I’m in the market for a new laptop and kind of tied to macOS for work reasons. Otherwise, I’d dual boot Linux and Windows and be done with it: the former for work and the latter for music and play.
As much as I love new tech, the latest and greatest, and all the buzz around M1, I’m not wanting to make that leap yet. 16GB RAM limit and support for the tech I need at work is spotty, as are a lot of other things related to music production. Maybe in 9 months or a year.
Thus, I’m looking at 10th Gen Intel MacBook Pro 13 laptops. This isn’t a primary DAW in addition to work… just for travel, sitting on a couch, or laying in bed. My primary is an AMD 3950X desktop.
My question is this, because I’m seeing conflicting information or people just obviously don’t know what the hell they are talking about (Bootcamp is not a hypervisor… it is not a VM…): Given the consensus seems to be that Cubase (10.5 in my case) performs better in Windows than macOS, is it safe to say that running it in Bootcamp would be preferable to macOS? There isn’t some performance hit whether it is crappy drivers, or some contrivance from Apple, that would make Cubase perform worse in it?
Basically just trying to figure out if I should plan on Bootcamping it. Even if keeping Cubase in macOS makes more sense for performance reasons, I should still be able to share projects between the Apple laptop and Windows desktop given they both will have the same plugins and libraries.