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I am looking for some pointers before randomly purchasing logic pro x. gear.#, because it is a heavy investment but one I have to make at some point.

I am going to want to use logic alongside my trusted roland vs2480 set up for now, but i want to switch all over in time, space being a problem i figure that the new imac would sit downstairs with my current studio upstairs, lots ot current wav transfers etc.

however, I have found this imac bundle and wondered if the specs are sufficient to run and record/mix logic prox? would you change anything on the spec below for whatever reason?

Also any pointers on what else would be needed to recird direct to logic would help. I record guitars, bass, have a host of microphones, akai 5000, triton le,

what else would i have to purchase to be able to record these into logic directly? I also want to eventually record drums and horns.


specs of the imac are below, any assistance would be greatly appreciated guys;


2017 Apple iMac 27" Retina 5K Display, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB Fusion, Radeon Pro 570,


Accessories Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, Power lead, Lightning to USB Cable

Bluetooth Enabled - Yes - 4.2

Brand - Apple

Camera (front-facing) - Facetime HD camera

Dimensions H51.6 x W65 x D20.3cm

Ethernet Port - yes

bluetooth - Yes

Graphics card  - Radeon Pro 570 with 4GB of VRAM

Graphics card type - Dedicated

Hard drive - 1TB Fusion Drive

Keyboard Wireless

Memory (RAM) - 8GB (two 4GB) of 2400MHz DDR4 memory

Memory Card Slots - SDXC card slot

NFC enabled - No

Operating system - macOS Sierra

Ports - 4x USB 3 ports, 2x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector), 3.5mm headphone jack

Processor - 7th-generation quad-core Intel Core i5

Processor speed - 3.4GHz to 3.8GHz with Turbo Boost

Range - iMac 27" Retina 5K Display

Screen Resolution - 5120 x 2880 pixels

Screen size - 27"

Screen Type Retina 5K display

Sound Stereo speakers, microphone

Touch Screen - No

Type - All-in-One

Voice Recognition - Yes - Siri

Weight 9.44kg

Wi-Fi/3G/4G - Wi-Fi only

Wireless networking Wi-Fi- 802.11ac/a/b/g/n


Thanks in advance,


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Any reasonably modern Mac with supported OS version will run Logic.


You'll need an audio interface to connect external instruments/microphones to record them into the computer. There are all kinds to suit all needs and budgets, so pick something to suit your requirements.

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i would say also consider if you're going to be recording lots of audio as opposed to midi.  My Mac's specs were supposedly excellent for doing so, and I've had lots of issues with multiple interfaces unfortunately
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