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Are you using Mac or PC (POLL) ?

Postby Muziksculp » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:59 pm

Hi I'm interested in getting a feel as to what % of Cubase 7 users are on Mac vs PC.

Hope this POLL will help in getting a general idea.

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Re: Are you using Mac or PC (POLL) ?

Postby papi61 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:00 am

Hope this POLL will help in getting a general idea.


Yeah, either that or a huge flame war... :lol:
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Re: Are you using Mac or PC (POLL) ?

Postby Muziksculp » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:03 am

papi61 wrote:
Hope this POLL will help in getting a general idea.


Yeah, either that or a huge flame war... :lol:


Haha.. (NOTE : No Flaming... Please ! ) :lol:
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Re: Are you using Mac or PC (POLL) ?

Postby papi61 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:06 am

Hey, I see from your sig that we use a similar system: 3x networked PC's. I assume you also use VEP 5. If that could be of any interest to your survey, I was 100% mac until 2008. Then I switched to custom-built PC's. Way way more flexible and exactly what I need, not what Apple thinks I need... Added bonus: Cubase runs better on Windows (I believe this is no longer an object of debate but pretty much an established fact.)
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Re: Are you using Mac or PC (POLL) ?

Postby Muziksculp » Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:24 am

papi61 wrote:Hey, I see from your sig that we use a similar system: 3x networked PC's. I assume you also use VEP 5. If that could be of any interest to your survey, I was 100% mac until 2008. Then I switched to custom-built PC's. Way way more flexible and exactly what I need, not what Apple thinks I need... Added bonus: Cubase runs better on Windows (I believe this is no longer an object of debate but pretty much an established fact.)


Hi papi61,

Yes, I have my PCs networked via VEP 5. All PCs are custom built by (PC Audio Labs, and Vision DAW PC , and all are rack-mounted) both these companies are great custom PC builders.

I switched from Logic Pro 9 to Cubase 6 on PC around three years ago. I'm very happy with Cubase 7 on PC.

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Re: Are you using Mac or PC (POLL) ?

Postby G-string » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:40 am

Atari 1989 - 2001 and then PC , I will never go to a company that sounds like a Scottish street hood !
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Re: Are you using Mac or PC (POLL) ?

Postby Bernard Focquet » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:49 am

G-string wrote:Atari 1989 - 2001 and then PC , I will never go to a company that sounds like a Scottish street hood !

Me too :mrgreen:
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Re: Are you using Mac or PC (POLL) ?

Postby Centralmusic » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:51 pm

I use both...
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Re: Are you using Mac or PC (POLL) ?

Postby ufoqbase » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:26 pm

Hallo I'm using mac, but there are too much problems with crash and other under osx expecially when I use Play instruments and NI Instruments on Cubase Artist 7, until now at 7.0.5. 64bit works better but I dont like the mixer. I've back to 6.5.5 more solid in 64bit mode too. I would like to have Cubase solid like Logic X and Protools 11 under mac. I know there are less feature than Cubase but nice compatibility with 3rd party plugs. :D
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Re: Are you using Mac or PC (POLL) ?

Postby billcarroll » Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:46 pm

This poll was done last year if you are interested
https://www.steinberg.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=20248
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Re: Are you using Mac or PC (POLL) ?

Postby Muziksculp » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:09 pm

billcarroll wrote:This poll was done last year if you are interested
https://www.steinberg.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=20248


Didn't know about it.

Anyways... This is a fresher poll :)
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Re: Are you using Mac or PC (POLL) ?

Postby Muziksculp » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:33 pm

Centralmusic wrote:I use both...


Cool !

I decided not to include a 'I use both' option in the Poll, since I was more interested in getting a pure Mac vs PC user base Poll result.

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Re: Are you using Mac or PC (POLL) ?

Postby papi61 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:18 pm

Muziksculp wrote:
Yes, I have my PCs networked via VEP 5. All PCs are custom built by (PC Audio Labs, and Vision DAW PC , and all are rack-mounted) both these companies are great custom PC builders.


I know, VisionDAW builds for Hans Zimmer and many of the other "celebrity" film composers. Extremely reliable machines, but the prices are pretty steep. If you don't "get along" much with computers, the extra expense is probably worth it. If you know what you're doing, however, you can build an equally-awesome system by yourself for a fraction of that. I build all my computers by myself. Not only because it's considerably cheaper, but I actually have fun doing it. And yeah, I'm a professional composer, not an IT guy... This isn't rocket science.
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Re: Are you using Mac or PC (POLL) ?

Postby Benutzername » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:24 am

Windows for music
Linux for everything else (and that's about 90% of the time)
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Re: Are you using Mac or PC (POLL) ?

Postby ChrisW » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:10 pm

G-string wrote:Atari 1989 - 2001 and then PC , I will never go to a company that sounds like a Scottish street hood !


So as I live in Scotland AND use a Mac I should either move to another country and buy a PC, or switch to another DAW ;)
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Re: Are you using Mac or PC (POLL) ?

Postby G-string » Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:00 pm

ChrisW wrote:
G-string wrote:Atari 1989 - 2001 and then PC , I will never go to a company that sounds like a Scottish street hood !


So as I live in Scotland AND use a Mac I should either move to another country and buy a PC, or switch to another DAW ;)

if you feel the need to :?
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Re: Are you using Mac or PC (POLL) ?

Postby m203 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:28 pm

Have used a PC since Cubase 1.5, but just bought a MacBook Pro 15" Retina w 16GB RAM and i7 and am going to attempt to use it for recording. Have never used same disk for recording and system so this will be interesting
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Re: Are you using Mac or PC (POLL) ?

Postby Freddie H » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:45 am

PC all the way!
I like performance and freedom.


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Re: Are you using Mac or PC (POLL) ?

Postby ChrisW » Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:26 am

Interesting that in this, and the previous poll, about a third of Cubase users use a Mac. Not very scientific but it does show that Mac users represent a significant source of income for Steinberg. I've personally got nothing against Wndows and am glad to have the choice.
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Re: Are you using Mac or PC (POLL) ?

Postby papi61 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:20 pm

ChrisW wrote:Interesting that in this, and the previous poll, about a third of Cubase users use a Mac. Not very scientific but it does show that Mac users represent a significant source of income for Steinberg.


Yeah, but also a significantly decreasing one. A decade ago, mac users represented BY FAR the vast majority of Steinberg's customers, yours truly included.
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Re: Are you using Mac or PC (POLL) ?

Postby ChrisW » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:06 am

papi61 wrote: Yeah, but also a significantly decreasing one. A decade ago, mac users represented BY FAR the vast majority of Steinberg's customers, yours truly included.


Interesting, I didn't realise that. I wonder how many have switched to PCs and how many kept their Macs but moved to other DAWs?
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Re: Are you using Mac or PC (POLL) ?

Postby SerStickman » Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:45 pm

Been using C7 for a couple of months now on my Mac mini running 10.8.4. I've never had an issue with it. Zero crashes. Zero slow-downs. After I get above 40 tracks or so latency becomes an issue when recording audio would be my only complaint. I use multiple instances of Play and always one instance of Superior Drummer. Cubase 7 just works for me. YMMV :)
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Re: Are you using Mac or PC (POLL) ?

Postby zephonic » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:29 pm

papi61 wrote:
ChrisW wrote:Interesting that in this, and the previous poll, about a third of Cubase users use a Mac. Not very scientific but it does show that Mac users represent a significant source of income for Steinberg.


Yeah, but also a significantly decreasing one. A decade ago, mac users represented BY FAR the vast majority of Steinberg's customers, yours truly included.


You have any hard data supporting this claim?

Because from what I heard post-Atari Steinberg has always had a much larger Windows user-base than Mac, especially in Europe (their largest market, I believe). And Nuendo wasn't even available for Mac when it first came out.
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Re: Are you using Mac or PC (POLL) ?

Postby ChrisW » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:44 pm

zephonic wrote:
papi61 wrote:
You have any hard data supporting this claim?

Because from what I heard post-Atari Steinberg has always had a much larger Windows user-base than Mac, especially in Europe (their largest market, I believe). And Nuendo wasn't even available for Mac when it first came out.


Ah, I should have asked that - too trusting sometimes. Yes, where is the evidence?
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Re: Are you using Mac or PC (POLL) ?

Postby ChrisW » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:46 pm

SerStickman wrote:Been using C7 for a couple of months now on my Mac mini running 10.8.4. I've never had an issue with it. Zero crashes. Zero slow-downs. After I get above 40 tracks or so latency becomes an issue when recording audio would be my only complaint. I use multiple instances of Play and always one instance of Superior Drummer. Cubase 7 just works for me. YMMV :)


This is good to hear - I am beginning to suspect that my ageing iMac could be due for replacement, in particular to be able to get more RAM.
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