My computer is a Mac Mini from 2018, with 8 GB RAM, and it runs Dorico 4.3 and NP4 just fine.
When it comes to orchestral libraries, I already own Cinematic Studio Strings and Solo Strings, which I originally bought mainly for filling out single instrumental parts in mixes. With my current hardware, I can load all of the Solo Strings in NPPE, and it works, though it pushes my system to its limits.
My dilemma is: do I invest in a RAM and SSD upgrade (299 euros for 64 GB plus another 150 euros for a decent SSD), or in Synchron Prime (595 euros), which is much easier for my current system to handle and which I can keep on my Mac’s own internal SSD? I like the CSS and CSSS sounds slightly better, but the edge that they have over Synchron is small, to my ears at least.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.