I am considering changing my 2009 iMac 21.5" Core 2 Duo 3.06 Mhz for a new Macmini 2014 i5 1.4MHz. http://www.apple.com/mac-mini/specs/
Will a new entry level Macmini perform as well as my 2009 iMac, or will it be less powerful? My current system works just fine, but my eldest son could use my iMac and would prefer having the Macmini on top of the rack where my MR816CSX is installed, instead of running a long Firewire cable to it.
As I said, everything work fine and I don’t really need more power, but I am not going to replace what I have with something less powerful and I am currently not prepared to pay more, because I don’t need an upgrade. This change will only be for practical reasons.
- I mainly record live rock bands in my studio. (Typically 14-24 audio tracks).
- I rarely use VSTis except Superior Drummer 2.0 every now and then.
- The studio Mac is only used for DAW use. I am only always using the current top Cubase-version (but might get Logic in additions to be able to do work for people who are using Logic. E.g. live drum overdubs, leslie overdubs etc)