AES Survey: Macs in Electronic Music

by David Battino

Macs in musicIt's well known that Macs are more popular in music production than their overall market share would indicate. But a study presented at the recent Audio Engineering Society conference found that the Mac lead is enormous.

Convention Paper 6899, Facilities Used for Introductory Electronic Music: A Survey of Universities with an Undergraduate Degree in Audio, says that 93 percent of the respondents used Macs and only 20 percent used Windows. The response rate was 81 percent.

2 Comments

Simdude
2006-10-11 12:55:43
I guess we can assume there was overlap in usage then (since 93+20>100). I wonder if there is particular software on one or the other platform that requires the overlap?
David Battino
2006-10-11 15:32:05
Simdude: TASCAM Gigasampler, which runs only on Windows, is often found in hybrid systems. Composers run their sequencers on the Mac and use their Gigasampler PCs as MIDI sound modules.