Lenovo ThinkPad P52 mobile workstation: the hardcore music producer’s laptop?

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Lenovo has announced a new workstation-class laptop in its ThinkPad series — the P52. A typical ThinkPad on the outside, the P52 can be configured as a music and video production monster on the inside. The laptop uses 8th Generation Intel Xeon and Core CPUs with up to six processing cores and supports up to […]

Superbooth 2018: ALM reveals sampler, DCO, and envelope/LFO/step sequencer

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We saw the ALM Busycircuits rack before they left for the show and were puzzling over what the modules could be. Well, now we know. They have a prototype sampler, a digital wavetable oscillator, a 5-stage envelope, an LFO and a step sequencer – cool! The Sampler As yet unnamed it has 8 channels of playback […]

Apple iMac 2018 rumours: Prettier and faster music production?

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With its self-contained aluminium design and bright, crisp display, the iMac is a fantastic and inspiring music production machine. Here’s everything we think we know about its possible 2018 revamp in terms of design, features, specs, and price. iMac 2018 Design To further slim down the iMac, Apple could go about removing the hard drive […]

Apple MacBook Pro 2018 rumours: A better laptop for musicians?

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The Apple MacBook Pro is so ubiquitous on stage and in the studio that calling it a musical instrument in its own right is well-deserved! However, its latest incarnation, which surfaced back in 2016 (and got updated to newer-generation processors last year) proved a bit of a disappointment for some. Apple essentially forced USB-C on […]

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 […]

Is Apple planning a new USD 999 MacBook in 2018 to replace the MacBook Air?

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While the current-gen MacBook Air can be had for a reasonable USD 999, its hardware hasn’t been updated for at least three processor generations and its display resolution is lagging behind those lush Retina screens on modern Macs and MacBooks. It’s a good computer, but hardly an optimal purchase. Apple is aware of demand for […]