any future for MacBooks in music production ?

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aMUSEd
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30792 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Post Wed May 08, 2019 8:07 am

What model did you get?

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Sampleconstruct
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Re: any future for MacBooks in music production ?

Post Wed May 08, 2019 8:52 am

aMUSEd wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 8:07 am
What model did you get?
MBP 15 inch (2018) - 2.9 Ghz Intel Core i9 (6 cores) - 16 GB RAM - Intel UHD Graphics 630 1546 MB - 512 GB SSD - 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports.

and a Universal Audio Arrow audio interface which has Thunderbolt 3/USB-C, it just needed a firmware update and now it runs smooth, no audio glitches so far after about an hour of constant testing.

All USB devices also work smoothly using the adapter cables sold by Apple.

Cinebient
KVRAF
4137 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Re: any future for MacBooks in music production ?

Post Thu May 16, 2019 10:31 pm

In the meantime all the „fixed“ holes might slow down intel chips more and more, lol.
https://9to5mac.com/2019/05/14/intel-zo ... ility-mac/
Apple hurry up with own chips for mac or make iPads finally more „pro“.

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aMUSEd
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Re: any future for MacBooks in music production ?

Post Thu May 16, 2019 11:37 pm

Sampleconstruct wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 8:52 am
aMUSEd wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 8:07 am
What model did you get?
MBP 15 inch (2018) - 2.9 Ghz Intel Core i9 (6 cores) - 16 GB RAM - Intel UHD Graphics 630 1546 MB - 512 GB SSD - 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports.

and a Universal Audio Arrow audio interface which has Thunderbolt 3/USB-C, it just needed a firmware update and now it runs smooth, no audio glitches so far after about an hour of constant testing.

All USB devices also work smoothly using the adapter cables sold by Apple.
You mean USB to Thunderbolt? Are these USB2 or 3 devices?

Thanks

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Sampleconstruct
KVRAF
14550 posts since 12 Oct, 2008 from Here and there

Re: any future for MacBooks in music production ?

Post Thu May 16, 2019 11:49 pm

aMUSEd wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 11:37 pm
Sampleconstruct wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 8:52 am
aMUSEd wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 8:07 am
What model did you get?
MBP 15 inch (2018) - 2.9 Ghz Intel Core i9 (6 cores) - 16 GB RAM - Intel UHD Graphics 630 1546 MB - 512 GB SSD - 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports.

and a Universal Audio Arrow audio interface which has Thunderbolt 3/USB-C, it just needed a firmware update and now it runs smooth, no audio glitches so far after about an hour of constant testing.

All USB devices also work smoothly using the adapter cables sold by Apple.
You mean USB to Thunderbolt? Are these USB2 or 3 devices?

Thanks
Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) -> USB 2 - I'm using several USB2 devices, iLok, e-Licenser, external drive on a USB2-hub, no problems whatsoever.
And I've not ha a single audio glitch so far, it seems that all the issues I read about don't occur on my new Macbook Pro at all, of course that doesn't help the people which are having issues.

Cinebient
KVRAF
4137 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Re: any future for MacBooks in music production ?

Post Wed May 22, 2019 6:31 am

Interesting...another silent upgrade from Apple.
Now you can get an 8-core i9 Macbook pro (2.3 or 2.4 GHz). It seems the price is also still the same as the previous (which is expensive of course anyway).
Mmhhh......https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/

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