Logic Pro with new Mac Mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by welsharmy, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. welsharmy macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2011
    Hey -- my macbook pro stopped turning on only after about four years of use - it's the model that released just before the first unibody model. I'm looking at the mac mini to replace it. I'm going to use the computer almost everyday for working in my studio -- will a mac mini handle Logic Pro? My macbook pro would overload occasionally, but I'm hoping the 2.3GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 is a better CPU.

    If I want to throw this thing under my HDTV, should I go with the $799 model? I have a 47 inch 1080p HDTV. I have a PS3 and a Xbox 360, so I don't really need to put it under the TV for netflix, just want to keep that as an option to stream Amazon movies/video.

    I might also do small amounts of video editing.

  2. useme2305 macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2011
    it should be fine.

    i'm running the latest version of logic on the new server mini (i7 quad) with no problems. i think you can expect the i5 duo to run equally smooth as long as you have a fast enough HDD or SSD for big sessions. i've had problems with my internal 5400rpm HDD for big sessions before.

    if you have more then 4GB ram you should think about running logic in 64bit mode for a nice performance boost especially with software instruments with big sound libraries.
  3. Akarin macrumors 6502


    Oct 16, 2011
    Nyon, Switzerland
    I use Logic Pro frequently on my Mac mini although I'm more of a ProTools guy. Anyway, with the i5 2.5GHz upgraded to 8 GB RAM, it runs really smoothly and detects my various external soundcards, mixing table, midi keyboards and controllers without any issue. I haven't tried it with the stock 4 GB RAM, though.

    My only problem with it are the 500 GB of HD. Way too small. That's why I'm now looking at adding a 2nd 1 TB drive inside my mini (yes, it's possible with the right tools: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1264513 ). If you are a pro and not an amateur recording/mix engineer as I am, I'd go for a Mac pro.

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