Could an 11.6 inch with 4gb ram and 1.6ghz handle Max/MSP

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  1. Supergrant macrumors newbie

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    Basically I'm not sure whether anyone would have tried this yet, but i'm wondering if anyone out there has any experience in running Max/MSP on one of the new 11.6 airs. They are really beautiful computers, and if i were to purchase one i'd get it fully upgraded with 4gb ram and a 1.6 ghz processor because a mac this size would be great for live performance using Max/MSP, but if the computer wouldn't be able to handle it I'd rather not waste my money

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  2. Moodikar macrumors regular

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    Curious, what is max/msp? Obviously I can't answer but curious what that is. Game? Math program? Music program?
     
  3. Supergrant thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey yeah it's a music program primarily, but it's used for many different things, sort of a meeting between music and computer science. People use it for loads of really cool experimental laptop based music.

    check this guy out on youtube who plays an invisible violin

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyqATpi_knw
     
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    Cool.
     
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  6. Supergrant thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks very much man, am still a bit dubious though, the processor in the MBA is veeery slow, even in comparison to my current Macbook, which is approaching 4 years old. I've used the program on lots of different machines, but none with a processor as slow as this one.
     

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