For those of you looking into getting into audio recording of any kind Avid Pro Tools has been the standard and continues to be a leader in the industry. Just like with any media device there are some things you need to consider before purchasing. Not only for the item you want, but what other pieces of equipment or applications are best to be used with it. Pro Tools Expert has this extensive article that should answer a lot of questions for anyone interested in Pro Tools. Whether you're just recording yourself for your own amusement or looking to record professionally this article outlines some things to think about and debunks common misnomers that have been publicized as truth. Read over this full article but the primary aspect I think there is taking into account your workstation and that is provided below.
Generally, a Windows computer is going to give you more computer for your money, Macs on the whole cost more than a comparable Windows computer. What Apple offer with their integrated software and hardware ecosystem is compatibility, as outlined above this helps when third party manufacturers need to support protocols like Thunderbolt.
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If you are looking for a list of Windows computers approved for Pro Tools then Avid, the makers of Pro Tools, have produced a list of approved Pro Tools windows computers....[continue reading]