Michael T replied to Brian Andrews's discussion Need input on new gear
"Hey Ray, RE the video, Years of experience and shed loads of dosh hehe! I watched his 'template set-up' video, 4 PC slaves and 650 midi tracks!! Spoilt for choice don't even come near it.
Interesting viewing.

Nice one"
Oct 24, 2013
Michael T replied to Brian Andrews's discussion Need input on new gear
"The creative industries in England, music, video etc are largely Mac based so it makes sense to be compatible with one's colleagues. However, Ray is bang on, these are just tools and PC or Mac makes no difference to the quality of the product.
What…"
Oct 24, 2013
Greg Brus replied to Brian Andrews's discussion Need input on new gear
"Reaper is quite recent so it's only natural that seasoned pros aren't seen using it to any noticable extent - they've had their ProTools or whatnot for 20 some years, why switch now? Exactly the same issue as your switching to PC versus sticking to…"
Oct 23, 2013
Jenny Leigh Hodgins replied to Brian Andrews's discussion Need input on new gear
"Well, that's an interesting point, Raymond.  I agree.  However, from what I'm seeing/hearing from other composers, my music (even IF it IS good) won't be taken seriously on a professional level unless I have the gear to make the instruments more…"
Oct 23, 2013
Jenny Leigh Hodgins replied to Brian Andrews's discussion Need input on new gear
"I really appreciate this input.  I would go that route but I have used Macs for so many years at work now, I am more comfortable with their 'platform' and it  makes things much easier for me in that regard.  If I had a local buddy as knowledgeable…"
Oct 23, 2013
Anders Christensen replied to Brian Andrews's discussion Need input on new gear
"Of cause they must make their own decisions and I totally get why people like the products from Apple. Just thought I would give my opinion too :-)"
Oct 23, 2013
Anders Christensen replied to Brian Andrews's discussion Need input on new gear
"I would never pay $3000 for mac to produce music as a beginner. As Ray says getting a PC is much more price efficient. I would go for a PC instead and spend around $1000 on it

Get a lot of ram for the PC 16GB+
Get a SDD hard-disk for the most used…"
Oct 23, 2013
Jenny Leigh Hodgins replied to Brian Andrews's discussion Need input on new gear
"Thanks, Michael T!  Yes, that IS my basic plan: get as much of a computer as I can, with LPX, and LEARN through that software while composing.  Then add libraries to LPX as I get 'better'. 
My baby grand is still up for sale, as the cost of my…"
Oct 21, 2013
Michael T replied to Brian Andrews's discussion Need input on new gear
"Keep the baby grand!! That's one bit of kit that definitely won't become obsolete! 
I've recently taken to the recycling dump gear that cost me thousands of £££ and which is now worth nothing. Samplers that were once 'state of the art' and now are…"
Oct 21, 2013
Jenny Leigh Hodgins replied to Brian Andrews's discussion Need input on new gear
"I was so 'in rhythm' to be waited on by a music production student at the Apple store! So he knew all this lingo for me and that was greatly helpful. He helped me look at possibly configuring an iMac with i7 (3.9ghz) processor, 16 GB RAM, 1TB @ 7200…"
Oct 20, 2013
Jenny Leigh Hodgins replied to Brian Andrews's discussion Need input on new gear
"Thanks. I'll just wait with you! ^_*"
Oct 19, 2013
Michael T replied to Brian Andrews's discussion Need input on new gear
"Holding out is certainly a good plan, I've been doing it since March! Jenny Leigh Hodgins said:
I just came from visiting an apple store--Of course there's no official price but the rep there said it'll probably be around $3000 for the Mac Pro…"
Oct 19, 2013
Jenny Leigh Hodgins replied to Brian Andrews's discussion Need input on new gear
"I just came from visiting an apple store--Of course there's no official price but the rep there said it'll probably be around $3000 for the Mac Pro ...I'm holding out until it appears before I decide on any computer purchase.  Though I'm considered…"
Oct 18, 2013
Michael T replied to Brian Andrews's discussion Need input on new gear
"If I wasn't a Logic user I might not bother either, but I am.
I will say though that I've been running my Mac Pro 1.1 since 2006 and it has never gone wrong. It cost me £2000 at the time and was worth every penny. No viruses, trojans.........
We…"
Oct 18, 2013
Artyom replied to Brian Andrews's discussion Need input on new gear
"Michael T This mac is impressive !!! I 'm upgrading too, and now there is a new doubt in my budget. hahaha
Any way, my first concern about this computer is: what if something broke? You'll only find the parts at a specialized retailer (if you find…"
Oct 18, 2013
Michael T replied to Brian Andrews's discussion Need input on new gear
"I have a first generation mac pro with a macbook and pc slave which I'm hoping to put out to pasture (at least as far as music production is concerned) and get myself one of these.

http://www.apple.com/uk/mac-pro/

if they ever release…"
Oct 16, 2013
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