HUGE EDIT: Please take note of this quote, because the discussion has shifted toward it.
synchronizer wrote:My macbook pro was purchased right before they added thunderbolt and 4 core i7 processing. I would have thought that it would be good enough, but for some reason the processor jumps to extremely high levels of use. It's probably not even close to being he "best intel core i7". Still it would be nice to fix the problem. Here is my detailed discussion of the problem:Roland Genske wrote:Coming back to your 1st post ...
... WHY? Care to share a few specs, i.e., what particular MB Pro you have?synchronizer wrote:After coming to the conclusion that my macbook pro was not built to be able to handle Cubase 6 ...
Instead of spending on a new PC, you might consider to upgrade your MB Pro RAM (such as 8 GB would cost around 75 Euros) and hard disk (I recently added a very nice 750 GB 7200 RPM disk to my Mac Mini for 95 Euros).
This may leave you enough money to spend on a decent audio interface, ideally this one, although this one will certainly do as well.
Just a suggestion.
https://www.steinberg.net/forum/viewtop ... 985#p76985
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819103913
Soundcard: Creative 70SB088000004 PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6829102024
The Motherboard I chose supports USB 2.0, USB 3.0, esata, and firewire.
To be honest, the CPU will hopefully be good enough since it's the best that AMD currently offers. As for the sound card, I'm not reading the best reviews but it seems okay. I need everyone's opinion however. the card advertises sound dedicated to gamers and cinematic enthusiasts when I'm interested in pure raw and uncorrupted sound.
I'm looking forward to responses. If more parts need to be listed, please ask.