Deadmau5‘s love for cars, computers and Szechuan sauce is no secret, and recently, the Canadian DJ/Producer made that very clear, by posting his new Quantum PC on his Instagram. While the PC will undoubtedly be expensive, Deadmau5 is known for dropping large dosh on his hobbies.
For those who don’t know, a quantum computer works in a totally different way to a classical computer. Quantum bits or ‘qubits’ can exist in a superposition state of both zero and one simultaneously. This means that a set of two qubits can be in a superposition of four states, which therefore require four numbers to uniquely identify the state. So the amount of information stored in N qubits is two to the power of N classical bits. In a nutshell, it’s really powerful!
Music producers will know, that having too many samples and plugins can slow down even the most powerful computers, and while quantum computing will definitely help erase this issue, scientists have explained that the use of quantum computing is still in its early days.