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Apple Promotes Music-Making on Mac in New Ad

Apple today shared a new "Behind the Music" ad in the United Kingdom that promotes music-making on the Mac with portraits of artists.

"From bedroom studio to stadium tour, the British music scene is alive," the video description says. "See the emerging and the iconic, the graft and the glory, a glimpse behind the scenes and behind the music."

The ad is accompanied by a new page on Apple's website that says "Mac is the instrument of choice for musicians everywhere." The page highlights Apple's music software, including GarageBand, Logic Pro X, and MainStage 3.

The ad is part of Apple's larger "Behind the Mac" campaign launched last year.

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5 days ago at 06:43 am
Aaaaaaaah look at all the cool MacBooks with their glowing Apple logos that you got rid of... :-(

Edit: sorry there was 1 new non glowing MacBook there and I’m pretty sure one of those pics was Michael fassbender playing Steve Jobs
Rating: 18 Votes
5 days ago at 06:55 am
Cheese grater Mac Pro or PowerMac G5 at 31 seconds.

By far the best part of the ad.

Although it's for a product they haven't sold in a long, long time.
Rating: 14 Votes
5 days ago at 06:47 am
LPX is amazing. By far my favourite DAW.
Rating: 11 Votes
5 days ago at 07:36 am

What about bringing back USB-A port? Or accompanying some fundamental ports that musicians use a lot? Or all of a sudden they are abandoning their working reliable $10k+ equipment to embrace USB-C?

Oh, I am sorry. We have DONGLES. My bad. Just pack dongles with their MacBook Pro. That's fine.

I really hate to bring common sense into this, but people who have $10k audio equipment are either:

a) Rich enough to afford a $10 USB-C to USB-A converter
b) Prioritise audio latency & I/O and therefore are happier to migrate to TB3 interfaces

Not only that but you seem to be implying that these people carting around their MacBook Pros also have their $10K worth of audio equipment with them, which is clearly not the case.

And if you're implying that they use their MBP as a workstation when they get to the studio, then it's even more beneficial to have USB-C rather than USB-A. This is due to its throughput and its daisy chaining. You can have your workstation set up with charging, external monitors, external audio devices, and then it all comes to life when you plug in one cable when you get back into the studio - rather than, say, eight.

There were some earlier issues with the T2 interface working with legacy USB-A devices but I've seen lots of patches for that in the last few macOS updates.

Whilst I think you're overreacting a lot about a dongle, I think you're concentrating solely on the drawbacks based on an older way of working, rather than the benefits that the previous gens didn't have.

It seems odd that people always want "the old Apple" back, yet when Apple humbly ask their users to "Think different", all they get is negative feedback. Not that it's all unwarranted. But sometimes it is. ;)
Rating: 8 Votes
5 days ago at 06:59 am
Half the people in the ad aren’t singers, they are just people who say a load of swear words which rhyme
Rating: 8 Votes
5 days ago at 07:15 am

Half the people in the ad aren’t singers, they are just people who say a load of swear words which rhyme

Music isn’t limited to voice, and voice isn’t limited to singing. Open your mind; think different.
Rating: 8 Votes
5 days ago at 07:13 am
That's a really good ad for pre-2016 MacBooks. Look at all those glowing Apple logos.
Rating: 8 Votes
5 days ago at 06:53 am
I'm just here for the comments stating how dare Apple make an ad spotlighting the Mac's music-making capabilities when the company has clearly abandoned its professional base and inevitably within a few years we'll all be forced to use iPads with Smart Keyboards because Apple clearly doesn't think the Mac is important anymore. o_O:rolleyes:
Rating: 7 Votes
5 days ago at 08:19 am
This is hilarious when 2018 line has T2 causing all manner of audio problems.

We’re on page 50+ with no resolution, no ETA, no admitting of fault.
Rating: 6 Votes
5 days ago at 07:08 am
Bring Logic to iOS. The next generation of creators are walking around with iPads in their backpacks and iPhones in their pockets — not Macs.
Rating: 6 Votes

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