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    Default 2017 MacBook Pro With Touch Bar

    Anyone using the newest Mac? I am looking at picking one up this week. I am getting the highest specs possible.

    I will be using it mainly with
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    Anyone using this setup? Anyone using the newest MacBook Pro with Traktor? Any issues or concerns? Just an FYI, I am out of the box user no special mappings or anything. My current system runs flawlessly with a 2014 MBP... I have $5000 burning a hole in my pocket and want to upgrade to a new computer.

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    You don't need such a beefy mac for Traktor, mine still runs fine on a 2010 MacBook Pro

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    That wasn't the question. Traktor still runs great on my 2007 iMac and 2014 MBP. I'm looking for an upgrade.

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    If I were you, I would be looking at possible issues with USB hubs, that seems like one of the weaker points.
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    I currently plug everything into a powered USB hub and then plug the Hub into my computer. Can't I just get a USB 3.0 to USB C cable and use the same Hub and just plug it into the computer?

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    Yes, you can. Other than stuttering waveforms there are no issues.
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    You probably could but there has been enough issues with usb 2.0 vs 3.0 to think that usb c standard won't have similar.
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    I think what Slay means is that there are a bunch of low quality third-party USB-C cables and hubs out there, so you'll need to do some research if you intend to buy any of them. If you just use Apple's USB-C to USB 3.0 adapter with your current hub you shouldn't have any issues.
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    Thanks for the info. I am going to pay a visit to my local Apple store and download the demo and see if there are any issues while playing with it in store.

    I always buy high quality adaptors. I don't buy the cheap stuff... It's not in my DNA

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