Logic Pro X on new MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ImAliveUK, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. ImAliveUK macrumors member

    ImAliveUK

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    #1
    I am thinking of getting the 'updated' MacBook - just one question - is it capable of running Logic Pro X satisfactory?

    Not heavy usage or lots of tracks - but basic use and mixing. Portability is key for me.

    Thanks!
     
  2. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    Yes.

    I'm using the 1.2 512GB 2015 version.

    I have the full NI Komplete 10 Ultimate installed, and usually only use a few tracks of soft synths (<10).

    With 6 Kontakt pluggins playing, I had 70% system idle.

    I was able to run the whole Helena Beat demo song all the way through (with only Logic Pro X open, and Safari with 2 tabs), with around 50% idle system activity.

    However, when I tried it with Xcode open, it couldn't make it through.
     
  3. Alekto macrumors regular

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    I have a base macbook air 2015 (4GB i5) and it runs Ableton very capably. I am very much considering buying a macbook with the m7, would I notice much between them? I'm just in love with that screen...
     

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