Originally Posted by solarthorn
Hmmm, yeah probably true. I do like going through an amp though. I have tried the USB thing, but havn't gotten it to work before.
Im also on a Mac, thank god for that.
Definatly superior computers!
What program do you use for recording? Im using GarageBand 2.
I have used both MACs and PCs and really don't find one superior over the other. But then again I build my own PCs to my specs. Keep in mind that the most powerful computers in the world are INTEL based (or MIPS based). Steve Jobs (yes, the CEO of Apple and Pixar) uses INTEL based SGI systems for Pixar's standard equipment (utilizing Intel Itanium 2 processors, including dual core CPU's). So, in a nutshell... it all depends on the design and hardware not the maker of the machine
At least with a PC I can repair it quickly and inexpensively if something craps and I don't have to wait a week or longer for an order to be filled and shipped for the part I need. If I need a part for my PC, in a pinch, I can run down to Best Buy or any computer store and have it fixed within the hour.
I do 3D modeling/graphics and notice very little difference in rendering times on my PC (Pentium 4 2.4GHZ) vs. a G4.
The OS X Operating system is less of a resource hog than Windows tho. But I can always boot to Linux to run appz that require more resources for intensive operations.
I think what it boils down to in this MAC vs PC syndrome that so many computer users seem to get caught up in, is "familiarity" . Meaning that a user who is more comfortable using one platform over another is bound to be in favor of that particular system...so they will inevitably think it the better system. In the end, I have found PCs not inferior at all... as a matter of fact my dream system happens to be a PC
..an SGI Onyx supporting up to 16 Intel Itanium 2 Processors (in my dreams hehe)
There was a benchmark done in 2002 (there was another done in 2005 somewhere) between a Dell PC and the fastest Mac on the market at that time: http://www.digitalvideoediting.com/2...macvspciii.htm
It appears that the Dell left the Mac in a dustcloud. I'm not fond of Dells myself...but then I'm not fond of many proprietary systems including Macs...simply because it takes much of the hardware control out of my hands to a greater degree.