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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???


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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?

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