Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community

How to Join & Post  ē  Community Terms of Use  ē  Help Us Help You

Knowledge Base Search  ē  Community Search  ē  Learn & Support


Avid Home Page

Go Back   Avid Pro Audio Community > Pro Tools Software > Pro Tools 2019

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #31  
Old 10-01-2019, 06:11 AM
Siegfried Meier Siegfried Meier is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,433
Default Re: 2018 Mac Mini 6 Core i7

Ya, I held command R and tried it like 40 times haha. Each boot takes an hour to get into recovery from my location here...still no go.

Itíll almost be done installing by now, and then Iíll see if I can disable that T2...and, well Mojave will be installed too so I can get to setting up the rig as well now too...
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 10-01-2019, 07:22 AM
Siegfried Meier Siegfried Meier is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,433
Default Re: 2018 Mac Mini 6 Core i7

Of course, if it wasn’t stuck on “About 2 minutes remaining” for the last 2 hours...��

EDIT - running and installing apps as we speak!

Last edited by Siegfried Meier; 10-01-2019 at 08:16 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 10-01-2019, 06:46 PM
Siegfried Meier Siegfried Meier is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,433
Default Re: 2018 Mac Mini 6 Core i7

This thing is just flyin'!!!!

Question...do you guys suggest installing iStat and managing the fans yourself? I've had to do that for years on our 2012 MacBook Pro's as their fans tend to come on far too late...was wondering if I should be doing the same on this.

It does get quite warm, and all I've been doing is mostly installing apps and plugins all day...

Thanks!
Sig
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 10-01-2019, 06:57 PM
Darryl Ramm Darryl Ramm is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 13,451
Default Re: 2018 Mac Mini 6 Core i7

I would leave the fans alone unless you really really find you have a problem. Work on getting good airflow around it. Like a stand, external slow fan.

[EDIT]: I should explain why I say that. I went through a phase where I was tweaking my 17" MBP fans to lower temps. Worked great, for a while. And after a year or so I ended up going through two cooling fans that started making horrible noises. I'd leave along unless really needed, and after trying external solutions to lower temps.

Last edited by Darryl Ramm; 10-01-2019 at 08:38 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 10-01-2019, 07:19 PM
AlexLakis AlexLakis is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Annapolis, MD
Posts: 1,271
Default Re: 2018 Mac Mini 6 Core i7

The fans in mine only start being audible around 60% on Pro Tools' meters. That, or bouncing offline, rending EA tracks, etc.. I have mine on a "heat spreader" laptop stand.


I've heard a lot of good things from users who have taken the Mini apart and replaced the thermal paste on the CPU; I wouldn't want to void the warranty, tho.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 10-02-2019, 03:48 AM
Siegfried Meier Siegfried Meier is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,433
Default Re: 2018 Mac Mini 6 Core i7

PS - Yes, I was correct in that you cannot change the T2 security without an actual OS installed on the drive...once I got all that going, reboot and command+R brought up the menus as expected.

Thanks again!!
Sig
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 10-02-2019, 04:24 AM
Tim R. Tim R. is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Posts: 1,049
Default Re: 2018 Mac Mini 6 Core i7

I was getting annoyed with the fan noise when PTs was pushing it (every time I did an offline bounce) so I installed "Turbo Boost Switcher" and turn off turbo boost. Now the fans NEVER kick up to audible speeds. HOWEVER offline bounces take a bit longer. Otherwise, no noticeable impact on PTs.
__________________
Tim Reisig
System 1: Pro Tools Ultimate 2019.4.0, HD Native TB, HD OMNI, S3/Artist Transport/Eucon, Rosetta 800 w/XHD card
Mac OS 10.14.1, 2018 Mac Mini 3Ghz i5, 32Gig RAM

System 2: Pro Tools 2018.4 (no Hardware), Mac OS 10.12.2, MBP (Retina 13in, Early 2015, 3.1Ghz i7, 16Gig RAM)
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 10-02-2019, 09:01 AM
Siegfried Meier Siegfried Meier is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,433
Default Re: 2018 Mac Mini 6 Core i7

Donít know why, and this isnít the first Mojave install to do this to me, but I canít get the computer to shut down...it just hangs all the time. I assumed it was my other computers at the time, but now that the brand new Mini is doing it too....
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 10-02-2019, 09:25 AM
Darryl Ramm Darryl Ramm is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 13,451
Default Re: 2018 Mac Mini 6 Core i7

Quote:
Originally Posted by Siegfried Meier View Post
Donít know why, and this isnít the first Mojave install to do this to me, but I canít get the computer to shut down...it just hangs all the time. I assumed it was my other computers at the time, but now that the brand new Mini is doing it too....
Interface driver? Try uninstalling that (or just unplugging any interface as a first test).

Poking around in the logs in Console.app may show something.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 10-02-2019, 10:42 AM
Siegfried Meier Siegfried Meier is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,433
Default Re: 2018 Mac Mini 6 Core i7

Ya, UAD Apollo Twin in this case...but I've had the weird shutdown stuff on a separate MacBook Pro 2012 with only a Duet2 installed...

Never had this kinda stuff in older OS's, it's new...always just assumed it was the older computers not jiving with Mojave or High Sierra, but now I'm seeing it again on this mini and it's making me question it...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mac Mini 2018 for Pro Tools...? jeremiahmoore Post - Surround - Video 5 05-13-2019 09:18 AM
Can I run 10 and 2018 on new Mac Mini? Adupr Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) 10 03-03-2019 03:15 AM
PT 2018.7 Only Accesses One Core? DFT Pro Tools 2018 7 02-13-2019 09:31 PM
HDX with 2018 Mac Mini A Chapman Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) 5 01-17-2019 10:35 AM
Apple Mac Mini Core i7 2GHz QUAD CORE - 4GB RAM - 2 x 500GB gsilbers Buy & Sell 3 05-18-2013 06:17 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:07 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com