Okay, I'll be honest... I onlly update computers (in my case, Apple Macs) when they no longer allow me to do the tasks that I need to do. And that's mainly music production and basic video editing. The last time I purchased an Apple computer was in 2012, and it was a Macbook Pro for DJing and producing while traveling. It's held out well but when it comes to streaming, it can give me issues. I've also had Serato crash on me during gigs when using the 4-deck function. NO BUENO!
I also have a MacBook Pro 15" 2013, that I got while pursuing my Bachelors... this was part of the tuition, so I never paid for it out-right. This MBP is also holding out well but has caused me problems when editing 4K video at 6fps. I like 4K, 60 fps because it looks awesome in my DJ shots. It is just disheartening that I can only process 4K 30 fps on this MBP, and honestly, it handles 1080p much better without givng me the middle finger.
And finally, my music studio computer is a mid-2010 Mac Pro. The OG cheese grater, haha. The issue I'm having with this computer is that I can't update to the latest Mac OS which supports the new Logic Pro X update. And this Logic Pro X update is doing amazing things for sampling and patterns. As a producer, and Logic Pro X user... I need to be able to keep up with latest updates!
So here we are! I am upgrading to a decked out MBP 13" 2020 and will consolidate all of my workflow to this laptop. I'm excited about it because I AM SO over transfering projects from my music studio cheese grater to my laptop via USB, when I have to work with clients on the go.
In an environment where being adaptable and mobile is key, this consolidation is necessary. I may be out of commission for a few days as I complete the transition, but I will document the process and post on my YouTube.
I'm super pumped!
- DJ Unprotected -