Im new to the producing world, and my knowledge consists of mainly how to use fruity loops, acid pro, recycle and soundforge. Been a dj for 7 years so I understand the concepts of alot of it, and what Im going to need soundwise.. but I need help on getting deeper into the industry. I need to upgrade my options. Hardware and Software wise.. The first thing I plan on buying is a new computer, but I need advice on what people in the music industry think is a good idea. Ive heard alot about the G5 mac's and I have to say, the specs seem very impressive, but I am scared of Macintosh because the interface is so strange to me, Ive always been an intel guy. SO, when it comes to music, is the G5 the best bet? The whole thing is going to be devoted to Audio/video production so I need the best thing for that. Best computer for audio/video? Thanks to anyone able to post a reply Also if anyone has a quick idea they would like to help me with on the next step in upgrading after I buy a computer? I have the monitors, I know what software I want to get.. I have midi boards, any ideas? Im pretty bare so far when hardware is concerned..what are some important pieces I will need? Thank you for your time to reply with help, Im serious about what I want to do and all advice is greatly appreciated. Also felt it was important to add the type of music, I plan on making mass amounts samples, waves, break patterns,basslines, and loops all saturated heavily in effects and eq'ing after which will be mixed and produced into various types of breakbeats and jazz beats. The only actual instruments involved is a 4pc drum set.