember) and a PC for DOS and windows 3.0.

I used to run a PC with XP but didn'g get on with it. It was a belligerent sod. The macs are smoother, and despite years of PC use, I'm glad I switched. I got bored of the battle.

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Post by OriginalJambo » Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:20 pm

My PC is uber reliable, the Macs at my University aren't so maybe I'm in the minority when I say that I find the PC more robust?

Anyway the only thing that would tempt me to switch is maybe Logic. A lot of things I like about that program it has to be said.

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