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MOTU on a PC

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Shane Milburn, Mar 24, 2001.

  1. I'm back again with another question.

    Is running a 1224 on a PC a problem? I realize audio desk is Mac only software, but I'm very comfortable w/ PCs and don't know squat about Apples. Does audio software on the PC support the 1224 OK, or is a Mac clearly the way to go?

    Also, if I purchase a middle of the road G3 Mac to run this on what track counts can I expect?

    Thanks for input. If there's a website I should go to read up on this please point me in the right direction. (similar to greatidea.com for Paris for example).

  2. alphajerk

    alphajerk Active Member

    Feb 13, 2001
    i have a vintage 9600 and have no track count problems. 38 is the most ive used so far, didnt phase it a bit [parDON the pun]. track count really depends more on the HD [i have a 36gb 10k SCSI IBM drive and a 9gb 10k drive]

    plugins are another beast that will bog down. i would at least get a G4, even a dual500 are cheap now if you can find one. hell at least a single G4 450 would be better than a G3. pack it with RAM too.

    mac's are REALLY easy to learn. and DP is worth getting a mac... i wouldnt use a PC, not a fan of their apps anyways. DP is where its at... and for some reason gets the least respect from magazines...
  3. Tony C

    Tony C Guest

    Yea, that's true about the mags. I think that's cause MOTU is not as mainstream as other music software co's like Steinberg, Emagic etc.(and doesn't quite pay the $ for the promo that they put out).
    Perhaps this may be one reason why MOTU HAS TOO come out with some really good stuff. :cool:
  4. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Distinguished Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    To answer the main question...yes 1224's work great on PC's...all depends on the system that you have and how stable and how clean the registry is..I've used systems that have a 2408 and a 1224 on the ONE PCI 324 card and ran it for several hours a day doing serious recording and editing as well..Mac's are definatley easier to fix when the problems arise but a PC can be easy to fix as well if you know what you are doing..the battle between Mac and PC's will always go on..its just that PC's are more affordable and more and more people are buying them becuase of that. DP isnt bad but a little strange at times..any one can tell you that..ask around about what app is best for you and we'll help you out

  5. seclusion

    seclusion Guest

    I run 2 separate P3 1gig pc's, both with 2408's.. 1 with logic, the other with Gigastudio..
    Love em.. Latency is great with the new drivers ..

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