Composer Steven Faux, a veteran of numerous David Attenborough wildlife series and war documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4, recently bought a dual 1GHz Power Mac G4 and found it came in very handy in meeting a tight deadline for his work on the BBC documentary ” Arthur, King of the Britons,” according to an Apple UK Hot News article.
Faux composed the score for the historical basis for King Arthur — and it was the longest piece of music he has ever had to produce in the shortest time period. He told Apple that he couldn’t have made the deadline without his Power Mac G4 running his Logic Audio sequencer.
“The jump-in level from my 7200 is like when I went from the Atari to the Mac six years ago,” Faux said. With his previous Mac he was using both Digidesign hardware as well as quite a bit of outboard gear for both sound generation and signal processing.
“I hardly use all these expensive synths and samplers in my rack anymore, more and more the G4 is taking over everything. I can’t believe a native system can be this powerful without adding a load of DSP hardware inside the computer. All I am running is a Sonorus StudI/O card to handle the 16 channels to and from my Mackie D8B mixer.”