Apple partially fixes USB audio on 2018 Macs in latest Mojave update

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Owing in part to the custom USB controller and security chips Apple uses in its computers, some 2018 Mac models are plagued by glitching, unstable USB audio – not with every interface and under every scenario, but there is a legitimate issue. Naturally, such performance hiccups are unacceptable considering Macs’ reputation as music making machines. […]

The new Mac mini is the ideal starter Mac for music production

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After neglecting the little computer that could for close to 4 years, Apple is finally bringing the Mac mini back in line. The new Mac mini keeps its predecessor’s well-established aluminium unibody design, but it’s a totally different beast inside. Thankfully, rather than continuing in the 2014 model’s rather underwhelming direction, this time Apple is […]

Apple pondering a new pro-focussed Mac Mini – and here’s a musicians’ wishlist

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A new Bloomberg report is lending added credence to rumors of an upcoming Mac Mini revamp. The US-based site says that Apple may be planning, and I quote, “a professional-focused upgrade to the Mac Mini desktop”. According to Bloomberg, the new computer might feature new storage and processor variants that may, understandably, make it a more costly […]

Apple Mac Mini 2018 specs, price, release date rumours: budget Mac for musicians?

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The Mac Mini has traditionally been the most budget-conscious choice in Apple’s desktop Mac line-up. It’s also an opportunity for musicians and producers to set up a reasonably capable Mac rig by hooking up the modestly-sized yet fully-featured computer to whatever keyboard, mouse, and monitor they have laying around. Unfortunately, the Mac Mini isn’t much […]