Im thinking of buying a new MAC ,
the one that is out right now ,
when Apple announces there new MAC ,
so the MAC out now should cost more
I`m using a G3 350MHz right now and
using Digital Performer 3 with it ,
and think of buying KONTAKT or
Unity Session for it in the future.
And I`m thinking of buying a G4 933MHz.
(1GHz Dual is too expensive for me)
Is 933MHz enough for using KONTAKT or
Unity Session with DP 3 ?
BTW , about RAM , I`ll add RAM
soon as the money comes in ,
because I wont have that much ,
when I buy a G4 933 MHz .
Buy the Mac with minimum RAM, then go online and find best price-probably 1/3 of what Apples sells for. You WILL want all the RAM you can get with DP. My last album was mixed with 256MB and there were times when I\'d have to wait for the song to end before a stop command on the keyboard would register (98-99% CPU.) I added another 256MB and now I can mix any of thosetunes with less than 30% CPU load.
I agree with Soundsmith about the RAM, definitely cheaper elsewhere. If you\'re writing orchestral (like most of us here) then I wouldn\'t reccomend Kontact \'cos it doesn\'t even stream. Its more suited to dance music where you need filters and stuff. I\'d get Unity Session or HALion \'cos they\'re much better for orchestral work.
As far as the Mac is concerned I wouldn\'t get a 933 if I were you, you\'d be much better off finding a refurb or second hand dual processor model. The dual 533 is much cheaper than the 933 and almost as fast. A dual 800 is your best bet though and should also be cheaper than the single 933.
I`m writing Orchestral stuff and also dance stuff .
And I had Unity Session in mind too.
But I thought it would take more machine power
than Kontakt , so I was thinking to buy
Kontakt .And I did know it reads Samples in to the
RAM. And also l know that it will stream in the
future, but in this forum someone was saying
that \" the way they`ll stream it is not good \"
or some thing like that .
So I think UnitySession is back in my list
with Kontakt . I`m suffering which to buy again....
And about second hand MAC.
I thought of that once , but I cant trust
second hand hardware. I had a bad experience
with second hand Computers. Also with Initial lot too...
So I was thinking of buying a new one.
But I`ll search for a new Dual 800 .
And I`ll buy it if its cheaper than a
G4/933 thats out now.
Thank you for your reply and thoughts!
I really appreciate it !!
I`m trying to find a new Dual MAC thats cheaper than
the G4 933 (Quick Silver) right now.
If I could find one , I`m thinking of buy that one.
But if I cant I think I dont have any choice`s
besides buying G4 933 .
BTW,I didnt know that Unity Session was
optimized for DUAL processer.
And I`ll also go to the memory site you showed me.
I`m also thinking of waiting til next month .
I really appreciate your reply and your
thoughtful advice`s !! Thank you very much !