logic studio on powerbook?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by scrub0bk, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2008
    Hi, im new to the music creation with logic, but im really looking to get into it bigger. im going to be purchasing a keyboard and drum pad soon to start creations. would it be possible for logic studio to be run on a powerbook? say a 1.5ghz one? or would i need to go the MBP route?

    thanks alot
  2. macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    Logic 8 should run fine on a PowerBook...
  3. macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2003

    Should run fine? I'm in the same situation. We're a poor band, and we are using Cubase SE 1.07 and a Phonic Helix Firewire18. I know it is not the sounding system, but it serve our needs for demo recording.

    However, we sould like to upgrade the software and Logic Express 8 seems like a good choice (plugins in Cubase don't sound very good) I have a Powerbook G4 15", 1.5Ghz, 1.5Gb RAM, and a LaCie External HDD FW800 (5400 rpm). How Logic performance would be? How many simultaneous will allow?
  4. macrumors 68000


    Jul 30, 2008
    Vancouver, BC & Sydney, NSW
    You might even want to try Garageband for demoing, its free. =)
  5. macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2008
    How is it recording with a 5400rpm drive? Any dropouts? I'm trying to see if I can skimp on speed for storage.
  6. macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2003
    Only once we had a dropout using Cubase SE 1.0.7 and recording 10 simultaneous tracks. We used to record every week with no major problems.

    Don't know about logic express. I once tried to use logic express 7 and it was a nightmare...however, i just had 1 Gb RAM and no external drive.

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