In my last Blog post I had outlined the issues I was facing whilst trying to convert from Mac to Windows. In terms of audio production, I have come to the realisation that Mac is the winner of this battle. I appreciate everything about a Windows rig and I love playing games on them, the only problem is when it comes to audio, the Mac wins (this is my opinion and hey, opinions are like a-holes, we all have them!).
When composing, I need to focus on my craft and I feel that Mac allows me to do that. I realise that many of the leading composers are using Windows PC’s and I would love to have a super-computer of my own to make the same quality audio as my idols, but for my workflow and creativity, I have had more success with the Mac’s hardware and OS. This success could be attributed to the years I have spent on Mac, and with the same amount of time I could possibly have success with Windows.
Another factor to consider is the hardware. My Windows machine has far better specs on paper, but when creating music the Mac out-performs the much more powerful PC. How? I don’t know and maybe I don’t even care, all I know is that when using Pro Tools, the Mac does what I want it to, when I want to do it.
The whole experience is one that I would not trade, for if you don’t try new things, you may miss out on something special. I am back on a Mac now (and loving it!) and my creativity and workflow have spiked.
This post is not a comparison of what machine is actually better, rather, it is a way for me to reflect on my personal experience of using both Windows and Mac. Through trial and error, I have found that my style of creativity benefits more from using Mac, and I do not want this post to sound like I hate Windows, nothing could be further from the truth. Windows works for some people and I respect the OS and the people working hard to make computing what it is today.
If you have had similar experiences then why not share your opinions in the comments below, I would love to hear about your own journey!
Thanks for reading and stay creative!