iMac 27" love thread
This is just a general love thread for the iMac 27". I have been using this particular mac since 2010 (2.8Ghz i7) and I just find it fantastic.
Together with my RME UFX and PT 9.0.5 and Logic 9.1.5, it is the most stable workstation I have ever worked on. Responsive, quick loading etc. I often work on big projects (50+ tracks) in 88.2 or 96, and so far, I have never (knock on wood) been able to max it out. I do hybrid mixing with an active summing mixer, but all the processing happens in the computer. Waves, Lexicon, Slate Digital, some of the plugs are pretty CPU hungry at higher sample rates, but the mac has no problems.
Even a walk in the park to do latency free additional overdubs when a mix is almost done, thanks to TotalMix.
It also looks nice. And what a screen!
One of the main reasons for this spontaneous love bombing is that I was thinking what would be the next step in terms of upgrading. I could go UA-cards, PT HD-native, but I cant see why I would do this when my current system work so well. Any opinions?
I mix records for a living. On a $5000-ish system. Yeah!