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It looks nice but if you ever wanna do any serious work on it you’ll end up smashing it to pieces with a pointy stick.
Hey! I was about to randomly shout you to say hey! It is AMAZING. I have two mac laptops, and my friend has the macbook pro and I use it virtually every day. You can’t get better than mac, and the macbook pro is amazing. It does depend on what you want to be doing though. I say it’s amazing from an everyday laptop standard. When I tried to work with logic studio and logic pro 8 on it, I did want to throw it out my window. If you are at all into logic, graphics software, anything like that, you need better. Preferably not a laptop. The Mac Pro is obviously the best and you can turn it into a beast of a machine. But it is expensive and you have to buy the monitor seperately and everything. I was told I needed that for the type of music work I do, but I can’t afford it so I am getting a 24″ iMac which will apparently do almost as good a job, and I am just gonna get more ram for it and boost the processor.
I know you are a musician, so you probably will need more than a macbook pro, if not now, then at a later date.
Obviously you can also build your own laptop, or go down the pc route, but having switched to mac a few years ago, I could never ever ever touch microsoft again.
I use a MacBook Pro. With Logic Pro 8, Ableton Live, Propellerhead Reason, Traktor, and a bunch of other music software, in addition to building web applications. The MacBook Pro is just fine. It’s a **** good machine for music. If you get one, max out the RAM, but not in the Apple store (Apple’s OEM RAM is outrageously expensive).
I’m about to upgrade my MacBook Pro soon. I’m looking forward to it, but right now, this machine is great. It’s compact, fast, and does the job.
I know a good number of independent music producers who do this stuff full-time and all of them use laptops. Musicians that need both portability and power invariably pick the MacBook Pro, because it’s a workhorse that will let you write new tracks on the airplane, mix them down in your headphones, bounce to MP3, and add to your live set for the gig tonight.
There’s nothing wrong with a Mac Pro, but the idea that you can’t do music on a MacBook Pro is ludicrous. Don’t take advice from amateurs. Ask professional musicians what their rig is like — not students, but people whose mortgage gets paid because they output music on a regular basis for money.
Thank you apollo….You gave me the confidence to move ahead
Apollo, there is no need to insult others who are only trying to help. And if you must know, I most definitely am not an amateur. Quite the opposite in fact. And apart from that, I used to work in a mac store, and I used to work in a laptop lab as a mac technician. I still do part time work there for problems which the regular staff can’t figure out. So I actually do know my stuff thanks very much. And that is apart from being a **** talented musician, composer and arranger. And for the work I do, a MacBook Pro just isn’t good enough. For my last project, I had forty five tracks in Logic Pro, using synth and live audio. And the laptop couldn’t handle it at all. It kept saying that there was a system overdrive. I did absolutely everything on it, from maxing the ram to reinstalling the entire thing. It was still the same.
If you are a real professional ‘whose mortgage gets paid because they output music on a regular basis for money’, you of course will have a computer to work on your music. You may have a laptop as well to work on the move. But for any serious work, you have to work on computer. And usually you’d have more than one. I have worked with the most eminent composer in my country who is world famous, and I guarantee you, he never goes near a laptop. The work he does is way too demanding. He uses two music programmes at once on two seperate computers which are synchronised together. Not even one music programme is sufficient for the work he does, he has to use two.
Next time, be more careful who you insult. Give advice, fine. If your opinion differs, that’s grand. But don’t insult those whose opinion is different.
You’re pretty funny. You’re a pro because you’re a computer mechanic? Awesome.
If I was insulting you, I’d have said “Cecilia is an idiot.” I didn’t. Get the knot out of your panties and differ, if you want, but there are plenty of composers out there, internationally famous ones at that, who depend on their MacBooks Pro to get the job done.
I don’t need to be careful with my opinions. What are you gonna do? Fly out to San Francisco and spank me? Pft, right. Next time you want to get your panties in a bunch over a difference of opinion, why don’t you turn around and spank yourself for being so incredibly sensitive?
*smooch* Now gimme some sugar, baby. That’s better.
(P.S.: Please fly out to San Francisco and spank me. I’m really naughty and, to be honest, could use a good spanking.)
Thanks for the very mature reply Apollo! It helped prove how mature you are and how professional you must be, and knowledgeable. Thanks again!
Sorry Rob for turning your post into something which is totally unrelated to what you set it out to be. I apologise on behalf of both of us.
I shudder to imagine what Miles Davis would have done with a MacBook Pro.
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