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Pci express ......?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Blunt, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. Blunt

    Blunt Guest


    Apple just released some new powermacs, which could be good news for people who like nice audio gear; but the question i am wondering about is if there's a single audio card compatible with that Pci express ? does Pci cards (motu like) fit in the Pci express?
  2. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2004
    Quakertown PA
    Not currently.
  3. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Life could get interesting for those that have cards.

    Some manufacturer sites have made comments about future compatability but it doesn't look like we have any details yet.
    for example

    I'm sure there will be an exchange and more money.

    This is all very typical of life with Computers and Audio. Don't panic and continue doing lots of research.
  4. Blunt

    Blunt Guest

    Thanks for the link Kev....

    It seems that Digidesign are the firsts to communicate bout PCi express; but for me, doesn't change anything as i can't afford a HD system !!!
    Me ??? i would like to hear from Motu (soon!!!!), but nothing at the moment !

    How many cards (pci &Pci-X) and users for those cards, are now forced to "update" (change everything as it seems)? GRRRRRRRR !!!!!
  5. iznogood

    iznogood Guest

    you're never forced to upgrade... :-?

    if you something that works.... keep it...

    and if you want a new mac..... go firewire or wait until motu or whatever supports pci-e..... it's that simple... :cool:

    it's the same kind of whining i heard when they dropped the floppydrive.... and who needs that today???

    i would like to thank apple for being up to date and pushing things forward.....
  6. Blunt

    Blunt Guest

    I know !!!!

    But guess what... i just bought a 2408mk3 and 24I/O extension bundle!!! Pci ..... I just sold my pc and was waiting for those new macs ....damn !!! It drives me nuts not to use dual core processors and the latest mac with that....

    That's all...

  7. iznogood

    iznogood Guest

    that sucks....

    but you should be able to get the "old" models at a discount.... i think apple calls it "end of line price"....

    and don't worry.... an "old" dual 2.7G will tear your f*****g head off..... it's powerfull....
  8. maintiger

    maintiger Distinguished Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
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    the dual 2.7's only went down $300 ($2700) at the apple store- the dual 2.0 is still the same price at 2K... however you can lok around on line and get deals. I got my dual 2.0 about 6 months ago for $1600- sure it was open box but who cares. Its blazing fast and Im gonna keep it for quite a while. As a matter of fact, my old dual 867 G4 used to be quite fast enough for my needs until I started getting heavy into virtual instruments. i don't know what your needs are but iznogod is right, a dual 2.7 ought to take care of most people's recording needs... :D
  9. Reggie

    Reggie Distinguished Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    Ha ha, iznogod.

    But while a measley dual 2.7 might be okay for now, it may have trouble in the future when we start using "better" sample rates. I hear from my sources that 1536K sample rate is really where digital audio comes alive. Especially when we get our bionic ears in 2056!
  10. iznogood

    iznogood Guest

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

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