Will the top end BTO i7 MBA be adequate for heavy garageband use?

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  1. Garageband macrumors newbie

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    So if I get the BTO i7 MBA, can I expect to be able to run garageband quickly and efficiently with no issues?

    For work, this is going to be just fine, but I do use garageband as a pretty heavy user... 20+ tracks, some effects, etc...

    This is my only deciding factor between the MBA and the MBP - I travel a bit so the MBA is great for that, and I walk every day to and from the office so even better for that. I would prefer the MBA but only if it can handle my garageband use adequately.
     
  2. Garageband thread starter macrumors newbie

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    BUMP

    I realize I would have way more success if I complained about not being able to play World of Warcraft or backlit keys...

    But come on, no one on this forum knows anything about audio work?
     
  3. stevenpa macrumors 6502

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    That doesn't sound too heavy. You should be fine.

    EDIT: Also why not use Logic or FL Studio? Both are much better.
     
  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Considering your handle, you probably know more about garageband performance than we do...or you could wait for more reviews and benchmarks.
     
  5. mark28 macrumors 68000

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  6. Vazkor macrumors member

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    It depends on wether you put real time effects on those tracks. Btw what do you mean with adequate? And what about very large soundbanks?
     
  7. Garageband thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I made my handle because that is the only thing I use the computer for that is not the internet, email and ms office.

    I use garageband because I am lousy with computers and I know how to use it, but logic confuses me... I'll accept between 3-5 snarky comments here.

    Real time effects yes, but mostly software instruments and vocals. Very rarely do I record guitars - I am better at playing guitar on the keyboard then on the guitar.
     
  8. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Does 3-5 include my snarky comment? :D
     
  9. Garageband thread starter macrumors newbie

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    anyone else?

    i'll hold this entire place responsible for a poor choice on my part.
     
  10. xkmxkmxlmx macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, you're not demanding AT ALL.
     

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