Posted by Renz on April 10, 2001 at 22:00:09:
In Reply to: Mac for recreational music making posted by Terry on April 02, 2001 at 02:19:25:
Hope its not too late but here's my opinion anyway. It really depends on how much money you have. Also, remember to budget for software and additional hardware. No point getting a G4 without any software and for your purpose. That would render a powerful machine useless. Remember to leave some cash for RAM upgrades. Go for a single 512MB(Total 640 including the onboard 128) and that should be more than enough for basic stuff. Ok, wait, a friend just told me with that amount, I could run Logic Audio with a couple of VST instruments! True enough, a G4 would be a good option with its Velocity Engine. With VE, more floating point calculations are carried out and that will greatly boost multimedia performance. Also, don't get too worried about the future. We all know that few months down the road, a faster and better spec machine will appear on the market. You may want to wait 6 months for the new machine. And when it comes out, you will want to wait another 6 months and the cycle goes on and you will never get your Mac. As for OS X, well, personally, I've tried it on a G3 466 iBook at a local store. Pretty ok. No performance problems. So I guess it will work pretty well on a 600MHZ iMac.
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