M1 MacBook Air and iPad Air help build music studio [Setups]


Redditor madeitinthewild makes great music in Canada. Or he’s making music, anyway. Jazz. You can tell by the assortment of saxophones alongside his mini music studio based on the MacBook Air M1 and iPad Air 4. That, and he said it.

“Remember to always practice the saxophone safely,” said the mandatory jazz joke commentary.

“No way I’m living on the limit,” replied madeitinthewild, somewhat faithful to his Reddit handle.

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Mini music studio production performance

When commenting on the MacBook Air’s performance in music production, madeitinthewild noted that its MBA is the base model, which means it has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage via SSD.

“My MBA is the basic model and I had no problems! he said. “I use logic and rarely go over twenty tracks (mostly jazz music) so it’s not even hot lmao.”

“Logic” refers to Logic Pro, which the commentator also uses. This is the digital audio workstation (DAW) and MIDI sequencer software for macOS that Apple acquired from a German company in 2002 and still sells in the App Store. The popular, free, and more consumer-centric app GarageBand is built on it.

The commentator mentioned that they recently swapped out a base model of Intel-powered MacBook Pro for a Mac mini M1 with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD, plus a sidecar running iPad Air.

“I notice that Intel-based plugins literally take a second to load, where native plugins are instant,” they said. “I noticed my maximum CPU usage was around 30%. “

These are good performance numbers in anyone’s music book. Come on, MacBook Air M1.

Logitech MX Master Magic Trackpad and Mouse

Madeitinthewild is another example of someone happily finding uses for both a Magic Trackpad and a mouse. In its case, the Logitech MX Master 2S wireless mouse. It looks a lot like the popular MX Master 3 mouse, so a number of reviewers have mistaken it for the same.

And many users love the Logitech MX Master series, in general.

“I have to back up the MX Master, a great mouse, and for someone who switches between 3 computers – M1 MBA, Windows for work and games – how fast it switches between devices, unbeatable.”

Get both, and cheap too

But some people worry if they get such a good mouse, they won’t use the Magic Trackpad.

“Just out of curiosity, do you find a lot of use for the trackpad with the mx master 3?” asked a Redditor. “I’m considering buying an mx master 3 but I’m afraid that will mean I will stop using my trackpad. “

Madeitinthewild responded confidently. He also pointed out the deal people could get on the older MX Master 2S.

“Yeah, I use them both (I used them both for a total of $ 100 CAD) and it’s an mx master 2s!” Still great and I use them both logically, mainly a trackpad for web browsing / email, mx for the unit, ”he said.

So he said – mostly in Canadian – that he got the Magic Trackpad and Logitech MX Master 2S mouse for a total of around $ 78.

It’s music to anyone’s ears.

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