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Apple Complete Recording Studio with Mac Mini v5 (MGEM2LL/A)  

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The Complete Desktop Recording Studio with Mac Mini provides all the hardware and software you need to write, compose and record your music from start to finish. With the power of ProTools First, PreS... Read More

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The Complete Desktop Recording Studio with Mac Mini provides all the hardware and software you need to write, compose and record your music from start to finish. With the power of ProTools First, PreSonus Studio One Artist, GarageBand, and a collection of top-brand compressors, equalizers, mastering plugins, and modeling software, including vocal processing and synths, you have the all the creative control you need to sculpt your music without limits. Bundle includes Apple Mac Mini, 20 monitor, PreSonus USB interface, USB keyboard and mouse, two Sterling 3/4 diaphragm condenser microphones, Shure headphones and more! So check out the Complete Desktop Recording Studio and free your musical imagination today!

Features
  • Included Hardware
  • Apple Mac Mini Computer
  • Asus 20 Widescreen LED Display
  • PreSonus Limited Edition Black AudioBox USB Interface
  • Sterling Audio SP50/30 Condenser Microphone Kit (side-address & pencil)
  • Shure SRH240A Headphones
  • Mac-compatible keyboard & mouse
  • Included Software
  • Apple GarageBand Software
  • Pro Tools First Recording Software
  • PreSonus Studio One Artist Digital Audio Workstation
  • IK Multimedia T-Racks CS EQ Plug-Ins
  • IK Multimedia Amplitube CS Guitar Amp Modeling Software
  • IK Multimedia SampTank 3 Sample library
  • Native Instruments Komplete Elements Virtual Instruments & FX Package
  • Nugen Stereoizer Elements
  • Wave Arts TrackPlug
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AppleComplete Recording Studio with Mac Mini v5 (MGEM2LL/A)
 
2.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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25%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (3)

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Very limited

By DJAnakin

from Long Beach,Ca

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Compact
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Limited Functions
  • Pricey / Poor Value
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording

Comments about Apple Complete Recording Studio with Mac Mini v5 (MGEM2LL/A):

I purchased as an upgrade, or so I thought. It's great to have a complete package with everything you need. The equipment isn't great in this package. The Mac Mini is about as fast as my old XP machine. The other review said 8GB of RAM but it's only 4GB. It has a 1.4 GHz i5. It also has a 500GB HDD. It is a slow machine that fills up fast. The software it comes with is so so at best. I can't even register some of it with the keys it comes with... for some reason (Wave Arts in Protools). Just use Garage Band to eliminate hassle. I don't know why the black Presonus box is limited edition or special edition.... you can get it on it's own without the bundle ($99.99). The Mics are ok. Limited on adjustments compared to my AKGs. The monitor is nice. About the most quality item in the kit. Comes with Mic cables. You could probaly build a better setup for less on your own.
I have alot of experience, so setup was easy. If you don't have any experience or are novice, good luck. It comes with a quick setup guide but that's it. It tells you how to hook everything up. From there you'll have to make adjustments and tweak settings on your own.
Overall disappointing for a Mac setup. Not very responsive and slow. I mean sloooww. But is useable. I was questioning buying it because of the return policy (says no returns). If you have any doubts-DO NOT BUY.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

I would not buy this product again

By Dan

from Paducah, Ky

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Limited Functions
  • Poor Sound Quality
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio

Comments about Apple Complete Recording Studio with Mac Mini v5 (MGEM2LL/A):

The software that is included with this recording bundle is more than just complicated, you need a degree in engineering. It is useless to me. The Mac Mini is ok, with 8GB ram i thought it would operate faster, it is as slow as older Macs

(20 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

I returned this product and do not recommend.

By PaulZ

from Fairhope, AL

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Comments about Apple Complete Recording Studio with Mac Mini v5 (MGEM2LL/A):

I play guitar, bass and sing. I have a Boss BR-900CD recorder that I have used for several years and decided to upgrade. I expected to purchase this product, spend a couple of hours setting it up and start recording. I was not made aware that I would have to spend many, many hours trying to download the software from seven different vendors to complete the product. Some of the websites provided offered different products than listed in the paperwork and some indicated they were incompatible with the Apple product. When I called the store for help, I talked with three different people in the recording/audio department and get the runaround. The actual salesperson offered to come to my house and help resolve the software issues, but said he was busy for the next week or so. He also said I could not bring it to the store because they would not have the internet access? The salesperson then hooked me up with another 'specialist". one of the first things this specialist said is that he charged $100 per hour to try to resolve my problems. He wasn't sure how many hours it would take. he then took my phone number and said he would call back with a solution. After two days of not hearing from him, I packaged up the unit and took it back. When I tried to return it, they told me that I could not return it because I had already downloaded some of the software onto the system. Since the downloading of the software WAS the problem, I refused to accepts this answer. The employees know I was having software issues when we talked on the phone and they still said it was OK to bring it back within 30 days. That all changed when I actually tried to return it. Luckily, the assistant manager got involved in the return process and eventually conceded to take the system for return. He managed to salvage the customer service experience.

(40 of 44 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well worth it!

By Bubbles

from Bedford, TX

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Apple Complete Recording Studio with Mac Mini v5 (MGEM2LL/A):

    I got this for my husband for Christmas as a surprise. Due to that, I was kind of reluctant to buy it because there is a no return policy for this item. I knew I was taking a risk because there was a chance that my husband wouldn't like it. Well, I shut my eyes and got it for him. I'm glad I did because he is so happy...which makes me even happier. He loves it and said that it is very advanced. He has made some beautiful music with it. I'm a witness! Which shows me that it is very user-friendly. This item was well worth the price...actually it was beyond worth it. It's even better than what we expected. No complaints!

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