Watch an audio pro use a Mac Pro to own Ensemble Pro, Logic Pro, and Pro Tools

Pro Display XDR next to a Mac Pro
Pro Display XDR next to a Mac Pro (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Audio pro Neil Parfitt has a new Mac Pro.
  • He's been putting it through its paces with Ensemble Pro, Logic Pro, and Pro Tools.
  • The results are pretty impressive.

We've been told over and over again how over-powered Mac Pro is for most people. And that's absolutely the case. But if you're someone who can make use of all that grunt you can rarely do better than Apple's most costly Mac. And audio pro Neil Parfitt is one of those people.

He's been sharing his Mac Pro story via YouTube with a new video posted recently. In his latest outing, he shows us how his new Mac Pro – rack-mounted, no less – is replacing two older Mac Pros and making his

Parfitt's old setup involved having two 2013 Mac Pro machines running different apps and hardware just to get the job done, Now, all of that is handled in a single 2019 Mac Pro thanks to the extra oomph it has, but also the expandability as well.

In the new video Parfitt takes us through a spot of composition work for a cartoon and as someone who has no idea how to make music anywhere, let alone on a computer, it's super impressive. I'd heartily recommend watching the video to see what Mac Pro is capable of. Even if one would be overkill for your own work and workflows.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.