MusicTech magazine recently published a guide to tuning your computer for audio. It covers topics like the performance benefits of hard drives, CPUs, additional RAM, SSDs and decluttering your hard drive.
One thing that’s striking about the article, though, is that it’s mostly stuff that OS X users never think about. As the article notes:
Mac will provide a better all-round solution for many users, thanks to the excellent build quality and the stability of Mac OS X.
If on the other hand you prefer much wider customization options or perhaps use a Windows-only DAW, a PC can offer more bang for your buck.
When it comes to Synthtopia readers, Windows is the most common platform used by people visiting the site, followed closely by Mac and iOS……
Top 5 Browsing Platforms Used By Synthtopia Readers:
- Windows 34.36%
- Macintosh 30.20%
- iOS 25.83%
- Android 7.50%
- Linux 1.35%
These numbers really reflects what readers use for browsing, though, not what they prefer for music production.
So, our latest reader poll asks just that question: What’s the best OS for music production? Weigh in below!
After you’ve weighed in, leave a comment and let us know what you use for audio/music production and what makes it the best platform for what you do. Please keep the comments constructive – comments that attack the users of an operating system (ie ‘fanboys’, ‘windoze users’, etc), rather than discuss the merits of OS’s for music will be deleted.