Apple reveals details for the producer-friendly Mac Studio

Words by Eli Duxson

The first bit of Apple hardware to offer the M1 Ultra Processor which is equivalent to two M1 Max chips combined

Apple have dropped their latest on their latest set of highly-anticipated offerings which included the Mac Studio, the ultimate tool for music producers aimed squarely at those who need a small footprint, maximum strength unit at a somewhat affordable price.

What you need to know:

  • Apple have dropped their latest on their latest set of highly-anticipated offerings which included the Mac Studio.
  • The ultimate tool for music producers aimed squarely at those who need a small footprint, maximum strength unit at a somewhat affordable price.
  • It’s the first but of Apple hardware to offer the M1 Ultra Processor which is equivalent to two M1 Max chips combined.

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It’s the first bit of Apple hardware to offer the M1 Ultra Processor which is equivalent to two M1 Max chips combined.

The new Mac Studio comes in two models with the base model a 10-core M1 Max with 32GB of RAM and an SSD capacity of 512GB, and the second a 20-core M1 Ultra processor with 64GB of RAM and an SSD capacity of 1TB.

There is a large assortment of Thunderbolt and USB ports which most pro audio interfaces use which should be more than enough to hook peripherals up to.

The same socketry graces both models with a two USB-C ports and an SD card on the front, and four Thunderbolt ports, two USB 3 A-type sockets, a HDMI 2.0 output, a 10GB Ethernet port, and a stereo headphone out on the back

Apple teased that we will also be getting an M1-powered Mac Pro at some point, which may well retain the ability to add PCI cards for those that need it.

Expansion wise, the key difference between the Max and Ultra models is that the front-panel USB-C sockets on the Max support 10 GB/s transfer via the USB 3 protocol, while on the Ultra model they can handle both USB 3 and 40 GB/s Thunderbolt 4 devices.

Head to Apple for more information.

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