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  • Is this Macbook Pro sufficient for basic recording?

    I am looking to potentially get a mac pro.

    Is this model sufficient for recording band demos? (guitars,bass,drums)

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    I am looking to potentially get a mac pro.

    Is this model sufficient for recording band demos? (guitars,bass,drums)


    I use a 2.4ghz Core 2 Duo with Logic Pro 7 for doing fairly serious 24 bit sessions (multiple drum mics, multiple guitars/vox etc..) without any problems at all. In fact, the machine appears to be doing a lot less than it suggests it's capable of doing. The machine you linked to is def quicker than mine.

    I do however run a WD Mybook FW800 external HD for the audio so don't run your audio to the internal drive unless you really have to...
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      I use a 2.4ghz Core 2 Duo with Logic Pro 7 for doing fairly serious 24 bit sessions (multiple drum mics, multiple guitars/vox etc..) without any problems at all. In fact, the machine appears to be doing a lot less than it suggests it's capable of doing. The machine you linked to is def quicker than mine.

      I do however run a WD Mybook FW800 external HD for the audio so don't run your audio to the internal drive unless you really have to...


      Thanks. And yes, I have a 1 terrabyte external drive that spins at 7200 rpm which I hope will suffice.
      <div class="signaturecontainer">&quot;Follow your instinct.... It usually takes you home.&quot;<br />
      <br />
      <b><u>Heads:</u></b><br />
      Egnater Armageddon<br />
      VHT Deliverance<br />
      Titan Custom 100<br />
      Baron MII 100<br />
      Marshall JCM 800 2203KK<br />
      VHT 100 CL<br />
      Splawn Nitro<br />
      Peavey 6505 &amp; FJA 6505 &amp; 5150 II<br />
      Krank Krankenstein +<br />
      Bogner Uberschall Rev Blue<br />
      Rivera K-Tre'<br />
      Framus Cobra &amp; Dragon<br />
      Ampeg VH-140c<br />
      Engl Savage 120 &amp; Powerball<br />
      Mesa Dual Rectifier<br />
      <b>ESP Guitars</b><br />
      <br />
      HC References<br />
      <a href="http://acapella.harmony-central.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2242115" target="_blank">http://acapella.harmony-central.com/....php?t=2242115</a></div>

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      • #4
        Thanks. And yes, I have a 1 terrabyte external drive that spins at 7200 rpm which I hope will suffice.


        Yep. I run my RME Fireface from my FW 800 port with a FW800 --->400 adapter then I run the HD via a Express34 ---> FW800 adapter. You could do this using USB 2 if need be although FW is a better streaming port apparently..


        Regards. Rimmer
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        • #5
          I'd say so, I have a Mac Mini with pretty much the exact same specs and even though I don't really do much with external audio, I did have a Presonus Inspire 1394 and it worked great with Logic Pro 9, never had any probelms....the main thing to worry about is the interface you're gonna get, along with all the mics and the the DAW/plug-ins to use...
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          • #6
            Yes.

            I am setting up a 2011 MBP 13" i5. I was going to buy from Microcenter using the same deal but got a local Fry's to pricematch.

            Still in the honeymoon phase but: I plugged in a MOTU 828 MKII and recorded 4 tracks of audio using Garageband without a single problem. No setup issues whatsoever. Garageband is a clunky little thing but it looks like it would be great for recording quick sessions. It's like a PortaStudio. No frills and all the better for it.

            I am trying to use Sonar under Win7/Bootcamp. I'm having problems with that but it's clearly a Win7/Sonar setup issue, not the hardware or OSX.
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