MAC Pro Intel 3,2 GHz
Used 10.6.8 with CB 7 first - Few Spikes. No serious other problems.
Upgraded to 10.8.2 - Fewer spikes. Not really gone but rarely a problem. No other problem added.
Also upgraded memory to 20GB to run heavy PLAY plugs.
Sound card is RME Hammerfall RAYDAT. Used that for years on different computers. No problem with this configuration.
I did however have serious problems with my Win7 PC. Loads of plugs that did not go together under CB 5. That is why I changed to MAC. No regrets.
I’ve tryed C7 under osx 10.7.5 and 10.8.3, the big problems seems to be working with 3rd party plugs. When people says all perfect, no problem, works great. Please try to use other plugs like Native instruments Kontakt, or IK Multimedia plugs, PSP audio, or other plugs. I’ve also found more problems with songs previously from 6.5.3 loaded in C7. Please try also to load a plug during the playback, Im trying to help steinberg but simply test it’s not useful, I think we need tests with 40tracks, 20 plugs loaded and Instruments loaded, just like a real songs.
For example users reports sinch problems when use retrologue or other stein plugs, some other have problems when exporting and the file results +6db more, and other problems, what I can suggest is to test deeply, and report all bugs, to make a list especially under osx. Please report also the visual mixer problems.
thanks to everybody
I definitely agree that C6.5 songs cause problems. Thankfully, I only had 1 project unfinished when I upgraded.
I have had no problems when using NI Kontakt or IK Multimedia’s plugs. On the other hand, there seems to be a lot of spiking when getting close to 40 tracks. Especially with lots of effects loaded on almost all tracks.