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Cubase 8 or Logic Pro X

lunarbeats
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Posted : Aug 13, 2015 11:26:41
Hello Guys!
I sitting before one problem. I'm having old Macbook Pro (C2D 2,8GHZ, SSD, 4GB Ram) and I want to upgrade it to better one. And I'm thinging about two options.

1st is to buy mac mini with i5 (2,6 GHz, two cores, 8GB) and update do logic X

2nd thing is to buy used PC workstation like HP Z400 with Xeon CPU (2,6GHZ, 4 cores, 8 threads, 8GB Ram) and buy Cubase Pro 8

I always used Logic but now I really need to upgrade my gear so I'm wondering about those two things. In 1st I will stay with Logic but today quallity of macs are not so good as earlier and, of course, it will be more expensive than the 2nd option with PC and Cubase.
One thing that scares me that I never used Cubase But on PC system I will have free will to adding drives, Ram etc. which on macMini is impracticable in most cases.

What you will do?
Fjantasma


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Posted : Aug 17, 2015 21:54
I was in a similar situation, and built a hackintosh.
A bit of a hassle to get everything running at first but well worth the time invested considered the amount of money i saved compared to if i'd bought an i7 4790k, 32gb ram, gtx960 etc in a case with an apple on it
Soon i'll get another ssd with windows so i can play games too, get the best of both worlds!

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frisbeehead
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Posted : Aug 25, 2015 17:54
Hello,

That's a question no one can truly answer for you, the part about which DAW to use.

Based on the two options you presented, the second one seems like a more reliable machine. But then you'd have no choice but to get Cubase or any other Windows compatible DAW.

So I'd narrow it down to either the PC or the Hackintosh suggestion above if you're willing to stay with Logic and mac OS. One of the reasons I'm saying this is that the mac mini doesn't really qualify as a computer suited to making music, simply due to the fact that it doesn't have much air flow going, which is crucial for more intense sessions without worrying about melting your computer's components all the time.

The other downside to a mac mini, and pretty much every mac except the mac pro (specially the ones before the current trash can model) is that you can't really upgrade them with better hardware when the time comes, and they're pretty pricey for what they really are.

Don't get me wrong, I'm still using Mac OS here. I have both Logic and Cubase 8 - which I bought recently, still on the process of adapting to it fully. One of the reasons I did this, being completely honest here, was probably so I could address my mac dependency once and for all. I'm glad I made that move, but I can see how that's an entirely subjective thing.

I'd advise you to download Cubase 8 Elements trial for your mac and give it a go. It's a very limited version, there's plenty of stuff it doesn't have. But it's enough to give you an idea of the basic interface and work flow.

And I don't think you can go wrong with the hackintosh way, but it surely takes some time to come to terms with it all.
lunarbeats
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Posted : Sep 1, 2015 22:10
Ok.
After lots of think i risked and get PC + Cubase. And You know what? I'm very happy about it the workflow is better than in logic IMO. Ok I spend one week to learn this soft but It's quite simple and costs of future changing computer is far less than Mac.
Only i need to spend some time and export stems and move my all projects.
additionally new Mac mini has solderded RAM to mainboard. It's riddicullous !!!
frisbeehead
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Posted : Sep 2, 2015 17:36
Yeah, I made pretty much the same move. But I'm still camping on the mac OS side, for now.

Despite reading many complaints with how it behaves on mac, it's been a pretty solid ride for me.

Except for one bug I discovered yesterday night. I wonder if you could test it on your system, running windows, and tell me if you can replicate it?

What I was on about, was making Equilibrium EQ follow the notes in Cubase. So being new to it, took me a while to figure out I just needed some midi channel, then use the midi sends - and this is where I found the bug.

All those options on the inspector can be opened and closed. I seem to get a crash opening and closing the midi sends part, specially when I activate some midi plug-in before hand. I've noticed it's nothing to do with any plug-in 'cause I was able to replicate the crash even without it.

Did a quick late hours search on their forum to see if I found some thread on it, but it wasn't there... Also wasn't mentioned on the known issues.

Anyway, glad you're happy with Cubase 8! Think you made the right move cheers
lunarbeats
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Posted : Sep 2, 2015 23:25
Can You record screen and send me it? Because I'm very fresh in cubase and trully I don't understood everything what You mean
frisbeehead
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Posted : Sep 3, 2015 23:35
Hey again,

the problem seems to be gone after I've deleted my preferences - after trying the safe mode, which is ctrl+alt+shift (or cmd+alt+shift on mac), so the problem is gone (knocks on wood).

https://meocloud.pt/link/56c16b4a-fa55-4def-b3d4-93aefb83bc7c/Screen%20Shot%202015-09-03%20at%2021.35.12.png/
frisbeehead
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Posted : Sep 3, 2015 23:36
sorry (double post)
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