Mary Spender, a British musician who shares her daily life on her YouTube channel, wanted to see what the new 16-inch MacBook Pro had in the stomach. The artist has indeed invested in the new model with M1 Max processor, which is quite simply the most expensive of the range. As a reminder, it is available from 3,439 euros with 32 GB of RAM on board, a 512 GB SSD, a twenty-four-core GPU and a ten-core CPU. Just that.
Until now, however, the machine had only shown its pure prowess on paper, or in fairly mainstream tests that more or less exploited the device globally. Spender, she went much further since the young woman simply made a complete clip with her laptop. You can see her singing there by the sea or on a terrace, no parasitic noise seeming to disturb her performance.
For the video, the director simply called on… Photo Booth! The app natively installed on macOS Monterey by Apple not only allows you to capture snapshots (single or burst), but also to record a quick footage and save it directly in its folders. Better: it is possible to choose several effects to choose from, which distort the image in a rather funny way or add animations such as little hearts or birds.
Of course, the designer also uses Logic Pro software, to edit the sound captured with her microphone. This program, unlike Photo Booth, is chargeable. It costs 199.99 euros when buying the MacBook M1 Max to afford it. A price equivalent to that which is permanently available on the App Store, for those who choose to spread their payment.
MacBook Pro 2021 Data Sheet (Sound)
- 3.5mm jack for plugging in earphones or wired headphones
- Bluetooth connectivity also available (for AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, HomePod, HomePod mini …)
- HDMI and USB-C outputs
- SD card reader
- from 512 GB to 8 TB of memory for your music
- six Hi-Fi speakers with force-canceling woofers
- compatible with Space Audio and Dolby Atmos
- three microphones, which Apple sells as “studio quality“
- (and for those who stamp their feet: operating temperature: 10 to 35 ° C, relative humidity: 0 to 90% non-condensing, and maximum altitude: tested up to 3000 m)