2014 11" Macbook Air & logic pro 9..

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by David58117, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    Just an FYI for those considering the 11" for music production.

    I just picked one up (Stock with 4GB ram 1.4GHz processor) and just did the included "Helena Beat" demo test by Foster The People (74 tracks).

    I added an additional piano and just played arpeggios during the whole song - and I stayed at around 61% CPU idle in activity monitor. Ram stayed in the green.

    I also had Radium open and playing an internet stream radio station...as well as Facebook, safari (only 1 tab), Leaf (RSS reader), mail, and a PDF in preview.

    This is all using the included logic pro 9 instruments - but this little machine is pretty amazing! My 15" 2014 retina has been sitting on the desk looking pretty lonely since I got it...

    Anyway, just a heads up for anyone curious!

    Oh - and this was all on battery!
     
  2. Meister Suspended

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    Thx for sharing :)
    The base mba is so often underestimated.
     
  3. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    I ran Logic 9 on my 2011 4gb i5 MBA and it worked great. I run it now on my 2013 8gb i7 MBA and it also works great. I see less latency on the new machine, but it wasn't bad on the old one. The new models are going to be even better.

    These are really fast little machines! :)
     
  4. John marts macrumors member

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    I edit video on this thing and its perfectly fine. Way faster than my '12 mac mini, that thing is a dog.

    Only downsize to editing video and music production is the small screen. Things like that is when you really could use more screen real estate.
     

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