Best Macintosh for PT MIX+ ???
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Pretty much any G4. If you want Dual boot with OS9 you should be careful. The MDD 1.25 was the last of that kind. I found the Quicksilver 933 to be the best G4 for Mix systems.
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I would go with a G4 800 QS or an 933.
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I use a mirror-door dual 1GHZ with the upgraded power-supply, and it works great - my only warning would be IF you buy a mirror-door, make sure it has the newer power supply - the older one was referred to as "The Wind Tunnel" because of the noise it made.

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Originally Posted by karl
Pretty much any G4. If you want Dual boot with OS9 you should be careful. The MDD 1.25 was the last of that kind. I found the Quicksilver 933 to be the best G4 for Mix systems.
We have both types at our studio, and they work fine. I prefer the horsepower of the dual, particularly if you want to use Mach Five, but they are both worthy machines.
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More speed is gonna be better w/ soft synths and stuff, but in terms of sheer bang for the buck to replace your 400 I would get a 733 Digital Audio. Not the Quicksilver one but the one that looks like your 400. Probably under $400 these days on ebay.
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I was using a dual 1gig Quicksilver with my MIX system and it was great. It was expandable to 1.5gig of RAM which helped, and it was incredibly stable. Got mine for $800 about a year ago.

I would avoid the Quicksilver version of the 733 (can't speak for the other 733). It had a very weak L-cache that was a real bottlneck for that machine.

Hope that helps,

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I would avoid the Quicksilver version of the 733 (can't speak for the other 733). It had a very weak L-cache that was a real bottlneck for that machine.

Hope that helps,

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Yup. That's the diff. 1MB level 3 cache on the dig audio model, no level 3 cache on the quicksilver.
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I have MDD Dual 867, QS 933 and Grey 466. The reason I would recommend the 933 is because it's the fastest stable machine that runs relatively quiet. My MDD makes a huge noise. To upgrade the PSU is expensive, so I use it for Cubase and some virtual instruments with a slower fan. The problem with the MDD and Mix system is that they end up running very hot. I had all sorts of problems with 4 mix cards and the PSU in the Dual 867.
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