Why the MacBook Pro is perfect for DJs? A few weeks ago we discussed why MacBooks were perfect for VJs – that little known breed of visual performers who wow and impress with swirling and brilliant colours of light and tech. However, we also work with a number of DJs up and down the country and we thought it was about time we did a blog dedicated to their craft, even if the last time we came anywhere close to DJing was at our sister’s sweet sixteen when mum let us make the playlist. We won’t comment on the success or failure of this particular endeavor, but in any case we spoke to those people in the know and they told us everything a burgeoning DJ needs to know about the MacBook. Because is a DJ really a true artist if they don’t have a MacBook?
Firstly, the MacBook has an exceptionally long battery life, which can be tremendously useful at a concert or festival where plug outlets may be in slightly short supply. Not only that, but with a phenomenal amount of internal storage as well as at least 4 GB of RAM, it means that even with all the apps, software and music you will need to simultaneously store and run, that shouldn’t have an impact upon the speed of the MacBook. Most DJs will be using programmes like Traktor, Ableton Live and others on a regular basis so this is an important consideration. It’s also not overly expensive to add more RAM to a MacBook so if you do need to add more that should be pretty seamless. Having spoken to a number of DJs, it would seem that the latest MacBook Pro Retina is probably the most efficient device for a DJ, although any MacBook would prove suitable.
Not only that, but a number of DJs lauded the lower latency thanks to the much more intelligent ways of handling mini devices – the fact that there are far fewer unexpected system crashes compared to another big technology rival we won’t mention. MacOS also works extremely well with MIDI, Firewire and Powerwire whilst meaning DJs don’t have to deal with driver updating, driver reinstalling or driver conflicts because the MAC doesn’t have a driver. There are also far fewer hardware configurations because most of the electronics you buy will work straight out of the box.
Also finally, and perhaps most importantly everyone looks cooler with a MacBook and if that can’t convince you we don’t know what will.
Are you a DJ? We would love to hear from you. Feel free to drop the Mac Rental Company team a line on email@example.com or give us a call on 0207 293 0447 if you would like to discuss the hire of any MacBook Pros, Macbook Pro Retina, iMacs and iMac Retinas. We offer a fantastic delivery service with same day one-hour delivery in London and same day delivery in the UK, delivered to your door at a time that works for you. We also have in-house engineers who are able to repair any Apple products that very same day.