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    Hello all,

    Someone has asked me about the new MacBooks.

    He whants a small laptop to use for recording small demos also for running something like cubase sx plus possibly a virtual piano like
    synthology.

    He would not be a power-user just needs to get in to recording demos and
    trying out ideas etc so I would hope this has more than enough grunt for
    that.

    If it's stable and the virtual piano sounds fantastic then it may get used
    live too.

    I was suggesting 2GB of ram

    What does everybody think???


    James :headphone

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    Sounds good to me
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    Same here

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    yep that would work

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    Macboo is fine for that. He should get a proper midi interface though, like Fire, and the right cables to hook up. And a nice cheap little midi keyboard from m-audio. Sweet setup.

    Cubae will run fine, but Apple's Logic is just killer.
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    If it's Steinberg The Grand you're talking about, then I'd stick with Cubase. It can be a little funny on other platforms.

    MacBook will be great for this, but make sure he doesn't go bonkers with Widgets and flashy features like desktop cycling like I have if he wants to get the most out of his processors. I use an ASIO link system so I'm fine for processing power...

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    Yeah but he would have to wait until an intel version of cubase is out. I'm so desperately waiting to get it for my mini, I have logic on it and it runs perfectly even with just 512 ram (although I may be thinking about upgrading soon enough). He is probably wanting to invest into an audio interface, if he has got one what has he got?
    Back with the mac!

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