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Macs for Music ,
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> From: ZeplinSoup@aol.com [SMTP:ZeplinSoup@aol.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 1997 10:56 AM
> To: John_Ott@ATK.COM
> Subject: Re: HI ALL! ,
> I would recommend a PC as hardware/software innovations
> are more frequently made available to a lesser price and greater
> frequency.Actaully MAcs are great,probally even better than PC perhaps
> they are harder to upgrade and with only 4-5% market share new
> are concentratin on PCs (duh).
> How would it help if you could actually USE the new goodies,
> for example programs like Reality, or whatever because your hardware
> compatable.Actaully you never even worry about compatability with a
> direct x now standard for audio software pulg-ins (the cool stuff)
> and there
> are many companies tripping over themselves now developing for
> that...with a
> Mac there is no standard!hence high prices and less you can use with
> everything...hope this helps
I would have to strongly disagree. It may be true that there
things available for the PC. But that is for office automation
On the creative side Mac's perform better and have a strong
in those markets. Deck II (Hd recording software) from
Macromedia is only
available for the Mac. Mark of the Unicorn has Five or six
for the Mac and only two or three for the PC. Many others
develop only for both
PC and Mac. Fewer are PC only. I could go on but will just
mention some Mac software I use and like.
Macromedia's Multitrack Hard disk recording software for
PowerPC. Needs no other hardware but will work with Audio interface and
A/D cards from Korg, Digidesign and others. This was originally
developed for Digidesign for use with their Audiomedia Cards but OSC
(bought by Macromedia) figured it would work
with AV Macs. it did. Will work with Quadra 840av, Quadra
660av or any
PowerMac or clone with built in A/D.
Mark of the Unicorn's trackless sequencing and scoring software.
Can do loops!
Will work with MIDI keyboards and synthesizers or with Quicktime
Musical Instruments for playback on the Mac. I like to compose at the
let Freesytle capture my playing. I can then go back and edit
data and let Freesytle produce the score.
Mark of the Unicorn's Editor/Librain for storing programs and
information for MIDI keyboards.
Allows for import of CD tracks, also some simple recording
(Deck is better for this)
Free Tools for developing Music on Web pages. I haven't used
this much yet. Others
on this list have and like it. It is available for PC also.