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good patching machine

June 12, 2008 | 5:32 pm

After more than one year spent experimenting with max on windows, i decided to switch to an apple machine. I need a notebook, and like many others i was wondering if i need a macbook or macbook pro. The choice is between a 2.4 ghz macbook with 2GB RAM (which i’m going to upgrade to 4) or a macbook pro 2.4 ghz 2gb ram.
Can u tell me your impressions using both machines with max (and music software in general)
thanks a lot, sorry if it is not such a techy post…


June 12, 2008 | 6:30 pm

Fabrizio:

I have been using Max 4.6 and now Max 5 on a MacBook Pro, 2.4 GHz, 2GB RAM, and it’s plenty robust. In fact, it runs Logic Studio with ease. I do have a non-standard hard drive, though, the 7200 rpm one. So I think the Macbook Pro would more than handle your needs.

I’m interested in other opinions too, though, because I’m looking into getting a backup machine, and if the Macbook handles Max, that would be my choice – I don’t need to have Logic on an alternate machine.

On Thursday, June 12, 2008, at 01:42PM, "Fabrizio" wrote:
>
>After more than one year spent experimenting with max on windows, i decided to switch to an apple machine. I need a notebook, and like many others i was wondering if i need a macbook or macbook pro. The choice is between a 2.4 ghz macbook with 2GB RAM (which i’m going to upgrade to 4) or a macbook pro 2.4 ghz 2gb ram.
>Can u tell me your impressions using both machines with max (and music software in general)
>thanks a lot, sorry if it is not such a techy post…
>
>
>


June 12, 2008 | 6:40 pm

unless your going to use jitter, or other GPU intensive stuff get a mac
book.

The main difference is the intel integrated graphics chip on the macbook
versus the nvidia graphics on the mac book pro. (there are other differences
ie the pci-e card slot and firewire 800 on the pro but not the macbook) but
the main one is the gpu. If you dont need a real gpu, then congrats you just
save yourself a grand.

otherwise they are essentially the same machine.

Cheers,
jonny5

On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 12:32 PM, Fabrizio
wrote:

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> After more than one year spent experimenting with max on windows, i decided
> to switch to an apple machine. I need a notebook, and like many others i was
> wondering if i need a macbook or macbook pro. The choice is between a 2.4
> ghz macbook with 2GB RAM (which i’m going to upgrade to 4) or a macbook pro
> 2.4 ghz 2gb ram.
> Can u tell me your impressions using both machines with max (and music
> software in general)
> thanks a lot, sorry if it is not such a techy post…
>
>


June 12, 2008 | 7:54 pm

thanks for your advice. It was actually what i thought. I was just wondering if patching on a 13" isn’t headache prone… though i think 1280×800 is quite fine.


June 12, 2008 | 7:56 pm

another simple quest… is it possible to have two licences for both a win and apple machine without an ilok?


June 13, 2008 | 9:04 am

Fabrizio schrieb:
> thanks for your advice. It was actually what i thought. I was just
> wondering if patching on a 13" isn’t headache prone… though i think
> 1280×800 is quite fine.

The smaller screen is an argument for the MacBook. My 12" Powerbook made
me happier than a 15" could have ever done…
You are forced to organize your space better, that leads to better
patching, that leads to less bugs, that leads to happier patching…

Stefan


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