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Old 08-04-2017, 12:39 PM
Sugarnutz Sugarnutz is offline
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Default New Mac User - Suggestions?

Just bought myself a Mid-2015 MBP with 2.2 GHz i7, 16 Gb of RAM, 512 Gb of PCIe storage and Retina display. It's a refurb from Apple, but I'll be damned if I can tell it.I did do a bit f research before I bought this and it appeared to be one of the best for music production.

I've toyed with Hackingtosh PCs forever, but this is my 1st "Official" Mac so I'm looking for suggestions to help improve the experience.

I have a new Antelope Audio Zen Studio+ that I'll hook up via Thunderbolt and I've ordered a USB 3.0 hard drive enclosure for sessions on a new 2 Tb/7200 RPM drive. My primary DAW is Pro Tools, so 12.8 is the version I'll install. I have beaucoup plugins from Waves, Eventide, Slate, AIR Instruments on my iLok and just subscribed to East/West Composers cloud. I also have a license for Harrison Mixbus 32C V3 which actually is pretty nice for mixing.

I'm looking at an OWC Thunderbolt 2 dock, but after spending the coin on the MBP I'll have to wait a minute.

Any suggestions are welcome. Thanx in advance
HD Native Thunderbolt
HD6 Accel in Magma PE6R4 Expansion Chassis
PT HD 10, 11, 12, Ultimate 2018, 2019
Cubase 9.5 Pro
Vienna Ensemble Pro 7
Icon D-Command

HD Omni
192 Analog I/O 8 in/8 out/Digtal I/O
192 Analog I/O 8 in/Digital I/O
Two 192 Digital I/O
Apogee Rosetta 800, AD16X & DA16X (All wth X-HD cards)
Antelope Zen Studio+ Thunderbolt

15" Mid-2015 MBP 2.2 GHz i7 16 Gb RAM
512 Gb Flash Drive - OS X 10.14.3

Gigabyte z390 Designare
I9 990K 4.7 GHz
64 Gb of DDR4 3200
Gigabyte RX580 8 Gb
MacOS 10.14.5 Mojave

Intel Core i7-4790K 4.4 GHz
32 GB of DDR3 1600
EVGA GTX 760 Video Card
OS X 10.13.6 High Sierra & Win 7 Pro 64 bit

Dynaudio BM5 Mk III
B&W 604 s2
800W 15" Ported Subs
McIntosh MC-7106 Bridged ~ B&W
Hafler P7000 "Diablo" ~ Subs

Last edited by Sugarnutz; 08-06-2017 at 07:54 AM.
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