NMD - New Mac Day

Discussion in 'Home Recording Studio' started by SoulSurfer, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. SoulSurfer

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    Nothing quite matches the “unboxing” experience of an Apple product (for me anyways).

    Here is my new “Screamin’ Demon”. iMac 27” 2020 model with 5k screen, i9 3.5 - 5.0ghz processor with 10-cores, 32gb memory and a 2TB SSD hard drive. Yippy kai yay, mummy-truckers.

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  2. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    My computer crashed when it saw the price, at least I think it did, the room spun and everything went black...
     
  3. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    I've never owned an apple product...
    Just like
    Fender
    Gibson
    Or
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    They are out of my price range

    So

    Am waiting for a rich person whom I've done something for to pass on...
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    Leave an apple computer to me...
    They are superior
     
  4. BluesForDan

    BluesForDan Strat-O-Master

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    my surfing computer blacked out on me today, it knows I've been looking at its replacement on my phone. The dirty rat finked me out to the desktop.

    I wanted to get one more guitar but noooo, this 10 year old Methuselah is probably about to go meet its maker soon.
     
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  5. T Bone Slort

    T Bone Slort "Was you ever bit by a dead bee?" Silver Member

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    I recently revived a 12 core Mac Pro with duel ATI Radeon HD 5770's to run all my outdated programs on Snow Leopard.
    I got that same Apple feeling when I fired it up and realized how much faster it is than my old iMac 27 Intel Core i5

    Happy New Apple Day :thumb:
     
  6. s5tuart

    s5tuart Perfecting time travel since 2525

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    That's a helluva machine! Much jealousy from this corner of England!
     
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  7. simoncroft

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    Very nice! I'm sure you'll have fun with that. :)
     
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  8. Seamus OReally

    Seamus OReally Buried alive in the blues Gold Supporting Member

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    Congrats! That's a nice machine.
     
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  9. SonOfLerome

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    Nice! I may not agree with the price, but you can't argue that Apple makes some solid-looking and working computers. Plus their unboxings are mint.
     
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  10. SoulSurfer

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    Here are the 20 reasons why....


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  11. JimiisGod

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    looks like a great fit for Luna....
     
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    Awesome Machine When My PC dies I will also Get a Mac :thumb:
     
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  13. SoulSurfer

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    Just can't seem to wrap my head around LUNA. I use Cubase 10.5. LUNA is probably very good and FREE. And I have it with my Universal Audio Solo/Arrow.
     
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  14. JimiisGod

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    its a tough change for me using sonar but the sound is awesome, it has alot of easy use stuff, just im not super fast/accustomed to it yet
     
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  15. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too.

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    abnormaltoy Mouth draggin' knuckle breather Silver Member

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    Wow, that is bad ass.

    I'm not necessarily a Mac freak, but I understand the thrill of a new toy.

    Too bad it's already absolutely by the time you opened it up...strange are the ways of tech!
     
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  17. SoulSurfer

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    I usually upgrade every 3 yrs and get good money (about 30-35%) for my old gear. I keep my tech in near mint condition.
     
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  18. SoulSurfer

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    Being a creature of habit has it pros and cons. Take for instance my recent computer upgrade. I won’t bore you with the trials I was put though but suffice to say that when my backups failed me, I ended up pulling an “all nighter”, building a new machine. I hadn’t done this since my Windows daze [sic] while in my 30’s.

    This is not bemoaning anyone, vendor or otherwise. In fact, there is quite the adrenaline rush going though this. The first thing I did was make a list of all the steps I had to go through. I had no worries as all of my data files are cloud accessed. By 04:30 I was finally able to put my head down.

    My key issue was with regards to my external drive losing connectivity a few too many times thus failing the restore. Trying something new, I connected it to my high-end second its four USB-C ports. Crazy thought but finally not longer disconnecting. Stability achieved, getting all the apps and dropping some which I hadn’t used in eons, I reset the “dock” just the way I liked it.

    The lesson repeated was that the data was never lost – only the apps. I wasn’t dead-in-the-water as my iPad pro had everything to keep me going. Some good thinking a few years back, managed to keep my stress at a minimum, even if my fatigue wasn’t.

    Peace out - J


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  19. Dreamdancer

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    Congrats...i think the imac is the best mac for music production..although i still cant wrap my head around the fact that they can house an i9 in there without the thing bursting into flames....:D
     
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  20. SoulSurfer

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    It runs incredibly cool! Way more efficient than my last i7 used one. I think it has largely to do with the SSD drive versus my previous Fusion SATA drive.
     
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