An Afrojack Instagram shows he produces on a MacBook Pro running FL Studio (likely using Bootcamp to install Windows on his Mac). The photo also shows Afrojack using Beyerdynamic DT 770 Headphones plugged directly into the laptop's audio input, which probably makes the headphones the 80 ohm version, since those can be adequately driven with portable devices (thanks to Equipboard member alesmasek for the great explanation!).more
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In this video of Kill Paris playing bass, a MacBook Pro can be spotted on the left of the shot. The width of the charger tip suggests that the charger is the MagSafe 2 model, and the width on either side of the keyboard is too large to be either of the MacBook Air models or a 13" model, so it must be at least the 15" model.more
In this photo from Facebook, Paris is seen lounging with his MacBook, running FL Studio. This laptop is lacking the "MacBook Pro" letters beneath the screen, which is a signature trait of the new Retina models. Additionally, the edges alongside the keyboard are too wide to be the 13" model, so it must be at least the 15" model.more
7 Skies speaks at length about his use of a laptop— namely, the MacBook Pro— in his production setup. "This is the setup. Uh, everything is run by a MacBook Pro... retina display... you're probably like, 'you're using a laptop? How do you do this whole thing?' Yeah, I'm using a laptop... if you get the Retina display, there's enough power to run huge projects." He then lists the specifications of that particular laptop, which includes a 2.7gHz processor, which was indicative of the 15" model when the Retina line was first introduced.more
In this Instagram photo from July 2014, which Cookie Monsta captions, "Workin' on dem beats. LA to San Diego" he can be seen working on a track using Reason, running on his 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display. In the comment thread, he replies to a user, saying, "@kieran_ye Its the 15inch Retina screen one"more
Image-Line Software, developers of [FL Studio](http://equipboard.com/items/image-line-fl-studio-11-producer-edition) and [FL Studio Mobile](http://equipboard.com/items/image-line-fl-studio-mobile) profiled Arno Cost in one of their "Power Users" [interviews](http://www.image-line.com/documents/powerusers.php?entry_id=1410129244) where he is seen in a photo using an Apple 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display.more
Using the Macbook Pro Retina 15" mostly on the road.
On paper, it didn't seem like a huge upgrade from my old mbp. It's amazing though - they got rid of the optical drive and made it much lighter and thinner (almost like an Air), the battery life lasts significantly longer, and dat retina display is stunning!! Not cheap by any means, but WELL worth it.
Specs of mine are 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB 1600 GHz DDR 3 memory, 500GB SSD.
My main computer. I travel frequently and it's nice to have all my files and data on one computer.
It's also extremely powerful for a laptop. I maxed out all the specs on mine, make sure you get 16gb of ram.
I got the top-of-the-line version with the Nvidia GPU because of a potential project, and that came at a premium. The one with the integrated Intel GPU is a much better deal, and you won't notice the difference unless you're working with 3D graphics.
If you already know Mac Operating systems like most of us do, than this will likely be one of the smoothest, fastest, and functional laptops you have ever worked with. Although there is constant desire for more i/o ports and options, and some antiquated people a bit hurt about the disbanding of the super drive, but having dual thunderbolt, and dual usb 3.0 is hard to complain about. Oh yeah, and the retina display is absolutely gorgeous no denying it.
Downsides? EXPENSIVE, very expensive. Becareful with that beautiful new screen too, because replacing it out of coverage will cost you a cool $700 or so... Also the flash memory HD is extra expensive, i opted for the 512gb because you gotta go big or go home.
Treat it like your child, at $2,499 this machine is no toy.
"I use Line 6 Toneport UX1 Soundcard with my Sennheiser Momentum Headphones plugged into the MacBook , I used it for everything (Editing Track , Mastering , Recording , Producing..) At work , at home or on travel ... For me , It's the best laptop in the world "
The Macbook Pro is the industry standard in Music Production and performance. It runs my DAW and VSTs flawlessly and allows me to work on whatever I want, wherever I want. You'll very rarely see me without it, incredibly portable, incredibly light, and quite simply, incredible.
I ain't getting that new single port one though. Hell no.
Way faster than anything i'd ever need it for. Handles all audio applications with ease. Extremely light weight and durable. Can overheat in the summertime if you aren't careful.
They're built well, monitor looks great, they're fast and reliable performers. What I don't like is the inability to hot rod it with 3 TB of SSD like I did my 17". I also miss the Cardbus34 slot, which I used for my UAD-2 Solo card on the 17" - this allowed for complete mixing within the box.