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Mac Mini 2018 with Ableton Live 10
Old 14th October 2019
  #1
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Mac Mini 2018 with Ableton Live 10

I'm considering getting a Mac Mini 2018 exclusively for Live 10.

I found this thread on Ableton forums which a few users saying when using Live 10 with a 4K monitor they are having audio performance problems. Apparently this is caused by the low power of the integrated GPU and is solved by using an eGPU or lowering the fps of Live 10 or reducing the resolution to 1080p.

Anyone here is using the Mini with a 4K monitor and Live 10?

Edit:

I forgot to add the link to the thread: https://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=233038
Old 4 weeks ago
  #2
Gear Nut
 

Not a good Idea...

I'm working with a way older mac mini and live 10 works okay but I record everything to audio to keep the cpu power low. But even the newer ones have the same slow cpus.

The biggest problem with mac minis and most other macs is the way to small fans! I have to let it run highspeed (4500rpm plus) to keep the cpu heat at 70℃ while working in ableton. And thats in winter... Summers are horrible!

Im going to build me a nice music pc next year with a huuuuge fan. The days of macs for audio production are over...
Old 4 weeks ago
  #3
Gear Addict
 

I ended building an AMD pc for the price of an i7 Mini which is much more powerful, expandable, and silent.
Old 4 weeks ago
  #4
Gear Nut
 

Best decision you could have made!
Old 3 weeks ago
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Quote:
Originally Posted by omng View Post
Best decision you could have made!
Windows was a bit weird the first couple of days but the performance is amazing and the system is super stable. I'm very happy now that I did not buy the Mini.
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