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I have been a mac user for about 8 years now and have had a lot of issues with protools
particularly using PT8 on an iMac and PT9 on a macbook pro. I think you need to really work hard to keep the mac environment clean and stable to protools happy. Plugin versions can cause issues and OS system changes. Also don't connect do auto updates!
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Well if you click on the 'About' tab of that web site you'll discover that this new venture is a partnership of Neil Hester of The Pro Tools Expert Blog (www.pro-tools-expert.com) and Robin Vincent of Rain Computers UK (www.raincomputers.co.uk).
So your answer is 'the UK'
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WiredUp wrote:As someone who is planning to update my Mac this year I must confess I'm thinking this might turn out to be an option:
If it sounds too good to be true?
But actually this seems very interesting, a computer locked to an app, and consequently more robust and reliable can't be a bad thing that. I often wonder why TASCAM didn't continue with their SX-1 concept, I suppose the very fact they discontinued it speaks for itself, ok replaced by thre X48, but no MIDI.
What they say on the pro-tools-pc website is bound to send the Appleytes into a tailspin....."Apple make great machines but they are not supported to do a job outside of their own product range. They have no particular interest in what you’re using them for beyond their OSX operating system or Apple software and hardware, and certainly have no expertise in Pro Tools.
Your local Apple Store ‘Genius’ may know how to sync your apps but will look rather blank if you ask about DAE errors or which model would be able to cope with real-time AAX plug-ins. For those who believe Mac users have no problems running Pro Tools a quick scan of the Avid forums and Pro Tools Expert website would suggest otherwise." Gentlemen - choose your weapons!
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At the end of the day, hardware wise, Macs and PC's are very similar. I admit I like the idea of the OS being fully tested on a set hardware configuration, I'm amazed Microsoft haven't gone down this road. As for OS use, I gotta admit I find OS less intuitive than windows. Maybe its cos I don't know what I'm doing but I find windows much easier to navigate. Having said that I've not tried windows 8 and from the look of it and the reviews, Microsoft really backed the wrong horse.
Ultimately I just wish Avid would make a computer to run pro tools with their own OS and hardware configuration but this Pro Tools PC might be the best option, I just can't justify the premium cost of macs.
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I'll hold everyone's coats then
Watch out guys, Martin's got form here. By the time you finish your fisticuffs with a friendly handshake your coats will already be donated to charity and hanging in an Oxfam shop.
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