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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
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