The analog capture hardware is only stereo and so-so on all makes.
I wonder. Are you looking at Maudio gear or "hoping" that onboard audio is better than we know it is?
I have an abridged version about 3 paragraphs down so if you don't need any background info then skip right to it!
It's that time again when I need to start thinking about buying a new computer. I'm about ready to toss my current desktop out of my bedroom window and run it over with every car in my driveway but before that happens, I need to figure out which kind of computer to get. I have been using a PC for my entire life but now I'm caught in between a shiny new Mac or a suped up PC.
I am going away to college next year and so naturally I need to get a laptop. Obviously I could go with either Apple or PC and be able to procrastinate on all of my work and surf facebook no problem. My problem comes with being a sort of audiophile. I have about 40 gb of music on an external hard drive right now (my pc would crash if I even thought about moving them internal) and most of the files are .mp3 with a few .wma thrown in the mix. I run Adobe Audition (love that program) and attempt to record music (again, pc is way too slow to handle it) and mix and edit songs. I tried to hook up an 8 channel mixer (USB input) to my computer the other day and not only could it not recognize the hardware, when I finally just plugged it in to the microphone jack, my processor started skipping like a scratched cd.
So basically what I'm trying to say is this:
If I want to be able to record and edit music with physically demanding software such as Adobe Audition or Cakewalk, be able to plug instruments and mixers in and get good sound quality, and stay in a price range of about $1,800, should I make the switch to Apple or should I stay with good ol' PC?
I really appreciate the help. Thanks!