Hey guys, I'm going to be leaving for film school later this year and before I leave I was thinking of what would be the most essential things I would NEED to work on my school projects and other stuff in the future, I want to save some money and stuff and not just go with greed and have to regret after. I was thinking either:
1:) A brand new Macbook Pro to use as a "work" computer and get PT a little later (Cause my current laptop is getting a little old and with windows, its hard to stay away from installing games and stuff).
2.) Pro Tools 9 My brother already has a MBox 2 Pro with PT 7.4 LE which I don't really mind only thing is that he still wants the MBox (tbh I don't want it either). I guess its good cause I'll be able to work without needing to have hardware to run it and I will be able to practice and learn using the latest industry standard software and able to work on some school projects at home.
3.) Forget everything above and use what I've got and may be spend a little on inexpensive Plugins imo this is a stupid point because I know they aren't that important and there are plenty of good freeware but they would come in handy one day..
(Keep in mind if I can, I'm going to buy this stuff with student discount.)
I don't know if this is a pointless question, but I thought before I spend a LOT of money, I rather see what you wiser and more experienced guy's would say. My parents have invested a lot for me and the last thing I would want to do is break the bank and spend too much of their money, thanks in advance.