With the impending release of the new Mac Pro 7,1 new-style cheese-grater with a starting price of around $6k, we ask is there an alternative to the new new Apple Mac tower that most users will be more than adequate and provide what a lot of us, looking at a new Apple Mac computer, need at a more affordable price?
With the release of macOS Catalina today, in this article we are sharing up to date information, as we get it from brands and the community, about which pro audio applications and plug-ins do and don't work with macOS Catalina 10.15 as well as other related issues which affect pro audio users. This article will be constantly updated as the information and compatibility status changes.
In our recent article, over 30 pro audio developers have issued statements advising users not to upgrade to macOS Catalina. As a result of extended research, we have discovered at least two reasons why it might be some time before the software we use will become macOS Catalina compatible and it has to do with security.
It has been noticeable that with the impending release of macOS Catalina that a number of audio brands have chosen to issue warnings to customers advising NOT to upgrade to macOS 10.15 Catalina. We have all the details. Also we have the results of the poll where we asked “When macOS Catalina 10.15 Ships I Will...”
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as well as a number of airlines have banned any Apple MacBook Pro laptops that are subject to an Apple recall for batteries that could be a fire risk. The consequence is that if you turn up to fly with an affected laptop, you will have to choose to fly without it or not fly. In this article, we look at the ban in detail and offer advice on how to check if your laptop is being recalled and what to do to make sure you can fly with your laptop.
In this new series of articles we aim to help people who are starting out in audio production find the best gear for their chosen field of work. We will be covering studio starter kit suggestion for songwriters, loop based producer, voice over artists and more. Before we dive into the gear we want to cover two important aspects of every studio setup, the computer and DAW.
With the announcement of macOS 10.15 Catalina at the WWDC on June 3rd 2019, we how have initial confirmation from Apple about which Mac computers will be supported with macOS Catalina and that macOS 10.15 will be 64-bit only. In this article we provide advice on what to do to prepare for the release of Catalina “in the fall”, as well as looking at the impact of Apple ending native 3rd party codec support and what needs to happen to Avid’s Pro Tools to be ready for Catalina, with an exclusive statement from Avid.
A number of brands including, Avid, Universal Audio, Blackmagic Design and Adobe have responded to the announcement from Apple of a new Mac Pro with 8 PCI-e card slots that will support up to 6 Pro Tools HDX cards.
At WWDC 2019 Apple have just announced a new Mac Pro that looks like the old cheese-grater with lots of holes, a set of feet on the bottom and handles on the top and against all expectations it has internal PCI slots as well as a 6K monitor.
Microsoft have announced that Windows 7 computers will no longer receive Windows Security updates from January 14th, 2020. This is effectively marking the end-of-life for Windows 7, and it seems to be Microsoft’s way of encouraging Windows 7 users to upgrade to Windows 10
Yesterday Apple announced new iPads and today they release the latest iteration of the iMac. There are updates for both the 21.5” and 27” iMacs with options for i9 6-Core processors and Radeon Pro 580X Series graphics cards with 8GB of GDDR5 memory driving a 5K retina screen on the 27” model.
According to well respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo there are to be a raft of Pro related Apple products due to be released during 2019. Watch out for an ‘all-new’ 16-inch MacBook Pro, the much heralded new modular Mac Pro and a companion 31.6” 6K screen.
Designer Pierre Cerveau has come up with an interesting concept design as a development from the conventional Mac Mini, to fit between the Mac Mini and the Mac Pro.
We get a lot of people asking us what we think is going to be happening in the world of recording during any given year. At the beginning of 2018, we laid out our 5 predictions for the pro audio industry. Before we present our predictions for 2019, in this article we take a look at our predictions for 2018 and see how well we did...