Do you think Native Instruments/Ableton etc will be retina optimized?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by mjn298, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I don't know. I am in the market for a new laptop and I want to get the retina but I don't think it's wise right now. ProTools doesn't support SSDs, and I've heard that the NI stuff looks like garbage on the retina display. Sucks, because it's a pretty sweet machine.

    I'm just doubting that they'll optimize it for such a pixel density until that density is common on 27"+ displays because I don't think the people who shell out the cash (and have the disk space) for these huge libraries are doing their work on a 15" screen, no matter what the resolution.

    Thoughts? I don't particularly want to wait, and I don't do any graphics-oriented stuff. This is mainly for live performance with software synths/instruments and guitar rig 5.
     
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    Kenaudio

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    Hi there!

    If you don't do any graphics-oriented stuff then you should think over it! I mean besides software problems which might come up like you supposed, it even costs more money. I would even think about a 13" MacBook if you don't use it for graphics....
    What do you think? Have you asked Ableton about Retina comparability?

    Cheers,
    Keno
     
  3. macrumors G4

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    I would not use a "retna" for live performance. They are a little slower. Moving all those pixels slows the things down. The best MBP is the 15" with the i7 quad core. The 13" models have only two cores.

    Get a disk big enough for all the samples and as much RAM is will fit. (16GB from OWC)
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Good advice, Chris, thanks! I actually went with the base 15 inch classic MBP as I wasn't ready to give up on this chassis just yet.

    Will upgrade HDD and memory this week or next.
     

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