Mac mini for GarageBand?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by morty77, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. morty77 macrumors newbie

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    I was considering the middle model mini mac Apple Mac mini Desktops (MGEN2LL/A), 2.6GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 8 Gb ram 1Tb hard drive,Desktop.
    Would that be sufficient for GarageBand??? that's all I will be using it for basic 4 track recording
    Non commercial.I use a PC for everything else.
     
  2. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    Should be more than adequate for Garageband. I was running it on a 2011 Macbook Air with a slower i5 and 4gb RAM with no problems.
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    With only a 1tb platter-based hard drive, that Mini is going to be s_l_o_w.

    If you're getting the midrange Mini, get it with the 1tb fusion drive. This has a 128gb SSD portion and a 1tb HDD portion.

    MUCH faster.
     
  4. BigRed1 macrumors 6502

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    Considering that I'm running Logic Pro 9 on my 2009 mini, this should be fine. If you don't want to upgrade to a ssd now, you can always go external later (a bit slower, probably). Stay away from the low end model.
     
  5. Midgetinabikini macrumors regular

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    Yes, it should. I ran Logic with the same machine, worked perfect.
     

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