A powerful computer is central to the modern music studio and, with the constant development of more complex and powerful software to replace virtually every instrument and hardware unit found in a studio, you really do need to invest in the best. Apple have forged their place in the film and music for providing exactly that — the best. With huge processing power, massive quotas of memory and a rock solid operating system, Apple computers provide the perfect platform to build your studio on.
Powerful, professional and reliable, the Mac Pro is the best choice for most professional studios. The Mac Pro is the only computer in the range to offer PCIe expansion slots (required for Pro Tools HDX and UAD cards), 12-Core Technology and 64GB of RAM, so if you are looking for maximum power or a flexible investment that can grow with you and your studio, then the Mac Pro is the solution.
With its sublime looks, huge high definition screen and compact all-in-one design, the iMac presents a stunning harmony of power and elegance. Inside the exquisite exterior resides ample power for even the most demanding music and film applications. So, if you are short of space, or prefer style over brawn, the iMac makes a beautiful solution.
The latest Mac Mini models offer a greater level of power and memory than ever before, all in a tiny desktop design. Now available with Quad-Core i7 processors and an incredible 16GB of memory, the Mac Mini is, quite rightly, being found in studios of all sizes. There's been no compromise in features however, as the Mac Mini has Firewire 800, Thunderbolt and three USB 3 ports, as well as an HDMI output for connecting to an HD TV or monitor.
No computer takes centre stage like the MacBook Pro, so whether you are looking for a rock solid DJ rig, a powerful mobile studio, or a reliable performer to join you on stage, the MacBook Pro was born to move. With a solid aluminium case, quad core power, 64bit processing, and up to 16Gb RAM, the Mac Book Pro is the very pinnacle of mobile technology and you can be confident that it will deliver a perfect performance every time.
If making notes on the move is your priority, then the iPad provides the perfect scribble pad. With professional Apps covering everything from acoustic instruments you can play with your fingers and simple notation programs, through to ripping synthesisers, cutting edge drum machines and state-of-the-art sequencers. Many top music technology manufacturers have embraced the iPad, building hardware to harness the power of its touch screen, portability and Bluetooth connectivity. Everything from professional vocal microphones, audio interfaces and musical keyboards are now readily available to make the iPad the ultimate portable studio.
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