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Offline Polyphonic88

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Im planning to buy an old macbook pro
In exchange to my old windows pc.

Specs
Macbook Pro late 2011
2.2ghz Inter core i7
8gb Ram Intel Hd Graphics 3000 512mb
500gb


Is it still good for Recording
Will it allow fake recording software like reaper

Ty Philmusic



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Re: Macbook pro late 2011 i7 8g ram. Is it still good for recording?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 02:53:03 PM »
Im planning to buy an old macbook pro
In exchange to my old windows pc.

Specs
Macbook Pro late 2011
2.2ghz Inter core i7
8gb Ram Intel Hd Graphics 3000 512mb
500gb


Is it still good for Recording
Will it allow fake recording software like reaper

Ty Philmusic


IMHO, don't go MAC if you plan to use reaper. go for the MAC if you will be using LOGIC or Pro Tools.

secondly, yes. that laptop can do recording. but more of a 3 person acoustic track mostly? I don't think the processor can handle numerous tracks playing with VSTs loaded. at most, that PC can support 8 tracks with Vsts. it will not support a full band track recording i.e. more than 10 individual instrument tracks.
hahaha ako binibiyak ko muna yung wetpaks para makita kung may yellow thingy hahahaha

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Re: Macbook pro late 2011 i7 8g ram. Is it still good for recording?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018, 04:12:34 PM »
Thanks po sa Reply
Mahihirapan pa rin sya kahit i7 quadcore na sya.
And yes multiplr track  talaga im using addictive drums then individual tracks din. Then im using bias positibe grid for guitar and bass tracks. I thought mac is best for the job.
Right now kasi gamit ko is asus laptop i3 6g ram
Ok na sya kahit na naka bias and addictive ako. Multple tacks

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Re: Macbook pro late 2011 i7 8g ram. Is it still good for recording?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018, 09:36:57 PM »
Im planning to buy an old macbook pro
In exchange to my old windows pc.

Specs
Macbook Pro late 2011
2.2ghz Inter core i7
8gb Ram Intel Hd Graphics 3000 512mb
500gb


Is it still good for Recording
Will it allow fake recording software like reaper

Ty Philmusic

how much will you get that mac?
based on the specs and year it was released, there will be a slight slow response you'll experience while on live settings.
 here's why.

i7 from 2011 might be the 2nd or 3rd generation. Pretty outdated than generation 4-6 today. If I were you, I might look for skylake generation of processors.
8gb ram is not enough for multi track recording. My colleague suggested to get 16gb atleast for recording purposes. VGA or graphic cards are less required though.

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Re: Macbook pro late 2011 i7 8g ram. Is it still good for recording?
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018, 10:24:16 AM »
Thanks po sa Reply
Mahihirapan pa rin sya kahit i7 quadcore na sya.
And yes multiplr track  talaga im using addictive drums then individual tracks din. Then im using bias positibe grid for guitar and bass tracks. I thought mac is best for the job.
Right now kasi gamit ko is asus laptop i3 6g ram
Ok na sya kahit na naka bias and addictive ako. Multple tacks

di naman takaw sa memory ang Guitar Suite and VSTi like addictive drums. mga Hi-res reverb ang malakas sa processing power.

how much will you get that mac?
based on the specs and year it was released, there will be a slight slow response you'll experience while on live settings.
 here's why.

i7 from 2011 might be the 2nd or 3rd generation. Pretty outdated than generation 4-6 today. If I were you, I might look for skylake generation of processors.
8gb ram is not enough for multi track recording. My colleague suggested to get 16gb atleast for recording purposes. VGA or graphic cards are less required though.

*just a cent.



actually hindi RAM ang kailangan sa recording. processing power ang kailangan. pero syempre, RAM is nice to have. tama ka na i7 gen1-2 mejo outdated na. mahihirapan na yan sa full band multitrack. kung midi midi lang, pwede pwede na yan. palit ka ng solidstate drive para mabilis magload lahat.
hahaha ako binibiyak ko muna yung wetpaks para makita kung may yellow thingy hahahaha