The Mac will now have the same chip architecture as an iPad, so what does that mean for us?

Apple’s announcement of moving the Mac from Intel to ARM is no surprise. But here are the details most relevant to your tools – and why we’re in a new era on both the PC and the Mac.

Novation Launchpad is a ready-to-play controller for the new Live Loops grid in Logic Pro

The Live Loops grid in Apple’s new Logic Pro X 10.5 has a hardware controller – and you might even own it already. Apple includes plug-and-play support for the Novation Launchpad line in the latest Logic. It’s a new angle on launching sound and patterns – well, literally and figuratively. You’ll want to physically rotate […]

Peter Kirn - May 13, 2020

Apple’s sweet spot: which MacBook do you want for music making now?

Every price point in Apple’s notebook lineup has recently gotten an update, with revisions to the 13″ MacBook Pro this week. And they’ve fixed the keyboards. So if you’re in the market for a Mac, which should you get? We know from sales figures that even in the midst of dueling economic and health crises, […]

Peter Kirn - May 7, 2020

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