Justice famously created much of Cross in the supposedly entry-level software, and it seems likely that they'll be using it in the future, too. Aside from the choir recordings at London’s Strongroom, the Cross sessions took place inside the basement studio of a rented, cavern-like Parisian chapel where Justice used GarageBand on a Mac G5 computer, Cubase SX, Genelec 8030 monitors and a Wunder Audio PEQ1 mic pre-amp, while playing a piano and guitar to write the material. There was no outboard gear. Speaking to Pitchfork, Xavier de Rosnay said: "A lot of people think it's bullshit when we say we use GarageBand, but it's actually an amazing tool."more
In this Facebook photo, Bassjackers can be seen creating music on two MacBook Pros. The closest one appears to be at least a 15" model, if not a 17" model; however, it's impossible to distinguish the model of the furthest one as any distinguishing features (such as the width of the unibody panels alongside the keyboard) are blocked by an arm.more
Mandatory for any producer
In this [blog](http://www.coldplay.com/archive.php#!prettyArticle/65/) by Coldplay's roadie Matt Miller, a photo inside Coldplay's studio can been seen of Will Champion using a MacBook Pro. Coldplay have many times stated that they use Macs for nearly everything, from mixing to personal computers.more
By late summer, they were ready to take the best of those ideas and turn them into songs. With Vannucci manning an Apple MacBook Pro equipped with Logic Pro 8, the band recorded rough versions of the songs and sent them to Price, who edited, rearranged and otherwise manipulated the tracks from his London studio. “Sometimes these demos would be re-arranged three or four times until we felt like we got it right,” says Vannucci.more
An Apple MacBook Pro be seen in front of his Adam A77Xs. Looks like a 2008 version or earlier based on the absence of the black keyboard and the fact that this image was probably taken on September 03, 2008 [or earlier](http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/benny-benassi-tells-you-how-to-create-a-dance-anthem-171965/).more
"I’m using to 2 MacBook Pro laptops both with Mainstage. The upper keyboard (Impulse) center, and lower right Studiologic are the controllers. I use these exclusively for the retro-simulations and complex orchestral patches. For instance, I use a number of some 3rd party plugins such as: IK Sampletank, Omnisphere, G-Media, M-tron etc. Both computers are loaded with these plugins. It is very helpful in recreating the retro analogue keys sounds from the early Yes stuff such as mellotrons, organs, electric pianos, church organs, Minimoogs etc."more
[This article](http://www.emusician.com/gear/1332/school-of-seven-bells/40652) from *Electronic Musician* on the recording of SVIIB's debut album explains, "The twins were recorded either together or separately into a [Neumann U87](http://equipboard.com/items/neumann-u87-condenser-microphone), [Universal Audio SOLO/610 preamp](http://equipboard.com/items/universal-audio-solo-610-tube-preamp), a Focusrite interface and MacBook Pro running [Logic](http://equipboard.com/items/apple-logic-pro-9). 'A lot of times we'll record the vocals before doing anything else,' Curtis explains."more
Fatboy Slim is running [Serato DJ](http://equipboard.com/items/serato-scratch-live-dj-software) on his MacBook Pro. [This article](http://www.musicradar.com/us/news/tech/interview-fatboy-slim-on-going-digital-as-a-dj-and-as-a-producer-546858) from *Music Radar* confirms his use of the MacBook by writing "The Atari still gets plugged in for the occasional project – more of that later – but his current daily studio is all housed in a couple of MacBook Pros."more
during this gig jake can be seen using a macbook laptop. this laptop is used to run protools via midi. this allows for them to not used cables or pedals live. during the begining of the show jake pauses their protools session in order for him and their sound guy to troubleshoot issues with their click trackmore
COFFEY: What are you using these days for production? Hardware, software, all in box, etc? KURSA: KRK Rokit 8 G2?s, MacBook Pro, Logic 9, Camel Audio (Alchemy and Fabfilter Pro-Q are featured in everything I do!) Oh, and most recently my Nintendo DSi with the Corgi DS10 game is going to be featured in a LOT of my works. I love it so much :Dmore
When I started making electronic music I was mainly using software like Cakewalk, Impulse Tracker, Rebirth as well as any additional freeware I could find. The first hardware I bought was the Yamaha CS1x and Boss Dr. Sample 202 plus some random FX pedals. My family wasn't exactly rich so I had to work within my limitations. I think this had a lot to do with how I approach making music to this day. Now I still have a quite simple set-up using a Macbook Pro running Ableton Live and some MIDI Controllers. I don't really use many plug-ins apart from a few go-to's like Michael Norris' SoundMagic Spectral plugins and Native Instruments Reaktor + Massive. For the most part I've found that the built-in Ableton plugins are sufficient.more
Chris's laptop on his dj setup
> La pièce maîtresse dans mon processus de création (ainsi que dans le live) c'est clairement l'ordinateur. Equipé de plusieurs logiciels, comme Ableton, ainsi que tous les plug-ins. Bref, "je suis un geek de la souris !" C’est avec lui que j’ai commencé à produire, et c’est au travers d’un ordinateur que je me sens le plus à l’aise pour créer. Mon outil indispensable number one.more
Without my Apple MacBook Pro I wouldn't be accomplishing as much as I do now. This computer is a beast. I use it for school, work and also some entertainment. The Apple MacBook Pro is very strong, robust computer with a very fast processor, friendly navigation and excellent graphics. I take my MacBook Pro everywhere I go simply because I' m always using it. I recently converted to Mac and I don't plan to go back anywhere else, anytime soon!
Apple makes a superior product. Their MacBook Pro beats almost any laptop in the market. I can attest to this by the fact that I went through around nine different laptops in the later stage of my business career as an executive. The MacBook is fast, simple to use, and has exceptional aesthetics. I'm an Apple convert for life.
I make quite a lot of my production on the road, and I mostly store the ideas with a laptop. I have close to an identical software setup on my studio computer, so it's easy to transfer and continue.
I don't like people who start to use Mac after having used Windows for ages and after some time claim that it's soo much better and shit... but I'm slowly but surely turning into one of those. If you ask me, Mac really is much better than Windows. There, I said it. Sure, it's also much more expensive, but the reason I'm writing this here is that my computer is part of my professional toolbox these days and not just some piece of luxury to show off. So there's my justification, where is yours?
I'm a Mac Man, and I still have all my old ones. My Mac Book pro is the best one I ever had. Of course is equipped with max ram and max Flash SSD drive. Now I can really bring with me my entire virtual studio.