Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 12:30 AM (in response to benjigordon)
Whilst the Airs have moderately fast CPU and (just) enough RAM, the main issues are related to connectivity: no Firewire only USB.
One generally needs to use an external Drive for storage &/or Logic Projects, and USB(1 or 2) is not great. You'd also be stuck to using a USB audio interface.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2012 5:58 AM (in response to benjigordon)
I have been using Logic Pro on my late 2011 13" MacBook Air with 1.7ghz i5, 4GB RAM and 256GB SSD. It works like a champ. Yes, I had to replace my firewire interface with USB, but that was no big deal and only cost about $80 (using an Alesis iO2 express which has 2 xlrs, guitar inputs, phantom power and MIDI).
I do all my recording on the SSD, no idea what issues you might have on an external USB drive. You could always get a thunderbolt drive if it's a problem, and the new Air's have USB 3 as well (mine doesn't). You might want to get the 512gb SSD on a new machine, I would have if it had been available when I got mine. Recording to the SSD makes it a real pleasure to use.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2013 12:17 AM (in response to benjigordon)
For what it's worth...
I just installed Logic Pro on a late 2012 8/256 13" MacBook Air with 2 x Metric Halo Firewire interfaces and 2 x La Cie Firewire 800 drives all chained from the single Thunderbolt port (via Apple FW adapter).
Running like a champ so far!