iMac and Pro Logic 9 for recording?? Help!

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by simonstery, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. simonstery

    simonstery Guest

    I have been using Cubase on a PC for recording/editing/mixing for the past few years and I have never gotten the quality results that I am looking for. For instance I always lose bass response and clarity when I import wavs into Cubase and end up having to compensate by mixing up bass and treble to teh point that it sounds hissy and crappy.

    Anyway I decided that I would upgrade and instead of going for another PC I thought I would go the mac route because all my mates that use Macs seem to get better sound quality than I do. However when I talk to other mates who use PCs they say that I don't need to splash out on a mac for the results I want. I am currently thinking about getting an iMac and Pro Logic 9, would this be a good way to go to get professional sounding results???
  2. natural

    natural Active Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    Satisfactory results can be had on both platforms. Go with the one that is Simonstery Friendly. If you're comfortable on a PC and you know how to get inside to troubleshoot problems, Know where to go to find, copy, move,delete certain files, then stay where you are. If your not that savvy or comfortable then consider taking a bite of the Apple.
  3. FlyBass

    FlyBass Active Member

    Oct 31, 2007
    Central Indiana, USA
    The one advantage you might have switching platforms is that you would have friends using similar hardware and software. There is much to be said of the ability to share experiences and ideas with others using the same tools. On the other hand, you could find new friends who use a WinTel (PC) and Cubase.

    You should be able to get professional results with any proper computer and a well-designed digital audio application. If you are using the LE edition of Cubase, upgrading to Cubase 5 or Cubase Studio 5 might help. However, your problem may be with your audio interface/pre-amps, microphones, or your recording technique.

    If a wav file sounds a certain way played in one application on your computer and another way played in Cubase, that is an issue that is beyond my experience and knowledge.
  4. simonstery

    simonstery Guest

    Oh well, over the weekend I went out and got a 21 inch imac, an apogee duet and Logic Studio, so hopefully I'll be recording some groovy stuff very soon!
  5. natural

    natural Active Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    My only suggestion, would be to work only with the Mac for awhile to learn your way around. Then dive into Logic later. Learning both at the same time is confusing, as some things will be Logic conventions that work only for Logic and some will be Mac. Plus you will have to unlearn some things from your Non-Mac platform use. So you have some work ahead of you.
  6. jasonwagner

    jasonwagner Active Member

    Jan 15, 2010
    Nice buy, I love Logic!! There are some really great Logic forums out there, be sure to search them out.
  7. Johnny_B

    Johnny_B Guest

    iMACS are great all in one solutions...
    It's just too bad you won't be able to:

    use or add eSATA hardware
    install PCI or PCIe peripherals/audio interfaces
    Install more than one internal Sata HD

    Mac FW has issues.

    Other than that, it's great.

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