apple g4

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Phantom, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. Phantom

    Phantom Guest

    i want to purchase a g4 for my recording studio but my friend told me if i buy it then i cant install sonar or fruity loops beacause those programs are pc only is this true i have sonar and fruity loops already on my pc would i be able to upload them to the apple idk im not good with computers is this true?
  2. elektro80

    elektro80 Guest

    Yup, this is correct. You say a G4.. the only one worth getting unless you really know what you are doing ( no offense ) is the latest G4 Powermac.. dual G4 1.25 ghz with 2 gigs of RAM.
  3. Phantom

    Phantom Guest


    so then how do i get the programs on there and how do studios get them on there
  4. elektro80

    elektro80 Guest


    The same way you got your Sonar etc etc. .. buying the stuff .. installing it.. you know...

    Depending on what you wanna do.. you can look into Cubase, Logic, Metro, Ableton Live, Digital Perfomer.. and other apps..

    You should also check out the most excellent UAD-1 DSP card...
  5. Phantom

    Phantom Guest


    so i just have to buy the programs that accecpt apple computers
    which would say mac/
  6. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    Kirkland WA
    Home Page:
    http:// has a listing of all available Mac music apps, and an excellent forum.

  7. Mediaguru

    Mediaguru Guest

    Why not a G5?
  8. elektro80

    elektro80 Guest

    Just guessing, but he might be aiming for some entry level stuff. You can get a lot out of G4s, but of course a G5 can serve you better depending on what want to do. Personally I am using G5s for most stuff, but I am still on various G4s when I make music.

    Anyway, http:// is a good advice.
    The best reason for going PM G4 right now is if you are kinda forced to still work on big projects using OS9 software. A turbocharged G4 dual 1.25 using say Cubase 5 VST 32 does have a lot of punch. I am not sure a novice on the Apple platform should be getting a G4. Anyway, before investing in new Apple gear I would recommend waiting approx 10 days.. especially if I was looking for a secondhand G4 dual 1.25.
  9. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
    Also get a dual processor G4- minimum dual 867 to do any serious tracking
  10. Phantom

    Phantom Guest

    thanks guys

    im gettin an apple g4 for my home studio, and im gettin the apple pretty cheap so its not a big deal !!
  11. elektro80

    elektro80 Guest

    Re: thanks guys

    What kinda stuff are you going to use it for? Virtual instruments..?
    What kind of music ? You are aware that Apple just might issue a low end G4 1.25 at 499USD or 699USD next week?

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