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Deleted 33f544e 10th November 2009 06:55 PM

Anyone using the NEW mac mini's for PT?
 
Hi,

I am in desparate need of an upgrade from my G4 Dual 1.25 but have very limited funds. I'm curious to know any performance specs i.e., trk counts and plugin counts with PT LE. I usually have upwards of 30 tracks to mix, usuing the MP tool kit.

Thanks again.

Deleted 33f544e 10th November 2009 07:10 PM

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Deleted 33f544e 10th November 2009 08:25 PM

please help...even if you have a macbook, just so I have an idea as to how much more powerful the mini is to my G4 dual 1.25...Thanks!!

nyne 10th November 2009 09:25 PM

a LOT more power dude!!!

nyne 10th November 2009 09:26 PM

30+ audio tracks with plug-ins shud not be an issue as even my Dual 2.3 G5 can handle that.
Softsyntsh take a bit more CPU resource so i freeze.
Make sure u get 4GB Ram, and a FW hard drive for audio.

Am sure someone will give you better details.

Nash_Dred 10th November 2009 10:56 PM

Even the original Core Duo mini would smoke your current machine.

Upgrade. You won't regret it (unless you intend to use PCI cards).

nyne 10th November 2009 11:46 PM

Yes, unless u have a PCI audio interface, u can upgrade and enjoy life. Use freeze and intelligent plug-in use and u'll be just fine.
Make music, save money and buy a Mac Pro!!!!

Best of luck!

Deleted 33f544e 11th November 2009 04:53 AM

Thank you all, I will take the plunge..lol

ButchP 11th November 2009 05:57 AM

Hey Jake not sure if you know (because "Apple" isn't advertising it!) the 2009 minis can be upgraded to 8 gigs of ram.(2- 4gb sticks) .They ain't cheap (around $450) but the upgrade path has changed a lot.

I have a 2006 1.66GHz CD and it maxes at 2gb.I'm going to add a new 2.53GHz(the BTO 2.66GHz doesn't seem to add much for the extra $150)...and of course don't get the 8gb from Apple unless you want to pay double!!.

BP

James Lehmann 11th November 2009 07:06 AM

I started a thread on the 2009 Mini with Logic - not PT but might give you some general pointers: https://www.gearslutz.com/board/music...ct-studio.html

Deleted 33f544e 12th November 2009 12:55 AM

Thanks Butch, that's great to know, now for sure i will get one...lol

ButchP 12th November 2009 01:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Deleted User (Post 4773377)
Thanks Butch, that's great to know, now for sure i will get one...lol

COOL tell Steveo I sent ya!!(maybe I can get a discount...gooof)

Here's a site to keep up on everything MM.(caution ..serious fanboys!!)

123Macmini.com - Forums - Index

BP

Deleted 33f544e 12th November 2009 01:38 AM

Thanks James, appreciate your feedback.