The heart of most home studios is the computer, the sacred place where we keep all our music programs and plug-ins. Many questions from music producers are whether they just have to take an Apple Mac computer or a Windows PC. Which is Best for Music Production?” My answer is always: “Buy a good system” for both Apple and a (good) PC, as long as it works for you! It is very similar when people ask me: What is the best music production software / DAW for music production? The best is the one you learn and know best.
Each program is good as long as you manage to master it, it is like a wild horse that needs to be tamed. Let’s get back to our main subject MAC or PC? It is known that in the 90 Apple’s MAC machine dominate the music studios. After 2000’s things have changed, so have appeared more and more computers running on Windows, perhaps because it is cheaper and easier to upgrade.
Today it is hard to say which is more popular. A good, professional studio just needs to have both a Mac and a PC. Very often it happens to work on different projects that were built in specific music programs (MAC or Windows). Many audio and video file types work perfectly on both, such as WAV, AIF, MP3, MOV, AVI, MP4, so it’s quite easy to transfer them from one to another. Today, most PCs are very powerful and theoretically suitable for making music and recording music.
Both platforms have software that runs only on that particular system. The PC has Sonar, Sound Forge, FL Studio, Adobe Audition. The MAC has Logic, GarageBand, Peak, Soundtrack Pro.
But there’s more Both platforms can work with Ableton, Cubase, Nuendo, Pro Tools, Reaper, Bitwig Studio, Digital Performer and a few other. Fortunately, most (but not all), and work on both platforms. To record some audio tracks in your home, you do not have a heavy system, but you might use many VSTi and VST plugins so you need a good CPU (processor) and at least 4GM of RAM. Each PC is a different cluster to variables, while the has a very large reserve of power for real-time processing. Another consideration to keep in mind is that these computers generate some noise.
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Many desktop MACs are very quiet to work. That’s nice if you put it in the same room where you produce music. You can also get your PC silently, by placing other fans, power supplies, and enclosures. Okay, you’re ready for a new system, but what’s it gonna be? It depends largely on your application, you will use it in a professional studio or in your home studio? Fortunately, there are music stores (where musicians working and speaking your language) that have knowledge of computers and give this support.