New iMac for Pro-Tools, Web-Design, and Voip

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Floyd0987, May 4, 2011.

  1. Floyd0987 macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2011
    I've been waiting until May 3rd to see how the new iMacs would be like, and am now ready to make the big jump from PC world to Mac World.
    Basically I need a robust machine for:

    - Audio and Midi recording with Pro Tools 8. (Mbox2 mini)
    - Web Design with Dreamweaver and Flash
    - Voip Calls

    Anyone here tested the new iMacs with protools yet?
    Shall I purchase now with Snow Leopard installed to overcome compatibility issues with Pro Tools or wait for OSX Lion... how long will it take Avid to release an update?

    I would love the 27' version but it doesn't fit underneath the bookshelf.. neither in my budget. So I am looking at the 21.5' models either the lowend 21.5' with 4gigs of RAM or maybe 8 (? do i really need it?) or the high end model for the 1T HD (but I could just get an external HD for that later on)

    What's the difference performance wise between the 2 21.5' models? I don't do gaming and do not need intergallactic graphics really.. except photoshop/fireworks/flash editing.

    Voip calls. I use skype through an ATA box connected to my home phone. anybody here is using it too on a mac with Skypemate?

  2. CrAkD macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    I switched from windows protools on my self built i7 to Mac protools when I installed osx on the same machine. All the error messages disappeared! It's been a flawless experience. I'm looking to buy one of the new iMacs for protools as well. Let me know how it gos if you do it before me.

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