1700 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Oct 4, 2006 2:16 PM by geremysaloha
You might want to ask in the BootCamp forum too-I found this thread:
The guy there has a MacBook, and said he tried FL 6 (and other Windows PC music programs) good luck!
I went to the FL Studio website and it looks like that program is only for windows which will be a problem for you if you want to run it on a macbook. You could run windows on your macbook with bootcamp and then run FL studio, but that seems like kind of a hassle. I really like my macbook, but would sugest to you to get at least 1 gig of memory if/when you buy it...music editing and creating software will run better with that much memory and the macbook overall will be faster. The macbook is definently small, and not too heavy, but you'll end up spending almost all of the money it looks like you have saved, which may or may not be a problem for you if your looking for a nice laptop.
Goodluck and hope this helped!
I don't know much about FL Studio 6 (but ignorance doesn't stop me from posting on the interent!). However, why would integrated graphics matter? Integrated graphics are bad for 3D apps, which is mainly games and some rendering apps. Specifically, integrated graphics are terrible for pixel shading.
Generally music production is CPU dependant, and the MB has a great CPU. FL Studio 6 takes a lot of screen realestate, so that is a consideration, however, the money you save on a MB (vs. MBP) could go towards an external monitor, if that is good for your workflow/hobbyflow.
The suggestion that somehow if you use your machine to make money you have to get a MBP is poppycock. Thats just people buying into Apple's marketing. With 2ghz Core Duo, the MacBook is an extremely fast machine and capable of doing anything CPU dependant as fast as a MBP Pro.
The suggestion that somehow if you use your machine
to make money you have to get a MBP is poppycock.
Thats just people buying into Apple's marketing. With
2ghz Core Duo, the MacBook is an extremely fast
machine and capable of doing anything CPU dependant
as fast as a MBP Pro.
Where is that suggested here? No one said you can't use the MacBook if you want to make money.
I said if you are running professional applications, I recommend the best, which for Mac notebooks, happens to be the MBP. I'm not "buying" into any Apple marketing, I'm "buying" into the fact that the MBP has larger screens available,a superior graphics card with more graphics memory, a faster Core Duo chip available, an ExpressCard 3/4 slot, supports larger external monitors, illuminated keyboard, and a faster FW port; all features that are more geared towards professional use.
Personally, I'm happy with my MacBook-it has the features I need. But I definitely think the MBP has valuable features, and for professional use I think its worth the investment.
ok thanks for all your help, i've decided to get a macbook as soon as they get revised (i'll wait because i hate having my things go obsolete right after i buy them, i like to have at least a few months pass first) since apparantly FL is not graphics card dependent, it just requires a good CPU and RAM.
thanks again =)