Top 5 Best Mac computers for music production

Top 5 Best Mac computers for music production

What is the best Mac computer for music production? Macbook pro or macbook air for music production?
In this video I’ll take a look at ALL Mac computers available on the market (desktop + laptop).
Why are they suited for music production and why not.
I’ll conclude the video with a Top 5 best Macs for music production


🎥 computer specs for music production:
🎥 Mac Pro for music production good?:
🎥 Don’t buy a Mac:


0:00 Start
0:55 Expansion on Apple computers
1:18 MacBook Air
1:41 iMac Pro
2:59 Mac Pro
4:04 MacBook Pro 16″
4:44 Mac Mini
5:22 iMac

• best computer for music production
• best laptop for music production
• Macbook pro or macbook air for music production
• Mac mini for music production

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  1. Jair on September 19, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Whats the difference between a 256gb ssd storage and a 1 Tb fusion drive?

  2. Lost Soul on September 19, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    I was on a MacBook Air and I’m so happy I upgraded to the iMac for my studio I got the Apple – 21.5" iMac® – Intel Core i5 (2.3GHz) – 8GB Memory – 1TB Hard Drive – Silver. I’m going to up grade the memory later but for now it’s amazing. Logic Pro x works perfect 👌

  3. Mr. Boo on September 19, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    So your saying avoid macbook Pro’s before 2019 but the late 2019 and the current ones are the best options?

    I do heavy music production, though I like to travel and be moblie with my projects. I wouldn’t mind getting a 2017, I just need processing power to get rid of those damn overload messages.
    What is the best recommendation down to the specs and year model of a Macbook Pro? Thanks!

  4. William J on September 19, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    I bought a 2019 13 inch MacBook Pro with touchbar for $1300 and it’s so bad for music production. Now I’m considering buying a new I Mac however it’s burning a hole in my wallet and I’m a student with no money apart from savings for a car 😂

  5. Dexxter Clark Music on September 19, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    this video and the mac mini 2020 crossed each other.
    I don’t know for sure if you can expand the memory (probably yes, it looks like the same machine).
    The 2020 model has only double the storage, which makes it a bit cheaper to buy.

  6. Soheill Music on September 19, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    "you can go completely crazy till your bank account is empty" (so true lol)

  7. King of Sweden on September 19, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    The King wants to fool around a little bit with Garageband. The King will ONLY use the instrument within Garageband. What Mac computer is the minimum for The King?

  8. ramtilak chintu on September 19, 2021 at 11:20 pm


  9. Mr Me2 on September 19, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    I just wanna record myself I’m using Focusrite. And i just ordered the Mac Pro

  10. an troid on September 19, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Hey man, thanks a lot for your video!

    What would be your recommendation for music production use (ableton)?
    I would like to be able to use the laptop at least for 5 years and be able to use if needed equipment such as Maschine (Native Instruments), Bass station 2 (Novation), Launchpad or launchkey (Novation).

    13in – 32GB ram i7 (4 core)
    16In – 16GB ram – i9 (8 core)
    They both have similar price.
    Or should I better consider
    16in – 16GB ram – i7 (6 core) – cheaper compared to the other 2 models mentioned before.

    Would any of these have issues in long term with the cooling system? Someone mentioned to me that i7 would be a safer option at 16in compared to i9 as previous 15in Mac’s with i9 could have issues after 3 years due to their cooling system…

    Thanks in advance for your time! ☺

  11. CYMATIX GRIM on September 19, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    lol buy a mac guys your not going anywhere in the world with exe files lol;

  12. t b on September 19, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    what do you think about the new 13” macbook pro with the i5 2,0? do u think it has the same power as the 16” i7 basemodel?

  13. jessie thijs on September 19, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    I couldn’t disagree more about the imac.

    You should NOT buy the i9 Cpu as it’s just way too much for 90% of the producers. Better go with the i7, or even the i5 3.3Ghz 10th gen.

    And do NOT choose for the 16GB Ram, Who the hell is gonna pay an extra €250 for 8gb extra ram… Just go for the 8GB’s and upgrade yourself as it’s the easiest thing to do with the 27" imac.

  14. Luis Gerardo on September 19, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Wich one is the Best for music profuction My friend????

  15. Fandom Menace on September 19, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    The only choice in my opinion is the 2018 Mac Mini, 6 core i7. You don’t need a full TB of memory, 256gb will be fine if you have an external drive for more storage. And 16gb of memory is more than enough to run Logic and even Final Cut at the same time with no hiccups.

    90% of the music industry use Logic Pro, and Final Cut is being used more and more in the film industry. For example, the Oscar-winning film PARASITE was edited on Final Cut. My point is that Mac is leading the way in professional multimedia software, and the Mac Mini is the most logical choice in my opinion.

  16. A E on September 19, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    I am a Windows fan normally. Got a Mac for work tried amplitube 5. Work smoother, sounds better etc on a 🍎.

  17. velvetytay on September 19, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Wat about a 2015 macbook air that good ?

  18. Evan Derick on September 19, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    Hi! Macbook pro 2013 i5/8GB/256GB still worth for musiction production?

  19. danlopez2012 on September 19, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    Goes full gonzo over best audio platform, completely omits audio hardware 😉👍 way to go

  20. ToboAlpha on September 19, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    Hi. For recording drums 7-8 ch , what MacBook recomanded?thanks

  21. Mo Styles on September 19, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    So you just told us all to buy a PC….Thanks! Both my apples look good….That’s it!

  22. MrEcted on September 19, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    You advise not to buy a Mac, but I’m just too hooked on Logic. It’s way too good. I’ve tried all the other options on Windows – ProTools, Cubase, Reaper, Ableton, FL Studio, etc – and I just can’t escape Logic. It works so damn well for me and it’s one of the very few Apple products that actually offers an amazing bang for the buck! I wish I could escape, but I just can’t.

  23. itsTSolliboy on September 19, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Witch Mac laptop has garage band cheapest one plz guys

  24. Europa on September 19, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    I definitely wish I got a Mac that can handle higher CPU usage. I really like to compose and produce by taking a recording I make (typically guitar) and them sending that signal to like 30+ different buses so I can have a bunch of unexpected sounds I can work with. Unfortunately my computer just can’t keep up with what works best for my creative flow. I hate having to think about my CPU usage.

  25. Michel Westerhoff on September 19, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Leuk en informatief Youtube kanaal! Ik type het maar in het Nederlands 🙂 aan je accent te horen ben je dat. Ik produceer zelf vanuit Logic Pro X icm een Mac Mini i7 6-core /32gigram/1Tb
    Maar dat is alleen maar omdat ik inmiddels gebonden ben aan Logic… Anders had ik wel een Windows machine gekocht 😉

    Keep up the good work!

  26. Richard on September 19, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    i don’t know but my mac is becoming very slow over the last year and it’s not due to fact that my computer is full of stuff! If i open 2 programs like logic prox and transcribe he starts to pop up that my ram memory is over used … I don’t like that at all. I Movie is also very slow !! i loved that computer but after 5 years now it becomes very slow!

  27. Hennessey J on September 19, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Should I get the macbook air(for school) and Imac 27inch (for music) or should I just get the macbook pro 16inch for both music and school ?

  28. Tom M on September 19, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    $50k???? That’s Corvette money! Buy a used 2011 Mac Mini i7 ($250), dual SSD’s ($300) Max the ram ($200) now you got a powerhouse for music production at a fraction of the price! BAM!

  29. Daniel Haywood on September 19, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Do you think the 2013 iMac is a good buy for starting up with producing?

  30. Espy Records TV on September 19, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    Mac mini then connect it to a 60 inch Samsung screen and thank me later

  31. trooper321 on September 19, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    is your language dutch?

  32. Mitchell Coleman on September 19, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    Hey dude ! , I just wanna record music with garageband and don’t wanna spend a bunch of money. Would love to know the oldest one I could get that can still get update ? I used a 2011 macbook years ago and I did a lot with it. Please help me !

  33. Alex Premnath on September 19, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    Very useful. Keep rocking

  34. 給給Geigei on September 19, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Apple’s gonna hate you mate lol~

  35. Dave OsBeatz on September 19, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    I have a late 08 MacBook with 4gb of ram it’s in mint condition and aluminum and it works great lol it’s crazy how I run FL and omnisphere and it runs it with no problems..I put a 500gb harddrive in it and that’s it.looks brand new.also got a 2010 late Mac Pro that’s a think a base model Mac Pro 13” is good enough? If a 08 can run it why can’t a 2020 base model

  36. Cyber Surfer 3D on September 19, 2021 at 11:49 pm


  37. İlker Öztürk on September 19, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    I am a guitarist. I want to set up my home studio and want to make a video for youtube. I saw things like screen problem, bluetooth problem in my research. Is it a mistake to buy 2020 mac mini?? help me please

  38. Alan Smith on September 19, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    I really appreciate you being concise. Definitely got a like and sub from me. Thanks b!

  39. Jamaican MEcrazy on September 19, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    Thank you so much for this video very informative I’m probably going to to get a iMac for logic pro I’m trying to start a home studio for myself and you saved me from buying a Air Mac 😂

  40. Bismarck Robles on September 19, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    this vid is not good

  41. Jesse Ezra Gibran on September 19, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    hey dexxter, great vid… what kind of specs would you recommend across the board? ive got an old macbook pro on its way out; also does the soundcard in the machine make a difference or is that all down to my audio interface?

  42. Joshua Stepter on September 20, 2021 at 12:00 am

    What are your thoughts on using the 2020 MacBook Air with a Core i5 processor for producing with GarageBand and with Logic?

  43. Filip G. MUSIC on September 20, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Would a 13" Macbook Pro be good for music production

  44. Tattoo Potato on September 20, 2021 at 12:00 am

    If your good at making music you can record off anything if your hungry enough for it you can make things happen with what your options are Keep in mind people Tpain made his hits off garage band ..

  45. Diane Olvera on September 20, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Like the puns! Haha made it fun

  46. Jacquille Lewis on September 20, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Is the MacBook Air good for live music and music production? I have a 2009 MacBook Pro now. I mainly use Logic Pro X, Ablelton and Keyscape.

  47. James Ruffin on September 20, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Should I Buy A imac 🖥 Desktop For My Home Recording Studio?? Or Should I Go With A imac laptop?? If So What’s The Best One To Buy. I’m
    On A Budget I’m Sick My PC Crashing And Freezing 🥶 😅👌🏾And I Jus Sub To Your Channel Keep Up The Excellent Work!!!…

  48. Cyber Surfer 3D on September 20, 2021 at 12:06 am

    I really really want the new 2020 iMac 27in but I don’t at the same time because of the T2 chip USB 2.0 audio glitch problem. Have you heard any update on that issue yet??

  49. Shannon B. on September 20, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Thanks for the informative video. A couple questions, do you think the 27" iMac with i5 processor is ok for Logic? I know the i9 is great, but a bit out of my budget.

    Also, since Apple just announced they are not using Intel chips in the future, do you think it’s a bad idea to buy a new iMac now?

  50. Angel Garcia on September 20, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Is the new MacBook Pro good for running Logic Pro x, including plug ins?(the baseline 13 inch)

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