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Old 01-20-2007, 08:35 PM
VanAmp VanAmp is offline
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Default G5\'s

I have been working on a dual G4 for a long time and am finally going to upgrade.

I usually try to stay away from brand new computers (intel macs) so I am probably going to get a dual G5 1.8 or 2ghz.

Just wanted some opinions on running PT LE on G5's. Are there any known issues? Are the current intel macs any faster then the higher end G5's

Any thoughts are appreciated.

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Old 01-21-2007, 05:45 AM
The Dougfather The Dougfather is offline
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Default Re: G5\'s

People are quoting Macbooks are faster than dual G5's, like you i'm not keen to go to intel but it's the future and at some point we're gonna have to jump before we're pushed, for the minute im just gonna use my iBook and sit on the cash and update when i have to, the macs are changing all the time and better bang for the buck is always nice.

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Old 01-21-2007, 05:53 AM
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Default Re: G5\'s

I was in the same situation as you a while back. I managed to get a dual g5 with an apple display for £800 and I'm very happy with it. It does everything I need and I do mix some heavy sessions totally ITB with it, using sony,massey,duy plugs etc.

I thin you can get some good deals with the G5's and theyre quite cost effective, my plan is to probably upgrade to an intel mac in a coule of years time. £400 a year for my professional system is a good deal for me.

There are some issues with the rtas multi processor engine, in that some plugs don't use it efficiently but I haven't had any major dips in productivity.

Hope this has helped.
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Old 01-21-2007, 03:37 PM
Naagzh Naagzh is offline
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Default Re: G5\'s

I'd like to go to a laptop as well (maybe pick up an Mbox mini for mobile mixing, editing), but I'd want a pretty big step up in CPU, too, which the MacBooks aren't offering. I'm doing fairly large sessions on my G5, as well, with lots of plugs, so if I'm going to upgrade, I want at least 50% more power. I'd like to be able to mix at 128 one day.

PT 7 helped me out substantially in terms of processing power. Well worth it in my case, but I'm pretty limited for plugs (some McDsp, Focusrite, Bombfactory, and a few others; I stay away from Waves and Sony).
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Old 01-21-2007, 03:46 PM
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I have a quad G5 and I can run 48tracks with alot of subs/effects with ALOT of plugins at 48k without issues. I use mostly Waves plugs. Definitely worth the upgrade, IMO.
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