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New Macs announced today

Discussion in 'Recording' started by ednaroma, Jan 7, 2002.

  1. ednaroma

    ednaroma Guest

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    Some nice new innovations, but not sure I like the new iMacs - very OUT there.

    What do people think? It's a little off topic, though would like to hook up a Digi 001 to one of the new iBooks :)

  2. Apple always doing this visual stuff. I kind of like the new iMac, but wouldn't buy it.

    I'm writing from one of those new iBooks... really cool piece. Is there any way to hook it up to a Digi 001? Is the Digi going Firewired soon?

  3. Bear's Gone Fission

    Bear's Gone Fission Active Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    I've heard variously the next hardware to be bundled with LE will be USB or Firewire. Can't tell you who's right there.

    Anyhow, the new iMac looks nice for those who don't need PCI and don't need monster truck power. The LCD monitor is a bonus for recording your strat without buzz, and if the software folks play nice with the super drive, making backups and masters should be nice. Also, it doesn't hog much space, an enormous plus for my spare bedroom. The price is high for me, but I don't think it's too bad for what you get.

    I was thinking "digi002" (or whatever it is) with LE would make a nice portable rig with an iBook, but if the iMac is portable enough it'll be a bit more power for the job. Tough call.

  4. Markd102

    Markd102 Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2001
    The Digi002/M-Box (I'm assuming they are the same thing) is USB only.

    Check out this Macmucis forum page for more details and a piccy!!!!!

    On the new Mac, I think they're looking more like toys than ever ;)

  5. ednaroma

    ednaroma Guest

    Originally posted by CapiBaigorria:
    I'm writing from one of those new iBooks... really cool piece.

    Couldn't agree more, I have the iBook 600 and am very happy with it, though it seems more fragile than the old iBooks.

  6. Hi Dave, just courious and a little off topic: How much RAM is in your iBook and what audio applications (if any) are you running?

  7. SonOfSmawg

    SonOfSmawg Well-Known Member

    Sep 10, 2000
    Hmmm, first "The Cube", now This ... more eye candy from Apple... and I'm quite sure that lonely housewives all over America will be rushing out to buy one of these "cute little things". It'll even match the appliances in their kitchen! So, when do "us guys" get our turn? Apple seems to be doing great at coming up with novelties, but I'm ready to see them flex some real muscle. These little G4 upgrades are getting real stale. I'd love to see them unveil a new "secret weapon" that turns the industry on their proverbial ear.
    ***Smawgie's Daydream*** ...
    WOW! The new Apple X1! How kewl! At first glance you can see they mean business this time around...a stainless steel case! But I wonder why it's so big? Ohhh...it's a SYS KryoTech case (you might want to read up on this)! And check out these features! ...
    5Gig CPU
    GeForce5 Graphics (Hey, it's a dream)
    Dual monitor support, for any type of monitor/TV
    Dual channel Ultra320 SCSI card
    Superdrive (the new Ultra320 version)
    8 36Gb, 15000rpm, Ultra320 SCSI harddrives
    12 PCI slots !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    2 1000 watt power supplies (custom, by PC Power&Cooling)
    Firewire and Ethernet
    8 USB ports !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Microsoft Keyboard and Trackball (little "dig" at Apple)
    Mac OSZ (new OS controlled by spoken word)
    Mac OSX.pi
    Mac OS9.pi
    VirtualPC with Windoze 98, 2000, and XP
    Isn't it fun to daydream? Funny...today's "wishlist for future technology", five years from now, will probably be antiquated junk. I bought my first computer two years ago, and I've watched computer technology grow and develop immensely in that much time.
    I honestly believe that Apple has far more potential than they are giving themselves credit for. As I stated earlier, the new iMac wreaks of "cube" eyecandyism, and my opinion is that it is far below them. I fully realize that these overpriced "pretties" help to pay the bills, but I wish they would put more focus on their high end, where they excel.

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