[MPA] Help on Upgrading

Bruce Maclean bruce.maclean at verizon.net
Tue Dec 2 04:06:11 PST 2003

What are the PSU noise problems??
On Dec 1, 2003, at 7:05 PM, Howie S wrote:

> on 12/1/03 1:52 PM, Richard Edwards at richard.e at btclick.com wrote:
>> Could anyone recommend what Mac or equipment to buy to
>> upgrade/replace a Mac 7500 with Crescendo G3 [160Mb RAM - 8.4Gb and
>> 1GB HDs] to a Mac which will run Logic Audio plus Sampler(s) and VST
>> Plug-Ins...keeping the budget as low as possible. [If relevant the
>> other current equipment is a Mackie 24 channel, a Midi keyboard, an
>> Akai S3000 Sampler and a Roland JV 2080, FX Hardware Units, CD and
>> Tapedeck]
> If VST instruments are part of the equation, then a dual G4 is what 
> you'll
> need. It's probably what you'll want even without using VST 
> instruments.
> Logic takes advantage of dual processors, so any dual from the 
> Quicksilver
> series to the MDD series will give you good performance.
> The G5 duals are quite expensive and don't boot into OS 9, plus many 
> audio
> plugins are just currently making their way to OS X. So there is some
> advantage with the OS 9 bootable machines at this point. Not to 
> mention the
> PSU noise problems that are showing up in some of the G5's. I have 
> one, so I
> speak from experience. Sigh.
> -Howie
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