I run Logic and am in need of a new computer. It probably needs to happen sooner than later. There's a huge price differential between the two Studio M1 chips. Which version are you rocking and how hard are you hitting it? Any plugin and/or compatibility issues? Which plugins need Rosetta, and are you having any problems with that?
I have the base model M1. Haven’t seen processor hit over 15%. Software bottlenecks feel even more obvious. M1 MBP performs just as well in practical terms, that’s a first. It can open and run anything I’ve ever done on the old iMac or on the Studio so far.
All audio here, no VI’s, no video.
Pointless complaint (it's the future!) - There are plenty of things that feel less elegant with the M1’s, changing input/output hardware, right down to built in speakers versus built in headphones isn’t automatic in places like RX10, I’m spending more time managing things like that than I did with Intel.
According to the rumors no Studio refresh this year but the mini might get one. Have to wait until March event to see though. Long awaited update to Mac Pro should be happening unless they wait until June to announce that. It’s always a guessing game and once they do announce you might be waiting another couple months for availability. I picked up a M1 MBP over the summer. It’s been handling my Logic and PT session without issue.
Of course, it's a no brainer if you're a Logic X user. I paid $200 for for the program circa 2012 and haven't spent a penny for upgrades since. Other than that, I can't necessarily make a strong argument for the Mac ecosystem over others. They all have their pros/cons/idiosyncrasies. Do you prefer big brother or anarchy? Choose your dark side.