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Topic: Will Mac with Radeon R9 work for stems
Ok so I wanna get a new MacBook ( well not a brand new one) but in the requirements it says AMD and Nvidia 9 and up.

Will a Mac with a Radeon R9 work for the stems side??
 

Posted Sun 31 Jan 21 @ 9:38 pm
Radeon IS AMD... :P

What year is the MacBook you're looking at ?
If it's anything from the last 3-4 years with AMD Radeon it should be able to work fine with mathEngine set to GPU instead of CPU
 

Posted Sun 31 Jan 21 @ 11:29 pm
I found it on eBay and I can’t find a year anywhere but here’s the specs



Does it look like it’ll work on GPU with stems?

And Thanks for the info
 

Posted Sun 31 Jan 21 @ 11:53 pm
Anyone on the team help me out with this decision please??

I just wanna future proof but not trying to spend $3000 dollars on a new 2021 supped up Mac ....
 

Posted Mon 01 Feb 21 @ 4:52 am
AdionPRO InfinityCTOMember since 2006
It should indeed work, but if you would be fine with 13" and want to be future proof I'd get a M1 MacBook air
 

Posted Mon 01 Feb 21 @ 5:02 am
Adion wrote :
It should indeed work, but if you would be fine with 13" and want to be future proof I'd get a M1 MacBook air


A new MacBook Air would run video?? With no problem?
 

Posted Tue 02 Feb 21 @ 12:42 pm
AdionPRO InfinityCTOMember since 2006
Yes
 

Posted Tue 02 Feb 21 @ 12:47 pm
Ok cool, I’ll shop around a see what I can find.

Thanks for the time and info 🤙🏾
 

Posted Tue 02 Feb 21 @ 12:54 pm
Ok I literally just paid for this and it should be here in 2 weeks.

Please to good say this will run STEMS and VIDEO with FX’s with no problem??

 

Posted Fri 05 Feb 21 @ 5:21 am
Adion?

I guess my next concern is heat?

How do you think it’ll handle that??

I know I’m a pain in the ass but you have the answers I need lol!

Thanks for the time and info, is most appreciated 🙏🏾
 

Posted Fri 05 Feb 21 @ 2:50 pm
AdionPRO InfinityCTOMember since 2006
I have almost the same one, but the Air so without fans and that one stays pretty cool, so don't think heat should be any concern.
 

Posted Fri 05 Feb 21 @ 2:52 pm
Ok awesome!!

And Thank you 🙏🏾

I can not wait to use this thing!!
 

Posted Fri 05 Feb 21 @ 3:10 pm
They look great machines but I just can't stand MacOS.

At least my Intel 16" supports Bootcamp
 

Posted Fri 05 Feb 21 @ 3:30 pm
I understand what you mean Keith, took me a while to get used to it but now I don’t think I could go back to a windows based machine lol!
 

Posted Fri 05 Feb 21 @ 3:54 pm
I have that exact model Huey and it’s fast as you like with VDJ.

No issues so far. Pioneer also added support yesterday too, can’t remember what gear you’re using.
 

Posted Fri 05 Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm
That’s great news Dan!!

I’m using a Pioneer DJM-850 with a set of the Denon 5000’s.

I don’t believe Engine Prime is supported yet and I think SoundSwitch is almost there.

With both those I can just use another machine if I have too 🤙🏾
 

Posted Sat 06 Feb 21 @ 1:23 pm
Dan (djtouchdan) wrote :
I have that exact model Huey and it’s fast as you like with VDJ.

No issues so far. Pioneer also added support yesterday too, can’t remember what gear you’re using.


Holy smokes!! This thing is a beast for its size!! Definitely glad I spent the money!!

Adion, any plans to get syphon working in the near future tho??
 

Posted Tue 23 Feb 21 @ 12:57 pm
AdionPRO InfinityCTOMember since 2006
I don't know if syphon is compatible with Metal yet.

Note that you can right-click VirtualDJ, choose Get Info and select 'Run with Rosetta' to run the x64 version of VirtualDJ on the M1. Then you can still use OpenGL and OpenGL plugins like syphon.
It will be about 20% slower than running the native ARM version of VirtualDJ though (but switching between the 2 is as easy as just changing the switch in Get Info and restarting)
 

Posted Tue 23 Feb 21 @ 4:21 pm
Hi ,
I see you guys are running macbook air with stems and video. How good is it ? I'm thinking of make a change but i hear i need a dedicated video card for video with all the software upgrades. But if a M1 macbook air is handling this very i might buy the mac instead of a loaded gaming pc. I been using mac for about 7 years. I would hate to change to pc but those macs with dedicated graphic cards are expensive unless you buy used. Let me know how you guys make out.
Thanks
Dave
 

Posted Wed 24 Feb 21 @ 8:32 am