Apple’s Logic Pro X update shows just how powerful the new Mac Pro is

Apple has released an updated version of Logic Pro X, its professional music production software. The software is now souped up to show off the capabilities of the new Mac Pro, with improved responsiveness and a huge increase in the amount of tracks it can support in a project file. This is a significant upgrade for Logic — it’s gone from support for 255 stereo audio tracks, 255 software instrument tracks and 255 aux channels to 1,000 for each, and now also supports 1,000 external MIDI tracks. Other DAWs already have…

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Apple unveils $5,999 Mac Pro computer aimed at professionals

Apple unveiled the latest version of its high-end desktop computer, the Mac Pro, alongside several other announcements at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. With prices starting at $5,999, the new Mac Pro will rank as one of Apple’s most expensive – and powerful — pieces of hardware when it goes on sale this fall. Aimed at professionals handling tech-intensive projects such as video editing and animation, the redesigned model features a stainless steel frame and “cheese grater”-style, removable aluminum housing, which allows users to easily modify the computer…

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Oculus Rift will arrive on Mac if Apple “ever releases a good computer”

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey was asked during an interview when the will they be adding Mac support to the Rift. His answer was simple, when Apple releases a good computer. Other than being the burn of the year so far, it’s also true. Luckey’s reasoning is that the current Macs simply do not have the graphical power to run something as intensive as VR on the Rift. Even the most powerful Mac Pro, with dual AMD FirePro D700 GPU, falls short of a single NVIDIA GTX 970, which is the…

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