Mac :: DJ Making The MBP Switch - Primarily Using Machine For Heavy Music Downloading?
Nov 5, 2009
i'm set on the 13'' MBP for portability, size, and strength and got stuck.
I will be primarily using this machine for heavy music downloading/use, regular browsing, and when I completely make the switch to all digital DJing, it will be the mainstay in my setupIf I have no need for gaming or video/photo editing, would it be in my best interest to wait for the MBP upgrade anyway? It's not the most important thing for me to carry the 'biggest stick' but I would like to be completely competent. I'm about the multitasking.
I do not own any Mac at home, but looking into one for college. I have read up on all the pros/ cons of the MBA (non-removable battery and RAM, lack of ports and optical drive, etc). I am not a computer gamer, so I stick to the consoles. I was wondering if a MBA is ideal for any kind of music production. Can it handle heavy music editing with GB or Logic Pro? Is it ideal with the somewhat "lack" of external ports? share your opinions and/ or experiences with music production for fun or work on a MBA. (By the way, I am asking this to decide whether I should be looking into a MBA or MBP for college September of 2009, so I have LOTS of time to wait for newer models).
i know you've already tackled this a thousand times, but, having read those thousand threads, i'm still not sure which of these i should go for. you all seem generous with your opinions, so i'll ask again.i need to replace my 4 year old dell 700m (12.1", 1.6ghz, 512mb ram, tiny 24gb HD) as it has become painfully slow and things are beginning to stop working. i've very much enjoyed its portability (it's small and weighs just over 4 pounds) which is why the MBA has caught my eye. my concern, is that i've heard all these things about it being underpowered - but underpowered for what? the lure of the MBP, of course, is that it's a lot more power for its moderate increase in bulk and weight.
Has anybody gone from glossy to AG and found anything that irritates them about the AG screen?Does it seem weaker without the glass enforcement?Does dust collect around the edges of the screen since it isnt end to end?What about cleaning it?
It seems that my new MacBook Pro is finally on its way so I am preparing for the switch from XP to OS. I am pretty much set but still have some questions which I couldn?t find an answer for yet. So here we go:1.Partitions I:Do I need different partitions on a Mac as well? On Windows I always had my System Volume which I tried not to touch at all and then had another partition with all my data to be able to reinstall Windows without having to backup all my data. How does that work on a Mac? Do I need to reinstall Mac OS at least once a year as well because it has become terribly slow? Any other reasons why I should have different partitions?2.Partitions II: I am going to keep a copy of XP running on my Mac as well. I?d like to install it via BootCamp and then use it either with BootCamp or with Parallels or VMWare (prolly the former). Do I have to define the Windows partition beforehand? Because I guess the OS will come preinstalled, right?
I am soon to be getting a MacBook Pro in about a month. Since I have always used PC's, although I am very excited, I am trying to gather all information possible to make the switch easy and be productive on the the new MacBook. I have a simple question, I know on windows when you have many things running at one time it tends to bog and slow down. Running things in the background are the issues I am getting at. Does running application and widgets in the background of a MacBook cause them to slow noticeably?
I originally opened an iTunes account on my PC. I have a little over 1,000 pieces of music on it. I now own a Mac, but don't know how to get my music onto my iTunes account from my Mac. I also own an iPhone and the classic iPod
well i used to listen to my music on a site called projectplaylist.com it was great. this christmas i got a macbook and new ipod! so after buying some songs for my itunes, i had an idea. i decided to head over to projectplaylist.com before you put the song you searched for in your playlist, you can view the url. so when i put the url that ended with.mp3 into a new tab. it automatically started downloading and went straight to my itunes, and now the song is there working perfect. This is working great, but is doing this harmful to my mac? it was my only solution to the illegal and unsafe limewire.
I seem to be having constant kernel panics when using my 2011 iMac (OS X 10.7.4), they seem to happen primarily when using Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 and happen from about 5 minutes of using the program to about 30. Even if I am not using adobe though the kernel panic still happens after about 30 minutes. I uninstalled Adobe and all seemed fine, so I attempted to reinstall it, but part way through the process it kernel panic's again. I was wondering if it could be when I am doing stuff on system intensive programs, so I tried running a game of Civ V, and that didn't seem to have any problems.
Hello members just purchased a used iBook G4 for $200. This is my first mac, so things are very confusing for me being that I've only used PC for so many years. The one issue I am having as of now, Lime Wire isn't working. I've read a few different discussion on this topic and I guess it's due to my software...
Machine Name:iBook G4 Machine Model:PowerBook6,5 CPU Type:PowerPC G4 (1.1) Number Of CPUs:1 CPU Speed:1.07 GHz L2 Cache (per CPU):512 KB Memory:1.25 GB Bus Speed:133 MHz Boot ROM Version:4.8.5f0
My iTunes folder is in /Louis/Music/iTunes, but for some reason iTunes keeps creating a separate folder /Macintosh HD/Music and dumping a few songs by a few different artists there. I've tried 'consolidating' the library twice, deleting the songs from iTunes and re-adding them. I have the 'keep iTunes music folder organized' option as well as the 'copy files into iTunes folder' options checked. Nothing works. What is wrong? It makes absolutely no sense why it would create it's own random folder and dump the songs there.
Just purchased my first mac, iv'e been a pc user for almost 10 yrs and i finally switched to a mac. What programs are good to DL music. On my pc i use to use Lime Wire or Bear Share. Can I use these or does anyone have a better program that is Mac friendly ?
I'm wondering whether to go PC and Sony Vegas Home Studio or iMac and use iMovie but I'm not sure if iMovie can do what I want: I want to make a music video for a track I made, in Sony Vegas I can add a audio file to a track below the main video track and see it's waveform, then edit the video clips to match certain points in the track. Can iMovie do this? I've done a bit of searching on the net but can't find a answer. All I've seen the green background that gets added to clip window. Also is a Quadcore i5 OK for video work?
I once knew how to do this, but lost my directions (from a friend) in make a slide show using iDVD. Where could I download the steps for making a DVD that I could play on my DVD player and view on my TV monitor.?
Info: MacBook (13-inch Late 2006), Mac OS X (10.7.3)
i am trying to download some music using torrents, but the download stops every 20 seconds, telling me the startup disk is almost full, but when i check my harddisk, i got like 96 gb free, so is there something wrong with my computer or am i just using a corrupt torrent file or something?
I have a late 2008 aluminum unibody MacBook. I recently bought a 500 gb harddrive to replace the stock 160 gb and reinstalled OS X.
I'm at the step that asks you to choose to setup as new or from a backup. I want to backup from my Time Capsule's latest backup using time machine. However, after entering my acct and password to access my time capsule, it's been stuck at the "Checking Time Machine backup..." popup with the spinning beachball. It's been like this for the past hour and half.
I am thinking of making the switch to a Mac, primarily because I am sick of Windows and PC's and all their shortcomings. I really cannot afford a brand new Mac, so I am thinking of ebaying it and going for a 2.4ghz early 2008 macbook. However, there are a couple of things I need to know:If the ebay product ships with software pre-installed on the machine, how do I save it in another location while I do a format and fresh install of Snow Leopard, and then load it back on without discs? I have heard that Time Machine backs up apps, but will it restore them to working order on the new install? (I'm thinking of software such as iLife and Office here) Secondly, are the old style polycarbonate macbooks rugged in their design? I am careful with any laptop I handle, but I do travel with them a lot. I have had 2 dell laptops in my life, and on both of them the hinges and screen border have split right open after barely a year of use, as well as other issues such as audio failure, batterys, chargers and wifi not working right.
I what I would like to do is Clone the internal hard drive of my Mac Pro (I believe its a Mac Pro 1,1. 2.66 dual core Xeon), and use the clone in the current model Mac Pro Dual core 2.66 thats out now.
I need to have both machines running everything the same as both my studio's are in two different locations.
I have an early 05 PowerMac Dual 2.3 machine that's making some intermittent clicking noises over the last few months. There's no pattern - sometimes it happens every few minutes, sometimes it won't happen for hours. The clicking sound is loud - and is accompanied by, what I can only describe as, a bit of a buzz sound. At first I thought it could be my HDD or superdrive, but I think the click is way too loud. Now the question - is this my power supply getting ready to give? The machine does not fall in the range of the power supply repair program. I'm already in the process of adding a second HDD to clone my main drive just in case.