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Guidance for die-hard Mac user considering transition to Wndows 10
Old 27th June 2016
  #1
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Guidance for die-hard Mac user considering transition to Wndows 10

Hello,

I have been a Mac Uer since 1998 - 75MHz PowerMac 7200 with Cubase VST3.
Loved the Mac and used various DAW, with Logic being the primary one since v8.

My entire eco-system has been apple-centric up to this point. It's just that apple has been disappointing in terms of it's computer offerings, and a clear shift towards Cubase Pro 8.5 as my primary DAW.

I'm not a pro, but am very intense about creating music. My pieces are primarily constructed with virtual instruments, with some electric and acoutic guitar, up to around 60 tracks. MIDI guitar is my input device.

Having read many threads here and elsewhere, I'm not interested in Mac vs. PC, Logic vs. Cubase, etc.

Any input you can provide is much appreciated

1. Best pre-built computers in the USA? ADK, PCAudioLabs? Other? (I'm not oblivious that this is probably an outrageously subjective question.) Price vs. quality, durability, tech support that is patient with new Windows users?

2. I can back up my system with confidence, then erase and clean install everthing! What sources of information can I read to acquire this and related skills for Windows?

3.What sources of information can you point to, to help me understand how to set up an optimize the Wndows environment for Cubase, StudioOne 3, and DP?

4. Anything else?

Thanks,
w, aka Controller 11
Old 27th June 2016
  #2
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1. Never read a bad thing about ADK and they're very present on the forum.

2. Acronis True Image. I've used it for years with never an issue. Minutes to a fresh OS install with all programs and settings intact instead of hours.

3. Plenty of optimization links here and via Google. Not really as critical as in years past.
Old 27th June 2016
  #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mashedmitten View Post
1. Never read a bad thing about ADK and they're very present on the forum.

2. Acronis True Image. I've used it for years with never an issue. Minutes to a fresh OS install with all programs and settings intact instead of hours.

3. Plenty of optimization links here and via Google. Not really as critical as in years past.
Thanks!
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