Hugh Robjohns wrote:
varunbkk wrote:There's really no other way to put this:
If you're even remotely serious about music production, then get a Mac.
Complete and utter nonsense!
By all means choose a mac if you want to, but windows-based systems also work perfectly well and are used daily in all manner of music production roles by a huge number of high-end professionals around the world.
I'm all for the freedom of personal platform preferences, but I don't support and won't leave unchallenged baseless didactic pronouncements like this!
Sorry, I respectfully disagree.
Although my comment is somewhat sensationalist and based on my anecdotal experiences, I stand by my conviction(s).
I will hazard a guess and say that out of the world's top 20-30 odd studios, a majority would probably be on the MAC platform.
Similarly, I would also hazard a guess and say that the majority of the world's top-tier mixers, producers (and performers i.e. those who do live sets and/or DJ'ing) are probably on the MAC platform too.
The point being that every producer aspires and dreams to achieve a level of technical expertise, production values, personal fulfillment and ultimately, financial success.
Invariably, he/she will look up to what (if I may quote you) "high-end professionals" are using as part of their production arsenal.
Here's a list of some A-list/top-tier mixers that are on the MAC:
Here's some more still:
Apart from the above, here's some top-tier dance music producers who are on the MAC platform - furthermore, some of them utilize MAC's not only for music production, but for live-sets and DJ'ing as well:
Paul Van Dyk
Armin Van Buuren
Above and Beyond
I could probably rattle off 20-30 more odd names, the list goes on and on.
Perhaps you could indulge me and provide some names of some of these high-end professionals who purportedly use Windows as their OS of choice for their production needs?