Macbook for recording

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by FootPrints, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. FootPrints

    FootPrints Active Member

    Jan 6, 2007
    Hi everyone, I'm looking to get into the world of computer based recording, and at the moment I'm saving money to buy a laptop. I'm looking into the Apple Macbook 2.0 ghz intel core duo with 2 gb of ram. Ideally I'd buy that and a firepod to go with it. Would the macbook be able to handle recording the possible 8 tracks at once?
  2. Mckey

    Mckey Active Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    It should be able to. I would recommend the Imac if thats all your going to be doing with the computer, but if you need the laptop for school or something then yeah get it. I have a macbook pro... she's beautiful.
  3. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    I'd invest another $150-200 in an external firewire hard drive. The internal drives on laptops aren't Particularly fast. If you plan on doing any kind of looping or using any sampled instruments, you'll need a faster drive. But, on the other hand if all you plan on recording is 8 tracks, it should do fine until you grow out of it. Might even be able to squeeze 12 tracks in there without too many glitches.

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