New Apple machine with 8th Gen i7 (Mac mini) running badly

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TLW
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Re: New Apple machine with 8th Gen i7 (Mac mini) running badly

Post by TLW » Fri May 03, 2019 2:21 pm

2018/19 Macs having problems with USB audio is a known issue - there are several threads about it on RME’s forums.

It seems Apple dropped the ball, but Mojave 10.14.4 seems to fix the problems.
Live 10.1 Suite, M4L, 2014/15 MacBook Pro 15.3” Retina i7, OS Mojave 10.14.5. RME UFX, assorted synths, guitars and stuff.

chilleddreams
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Re: New Apple machine with 8th Gen i7 (Mac mini) running badly

Post by chilleddreams » Mon May 13, 2019 6:42 pm

Update from my side: I'm using an eGPU now with monitor attached to the external unit. Problems gone completely.
Mac mini 2018 i5 3 GHZ, 8 GB RAM, Sonnet eGPU
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gunark
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Re: New Apple machine with 8th Gen i7 (Mac mini) running badly

Post by gunark » Mon May 13, 2019 6:57 pm

chilleddreams wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 6:42 pm
Update from my side: I'm using an eGPU now with monitor attached to the external unit. Problems gone completely.
Interesting. I do wonder if my issues stem from a second screen on a USB C port. I’d rather not have to shell out for a mostly pointless egpu for audio though.

chilleddreams
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Re: New Apple machine with 8th Gen i7 (Mac mini) running badly

Post by chilleddreams » Tue May 14, 2019 7:00 pm

gunark wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 6:57 pm
Interesting. I do wonder if my issues stem from a second screen on a USB C port. I’d rather not have to shell out for a mostly pointless egpu for audio though.
Then give it a try w/o second monitor. A guy from Ableton support also gave me a hint to try different screen resolutions. That also helped a bit. I'm using a single 4K monitor. It seems that the built-in Intel GPU from Mac mini has problems with high resolutions or scaling. Interestingly performance was better when I set the screen resolution to maximum (unscaled 4K). But then I wasn't able to read something. :)
Mac mini 2018 i5 3 GHZ, 8 GB RAM, Sonnet eGPU
Focusrite Scarlett 6i6, Live 10 Suite, Push 2,
Maschine Studio, Electribe EMX/ESX, Pulse
UAD Satellite Duo

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