Macbook good enough for music compsition?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by iBunny, May 15, 2007.

  1. iBunny macrumors 65816

    Apr 15, 2004
    I want to get an M-Audio Midi controller like the Oxygen 49 or something like that. Will the current macbook be good to hand that?
  2. zimv20 macrumors 601


    Jul 18, 2002
    some 21 years ago, i used my mac 512ke to compose, so... yeah, you'll be fine.
  3. iBunny thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 15, 2004
    Ok just wonering because I know Music composition could be consedered a Pro feature. Just didnt know if I would need the extra power or whatever of the MBP. Also didnt know if they used different sound cards or sound processors or whatever. Thanks
  4. PreacherKane macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2006
    London, England
    I make music on my G4 Powerbook, so I think the Macbook should handle it.;)
  5. StereoPair macrumors newbie

    I use Logic Pro 7 on a MacBook, 2.GHz 1G RAM, with no problem, but I do recommend an external HD for storage and editing to cut down on the latency. a 7200 rpm is best, but I am using a 5400 rpm firelight.
  6. Danny Futuro macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2006
    Macbooks of all flavors are the weapon of choice for a lot of the live-performance guys using Ableton Live. You can run any "pro" music production software, provided you stuff it with as much ram as you can afford, and a 7200rpm drive if you're going to be doing a lot of audio work. I personally use the stock 5400rpm drive in my MBP, as I do 90% of my stuff with midi and realtime synthesis.

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