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How is life with Logic pro 9 on the new I7 Imac?????
Old 24th November 2009
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How is life with Logic pro 9 on the new I7 Imac?????

Hey all,
Does any one have the new Imac I7 and Logic pro 9??
How is it working???
How many tracks are you getting?? Plugins counts??
What are you doing about having only one fire wire 800 input?

I will be ordering one on Friday and I am excited.
I am looking to buy the Imac I7 with every upgrade it offers.
I am going to buy it with logic pro 9 together.

At the moment I have a firewire audio interface (Maudio fire wire 1814) and a Glyph 050q hard drive.
I am trying to find out the best way to connect these 2 devices.
I would love to connect them through fire wire.
So my options are daisy chaining them into each other or buying an external fire wire hub.

If I decide to chain them together, which one should be chained as the lead device?
1)The sound card into the hard drive then the hard drive into the computer fire wires input or....
2)The Hard drive into the sound card then the sound card into the computers fire wire input.

I do realize I also have to buy a fire wire 400 to 800 adapter either way.

I will be using the Imacs ethernet port for my Euphonix MC control mixer.
I do plan on updating my current Maudio 1814 sound card to a Metric Halo or Apogee Fire wire interface soon. Thats for another thread though.

Please let me know your experiences if you have the Imac I7 with Logic 9???

Thank you in advance?
Old 23rd February 2010
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I heard there is issues with the firewire chipset and audio interfaces, can anyone comment more about this?
Old 23rd February 2010 | Show parent
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Even in the newer iMacs ????
Please confirm.
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Buddy o' mine got the 27 inch, don't know if its got the i7 though. He got an MBox pro with it working fine with logic 9. Shouldn't be a problem.

When it comes to connecting the devices you should have the harddrive first connected with Fw 800 to Fw 800 then daisychain that to the interface, fw 800 to fw 400.

Good luck!
Old 23rd February 2010
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Undiscovered ➑️
Hey all,
Does any one have the new Imac I7 and Logic pro 9??
How is it working???
How many tracks are you getting?? Plugins counts??
What are you doing about having only one fire wire 800 input?

I will be ordering one on Friday and I am excited.
I am looking to buy the Imac I7 with every upgrade it offers.
I am going to buy it with logic pro 9 together.

At the moment I have a firewire audio interface (Maudio fire wire 1814) and a Glyph 050q hard drive.
I am trying to find out the best way to connect these 2 devices.
I would love to connect them through fire wire.
So my options are daisy chaining them into each other or buying an external fire wire hub.

If I decide to chain them together, which one should be chained as the lead device?
1)The sound card into the hard drive then the hard drive into the computer fire wires input or....
2)The Hard drive into the sound card then the sound card into the computers fire wire input.

I do realize I also have to buy a fire wire 400 to 800 adapter either way.

I will be using the Imacs ethernet port for my Euphonix MC control mixer.
I do plan on updating my current Maudio 1814 sound card to a Metric Halo or Apogee Fire wire interface soon. Thats for another thread though.

Please let me know your experiences if you have the Imac I7 with Logic 9???

Thank you in advance?
i boght my core i7 (8gb ram) in December, recieved it around Christmas, and i love it. i was coming from a mac pro 2.66 dual core and the speed increase is phenomenal. i was running logic back then, and i am currently running the latest version of logic now and i have no complaints.. the first thing i did was open up a pretty large session with about 60 tracks and a coupple VI's and it was running like a champ. on my mac pro the session would often get slow because it was maxing out my cpu.. but now its not a problem.

i honestley think getting more than 8 gb of ram is a little overkill..
maybe in a year or two when more VI's become 64 bit, i will be looking to upgrade the ram higher but right now its not a concern..
Old 24th February 2010 | Show parent
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FW or internal iMac drive faster? Logic 24trk record

I'm about to go for an iMac to use with a FW MOTU traveller and a couple of 8 pres to record 16-24 audio tracks simultaneously for about 30mins.

I've been told that would need a fast external FW drive.

I would have thought that the internal SATA drive would be faster (especially as the FW port would be sucking in the 24 tracks at the same time)

Can someone advise pls?
Old 24th February 2010 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by randallp ➑️
I'm about to go for an iMac to use with a FW MOTU traveller and a couple of 8 pres to record 16-24 audio tracks simultaneously for about 30mins.

I've been told that would need a fast external FW drive.

I would have thought that the internal SATA drive would be faster (especially as the FW port would be sucking in the 24 tracks at the same time)

Can someone advise pls?
you are right. the internal sata drive will be fine for that amount of tracks. use the external to backup sessions.
Old 24th February 2010
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i7 iMac and Logic 9.1 here. Mostly an ITB electronic guy, so rarely recording full drumsets etc, so I use primarily use a Duet to record synths, vocals, and guitars occassionaly.

Do alot of AU instruments and effects. I have some songs with 24 tracks of software instruments going at the same time (some of them known as CPU hogs) with space designers all over the place and many other effects, and while working on the songs, none of the tracks are frozen and the i7 is handling it without a problem.
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Originally Posted by Person99 ➑️
i7 iMac and Logic 9.1 here. ....the i7 is handling it without a problem.
Are you using the internal drive only?
Old 25th February 2010 | Show parent
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There are also kits available to swap the optical drive for an internal HD (including a bracket for the HD mounting.)

I wonder if there are kits to mount the internal optical drive in an external enclosure too?
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