MBA and Ableton Live

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mister lime, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. mister lime macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2011
    Hey all.

    Like many others, I am about to choose between the most powered up MBA and the most powered up MBP (13").

    I am really turned on by the smoothnes, stilth and weight of the MBA, but I am worried the processor won't be enough to deal with Ableton Live - Both recording but mostly for Live performance using more than one plug-in, sample-shooting and backtrack. Anyone with any experience in that area?

  2. alexandero macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2004
    Ableton really likes being run on a fast CPU. While the MBA might be enough for your needs, you could encounter problems.

    You can either buy a MBA, test Ableton on it for a few days and exchange it for a MBP immediately if you realize you need a better CPU, or wait for the next MBA revision which is assumed to be released between June and September. Maybe you can even find a store with Ableton preinstalled to test?

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