new to mac, what do you think?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by stickyicky612, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. stickyicky612 macrumors newbie

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    hi im new to mac and im about to buy a Apple G4 Sawtooth for recording studio
    here is the quick Specs:

    * PowerPC 7400-450M (G4) processor with AltiVec Velocity Engine
    * 1MB Backside Processing Cache for CPU
    * 512 MB PC133 SDRAM,
    * 120 GB (60GB HD for OS 9 and Apps, 60GB for Audio Data)
    * Two FireWire, Two USB Ports, Sound In/Out, Ethernet


    i guess it runs on OS 9
    Do you think this is a good buy for $170?
    Would it be slow if i record tracks and etc.?
    and much would i spend if i want to upgrade ?
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I personally would not pay more than $150 or so. You are better off buying a mini from the refurb store for $430. Do you need OS9?
     
  3. stickyicky612 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well i find this deal on ebay here check it out it has lots of studio stuff that i can use tell me what you think thanks
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130154005447
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Thats a lot of recording software and gear there. I think you need the opinion of an audio person here. Anyone else help?
     
  5. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    If it does EXACTLY what you need to do without requiring any upgrades
    then buy it but do not put any more money intoit. Better to buy one that already
    is exacly what you want. No modern software will work well on it so it
    had better come with all the software you'll need.

    For recording what you need is a good high end audio interface. These cost
    more then the computer you are loking at.

    You say you need it for recording but will you ever want to edit and mix
    the files? f so you will want something a bit more high end that can
    run modern software
     

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