The question is in the title really but I was round a friends house at the weekend and he uses an imac for music production. I had a play around with it and I absolutly loved the whole experience. Although he doesn’t use Cubase he tells me Cubase runs well on macs.
Now, I’ve had a look aorund and soon descovered that macs are not cheap. I started looking at the G5 Powermacs and there’s some heafty specs im my price range such as dual core 2.7. I’ve since read that the old G5 Powermacs aren’t up to the job these days and I’ve to look at intel based systems. I don’t want to spend more than £400 and I’ve seen a few but most of them are imacs all in one things. Are these any good for music production? If I got one of these the first thing I would have to do is drop my ESI WaMi Rack 192L sound interface which I’ve loved for ever so far. I’d need to get some kind of firewire mixer or something. I only need a couple of inputs and phantom for my condenser.
Any advise would be appreciated. My current specs are :-
Windows 7 32 bit
3.06 intel dual core (not core duo)
4 gig memory (only using 3g’s for 32 bit)
Nothing special but it does the trick.