shiney new iMac! This was a very good idea, for the following reasons:
- The iMac is a really, really nice machine - quiet, fast, compact
- GarageBand is way easier (though probably not nearly as powerful) as Cubase, the package that came with my audio interface (a Focusrite Saffire)
- The value of being able to leave the whole setup, well, set up and just sit down to use it whenever is hard to exaggerate.
The 2nd Law by Michael Hedges
The quality I'm getting off the pair of SM81's going directly into the Saffire and then into GarageBand is quite good, I think. The whirring noise in the background is the humidifier in my music room.