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Re: Mac issues?

On Tuesday, February 12, 2002, at 09:20  AM, Mark Sottilaro wrote:
> Here's another reason not to go to the dark side:  OS X is amazing.

here here! OS X truly is awesome. i was skeptical at first, but it has 
performed so well and is such a joy to use i have been converted. never 
will i switch to the dark side. VirtualPC under OS X runs quite well if 
i ever run across an absolute essential PC-only software item, which is 
pretty rare. i can think of a few Mac-only software items (Absynth) i 
wouldn't know how to run on a PC, they must have some reverse version of 
VirtualPC... if you spend a lot of time in your OS it's all just so much 
easier and more pleasant on a Mac imho.

> Having purchased a MOTU 828 firewire audio interface, my plan is to be 
> able to bring that and an iBook to a gig and get an 8 channel direct to 
> disk recording.  You could probably do this on a PC too, but I bet it 
> wouldn't me nearly as easy.
> Mark

the iBooks are looking really sweet for live gigs, both for recording 
and as an instrument. you can get the low-end ones for $1200 new now! 
couple that with something like the Oxygen8 controller ($130) and you 
are set. i am planning on this as my next major purchase also. that and 
a Canon GL-1 will complete my wish list... sigh ;)


Jeff Blanding

"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the 
continent, a part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a 
promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own 
were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, 
and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for 
  - John Donne