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Topic: STEMS 2.0 MacBook Air M1
I am thinking of buying a MacBook Air M1, 7 Core GPU and 8GB RAM. Has anyone test Stems 2.0 on this? What is the expected time for the analysis of a 3-4 min. track?
 

Posted Wed 23 Nov 22 @ 7:58 pm
Stephane quoted this previously

M1 around 12x
M1 Pro around 20x

So for a 3 minute track it would take approx 15 seconds on M1
 

Posted Wed 23 Nov 22 @ 8:14 pm
Good hint, thank you. Do RAM and GPU cores have any influence?
And would an M2 CPU be a benefit?
 

Posted Wed 23 Nov 22 @ 10:52 pm
Stems 2.0 generation on M1 MacBook Pro 16gb

Venbee, Goddard - Messy In Heaven (Official Video).mp4
Music video, length 3:00 minutes, stems completed = 15 seconds

Schak feat. Kim English - Moving All Around (Jumpin) [Extended Mix].mp3
mp3 length 7:08 minutes, stems completed = 25 seconds

Joel Corry, MNEK - Head & Heart (Extended Mix).m4a
Promo Only m4a length 4:05 minutes, stems completed = 15 seconds

I strongly suggest getting 16gb RAM as you can't upgrade it later.
The M2 processor would be better, but, obviously more expensive.
Tip;- Check out the Amazon price as it's usually cheaper than Apple with the same warranty.
Mine from Apple would have been £1899, I paid £1725 a saving of £174!

My Systems Specs;
Main System - MacBook Pro (14-inch, 2022), Apple Silicon M1 Pro, 16gb, 500 gb SSD, macOS Ventura 13.0.1,
VirtualDJ v2023-arm b7356 (Early Access).
External WD Passport Ultra 2Tb HD formatted exFat containing Music & Video databases.
Controllers - Denon MC7000, Denon MC6000 Mk2.
 

Posted Thu 24 Nov 22 @ 7:46 am
djles.co.uk wrote :

I strongly suggest getting 16gb RAM as you can't upgrade it later.
The M2 processor would be better, but, obviously more expensive.
Tip;- Check out the Amazon price as it's usually cheaper than Apple with the same warranty.
Mine from Apple would have been £1899, I paid £1725 a saving of £174!

My Systems Specs;
Main System - MacBook Pro (14-inch, 2022), Apple Silicon M1 Pro, 16gb, 500 gb SSD, macOS Ventura 13.0.1,
VirtualDJ v2023-arm b7356 (Early Access).
External WD Passport Ultra 2Tb HD formatted exFat containing Music & Video databases.
Controllers - Denon MC7000, Denon MC6000 Mk2.


Looks like you have a M1 Pro processor. From what i have read online they are better than even the newer M2 processor. (https://9to5mac.com/2022/06/27/m2-speed/#:~:text=The%20benchmarks%20show%20that%20the,running%20a%20variety%20of%20tests.)
 

Posted Thu 24 Nov 22 @ 12:25 pm