Focusrite has designed this pod/video-casting kit to makes sense to the budding content creator. The audio interface and mic are surprisingly high quality, and the design metaphor is bang on.
Modern in appearance and simplicity, just about anyone can use the surprisingly full-featured Ninox for Mac database app. It also interfaces directly with Ninox's online service.
Digital Performer is a vastly capable digital audio workstation that offers unique organization abilities for soundtracks and other large-scale projects. It also takes a deep dive to plumb its capabilities and quirks to reap the rewards.
OWC Mercury Pro U.2 Dual Thunderbolt 3 enclosure review: Massive capacity, versatile, fast in the right configurationThis Thunderbolt 3 enclosure can handle two U.2 (2.5- or 3.5-inch) SSDs, or up to eight M.2 NVMe SSDs using OWC's Shuttle caddies.
While aftermarket solutions are possible, If you're buying a new iMac, you should first consider whether you want to get VESA compatibility.
When you don't need SSD performance, the SanDisk Professional G-Drive USB Hard Drive offers style, toughness, and affordable capacity.
Sabrent's XTRM-Q Thunderbolt 3 drive sports two 8TB NVMe SSDs that can be combined (striped) for speed, or mirrored for redundancy. But it's over-priced at $3300, uses software RAID, and performance on the Mac slowed under load
While only an average performer among 10Gbps USB drives, the LaCie Portable SSD's unique and attractive design, as well as its svelte form factor make it one of our favorites
Users are concerned over SSD lifespan with the M1 swapping from memory under heavy loads. It's not something to ignore, but the fact is, SSDs last a lot longer than most people think.
Ableton Live, now at version 11, offers a streamlined workflow and minimalist interface that eases the creative process. It's designed for musicians, not sound engineers.
OWC's Envoy Pro FX reads and writes at 2GBps via Thunderbolt 3 and 1GBps via Gen 2 (10Gbps) USB for speedy transfers and backups with both Macs and Windows PCs.
Running Windows 10 for ARM on an M1 Mac is workable via virtualization. There's no retail version of the OS available currently, only a free preview, but the indicators that there may be seem positive.
The latest version of Fledging's Shell Thunderbolt NVMe SSD enclosure features a larger profile, plenty of venting, and an active fan for vastly improved cooling.
OWC's Envoy Express T3 enclosure lets you use your own M.2 NVMe SSD for external Thunderbolt storage. A clever sticky-mount caddy helps keep it in place.