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  • Why is it so hard to find good Mac recording stuff

    on the internet? This is probably not a good idea to ask, but if you go on pirate bay and search for native instruments, there are 50 windows:1 mac. It sucks.

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    Kids.... pirating software is bad, mmmkay?

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      Yeah, but I was just doing research. Seeing whats out there.

      This question just popped in my head, since Macs are supposed to be THE audio/visual platform.

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        "THE" music station? this is hype man... no kidding! Mac are pc with better system (relative) but less programs and what are you using for make music? The programs. Not the system.

        I am on pc now because I am a power user and I need plugins and stuff mac cant run. It work great (the pc) really and with the money saved on the computers (I change every year) I got a nice 30 inches monitor. the 2560x1600 resolution is great when working with Reason and Audition!

        As for the illegal copies... I think its because in general mac users are less resourceful than pc user and are more prone to pay for fix their problems. Most mac users I know dont know what is a torrent and are pretty refractory to install anything if its not in the mac already.

        Mac is user friendly, no doubt, and its great! But it also reflect the poor technical virtuosity of people using it.

        Of course this doesnt apply to a lot of clever kids on mac (like I was) but I think its fit for 85% of the mac crowd.


        Shiiiiit what im I doing posting this on a mac forum... I will get crucified!!

        For the record I own a mac SE, a power pc 7200, a 8500, a 9600, a G3, an Ibook G3, a G4 and I worked on a G5 for half a year at job until I get too pissed by the rainbow ball from hell and switched for a nice Dell Dual-Xeon Workstation (best thing ever at the time!). It was like 6 time faster than the G5. Now Mac are Intel... its kind of same speed except for 3D. I am thinking right now about getting an Macbook for the classy and fun factor but nothing can make me switch again to mac for serious job.

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        • #5
          I won't crucify you tfortier. But it's a bit crazy to generalize.

          Havar, if you're interested in Native Instruments software have you tried http://native-instruments.com? It's all on there brother. How about http://musiciansfriend.com or http://audiomidi.com - I don't see a shortage there for Mac software.

          As far as the Mac/PC pissing contest that never seems to end ...:bor:

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          • #6
            I always love the "More software for PCs" argument. Like we really need 3000 different word processors. (Was anyone else happy with Word Perfect before MS Word came along? I was using Word Star. Now my age is really showing.) Any type of software that is available for a PC has an equivalent available for Macs. You don't need 100 DAWs. You only need one good one. (And I believe there are about 10 that run on macs. I use Cubase.)

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              I always love the "More software for PCs" argument. Like we really need 3000 different word processors. (Was anyone else happy with Word Perfect before MS Word came along? I was using Word Star. Now my age is really showing.) Any type of software that is available for a PC has an equivalent available for Macs. You don't need 100 DAWs. You only need one good one. (And I believe there are about 10 that run on macs. I use Cubase.)



              Exactly.
              You "option hogs" go ahead and waste your time downloading redundant software; meanwhile, the rest of us will get busy using what we've got.
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                Most mac users I know dont know what is a torrent and are pretty refractory to install anything if its not in the mac already.


                What a dumb benchmark, 'torrents'.

                Mac is user friendly, no doubt, and its great! But it also reflect the poor technical virtuosity of people using it.


                It also reflects the disinterest in becoming so intricately involved with your computer that simple enjoyment of a machine isn't possible.



                For the record I own a mac SE, a power pc 7200, a 8500, a 9600, a G3, an Ibook G3, a G4 and I worked on a G5 for half a year at job until I get too pissed by the rainbow ball from hell and switched for a nice Dell Dual-Xeon Workstation (best thing ever at the time!). It was like 6 time faster than the G5. Now Mac are Intel... its kind of same speed except for 3D. I am thinking right now about getting an Macbook for the classy and fun factor but nothing can make me switch again to mac for serious job.


                Contrary to your insular belief, you do have a lot more control over your Mac than that. You just gotta make the same effort at it you would a PC. That rainbow ball oftentimes is a response to something you haven't done.
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                  I always love the "More software for PCs" argument. Like we really need 3000 different word processors. (Was anyone else happy with Word Perfect before MS Word came along? I was using Word Star. Now my age is really showing.) Any type of software that is available for a PC has an equivalent available for Macs. You don't need 100 DAWs. You only need one good one. (And I believe there are about 10 that run on macs. I use Cubase.)


                  Yeah Im not trying to argue that, it just seems that Mac users (from what I see) dont pirate stuff as much. Seriously, go on pirate bay, the ratio of pc to mac apps being torrented is over 10:1. I found it strange, because most people I hear switching to mac do so because its "more creative," and I know they cant afford all the apps they want to get, so how will they get them if theyre not even available illegally? :lol:

                  Im a Logic user (and Reason + Guitar rig), btw, I switched over from Cubase recently.

                  There are tons of good open source apps for mac and pc, like audacity. I just wish someone would replace itunes, its not that great imo.

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                  • #10
                    Many mac users aren't technical flops. I met my Wife studying computer science in 1979. Bought my first computer in 1984, modified it. Got a CNA and A+ certification. This household has been full of power users for decades. Going to a mac was going for stability. I'm tired of fixing MS problems. The mac isn't totally trouble free, but the problems have been small, easy to fix and generally not requiring a total rebuild. (I haven't had to rebuild any of my macs, until I prepped them for someone else. They've never seemed to run any faster after a rebuild. The PCs always ran faster, at least until you put all the patches in.)

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                    • #11
                      My experience - albeit anecdotal - is that Mac users tend to be professionals. True professionals (i.e. people who use their machines to make a living) don't use pirated software.

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                      • #12
                        It's always an interesting quote "50 PC apps to 1 Mac app", because generally I find that PC apps are poorly written and often don't do as they suggest they will; whereas Mac apps are generally well written and do precisely what they say.

                        As a user of both systems, I often find myself frustrated with downloading application after application on PC, to find that it's functions are locked due to the fact that it's shareware, when it's been advertised as freeware - the one job I want to do will probably never get done again, and thus negates the reason I downloaded it in the firstplace.

                        There are some gems out there - but finding them on a PC is like a needle in a haystack, whereas on a Mac, it tends to be every other program.

                        In my experience.

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                        • #13
                          P.S. Try 'Songbird' as an iTunes replacement.

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                          • #14
                            Pardon me. Are you ****************ing nuts? The best recording software out there today is Logic 8 and it is the cheapest alternative out there. It's $500. I may be overreacting because I thought the title of your thread was "Why is it so hard to find good Mac recording stuff." To me, that sounded like something an insane person would say. Good luck, my friend. Spend $199 on Logic Express or just use Garageband and you can do everything you will ever need to do on a computer.

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                            • #15
                              ... just use Garageband and you can do everything you will ever need to do on a computer.
                              that's a bit of a stretch, isn't it? Why are you using Logic if GB will do the job?? I'm a logic user too, but your last statement for starters is an absolute, and that's a huge pet peeve of mine. Secondly, lets be a bit real about garageband ... your statement is only true if he wants to record strictly live instruments with very little post processing. Not that GB can't do VIs or effects, but it's seriously lacking in those respects so I wouldn't say that it's "all you'll ever need."

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