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biczmusic



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Anything against iMac??
      #581279 - 16/02/08 04:01 PM
Hi

Quick question!

Is there anything against iMac?

As I've just decided to buy one instead of MiniMac.

Spec:
2.4GHz
2G RAM
320G HD
20"
Leopard
Logic Express 8, Cubase Studio 4 and Tascam US-122

Am I right?

Thanks

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Guido3
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Re: Anything against iMac?? new [Re: biczmusic]
      #581282 - 16/02/08 04:09 PM
Hi,

I have exactly the same spec machine as you. It is fantastic. Buy It. You will not regret it.

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stratquebec



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Re: Anything against iMac?? new [Re: biczmusic]
      #581305 - 16/02/08 05:46 PM
Well if you searh for "Agere" here and on the Apple Discussion , maybe you'll choose to NOT buy one of the newer iMac but one of the first generation intel iMac...

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ROLO46



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Re: Anything against iMac?? new [Re: biczmusic]
      #581308 - 16/02/08 06:06 PM
I run a firewire Apogee Duet into an Intel I-Mac(2.4Mhz,3G RAM, 500G HD,20")
running Leopard into GB with Maestro.
Excellent results

Roger
imho


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colinthewot



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Re: Anything against iMac?? new [Re: biczmusic]
      #581435 - 17/02/08 09:26 AM
Hello all, I too have same machine running Logic 8, Reason 4 & G.P.O. with a Yamaha GO46. Superb! Struggling with Reason via re-wire though. Anyone any tips? cheers.


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Dave B



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Re: Anything against iMac?? new [Re: biczmusic]
      #581443 - 17/02/08 10:56 AM
I have a basic iMac - 2Ghz/20" - and am loving it to bits. It runs soooo much faster than my poor old studio PC.

However, there are restrictions. If you want to use multiple firewire devices then you are sort of stuffed due to apple's silly fw implementation. This is a show stopper for me, but ymmv. So when I want to replace my 'big' studio box it will be a MacPro. But I can still make music ITB quite happily on this puppy!

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Re: Anything against iMac?? new [Re: colinthewot]
      #581449 - 17/02/08 11:35 AM
Try this Colin http://www.propellerheads.se/technologies/rewire/

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Re: Anything against iMac?? new [Re: colinthewot]
      #581452 - 17/02/08 12:15 PM
Quote colinthewot:

Hello all, I too have same machine running Logic 8, Reason 4 & G.P.O. with a Yamaha GO46. Superb! Struggling with Reason via re-wire though. Anyone any tips? cheers.




Try this - http://youtube.com/watch?v=RBGVZZu9Mto


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thejazzassassin



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Re: Anything against iMac?? new [Re: biczmusic]
      #581808 - 18/02/08 01:35 PM
I've got the 20" iMAC and I've been very impressed with it so far.

One slight reservation - if you are planning to keep it in either a cold or smoky room then you might have some issues with the screen. Unfortunately my studio is in the same room as the coal fire that heats my home - although I turn it off and cover the screen when lighting a fire I have some smoke residue just behind the top left corner of the screen. I gather that you can 'suction cup' the glass off the computer to give it a clean.

Also condensation has proven a worry for some users (check out the Apple discussion boards for more info). Some pictures I've seen show serious water droplets appearing behind the screen in certain corners / places.

BUT.... these are very specific troubles and I'm sure that 99% of users will never experience these issues. Just be aware of the environment in which you'll be placing your iMAC.

It's an awesome computer.

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