I’m sure someone is already laughing, but I’m an old PC user, know all about them. I just moved to a Mac Mini i7, OSX 10.9 (Maverick, 64bit), 2GB RAM, 1TB HDD, FocusRite Saffire Pro 40, dual lcd monitors, Cubase 7.5. This is a dedicated computer I only have Cubase, the Saffire MixControl and the drivers for a Tascam US-1800 installed.
Does anyone know what processes I can stop/disable to improve the performance of the system. Especially the I/O.
With the Focusrite and a buffer size of 256 I have 5ms in and 5ms out reported by Cubase. If I lower this to 32 I get 1.5ms in and 3.2 out.
For the people who have a lot of Mac experience, should I increase the RAM?
(I’ve heard CB7.5 has a problem with 8GB, which seems bogus to me, but it was a Mac savvy Cubase user who told me this.)
My options are increase to 8 or 16 GB
Are SSDs really that better? Would it be worth the price to get one installed?
Any “tricks” that can be used on the Saffire Pro 40?
Any serious suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
I am a percussionist, and high latency really shows up and was readily heard, when I was using CB 5 LE on a PC.
Thanks for your time!