I went through and read alot of the threads talking about garage band and cakewalk etc. Heres were I'm at: I consider myself to be an amatuer musician, who does not (nor will likely ever) make a living as a musician. But I love music. I love playing music. I love everything musical. I want to start "playing around with" MIDI and recording music onto computer. I wish to set up a little home studio. I will be buying a new computer in the near future. I have never owned an Apple but I here great things. Is the Apple (and programs available for apple) better than for pc? Musicaly speaking Is Apple easier and more intuive Than PC? Does the Price of Apple justify the benefits? To do it over would you choose an Apple? Again I'm bassing this soley on midi programs, recording, composing, etc. Thanks for any insight. If this does not belong in this forum I humbly appologize in advance.