My four year old Mac Pro is getting a bit long in the tooth and various parts have started failing. Rather than pumping money into replacement parts, I am looking at the new MacBook Pro 15" Retina.
I’ve heard great reports of how it performs, and Thunderbolt connections mean that I can now run external drives for my virtual instruments and audio that will actually transfer data more quickly than the internal drives of the Mac Pro.
I have a few questions for existing users though (or those who have made a similar move)…
I will now need to use a USB hub to run my various midi synths, audio interface, etc off the two USB ports included on the MB Pro. My question is - will the Steinberg dongle work correctly on a USB hub, or are there potential issues with this?
Is the resolution of the new Retina display supported by Cubase as yet?
How have you found the performance of your MB Pro? Any risks with moving from a Mac Pro to the i7 processor?
Thanks guys, looking forward to your feedback!