New Mac For Music Production - Mini Or Imac ? - Page 2 - MacRumors Forums
Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Desktops > Mac mini

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jan 2, 2013, 05:50 AM   #26
jamin100
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
The mini has separate audio in & out whereas the iMac it's built into one port
jamin100 is offline   0
Old Jan 2, 2013, 05:52 AM   #27
Ron12
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
hi , the price is the same . (1500$ with ship to my country )
i go to use some toshiba 32 LCD for the mac mini .
Ron12 is offline   0
Old Jan 2, 2013, 05:59 AM   #28
jazzvoix
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
@Ron12:

Was in the same position as you, and I went for mac mini as spec'ed by yourself, except that I didn't upgrade the HDD. Did a post-purchase HDD swop with 2x 750 Gig 7200rpm, one with OWC data double kit. 2nd HDD for all the samples and virtual instruments.

Got it for about a month and it has been running well. I run both Logic 9 and ProTools 10.3.

Good luck!
jazzvoix is offline   0
Old Jan 2, 2013, 06:02 AM   #29
Ron12
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by jazzvoix View Post
@Ron12:

Was in the same position as you, and I went for mac mini as spec'ed by yourself, except that I didn't upgrade the HDD. Did a post-purchase HDD swop with 2x 750 Gig 7200rpm, one with OWC data double kit. 2nd HDD for all the samples and virtual instruments.

Got it for about a month and it has been running well. I run both Logic 9 and ProTools 10.3.

Good luck!
hi , thanks for the answer .

so take the mac mini with SSD ?
Ron12 is offline   0
Old Jan 2, 2013, 07:09 AM   #30
Ron12
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
1500$ for this its a good price ?
Ron12 is offline   0
Old Jan 2, 2013, 07:34 AM   #31
vannibombonato
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron12 View Post
Hello dear friends , i think which computer take for music production .

Mac Mini 2012
Quad Core I7 2.6
16GB Ram
512 SSD


OR

Imac 21.5

Quad Core I5 2.7
8GB RAM
1TB HARD DRIVE

so friends , i need that for music Production ( Logic Or Cubase )
This the Only thing i do with the computer .

what to take ?

Thanks !
Hi,
most important things for music are RAM and storage, if you use or will get to use large sample libraries.
The CPU starts playing an important role only once your project/plugins are seriously big.

With the specs listed i'd go with the mini, SSD will make your system feel enormously faster. Only thing, i'm not familiar with the expansion ports. If it has thunderbolt you have nothing to worry about as the only thing you might need to increase is the storage space, and with the TB interface there are and will be more and more options available.

Aside from this, just like for photography, at 95% it's not a matter of the camera, but the user behind it , so dont worry too much. Unless you are doing really huge projects like hollywood-like scoring you don't need a mega-mac.

You do need a proper sound card and a pair of decent monitors.
vannibombonato is offline   0
Old Jan 2, 2013, 09:15 AM   #32
steve119
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Scotland, land of the haggis
I had been using my 2011 Mbp with 8gb, 512gb storage and logic and it coped, but now using my new imac -but if you have a good size monitor for mixing etc and a decent size HDD then it does make a difference.....as said on here though, if you have a good size monitor then go for the mini, if not......
__________________
2011 MBP 13" 2.4 i5 8GB, 16GB ipad 2, 16GB ipad mini, apple tv 2nd gen, 80GB ipod.
2012 27"iMac i5 2.9 1TB 8GB Ram, black iPhone 5 16GB

Last edited by steve119; Jan 2, 2013 at 09:20 AM.
steve119 is offline   0
Old Jan 2, 2013, 11:32 AM   #33
Ron12
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Thanks Everyone !

I will be happy to read more views
Ron12 is offline   0
Old Jan 2, 2013, 11:34 AM   #34
xgman
macrumors 68040
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
imac with as much spec as you can afford. get 3rd party 32gb ram regardless.
__________________
{2012 27imac-3.4i7-680mx-32gb ram-768SSD+External TB Samsung840pro ssd + TB velociraptors-UAD Apollo/Marantz/Amphion/Bowers&Wilkins Sound-Impulse 61}
{ipads}{iphones}
xgman is offline   0
Old Jan 2, 2013, 01:01 PM   #35
Ron12
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by xgman View Post
imac with as much spec as you can afford. get 3rd party 32gb ram regardless.
that all i can with the money .

or the mac mini or the imac with the specs i write
Ron12 is offline   0

Closed Thread
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Desktops > Mac mini

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need advice on Mac mini for music production and server thetruth1985 Mac mini 8 Apr 1, 2014 05:11 PM
Mac mini vs. iMac for music production crenz Mac mini 20 Oct 8, 2013 04:47 PM
MAC mini - now or later (music production) dpulse Mac mini 8 Jul 7, 2013 10:05 AM
NEW Mac mini Server vs Imac music/audio production Shaygb Mac mini 6 Jan 19, 2013 04:58 PM
New Mac Mini vs 2010 Imac SSD for Music Production Shaygb iMac 0 Jan 16, 2013 01:48 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:46 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC