New MacBook, Questions about Software

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Airwaven, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. Airwaven macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2007
    I just bought a new MacBook and I can say that i love it, I have had no problems whatsoever, knock on wood. I actually prefer the glossy screen and the spaced keys better than the MacBook Pro screen and keys. I also own an M-Audio Keystation MIDI controller and a Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini.

    I was wondering if I should download Boot Camp and use Adobe's Audition? Or use something else, for my musician needs.

    Also which is the better IM service Adium or msn for Macs? I am leaning toward Adium now but i was wondering which one utilizes the iSight camera?

    Your opinions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in Advance
  2. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2003
    neither Adium nor Messenger offer webcam support... for regular MSNing though, I prefer Adium. It's a lot better looking, IMO.
  3. tico24 macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2007
    Eastleigh, UK
    There's a program called Mercury Messenger which is msn-based and utilises the isight camera. Have a google if you're interested.

    Personally, I use skype.
  4. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    I would recommend using Logic Express for music stuff or SoundStudio or Garageband or ProTools. Why use Windows when you bought a Mac? aMSN does webcam stuff as does Skype. Though Adium is my fav (but I don't have an iSight).
  5. John01021988 macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2007
  6. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    The whole reason you bought a Mac was so you can run Mac software. I mean the OS itself is nice but it's only real purpose is to support the running of other programs. So for sound/music. Start out with Garage Band. It's free. Until you can say why you don't want it you can't say why you want something else. Then get that "something else" that specifically address Garage Band's lackings

    If you have some specific needs with your recording software list them here. No one can recommend anything until they know what you want to do.

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