Unless you’ve been living in a creative cave for the last year (who hasn’t?), then you’ve surely heard about the latest M1 Macs that came out last November.
To say Apple changed the game for computing would be a serious understatement. Apple has struck out on its own with its own brand of processors. And now we’re in the middle of a 2-year transition of Apple ending its 15-year partnership with Intel.
The result? Apple has developed its own processors, known as a “system on a chip.” And the speed and power of the M1s have blown away even the most curmudgeon-y of skeptics.
So what’s left to say about the M1 Macs that you haven’t seen or heard 100 times over? Well, probably nothing!
However, there’s a lot of risk to being an early adopter. Especially if you rely on your Mac for creative and professional uses.
A new OS, update, or computer can break a lot of things if you’re not careful.
Which is exactly why I didn’t go right out and buy an M1 Mac when they were first released.
Many plugin and hardware manufacturers weren’t ready for the transition to Apple Silicon. And even now, 11 months later, most developers don’t have native versions of their products!
But after 11 months of waiting it out, I felt there was enough evidence to suggest upgrading would be relatively safe. So I did.
And I have to say since getting the M1 Mac Mini last week, so far it’s been pretty awesome!
So if you’ve been sitting on the fence about upgrading, today’s video is for you.
I’ll walk you through my journey of migrating to the new M1 system. What’s working, what’s not. And how to get the most out of this new architecture.
Also, if you need more info about Rosetta 2 on the M1 Macs, check out the following support document:
Thx Chris for doing this. Still on the fence but very informative…
Jens Einarsson says
I upgraded to Mac mini M1 and Logic Pro X 10.7 and now 10.7.1.. It crashes when using Flex pitch, either the computer or the software, I don’t know. I can see on the Internet that people are having the same problem. Maybe it’s something in the setup? Does anybody know?
I noticed the same unfortunate crashing behavior. What worked for me was to bounce the track in place before using Flex Pitch, and enable Flex Pitch on the brand new bounced track/region. Only then did Logic Pro stop crashing for me.
I wonder if the issue is related to audio recordings created prior to 10.7/10.7.1? Either way, I hope this helps!