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How does Garageband 2 run on the mini.

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 11:43 pm    Post subject: How does Garageband 2 run on the mini. Reply with quote

How does GarageBand 2 run on the mini? It runs pretty slow on my 1Ghz iBook. That live music notaion looks pretty cool.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found Garage Band to run alright on a bunch of eMac 1ghz, 786MB RAM machines at work. Although the students don't put that many tracks and what not.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It runs well! Not as good as on a G5 but good enough to play around with.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 5:36 pm    Post subject: Slow Reply with quote

Slow too slow for me to really work with, gonna get 1gig of ram and hopefully this helps.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have 1/4 gig of RAM I would say don't even try it. With any application that deals with digital media it's going to LOVE RAM. I know for a fact that GarageBand loves RAM, especially when you load up the loops, so once you get a gig, I doubt it'll be a problem. An external hard drive would definitely make it playable because I doubt the Mac hits 100% CPU usage with it unless you have a ridiculous amount of tracks and effects going.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a standard 1.42 mini. I use GB2 extensively (lol), and well... it's okay.

I have only 256MB of RAM, so sometimes, when I'm turning the monitor on with my guitar plugged in (with the "Arena Rock" effect, for example), there's a delay in output. It's annoying when jamming, but closing down every other open application will get rid of the problem.

I'll be upgrading the RAM to 512MB soon, so things should get better then Smile
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