NCD: MacBook Pro

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  1. combustion

    combustion SS.org Regular

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    So I did a LOT of thinking and figured it was time to get something to start recording an EP or something on. So I got this. Still need to get some programs on it before recording can actually begin but I'm looking foward to using this beast!
     

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    mods did I put this in the right category?
     
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    But can it djent ?
     
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    Welcome to the mac-verse :D

    You can start recording with GarageBand, it's a far cry from Logic or Pro Tools but they've packed a lot of nice features in there.

    HNCD!
     
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    I'm definitely going the Logic, SD 2.0, and Omnisphere route
     
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    GarageBand has given me nothing but trouble
     
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    Hell yeah. :metal:
     
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    My MacBook Pro is a little older (late 2011) but I've been running ProTools on it will no problems. Actually there was one problem but it turned out alright. My computer crashed...like nothing worked crashed. I basically had a hunk of aluminum with a piece of fruit on the front. Fortunately, my brother knows a thing a or two about computer and walked me through the whole reformatting the hard-drive process. I thought I had lost everything from recordings, photos, stuff for school (I guess...). When I rebooted the computer, I hadn't lost a single thing!!!!! It was a wonderful day. I'll put it in simple terms because thats all I know. Apple has designed their computers, at least the MacBook Pro, with the ability to save all the information on your computer even when it crashes. I have nothing in the iCloud so its something else internally. Anyways, I went out and bought an external hard-drive the next morning!

    You made an excellent choice for a computer and it will handle ALOT when it comes to recording! :cool:
     
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    I too have a late 2011 Macbook for my recording needs.

    Initially I've used Reaper and it works all right but you need to configure it a bit to react to natural scrolling and what not. (not such a big deal though). But I always found Reaper to be a little unintuitive.

    I've tried Studio One and it's pretty cool but I found it a bit cluttered UI wise and with my 1600 pixel wide 15" screen it gets hard to see what things are and all those tiny meters...

    Now running with Logic Pro X and so far it's working well. I do find some things weird with it though (perhaps I should read the manual more thoroughly though lol) but it works pretty decently with the trackpad gestures (something Studio One didn't 100%) and handles my sound interface really well! Although I still find some weird quirks with it
     
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    anything specific I should be aware of?
     

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