Logic, MainStage, interface and storage questions

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  1. thrashmetal85

    thrashmetal85 SS.org Regular

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    In the distant future I'm looking into getting a Macbook Pro loaded with Logic, MainStage and other necessary plugins, to achieve this result:

    Play live with a band and have all inputs from the guitar, bass, vocals and MIDI keys processed internally, with four stereo pairs being sent to front of house. Record up to 16 dry mono inputs plus MIDI for later mixing for live releases.

    Can a Macbook Pro handle this kind of demand, or should I separate recording and live processing.

    Anyone done something like this?

    Interface recommendations please :shred:
     
  2. Tybalt

    Tybalt New Member

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    IMO you'd want the most stable platform possible. You'd want a Macbook Pro loaded with 16 gigs ram (I believe for the 13inch it's soldered on so you have to choose the larger amount when you initially order) also a large SSD HD. Ideally of course you'd want a separate HD to run your plugins but in the case of live performance I'm assuming you're trying to get as consolidated a solution as possible. In terms of interface I would recommend something like RME (known for very stable interface drivers) or Apogee imo.
    My suggestions will not be cheap though.
     
  3. thrashmetal85

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    Deffo would have separate record and read drives.

    Hence, distant future :lol:
     
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    yeah get the best macbook you can buy...lots of ram and processor needed for what your thinking,,,,
     

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