Retina Mac Book Pros and DJing... Why So Difficult?!
I love Apple products. I just do. I don’t care if you think I’m elitist or that PC is better. I own a PC desktop and it’s great for gaming but when it comes to the creative stuff that I love to do, I prefer my Mac Book Pro over everything… but now it doesn’t seem to want to let me DJ.
When I got my new Mac Book Pro back in December I still didn’t have my DJ booth set up in my studio space. When I was working on music I was plugging my Maschine or my MidiFighter 3D into my MBP and using the headphone port. Not the best way to DJ, but I just didn’t have the proper space set up to really rock out.
Now that the booth is set up and I can play, i’m running into tons of problems. My keyboard and track pad hang up and don’t work and it shuts off my Traktor Kontrol S4 Mk1 and everything else. OSX is still running, Traktor is still running, but I’m not getting any sound, and I can’t use any devices. It’s a real bummer because even in a gig this would set me back big time (and already has).
So now I’m held up again. Can’t play anywhere until this is fixed and I’ll possibly have to get an older Mac Book Pro model, which really sucks. I don’t want to have to get an older model. I want the new retina screen and form factor of this device. I liked my old 17 inch MBP but I don’t want to have to rely on that in 2014. I want the newest thing to just work.
From what I’ve heard the problem has to do with the Intel chipset which is connected to the USB 3.0 drives. We don’t know why it happens but it fails when using certain devices.
Tomorrow I have an appointment at the Apple store to try and replicate the issue which means I’m bringing about 2 grand worth of equipment to set up in the store (not including the MBP itself) and start jamming out.