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iMac late 2015 for LPX ?

Hi!

I really need your help because I'm a bit lost 😞

Until now I was doing music on iPad but now I would like to switch to Logic Pro X and keep my iPad to start some projects on the go.

I have the option to buy a 4K iMac drop 2016 (late 2015) i5 16GB RAM with a 1TB hard drive, for a good price.

The simple questions I have:

Is it possible to replace the disk with an external SSD to install Mac OS ?

Is it possible to reinstall a previous version (Big Sur) which will be enough for the latest version of Logic Pro?

Finally, is it a sufficient machine for Logic Pro X as I don't plan to do huge projects, 15 tracks maximum.

Thanks a lot :)

Comments

  • I can’t answer the 1st 2 questions- but generally trying to run the o/s on an external drive is not recommended. There are videos online showing how to replace the internal drive with an ssd.

    I’m using a late 2014 MacBook Pro to run logic with no problems.

  • edited October 17

    Ok thank you BiancaNeve

    Finally I’m on a late 2017 4K model with 256Gb SSD, i5 chip, 16Gb RAM. I guess this one should be better?

    @BiancaNeve « no problems » means reasonable amount of tracks I guess ? Thank you!

  • Late 2013 model extra ram and processor - as bought from 🍎, LPX runs fine, Catalina here.

  • Just read this ... doh !

    Did you get a good deal?

    @pepebaõ said:
    Ok thank you BiancaNeve

    Finally I’m on a late 2017 4K model with 256Gb SSD, i5 chip, 16Gb RAM. I guess this one should be better?

    @BiancaNeve « no problems » means reasonable amount of tracks I guess ? Thank you!

  • For 15 tracks I’m sure you’d be fine with any of those aforementioned options depending on your AU dsp weight and how u do fx etc.

    I’d go M1 mac mini. They’re frequently on sale for $500 and just blow the doors off intel. The value per dollar is staggering. The fan noise and heat alone with intel is 👎

  • @BiancaNeve said:
    I can’t answer the 1st 2 questions- but generally trying to run the o/s on an external drive is not recommended. There are videos online showing how to replace the internal drive with an ssd.

    I’m using a late 2014 MacBook Pro to run logic with no problems.

    I have an iMac 2017 which I run with the OS on an external drive and it’s never been a problem (for music and video editing), not sure who’s “not recommending”?

    I have high Sierra on the internal 1tb fusion drive and Catalina / Big Sur and Monterey on an external 500gb SSD.

  • @id_23 said:
    Just read this ... doh !

    Did you get a good deal?

    @pepebaõ said:
    Ok thank you BiancaNeve

    Finally I’m on a late 2017 4K model with 256Gb SSD, i5 chip, 16Gb RAM. I guess this one should be better?

    @BiancaNeve « no problems » means reasonable amount of tracks I guess ? Thank you!

    Yes but.. now @ipadbeatmaking is making me doubt lol

    @ipadbeatmaking said:
    For 15 tracks I’m sure you’d be fine with any of those aforementioned options depending on your AU dsp weight and how u do fx etc.

    I’d go M1 mac mini. They’re frequently on sale for $500 and just blow the doors off intel. The value per dollar is staggering. The fan noise and heat alone with intel is 👎

    I found a $450 Mac Mini M1 with 8Gb RAM and 256Gb SSD. Is that better than what I mentionned above ?

  • That’s what I am thinking of next... in the future somewhen!

  • @pepebaõ said:

    @id_23 said:
    Just read this ... doh !

    Did you get a good deal?

    @pepebaõ said:
    Ok thank you BiancaNeve

    Finally I’m on a late 2017 4K model with 256Gb SSD, i5 chip, 16Gb RAM. I guess this one should be better?

    @BiancaNeve « no problems » means reasonable amount of tracks I guess ? Thank you!

    Yes but.. now @ipadbeatmaking is making me doubt lol

    @ipadbeatmaking said:
    For 15 tracks I’m sure you’d be fine with any of those aforementioned options depending on your AU dsp weight and how u do fx etc.

    I’d go M1 mac mini. They’re frequently on sale for $500 and just blow the doors off intel. The value per dollar is staggering. The fan noise and heat alone with intel is 👎

    I found a $450 Mac Mini M1 with 8Gb RAM and 256Gb SSD. Is that better than what I mentionned above ?

    Only you can decide that for yourself but I’m team Apple Silicon. I had a trash can (2013 Mac Pro) 64gb ram, Xeon 8 core cpu (upgraded above factory specs) and the M1 mini just decimated it in performance for me. I couldn’t believe it was that good. It still remains unbroken for any tracks I’ve done, even while running omnisphere, diva etc etc.

    Runs cool, I never hear a fan and it’s an absurdly good value, especially with optimized apps like Logic Pro. You’re also on the train of relevant Apple updates for quite a while into the future which I value.

  • @ipadbeatmaking said:

    @pepebaõ said:

    @id_23 said:
    Just read this ... doh !

    Did you get a good deal?

    @pepebaõ said:
    Ok thank you BiancaNeve

    Finally I’m on a late 2017 4K model with 256Gb SSD, i5 chip, 16Gb RAM. I guess this one should be better?

    @BiancaNeve « no problems » means reasonable amount of tracks I guess ? Thank you!

    Yes but.. now @ipadbeatmaking is making me doubt lol

    @ipadbeatmaking said:
    For 15 tracks I’m sure you’d be fine with any of those aforementioned options depending on your AU dsp weight and how u do fx etc.

    I’d go M1 mac mini. They’re frequently on sale for $500 and just blow the doors off intel. The value per dollar is staggering. The fan noise and heat alone with intel is 👎

    I found a $450 Mac Mini M1 with 8Gb RAM and 256Gb SSD. Is that better than what I mentionned above ?

    Only you can decide that for yourself but I’m team Apple Silicon. I had a trash can (2013 Mac Pro) 64gb ram, Xeon 8 core cpu (upgraded above factory specs) and the M1 mini just decimated it in performance for me. I couldn’t believe it was that good. It still remains unbroken for any tracks I’ve done, even while running omnisphere, diva etc etc.

    Runs cool, I never hear a fan and it’s an absurdly good value, especially with optimized apps like Logic Pro. You’re also on the train of relevant Apple updates for quite a while into the future which I value.

    Thank you, so helpful :) I take the M1 train tho !

  • Bought ! Mac Mini M1 / 8Gb RAM / 256Gb SSD
    So excited !

  • @pepebaõ said:
    Bought ! Mac Mini M1 / 8Gb RAM / 256Gb SSD
    So excited !

    Congrats! Be sure to let us know how it goes

  • @id_23 said:
    Late 2013 model extra ram and processor - as bought from 🍎, LPX runs fine, Catalina here.

    Same here 😄 but running Monterey (soon Ventura) on it with OCLP. Running smooth and flawless. No need to upgrade 😁 (yet)

  • @ipadbeatmaking this Mini M1 is a beast, many thanks for your advices :) the current selling price is total bargain! Did you watch this ?

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