May not look new. But can certainly sound it.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by tevion5, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. tevion5, Jun 20, 2016
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    tevion5 macrumors 68000

    tevion5

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    With my modern gear still up in Dublin and my MBP and Logic Pro X not much good without it I'm still stuck with just the G5 Quad and Logic Pro 9. And my beautiful Yamaha CVP-501 of course.

    Anyone hear play GTA 5 and you'll know the radio station FlyLoFM. I've always wanted to make a track that would fit in on that station. It's very new age electronic IDM inspired *****. Well it turns out all you need to make edgy 2016 music is a Mac from late 2005! All stock plugins too.

    Turned out pretty well if I do say so myself. Dancy little number. And it's always more fun to bob your head to when you know it's PPC authentic :cool: (artwork in CS2, upload in TFF)

    https://soundcloud.com/snoviet/killing-spree?fb_action_ids=1099072710139418&fb_action_types=soundcloud:publish
     
  2. Nameci macrumors 68000

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    Loved it. I'm still chugging along on my faithful G5 quad too. And it is doing well just fine eventhough it doesn't look new.
     
  3. crewkid89 macrumors regular

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    Very nice! Audio production was one of the areas these machines seemed to shine. Mac has been great for low latency audio going back a long time. Core audio, core midi, practically every device is plug and play.

    You should head over to the Macbook subforum. I have been arguing with people in a thread that are convinced that this one guy couldn't possibly run ableton on a 2016 retina macbook and that he really needs a brand new 15" with all of the upgrades. I learned audio recording on a dual G5 with 2GB of ram. That thing ran Logic, Protools, and Ardour over two digi002 racks and a 16 input mackie mixer. It was still running when I left school in 2011.
     
  4. Dronecatcher macrumors 68000

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    How on Earth did people manage to make music before 2016 Macs were around.....those poor musicians in the 90s with their Ataris and 68K Macs......
     
  5. crewkid89 macrumors regular

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    This is what I am saying. I think they're all convinced that all music was recorded to analog tape until 3 years ago.
     
  6. Dronecatcher macrumors 68000

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    Leave 'em to it...they'll never write anything worthwhile because they'll keep putting it off until they get that latest plugin/software/Mac ;)
     
  7. bobesch macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, never be haunted by any update-distress anymore. That's really one (and not the only) zen of old Macs...
    Oh, and I really admire you musicians (with or without macs. ;) )
     
  8. tevion5 thread starter macrumors 68000

    tevion5

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    Ain't that a nice sight.

    It's great fun pretending to a be a rich producer from 2005.

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  9. WalnutSpice Suspended

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    I'm actually investing into an 808 type machine and a reel to reel recorder to mess with basic analoug audio production. I find if I learn something, I like to learn the analoug way first. Sometimes I even start to like it more than digital methods. Like film photography. When drug store digital cameras shoot in 640x480, the 35mm disposables can be scanned into any high resolution you'd like.
     
  10. Dronecatcher macrumors 68000

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    Investing is the right word as that set up could cost you upwards of £1200 :)
    You could get the same analogue experience going with a non-scene drum machine and four track cassette recorder?
     
  11. crewkid89 macrumors regular

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    The first music technology course I took, we spent the first half of the semester doing everything on analog tape and bouncing to DAT tapes so that we could focus on the recording theory before learning software. When it came time to use the computer, everything was so much easier than it would have been.
     
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    Yeah I've definitely been looking into cheaper alternatives
     

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