I recently bought a 2011 Macbook Pro (15") for, among other things, some serious audio in my bedroom studio.
If I open up Pro Tools or Ableton and start working, within 5 minutes the MBP's fans turn on, spin up as fast as they can go, and never spin back down.
Unfortunately, this makes the computer useless for recording as the fan noise clearly appears on any recorded track, and useless for mixing at low volume as the top end is completely overwhelmed by the sound of the computer.
I'm stuck with the computer for the forseeable future, and the house I'm in is rented so I can't just get the tools out and build utility room in my studio. The only other thing I can think of is an enclosure.
I've tried searching the web for help with the fan noise, but any apple discussion on normal forums tends to get quickly overwhelmed with trolls who are quite happy to declare "I do not experience this problem, therefore nobody has this problem, therefore you're an idiot" while offering absolutely no useful advice. Glad I remembered stackexchange!
Anyway, is there anywhere I can purchase something like this for the laptop that keeps it cool while minimising the noise? If there isn't and I have to build one, can anyone point me in the direction of some guides or war stories from others trying to do the same?