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  • #46
    I love my iPad so I thought the Air would be right up my alley. What is up with having to push the entire clunky mechanical touchpad down for a "click"? Completely off-putting.

    I guess I'm spoiled by laptops where the slightest finger tap on the touchpad suffices?
    Best Regards, James
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    • #47
      Black MACs are like Yellow Ferraris
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      • #48
        Be aware the MAC AIR may not have the specs to handle DAW's


        It's up to the individual user. If iPads, which are less powerful than Airs, are being used for multi-track recording and production, why not an Air? Not everybody is working with 80-track DAW projects with tons of plugins running at once.

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        • #49
          I love my iPad so I thought the Air would be right up my alley.


          I see the two products as different devices. I'm still interested in an iPad for watching Netflix movies, running certain apps like Bjork's new interactive album, etc. but not as a laptop alternative.

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          • #50
            C'mon guys seriously? Just read the recommended requirements for your DAW of choice. Only now has the AIR gotten close enough to even handle today's DAWS.

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            • #51
              Live would run on it. An 11" screen might be an issue - I used Live on a netbook for fun - fine for basic stuff - but ultimately not that fun
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              • #52
                I see the two products as different devices. I'm still interested in an iPad for watching Netflix movies, running certain apps like Bjork's new interactive album, etc. but not as a laptop alternative.


                Interesting. I never expected the iPad to be a replacement for a full-fledged computer but since I got the iPad, my laptop has just been gathering dust. (not that I used it all that much anyway. )
                Best Regards, James
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                I have cast fire upon the world and I am guarding it until it blazes.

                My Newest CD "Stealing The Sun": http://carbon111.bandcamp.com/

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                Carbon111 Blog: http://carbon111.blogspot.com

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                • #53
                  Live would run on it. An 11" screen might be an issue - I used Live on a netbook for fun - fine for basic stuff - but ultimately not that fun


                  What processor did the netbook have?

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                  • #54
                    Interesting. I never expected the iPad to be a replacement for a full-fledged computer but since I got the iPad, my laptop has just been gathering dust. (not that I used it all that much anyway. )


                    Don't you record to a desktop machine anyway?

                    If I had your hardsynth collection, I might not be using my laptop much either.

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                    • #55
                      C'mon guys seriously? Just read the recommended requirements for your DAW of choice. Only now has the AIR gotten close enough to even handle today's DAWS.


                      I reviewed the thread, and nobody seriously talked about running a pro level DAW on an Air until you brought it up.

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                      • #56
                        What processor did the netbook have?


                        Atom 1.8ghz, it was kinda standard but a newer one one at the time. I forget about RAM, might have been 1GB, might have been 2.
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                        • #57
                          Don't you record to a desktop machine anyway?

                          If I had your hardsynth collection, I might not be using my laptop much either.


                          I was originally going to use the laptop as a field recorder...but I just ended up getting a field recorder instead.
                          Best Regards, James
                          --
                          I have cast fire upon the world and I am guarding it until it blazes.

                          My Newest CD "Stealing The Sun": http://carbon111.bandcamp.com/

                          Carbon111 Website: http://www.carbon111.com

                          Carbon111 Blog: http://carbon111.blogspot.com

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                          • #58
                            Also, I'll say that it was fine for audio and even a bunch of softsynths - within reason... CPU was the main problem but not so bad since you can freeze tracks. (polyphonic Massive patches were an issue.) I did whole tunes on it and it was fun on planes.

                            A MacAir is a lot better spec'd that that though.
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                            • #59

                              A MacAir is a lot better spec'd that that though.


                              Yes, you can currently get one with a 1.8 ghz dual core I7.
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                              • #60
                                I reviewed the thread, and nobody seriously talked about running a pro level DAW on an Air until you brought it up.


                                I think I saw one post speaking about Logic. Besides that is the usual goal of owning a computer in this thread, making music right? Anyway it's all good. I realize I may have spun off in my own direction.

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