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Mac Mini for PT9 and ULN2 Desktop Synthesizers
Old 13th September 2011
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Mac Mini for PT9 and ULN2

Hi Guys,

I really want a Metric Halo ULN-2... I'm currently using a PC with an Edirol UA-1000.

I don't want to pay full price for an extortionate mac pro, so I was thinking about a MINI with:

Dual core 2.53GHZ Core2 Duo
320GB Hard disk

Plus it will give me more space on my desk

I want to run it with Samplitude (Use it for tracking guitars as well as .VST effects) and Pro tools 9.

I have a core 2 Duo 2.2 GHZ PC with 2GB of ram and it seems to be good enough for everything.

Does this mean I will need to buy new software aswell like reason etc.?
Old 13th September 2011
Gear Maniac

If you're getting a new Mac Mini you have to get the $68 upgrade to 8 GB at OWC:

OWC 1333DDR3S08S 8.0GB (2x4.0GB Kit) PC3-10600 DDR3... in stock at OWC

You can actually upgrade a new Mac Mini to 16 GB for $879. (Of course it would be cheaper just to get another Mac Mini.) If the PCIe slots in the Sonnet RackMac work the Minis will essentially be 2009 Mac Pros.
Old 13th September 2011
Lives for gear

Depends on how much you're going to pay for the mini, all current Minis have Core i5, or i7 CPUs.
The model you are looking at is a 2009 model

Using the chart from the Logic multicore benchmark, you can make a rough comparison of CPU power.

I completed my current CD project on a much lesser machine, average session 32-48 tracks. (1.66 Core Duo)

The best accessory is this. NewerTech miniStack FireWire 400, FireWire 800, USB2, and eSATA Storage Solutions with integrated hubs

Keep in mind that Logic is more CPU friendly than PT, so your milage may vary.

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