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    Im thinking of buying a new ibook laptop instead of using what im currently using now, Windows xp. It is purely for music producing, so which would be better?
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  • #2
    I dont think you'd get that great of quality in audio with the iBook, seeing as its only stock audio input is a stereo mini plug, but with a USB connection to some kind of optical audio thingy (I know, technical!) you might be using garage band in no time.

    I'd prefer it over any PC for video editing though, Final Cut Pro is awesome.

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    • #3
      are there any good music editing software for Macs? Only good program I know was Sony's Sound Forge (windows though)
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      • #4
        thnks for the replies, im using REASON, and external midi devices etc..

        But why do alot of electronic artists use apple laptops?

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        • #5
          For music editing grab a Apple iBook g4 or a TiBook and you'll be set. Depending on what you want to edit you might want to check out something like the Digidesign Mbox. It works great and i have many friends who use a setup like that. But it's up to you. I still say mac is the best for Audio Editing.
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          • #6
            Yes there at a ton of them. A lot more than windows has at the moment..
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            • #7
              Apple has been in the music industry for the longest time and it's trusted when it comes to writing music applications for the os. Check out sweetwater.com and you'll find some good information about what software runs on what...
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              • #8
                Cheers sidhighwind, thats a great help

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                • #9
                  when you work a pro music shop you tend to learn a lot about it with out even trying..
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ManagerJosh
                    are there any good music editing software for Macs? Only good program I know was Sony's Sound Forge (windows though)
                    GarageBand, now. There is another sound/music editing app by them whose name escapes me ATM.
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                    • #11
                      Go with a Mac.

                      I find them to be a lot more stable when it comes to running large applications such as ones needed for audio editing.

                      iBook + Traktor (Mac Version) = Better than what you would ever get on a PC.
                      :)

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                      • #12
                        Mac all the way You cant go wrong with it for Video, Music, and garageband is a cool looking app and you get a suite for $49! I have an ibook and it's great, But not to sure if it will be a good choice over a desktop Mac for Music production.
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                        • #13
                          Go apple

                          I've been using mac's since 1995 for multimedia works and never looked back.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by filburt1
                            GarageBand, now. There is another sound/music editing app by them whose name escapes me ATM.
                            Soundtrack

                            Also, there is Pro Tools and Apple's Logic Pro.
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                            • #15
                              Right on. Pro Tools Rocks!!!
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