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Old 02-17-2009, 12:51 AM
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Default Re: Garage band (imac) vs CUbase le 4 agony

Originally Posted by Mediocrefunkybeat View Post
What can I say? A wise decision. I've had my iMac for 2 years now and it's been nothing but a great computer. I bumped up the RAM to 2Gb (for 27 from ORCA) and run Logic Pro 8 as my main DAW. It's excellent. Logic 8 was a deal for me (student discount means 120) and is a great piece of software - but Garageband is not to be sniffed at for a free application.
Now I have an alternative software to go to if I outgrow garage band! There were not many alternatives on the pc that I could afford. They all cost $500+, and then you add specific hardware. I could drop a couple grand on just getting the software alone!

Not only did cubase not want to talk to the presonus input (firewire) but it was an insane "big brother" application. There was a long, multistep process to download a specific license, and give them your life's story to activate, and then another process to register from a "software license vault". Then there was a nearly 300mb download of patches only available from the steinberg site, and fed at a ludicrous dial-up like speed of 7kbps.

I am just glad that CRAPbase LE came with the purchase of my presonus firebase studio. The store offered a $249 upgrade (which I passed on, and very glad I did.)

I am going to my drumroom to make space on my table for the imac.
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