If you have the budget to buy a new computer, the primary thing you should look at is how good a sound card/external sound device you can hook up. Generally speaking, PCs are better for customizing your peripheral setup, but maybe there are some really awesome mac-compatible audio input/output devices. Also generally speaking, don't get a laptop for your studio. They can't be modified, they're overpriced, they have grossly limited memory and RAM, and they die like natives under colonialism. I guess the idea of gigging with a laptop is cool, and a lot of bands do it, but they are just a fuckin' pain. Most of the time I see bands setting up a laptop that does nothing but play back audio files; a CD or tape player can do as much for a fraction of the price and you'd be more "punk rock" for using one. When I saw Sister Machinegun last summer, the singer yelled to the sound guy to up the volume on the "tape" and added "tape being a euphamism for computer these days." (Plus you can circuit bend tape players! :) )
Just my sorta drunk thoughts. Good luck.
posted by: Wurm on 2005-07-31 21:43:30
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