Logic Pro - Which Macs are compatible?

David Hardy
Logic Pro - Which Mac is compatible?
 
Logic Pro is a very popular music creation program - powerful creative tools for professional songwriting, beat-making, editing and mixing.
 
As with Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro is software created by Apple so suits most Macs.
 
Anything with OS 11.5 (Big Sur 2014) or later will run Logic and we would recommend 8GB of RAM and minimum 256GB Storage.
 
An iMac or MacBook Pro or Air will work and is really down to personal preference, if you're out and about or travelling to recording studios go for a MacBook or if you have a home studio an iMac would most likely be preferable.
 
Here's a link to our full range, just remember to select 8GB of RAM minimum - https://cheshiremacs.com/collections/all
 
If you still need help choosing you can contact us on 01625 415088 or message us!

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One of the most common questions we receive is ‘how do I speed up my iMac?’. The answer isn’t always straight forward and simple. However, our technicians have over 20 years’ experience. This allows them to draw on this to find the best solution for our clients.
If your iMac does not have an SSD (solid state drive) then this can often be the answer to speeding up your iMac. We are able to offer fast turnaround on all iMac repairs. Message us or get in touch if you would like a quote for an SSD. This could help provide a solution to an issue you may have been fighting for some time.

Speeding up Your iMac

While you are with us, our helpful and friendly staff are also on hand to help with any other questions you may have. Building a trusted relationship with our clients just comes naturally to us. We aim to provide the one-stop solution for all of your Apple devices.

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Final Cut Pro - Which Macs can run it?

David Hardy

One question that we are asked daily is which Mac's can run Final Cut Pro?

Because Final Cut Pro is Apple software the good news is the vast majority of Mac's can run it.

What is Final Cut Pro? This is Apple’s professional-level video editing software. It is an incredibly popular software for both professionals and also consumers looking for more power for their video editing projects. It does a really great job of providing a solution for both groups. There are well-publicised pros and cons for both groups. However, it has received great press once users get used to different elements of the software.

Did you know?

Final Cut Pro works exclusively on Mac computers (as it was made by Apple). It is possible that this will change in the future, but right now there are no versions available for Windows or other operating systems.

The minimum system requirements are 4GB of RAM, 1GB of VRAM, 4.5GB of available disk space and macOS 11.5.1 (Big Sur) or later.

We would recommend going for 8GB of RAM minimum and the biggest screen you can accommodate for easier editing purposes but this isn't essential.

Regarding the OS this means any MacBook Air, MacBook Pro or iMac from 2014 onwards will be compatible.

Here are some recommendations from us - https://cheshiremacs.com/collections/final-cut-pro

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If you would like more advice on which Mac would best suit your needs, please don't hesitate to contact us - we have an online chat on the website, you can call us or email us, or if you're local drop in! We will always go above and beyond to make sure you receive the best possible service.

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Capture One Pro

David Hardy
CAPTURE ONE PRO 📸
 
Capture One is a professional-grade photo editing software designed for pros and serious enthusiasts.
 
It offers exceptional RAW image file processing, image cataloging, layers, local adjustments, keystone adjustments, as well as just about all the features one would expect out of a pro image editing app.
 

The minimum system requirements on a Mac for Capture One are -

 
Intel Core i3+ (1st generation)
8 GB of RAM
10 GB of free hard disk space
Calibrated monitor with 1280×800, 24-bit resolution at 96dpi
macOS 11, macOS 12, macOS 13 (macOS 13 builds up to 13.0)
Internet connection to run Capture One Live
 
All releases from Capture One 21 (14.2.0) onwards provide native support for Apple Silicon Macs. Additionally, Hardware Acceleration on Apple Silicon (M1/M2) machines is achieved using Metal – this is now also the case on Intel based Macs, if you are using Capture One 22 (15.3.0) or newer.
 
If working with high-resolution images and doing calculation-heavy adjustments,
we recommend the following:
 
Intel CPU with 4+ cores
16+ GB of RAM
Solid State Disk (SSD)
NVIDIA or AMD GPU with 8 GB+ RAM
Calibrated monitor with at least 1920×1200, 24-bit resolution at 96dpi
 
As always, call us if you need any advice, we have a resident, award winning photographer who is an expert in these systems!
 
Follow this link to see our current compatible Macs - https://cheshiremacs.com/collections/capture-one

What do our clients think?

“Communication was excellent, with prompt responses even if my queries were random due to a bad experience with another company.
Mac book air arrived promptly even with delays due to Christmas and strikes etc. Great laptop, ideal for my daughter for uni. Have recommended the company since to friends.” – Angela Booth

This testimonial offers great reward as it outlines so many of the elements that our friendly team work hard to offer. Is this hard work for us? No. In fact it comes very naturally. We are a small company, but we have a big vision of being the best at what we do. Get in touch with any questions and we will be happy to talk you through everything.

 

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CheshireMacs; What our Customer’s Think

David Hardy

At CheshireMacs, we work hard to offer the best quality refurbished Apple computers. Our refurbished Apple Mac computers go through a really rigorous process from start to finish to ensure that every refurbished product will perform just as buying from new. The great thing about this is that it saves you money as well as giving you peace of mind.

Reviews of CheshireMacs:

“Fantastic company. received laptop within 24 hours of placing order. very competitive price. it was described as grade A but was actually like brand new. absolutely delighted with whole experience. did phone them with a couple of questions and the customer service was really excellent. cannot recommend highly enough.” Terence Cook

“Spot on service with no hassle’s, iMac received next working day well packed and working smoothly. Can highly recommend this company.” Malcolm Jackson

“The ordering process on line was very easy to follow and I found the staff at Wilmslow always very helpful.” Mary Fernaly

“Staff really helpful..was able to view the computer in the showroom and get helpful advice.” Janet Bailey

“Quick delivery and helpful staff when contacted. Very much liked that it was easy to contact the company direct.” Duncan Bourne

“Great purchase of a new Apple MacBook pro. Lynsey and Dave went out of their way to make this purchase work, gave me a great price. 10/10 for cheshire macs - Extremely happy with my new Mac. Happy to recommend Cheshire Macs.” Joel Chant

These are just some of our most recent reviews on Trustpilot. This is an independent review platform that’s open to everyone. Clients are able to share their experiences to help others make better choices. Rich insights help businesses like ours to improve the experiences they offer.

When you buy your refurbished Apple Mac from us, you can do so with 100% confidence. Get in touch today on 01625 415088.

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How Do I Speed up my iMac?

David Hardy

An Apple iMac can be your best friend or worst enemy if you feel like it is working really slowly. There are many steps and stages you can work through to find out what is going on but there is one key solution.

One of the most common questions we receive is ‘how do I speed up my iMac?’. The answer isn’t always straight forward and simple. However, our technicians have over 20 years’ experience. This allows them to draw on this to find the best solution for our clients.

If your iMac does not have an SSD (solid state drive) then this can often be the answer to speeding up your iMac. We are able to offer fast turnaround on all iMac repairs. Message us or get in touch if you would like a quote for an SSD. This could help provide a solution to an issue you may have been fighting for some time.

Speeding up Your iMac

While you are with us, our helpful and friendly staff are also on hand to help with any other questions you may have. Building a trusted relationship with our clients just comes naturally to us. We aim to provide the one-stop solution for all of your Apple devices.

Feel free to read some of our reviews on TrustPilot from our valued customers. Some recently commented:

“I’m very pleased with my Mac mini. It’s in perfect working order and condition. I feel I bought it for a fair price from an honest company and I would definitely recommend them.” – Steven

“Ordered a used Macbook pro for my son. It came on the day they said it would and was exactly what we had ordered. Would recommend.” – Martin

We are often updating our website with new products. Check out our ** OCTOBER OFFER ** for our brilliant iMac 21.5inch 4K Core i5 3.1Ghz, 8gb, 500GB SSD for just £415. Look online or call our team today on 01625 415088.

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Buying a Refurbished iMac

David Hardy

There are many reasons why you may be looking at buying a refurbished iMac. These reasons are likely to be personal to you. However, whether you are buying for business or personal purposes, a refurbished alternative is a really great one.

Why A Refurbished iMac?

There are many reasons that extend past the point that they cost less to purchase. This is a great advantage to a huge percentage of our customers. However, there are other reasons. All refurbished iMacs and other Apple products are sold with a 1-year warranty. This offers peace of mind and reassurance to our customers.

We are a smaller-scale business. This means that we are passionate about our clients and the service they receive. We realise how important it is to offer the best possible customer service. This comes very naturally to our helpful team. We will always go the extra mile to offer information and advice that will allow you to purchase the best option for you. Your needs will be individual so therefore, it is important that you are confident in how best to choose the right iMac for you.

Our team are meticulous in our approach to refurbishing iMacs. Whether you are looking for a 27” iMac, a 21.5” iMac or a Mac Mini, we have stock to suit your needs. These are available in different screen sizes, and we also sell a range of computer accessories that will really tailor your purchase.

The iMac is known to be one of the best all-in-ones on the market today. It offers incredible versatility. Rest assured that we will have an alternative that will suit your budget and requirements.

One of our clients commented:
“I found CheshireMacs after being recommended and it was truly the best business to come to. I ordered my MacBook and it came a couple days later. The pricing was very good and I’ve received such a good quality product. Customer support was spot on and quick to answer my queries. Even let me change postal address last minute. I highly recommend.” – George Pipe

Get in touch with CheshireMacs today to find out more about how we can help on 01625 415088. We look forward to the opportunity of speaking with you.

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