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Old 11-17-2019, 08:22 AM
Tim R. Tim R. is offline
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Default Re: Mac Mini 2018 & PT...

I've had mine for a while now. One tip: I have a silent fan cooling my rack shelf where the mini sits (an arm's length away from mix position). However, I was noticing the Mini's internal fan ramping up under load (during offline bounces in particular) and becoming more audible. Not terrible, but I wouldn't want to be tracking vocals near it when at that higher fan speed. I ended up getting the "Turbo Boost Switcher" app to shut off the turbo boost function. With turbo boost disabled, the fans never get up to the audible speed. The only noticeable downside is that offline bouncing takes a bit longer.

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