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    Running Windows based Ableton in MAC?
    Hi I am a newbie at all this, I recently purchased a macbook for music production switching from PC to MAC, My question might sound stupid but If I install Windows onto my Macbook, can i re install my other PC Windows based music production programs (IE Ableton) onto my macbook?



    Thanks for the help.

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    Running Windows based Ableton in MAC?
    Hi I am a newbie at all this, I recently purchased a macbook for music production switching from PC to MAC, My question might sound stupid but If I install Windows onto my Macbook, can i re install my other PC Windows based music production programs (IE Ableton) onto my macbook?



    Thanks for the help in advance.

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    Running Windows based Ableton in MAC?
    Hi I am a newbie at all this, I recently purchased a macbook for music production switching from PC to MAC, My question might sound stupid but If I install Windows onto my Macbook, can i re install my other PC Windows based music production programs (IE Ableton) onto my macbook?



    Thanks for the help.

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    I don't see why you wouldn't be able to.

    If you bought the Mac for music production, yet running Windows to accomplish that end, however, I don't really see the point in switching. Nevertheless, carry on...

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    The software for PC cost over 700 dollars in packages etc... plus even mroe considering all the other software programs I have I really dont/ or cant afford to buy it all over again just for mac.., The reason for switching is because I have tried it out and performance wise its more suitable to what I want out of a computer.

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    Fair enough still can someone tell me if this works ?

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    As MacShane said "dont see why not".

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasteddy_au View Post
    Hi I am a newbie at all this, I recently purchased a macbook for music production switching from PC to MAC, My question might sound stupid but If I install Windows onto my Macbook, can i re install my other PC Windows based music production programs (IE Ableton) onto my macbook?



    Thanks for the help.
    Yes. If you put boot camp on the macbook and install windows you can then install all the windows software you want.

    A side note, I'm not sure how hard core you are in the music production, but in my experience a Macbooks are not very good for music production if you are used to using a dedicated windows machine with high end dedicated cards. I have a dedicated system that gets near zero latency this is an older windows machine, trying to use some of the same software on the macbook and I was never able to get the latencies down below about 70ms... To me that is not acceptable, so gave up trying ever use the macbook pro for music production.

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    Yes, you can run the Win version of Ableton on your Mac. There are various ways of running Windows software on a Mac, but for a music production program such as Ableton, it's probably best to use Boot Camp. In other words, setup your Mac to dual boot between Mac OS X and Windows.

    You might want to contact the folks at Ableton and ask if you can transfer your license from the Windows version to the Mac version. That would save you a lot of work and the extra expense of having to purchase a copy of Windows.

    Regards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasteddy_au View Post
    Fair enough still can someone tell me if this works ?
    I'm going to suggest that running this program "IE Ableton" will most likely work on a Mac after installing Windows.

    This is a fairly unusual program, and if you're looking for a 100% guarantee that it will work (from a member here on Mac-Forums)...that may not be possible...since no one may be running the same program on a Macintosh.

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    If you have the original LIVE application DVD, it has both the PC and Mac versions on it.
    IMO... since you got a Mac, just go with the Mac application for LIVE.
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