1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Does a musician really need 12 core technology?
    01-09-2014 02:43 AM
  2. iEd's Avatar
    Being a musician I don't think you need a new Mac Pro to get it done.
    Musicians are getting it done on iPads and Garage Band.
    Having a new Mac Pro can be a beneficial by being able to run a crazy amount of native plugins and track count would be ridiculous with the power and memory on a new Mac Pro.
    I still use a 2007 IMac running Snow Leopard Protools 9 and Logic 9.
    With a new Mac Pro the sky's the limit. A top of the line iMac with the memory blown out is more than enough.
    But it all depends on what one wants to do if a new Mac Pro is required or needed for music production. I can tell you it won't hurt.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    01-09-2014 03:09 AM
  3. anon(4698833)'s Avatar
    Define "Need"...

    Define "Musician"...

    ...a guitar player or pianist or drummer may not need a computer at all to be honest, but a producer, DJ or composer may very well need a powerful machine to perform the duties they require of it.

    Is 12 core a necessity? Probably not...but if it makes life easier when mastering music, what does it matter? The machine you are referencing is a luxury to be honest in almost every scenario, so approaching it like that, there's really not a lot of people who "NEED" this machine at all, regardless of field.
    01-09-2014 07:55 AM

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