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    Which Mac for Logic pro 9
    Hello guys!!

    As previously discussed, I have a 2012 13" MBP i7 with a 256GB SSD/16GB, running Logic Pro 9.

    My best friend (and Guitar Player in my Band) wants to buy a new Mac and Logic Pro 9 for his/our Studio (at his home).

    Even though he has admitted he may never do so, he's got in his head "What if i want to record, all at the same time, a Drummer (with six mics), a Bass Player, a Keyboard (in Stereo), a Guitar (him) and a scratch Vocal/".

    So this leads to my question as to what Mac to buy.

    Please note that he would love to have a MBP, but if a MBP will not work for his above "fantasy" scenario, he doesn't mind going with a Desktop, as he can save a few bucks.

    And please note as well, I'm not going to sell him my MBP, as I don't think the Hard Drive is large enough, I got a great deal on it, AND,
    I don't like him THAT much

    So we've narrowed it do to:

    1) 2012 13" MBP i5 2.5GHz/8GB/500GB HD.
    2) 2012 21.5" iMac i5 2.7 Quad-core/8GB/1TB HD.
    3) 2011 15.4" MBP i7 2.3GHz Quad-core/8GB/750GB HD

    So which one should he go with?

    Thanks!

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    Go with 1 or 3. Stay away from the 2012 21.5" iMac. It's a nice looking machine and it's fast, but a nightmare to work on and can not be upgraded. Also, take a look at the latest Mac Mini models. They're nice machines for the price and since he intends to use it at home, it would be ideal. Add a monitor and keyboard and you're in business.

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    Which Mac Mini would you suggest?

    Also, will all the listed computer options let him record 11 tracks at one time?

    Thanks!

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    Which Mac Mini would you suggest?
    The more expensive model (core i7) with the 1 TB hard drive. It's stock with 4 GB of memory but I would bring that up to the max, 16 GB. But don't buy the memory from Apple. After market memory is less expensive.

    Also, will all the listed computer options let him record 11 tracks at one time?
    Someone else will have to answer that.

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