Sorry, off topic, but I’m glad I’m not the only one experiencing this. I switched my master computer to a new Mac late 2013, and editors seem to take me more seriously as well, claiming I’m now compatible with their studios (which is technically rubbish). Don’t get me wrong, I’m loving Cubase 7 on Mac, but it’s funny how perception works.
Also, I don’t know how many times clients have come into my studio in the past and said “PC? Why aren’t you on Mac?”.
All that aside, I’m probably going to go for one of these Darth Vader Trash cans later this year.
But that being said:
Lets say you are setting-up a typical 1-2 person partenerd pro bitness.
IMHO no matter what field it is: (Architect/Dentistry/Law/Restaurant/Transportation/DAW/Video/Film/Fashion/Health/Agriculture/Printing) etc etc
$50.000 or more is not a lot of $$ for a start-up.
So to set-up a pro DAW bitness and use $7500—>$10.000 of your resources for your main ax seems quite doable.
After all you are going to have and use this machine for a long time to come.
Pros in the video world easily spend that amount on their cameras.
Or a truck/trackor for a farmer.
Or chairs/space and tools for a barber or garage mechanic.
Or a really fine drum kit or rare upright bass or cello.
And don’t get me started on $$ for an SSL.
Point is this box is meant either for video pros or non-pros with resources.
You in? Guess the line forms on the right.