any benefits of PC over Mac?

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any benefits of PC over Mac?

Post by rakim87 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:21 pm

In terms of music production, would a PC allow me to do anything I couldn't do on a mac? Say, because of customizable ports or something?

I'm on an iMac and I have a nice looking atx case I bought in highschool that I'm thinking about building with. Either that or I'll just stick with mac forever.
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Re: any benefits of PC over Mac?

Post by d.reamonn » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:38 pm

Don't feed the troll.

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Re: any benefits of PC over Mac?

Post by rakim87 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:06 pm

lmao, this was an honest thought. damn, that term is thrown around all too easily these days.

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Re: any benefits of PC over Mac?

Post by vido » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:31 pm

If you're going for a pc, I'd rather buy a new cabinet. I asked a similar question and d.reamonn answered me the same. If he (you d.reamonn) actually had some insight he would have answered with a similarly short answer including his opinion or a link to a thread discussing it instead of trying to murder the thread.

In general pc's are more customizable so I wouldn't be surprised if you could do more with a pc, but I honestly don't know what. I do know some plugins are not developed for mac's though. And it seems to be consensus among mac-people that mac's are more stable. I went from a pc-laptop to a macbook pro and have been very happy with that, but now I'm considering getting a pc-workstation to accompany the macbook pro.

Anyway, good luck whatever you decide!
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Re: any benefits of PC over Mac?

Post by rakim87 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:53 pm

vido wrote:If you're going for a pc, I'd rather buy a new cabinet. I asked a similar question and d.reamonn answered me the same. If he (you d.reamonn) actually had some insight he would have answered with a similarly short answer including his opinion or a link to a thread discussing it instead of trying to murder the thread.

In general pc's are more customizable so I wouldn't be surprised if you could do more with a pc, but I honestly don't know what. I do know some plugins are not developed for mac's though. And it seems to be consensus among mac-people that mac's are more stable. I went from a pc-laptop to a macbook pro and have been very happy with that, but now I'm considering getting a pc-workstation to accompany the macbook pro.

Anyway, good luck whatever you decide!
Thanks guy. Yeah, I've definitely noticed the stability difference. I originally was using FL on an old HP but it had hard drive failure or something.

Probably gonna skip the pc build and save my money for things I need more. Good luck with what you're doing too.
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Re: any benefits of PC over Mac?

Post by pencilrocket » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:56 am

Performance. Todays Windows OS handles DAW more efficiently than Mac.
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Re: any benefits of PC over Mac?

Post by simmerdown » Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:10 am

100 x more vsts than AUs if that matters to you

no asio4all for mac, thats a dealbreaker for me anyway

no rt click on mac, wtf

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Re: any benefits of PC over Mac?

Post by pencilrocket » Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:12 am

rt click has been available for mac.
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Re: any benefits of PC over Mac?

Post by simmerdown » Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:55 am

is it extra?...whats that mean available

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Re: any benefits of PC over Mac?

Post by vido » Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:11 am

rt click: go into preferences-mouse. You can make it available there..
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Re: any benefits of PC over Mac?

Post by hps909 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:24 am

simmerdown wrote:100 x more vsts than AUs if that matters to you

no asio4all for mac, thats a dealbreaker for me anyway

no rt click on mac, wtf

Steve J., with 8 billion +, never gave a penny to charity, what a douche

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rt click = right click? it's been there built in for fucking eons just the stupid apple mice only had one button .. core audio = asio4all
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Re: any benefits of PC over Mac?

Post by d.reamonn » Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:22 am

PCs are better for music because they have right clicks and audio APIs and because Bill Gates. Steve Jobs had less hair but now he is dead, and so Macs can't do advanced stuff like MIDI and effects.

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Re: any benefits of PC over Mac?

Post by infernal.machine » Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:47 am

rakim87 wrote:any benefits of PC over Mac?
no.


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Re: any benefits of PC over Mac?

Post by lapieuvre » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:04 am

the only advantage of Mac over PC I noticed is if you launch Live, then plug your USB keyboard, or your interface, it will work. On a PC, you will have to quit Live then reopen for it to use the Midi device or the audio interface. Pretty annoying...

For the rest of course there is right click on a Mac, on a laptop 2 fingers click.
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