I’ve been with OSX forever, but given imo the poor choices of apple computers these days, I’m leaning towards buying a sony vaio. I’m just interested in what differences there might be running max on windows. What objects don’t work on this platform? What about externals? There are no IAC bus utilities right? Anyone running Max 5 with Windows 7? Still a little frightened to take the leap.
I have been using Max for many years now, works great. I am
running it on Vista (SP1) with an Maudio FW410, very stable.
I am looking forward to Win7, things should work even better.
As far as running max objects on Windows, all max objects
work in windows. There are some 3rd party externals that
are not available for windows. But for the most part people
do a good job of releasing externals for both windows and mac.
All the major externals like fiddle, FFTease, RTClib, Percolate,
etc. are all available for windows.
One thing that is indispensable for doing audio production
on a pc is MidiYoke. It is a free driver that you install
that allows to send MIDI data between applications. The only
thing that the Mac does that I wish that the PC did, is have
something like Sound Flower. I end up using Rewire a lot.