edz wrote:Not very recent, http://collider.com/exclusive-hans-zimm ... inception/papi61 wrote:edz wrote: BTW, I can read French. The article you quoted doesn't mention anywhere that Hans uses Cubase on a mac.
Hans Zimmer Part 2 at 8 min 28s Steve Weintraub, the interviewer speaks of the gear at the place where HZ just sat down: "there's a Mac etc..."
I sincerely regret having written such a title " Cubase on PC or Mac" as Dark Blue Man says I don't care for Mac vs PC war. All I wanted to know was: I make music for more than 4 years on Macs and the only pbs I have are about music not about hardware or OS, BUT, I don't know if the next Mac Pro will have the power I need: all the tracks with VSTIs for the symphonic sections (4 for the Strings, 3 flutes, 1 oboe etc....) and those for instruments like OMnisphere, MacFive etc...
So what I asked you was YOUR experience, in YOUR studio, your true evidence NO partial benches like the one you gave a link of: this man builds and sales Windows based machines (AAVIM Technologies).
I'm a loyal user of Cubase since Pro 24, I dont even look at something else so I thought this forum was the right place where I could find personnal witnesses. Fortunately I got some advices e.g. from filterfreak so I'll wait until the new Mac Pro is released and I will compare its specs with what I can build around the latest i7.
Dell always has good pricing on the latest intel i7 PC, I am currently running c7 on two of those pcs, and about two and a half years ago ran one main sequencer and three slave pcs, overall it got the job done well performance wise.
I buy the fastest i7 from them they have a t the time for around 800, go bare bones on other features to keep cost down, except opt for a large c drive, then add a strong video card, add more ram 32 gig is reccomended, install a ssd drive in the second bay to run your primary vst samples........split the c drive into two partitions, and use the biggest chunk for project file back up, or something else.......around 1200-1,500 is the cost.........
Anyhow with this set up I can run a lot of vst's, strings, brass, winds, all 3 spectrasonics, drums and perc , spread out on two pcs , I have 16 stero in, into PC 1. I can do this now with 2 PC instead of 4 given the advent of 3rd gen i7.....I run 4 monitors with one dedicated to the film. 3 of the monitors are straight out of the primary i7 PC.
I no longer run vst system link to lock transports between pcs via adat, to much random instability.