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    Mac Mini for music production?

    I use Linux exclusively these days on the desktop at home but want to get back to some serious music production without going back to Windows. A friend suggested a Mac Mini mid range model would do the job and seems a good choice at first glance but never used one.

    Anybody use one for that purpose? Your choice of DAW? A lot of the software I currently have comes with Mac versions so not a big deal to move and not much expense other than a good DAW.
    Me, me, me...

    #2
    Originally posted by Cliphead View Post
    I use Linux exclusively these days on the desktop at home but want to get back to some serious music production without going back to Windows. A friend suggested a Mac Mini mid range model would do the job and seems a good choice at first glance but never used one.

    Anybody use one for that purpose? Your choice of DAW? A lot of the software I currently have comes with Mac versions so not a big deal to move and not much expense other than a good DAW.
    Cannae beat Mac (prefer iMac) for this - Logic X is a dream, as is MainStage, even Superior Drummer which I don't like and Autotune, up to you really....

    Garageband is free and is really Logic X for noobs, Logic is like 129 quid, MainStage 40 quid or something....

    Fill yer boots! that piece I sent u is my lad on Logic X for strings, real guitar and bass, superior drummer for drums...

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      #3
      Used older versions of Reason (4, 5 and 6) on a 2012 era Mini and worked ok.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Cliphead View Post
        I use Linux exclusively these days on the desktop at home but want to get back to some serious music production without going back to Windows. A friend suggested a Mac Mini mid range model would do the job and seems a good choice at first glance but never used one.

        Anybody use one for that purpose? Your choice of DAW? A lot of the software I currently have comes with Mac versions so not a big deal to move and not much expense other than a good DAW.

        Go back to windows Clipster and give Reaper a try. Or build a box as a temp to give Reaper a try. Took me ages to move to it, mainly because it's so cheap and was always looking for the catch, but works with all the plugins/vstis etc that I've always used with Sonar
        When freedom comes along, don't PISH in the water supply.....

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          #5
          Heard good things about Reaper actually

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            #6
            Originally posted by rob s View Post
            Heard good things about Reaper actually
            It's good because it's not as bloated as the other commercial offerings like Cubase and Sonar. Not really found anything yet that I can't do with it.

            Doesn't come with any VST's but all the commercial ones I have work fine with it (Sylenth, Nexus, Massive etc.)

            Comes bundled with reasonable effects like reverbs and stuff and the home use licence is only £60 or something.
            When freedom comes along, don't PISH in the water supply.....

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              #7
              I use sonar, I can't say I have ever warmed to it. Kind of in the same way I use eclipse to write java code and generally think it is pretty crap.

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