Mac mini server 2011 rocks for post
Old 3rd December 2012
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At what sample rate, though?
100% of the post work I take in is 48khz.

I run 24 bit sessions.
Old 3rd December 2012
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Btw, anybody in the LA area can borrow my USB stck, fittest want to install it.
Anybody outside of LA can send be a memory stck, and I'll create it for you.
Old 3rd December 2012
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Apologies whitecat, I was referring to music. Doh!

I might pull the trigger on one as soon as apple renders my old Mac pro obsolete...

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Old 3rd December 2012
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Btw, anybody in the LA area can borrow my USB stck, fittest want to install it.
Anybody outside of LA can send be a memory stck, and I'll create it for you.
Out of curiosity, why do you not run Lion on it?
Old 3rd December 2012
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Out of curiosity, why do you not run Lion on it?
There is still a lot of other software incompatible with lion.
I will most likely update sometime next year.
Prefer others to be the beta testers.
Old 3rd December 2012
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There is still a lot of other software incompatible with lion.
I will most likely update sometime next year.
Prefer others to be the beta testers.
Ah, thanks for that. Pretty shit that some software still doesn't work a year after Lion was released.
Old 3rd December 2012
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not too many people are running lion that I know of.

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Old 3rd December 2012
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Btw, anybody in the LA area can borrow my USB stck, fittest want to install it.
Anybody outside of LA can send be a memory stck, and I'll create it for you.
Hello Mark,

I didn't succeed downloading the files from the server (cyberduck, filezilla, none of them worked for me) and now I guess they're offline. This could be the best solution then. Could you send me your adress? Thank you very much for this.
Old 3rd December 2012
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Hello Mark,

I didn't succeed downloading the files from the server (cyberduck, filezilla, none of them worked for me) and now I guess they're offline. This could be the best solution then. Could you send me your adress? Thank you very much for this.
I had do some maintenance on the FTP for a few days but they should be back up now if you want to try downloading again.

-Mike
Old 8th December 2012
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Thank you, Mark, but still no luck. After a while the connection drops and the resume function of cyberduck and filezilla doesn't work or work just once. I even asked for a friend to try download himself and he is facing the same problem.
Old 8th December 2012
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How big is the .dmg?
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bigger than 6 gb
Old 12th December 2012
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I support so much everything that Henchman said!

I read these posts, and with everything you wrote supporting this model I agree.
I have this same mini with the same config and I did the downgrade thing and all... mini is really really nice.

I did lots of research before getting it and can't be happier with mine I truly recommend it
Old 12th December 2012
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I finally got my home rig up and running,
Macbook Pro i7 quad. 8gb of ram.
128gb ssd, Firewire 800 1tb, matrox dual head with two 22inch monitors.. keyboard mouse.
artist series, run protools HD native.
With an artist series..

Macbook Pro's are tooo noisey, how's the mac mini.

wishing I had kept my 2011 Mac pro

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Old 13th December 2012
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Macbook Pro's are tooo noisey, how's the mac mini.
The fans will run under higher load but you can put it as far away from you as your cables will reach!
Old 13th December 2012
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I run some heavy sessions on MMS 2011 without issues.
PTHD 10 , OS 10.8.2

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Old 13th December 2012
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The 2011 server can have Snow Leopard installed on it. Once you know how, it's easy. Anybody wanting to do that, let me know, as I have a modified boot image, and process that makes it pretty easy to do.

This is not possible on the new 2012 server though.
I actually prefer the 2011 over the 2012 version, as it has the dual 7200 rpm drives.

And if you want to use HD cards, there are several thunderbolt chassis availabel that are cheaper than the old expansion chassis.
And of course there is always the native thunderbolt interface from Avid now.

Oh, and it only cost $70 to upgrade to 16 gigs of RAM.
yep interested
please the (apple) name of the mac-mini
and the procedure to put Snow Leopard on there?
thanks!
Old 13th December 2012
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yep interested
please the (apple) name of the mac-mini
and the procedure to put Snow Leopard on there?
thanks!
It's the Mac Mini server 2011
Look for a used one. The price is dropping considerably.
Old 13th December 2012
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Apple has now dropped the price of the refurb versions of the 2011 MMS to $759 on their website.
This is probably because you can now get a 2012 Mac Mini quad core 2.3 I7 for $800 new . Plus for $100 extra you can upgrade it to 2.6ghz processor.
It won't have the dual 7200 500 GB drives but it does come with a 1TB 5400 that is supposedly not as doggy as people would think.
The New Mac Mini Server is now a Quad core 2.3 I7 with 2 1 Terrabyte drives.

One of these bad boy is own my short list in the next month here. As its time to upgrade the studio machine.
Old 13th December 2012
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I still would prefer the dual 7200 rpm drives though.
Old 13th December 2012
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My 2011 Mini server is a workhorse so far. Dual 7200s and 16gig of RAM from macsales.

I've been doing post on a project with 92 track at 48/24 from the second HDD and playing 1080 vid over FW800. No hiccups at all. Cubase 6.5 64bit, FabFilter/Softube/Izotope plugs running VST3.
Old 15th December 2012
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Tinder,

What are you using for FW video out?
Old 16th December 2012
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I've heard (not tried) that the mini supports hdmi 1.4 and so you can use discrete 5.1 audio over hdmi. If your replay system is good enough you really don't need a audio interface. And you can of course run the video over hdmi as well.
Old 16th December 2012
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I've heard (not tried) that the mini supports hdmi 1.4 and so you can use discrete 5.1 audio over hdmi. If your replay system is good enough you really don't need a audio interface. And you can of course run the video over hdmi as well.
Apple products in the past have been known to run weird resampling voodoo under the hood though - I'd be quite careful going down this route, although I'd be interested to know if anyone is making it work.

That said, I still need a couple high-quality inputs here for various reasons including VO, ADR etc... and I wouldn't trust the 'audio in' on the Mac for that at all!
Old 17th December 2012
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It should work!
Old 17th December 2012
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Tinder,

What are you using for FW video out?
I'm not using FW for video out. I'm using a momentus XT 750 drive for playing back the video file and using the mini's second internal 7200rpm drive for playing the audio files.

Sorry for the confusion on my part.

Bill
Old 20th December 2012
  #117
Great thread and information. I am definitely considering going the 2011 mac mini route.

Question: Just so I understand if I buy it stock I can still install software like Pro Tools, Nuendo, etc. I don't have to download the DMG file that was posted by Henchmen?

Thanks
Nicole
Old 20th December 2012
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Great thread and information. I am definitely considering going the 2011 mac mini route.

Question: Just so I understand if I buy it stock I can still install software like Pro Tools, Nuendo, etc. I don't have to download the DMG file that was posted by Henchmen?

Thanks
Nicole
You can use it stock running Lion.
This is Apples advice on disabling the server
How to disable Lion Server
Old 20th December 2012
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You can use it stock running Lion.
This is Apples advice on disabling the server
How to disable Lion Server
Thank you sir!!

Nicole
Old 20th December 2012
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