Made Entirely On A Powerbook

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  1. Dronecatcher macrumors 68000

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    As there are often posts along the lines of, "what can I use a PPC for?" I thought I'd share my latest music project - 8088, with you.
    Everything was recorded and mastered on my 1.25 Powerbook with it's 1Gb RAM and humble 5400 RPM drive :)

    http://8088.bandcamp.com/
     
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    I listened to the entire thing, it's great! Nice job and keep up the good work!!!
     
  4. Dronecatcher thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the comments, I appreciate it :)
     
  5. SecretSquirrel macrumors member

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    Anyone else remember the "Made on a Mac" icon from the early 2000's? Maybe we should re-introduce it!
     
  6. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Sure do, I still use it on my website...
     
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    I made my site in iWeb, so it has the logo on the pages by default. Naturally, there was no way I'd remove it.
     
  8. stewart1981 macrumors member

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    Nice! Before its impending retirement my 1.6ghz G5 with Logic 7 served as the main machine I used for recording my theatre groups backing tracks every year fir a full show. On average 12-15 sings with 8 audio tracks on a 25 piece choir was no sweat with 4gb ram. These machines are great for music. I can get Sibelius 6 running a 30 stave orchestra in Garritan Personal Orchestra 4 and still have room to spare. The move to PC means learning Reaper after 15 years on Logic.
     
  9. Dronecatcher thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It really is where OSX excels thanks to Core Audio. Even a modest Mac with the right software can produce studio quality recordings.
     
  10. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Naturally, for those of us who are running Yosemite, a modern version had to be made:

    Made on a Mac.png

    ;)
     
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    If you don't mind my asking, is there a significance to the number 8088? I ask because, especially in a "vintage computing" setting, it generally refers to the Intel 8088 CPU, first popularized by the IBM PC and early PC clones. Yet I see nothing on your site that makes it obviously referring to that CPU. (Nice music, by the way!)
     
  13. Dronecatcher thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes, you're right on target :) A lot of the sound sets used for these tracks are based on early 80s synthesis and first generation sampling, so I had that period on my mind. I wanted a name that could be both ambiguous and also rooted in that era for those in the know ;)
    I also put made up some graphics that easily could be from a branded PC at that time - all adds to the theme.
     

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