Should I limit Macbook Pro use only to DJing/Producing?
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    Default Should I limit Macbook Pro use only to DJing/Producing?

    Is there any value to restricting my macbook pro usage to only DJing and producing - ie Serato and Ableton?

    I'm considering installing Photoshop and Final Cut on it, but does more software installations = increased chance of glitches occuring with Serato/Ableton?

    I've always thought that if there was less software on the laptop then Serato and Ableton were more likely to be error-free and not crash during a gig. Or is this a stupid notion?

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    Absolutely not... it's not Windows

    I use my MBP for everything (work, photoshop, logic, traktor) it's never let me down.. a Windows computer wouldn't either to be honest, as long as you aren't running something like Photoshop sucking up resources whilst your in the middle of a set.

    When you have a gig you really only want to be running essential apps, but other than that, nothing to worry about.

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    Having the programs installed, won´t slow down your computer. When using PS or FinalCut while jamming on serato and ableton, it might be stressful for the computer.


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    Just don't run them all at once.

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    Ok thanks for the input guys. Much appreciated. :-)

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    If they aren't running/open then you're good. It won't slow anything down.

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