A couple of days ago I finally got my nerve up to push the button to order the new Apple Mac computer and its peripherals. And at some expense it has to be said. This completes the gear purchases I'll need to rebuild my recording system from the old hardware Mackie mixing desk and 24 track recorder that has stood me in good stead for so many years.

The various peripherals, (keyboard, mouse, Thunderbolt cable, HDMI cable and Superdrive,) arrived yesterday but the computer, a Mac Mini, will not get here for several days yet as it has to be custom configured with extra memory and storage. This computer will only be used for recording, all my other computer needs will be satisfied by the iMac that I've had for a few years.