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Postby ReadySaltedChris » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:18 am

Hi.

Does anyone know of an established, respected company that builds hi spec Mac systems for professional composers and offers installation and ongoing support and all that kinda specialist stuff?

I have been with a company for a number of years but I have decided it is time for a change before upgrading again. Done a bit of googling and nothing comes up really.

Any recommendations appreciated. Thx
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Re: Audio specialist recommendations

Postby Mike Stranks » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:04 am

That's a good point Chris. I know of several specialist PC/Windows suppliers to the audio industry, but nothing on the Mac side.

Have you thought of asking somewhere like HHB? They almost certainly don't do it themselves, but they have loads of contacts and 'know stuff'. I've always found them very helpful in providing info and not always pushing for a sale. And of course the esteemed Dr R 'knows stuff' by the bucketful!

I used to get regular mailings from a company specialising in studio Macs, but that was probably over 10 years ago and the memory dims as to who they were...
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Re: Audio specialist recommendations

Postby ReadySaltedChris » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:10 pm

Mike Stranks wrote:That's a good point Chris. I know of several specialist PC/Windows suppliers to the audio industry, but nothing on the Mac side.

Have you thought of asking somewhere like HHB? They almost certainly don't do it themselves, but they have loads of contacts and 'know stuff'. I've always found them very helpful in providing info and not always pushing for a sale. And of course the esteemed Dr R 'knows stuff' by the bucketful!

I used to get regular mailings from a company specialising in studio Macs, but that was probably over 10 years ago and the memory dims as to who they were...

Thanks for the suggestion Mike. Might ask around places like that.
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Re: Audio specialist recommendations

Postby James Perrett » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:54 pm

Mike Stranks wrote:I used to get regular mailings from a company specialising in studio Macs, but that was probably over 10 years ago and the memory dims as to who they were...

Was that Jigsaw? I used to get mailings from them but I tend to ignore anything Mac related as I've been PC based forever.
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Re: Audio specialist recommendations

Postby ConcertinaChap » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:00 pm

What's the issue with off the shelf Macs? (Not making a point, just interested to know)

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Re: Audio specialist recommendations

Postby Mike Stranks » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:39 pm

James Perrett wrote:
Mike Stranks wrote:I used to get regular mailings from a company specialising in studio Macs, but that was probably over 10 years ago and the memory dims as to who they were...

Was that Jigsaw? I used to get mailings from them but I tend to ignore anything Mac related as I've been PC based forever.

Give the man a coconut! :D Yup! Jigsaw it was!
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Re: Audio specialist recommendations

Postby Wonks » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:35 pm

I see you managed to piece it together then.
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Re: Audio specialist recommendations

Postby ReadySaltedChris » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:32 pm

After posting this question in various places on the interweb, I thusly conclude that there aren't many specialists who provide the services I require.
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Re: Audio specialist recommendations

Postby Mike Stranks » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:45 pm

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Re: Audio specialist recommendations

Postby Kwackman » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:06 pm

ReadySaltedChris wrote:After posting this question in various places on the interweb, I thusly conclude that there aren't many specialists who provide the services I require.

Maybe if this was moved to the "Mac" forum there would be more replies?
A mod should be able to move it if you asked.

Although I suspect ConcertinaChap's question will be asked again.
Why not an off the shelf Mac.

Apple will allow you to spec a computer to your requirements (to a certain extent) and AFAIK Apple's care package will give you phone support for as long as you take it out for.
Not the cheapest though.
You haven't mentioned which DAW you use, if it's Logic I think they will provide phone support for that too.

Hope you find someone to sort you out.
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Re: Audio specialist recommendations

Postby Sam Inglis » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:55 pm

You could probably do worse than talk to Yellow Technology:

https://yellowtechnology.co.uk/

I haven't used their services myself so can't offer a direct recommendation, but I do know at least one of their team and he definitely knows his stuff.
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Re: Audio specialist recommendations

Postby zenguitar » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:56 pm

As suggested, I’ve moved this topic to the Mac forum.

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Re: Audio specialist recommendations

Postby Logarhythm » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:43 am

Can Scan not help?
Certainly have the general expertise and support on the audio front, and appear to still do Macs.
Their site doesn't appear to have the full config options that I remember them having for Mac systems, but it's possibly worth getting in touch.
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Re: Audio specialist recommendations

Postby Dave B » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:30 am

In your shoes, I would drop a PM to Studio Support Gnome / Max and see if he still does this. At one point, a whole load of the film / tv industry was running systems he's built / spec'd ...
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