I think I finally decided to stay with Cubase after mulling Pro Tools HDX and Native. Is Cubase programmed to handle dual cpus (workstations) and make use of multi cores (8-12 total) ? I read in gear slutz of a pro tools hd native test where a fast 4 core cpu was not able to handle near as many vsts as a slower 12 core cpu. I usually have no more than 35 tracks for a project but do use a lot of vsts from Waves Mercury. I don’t record more than 3 tracks at a time. I see that Steinberg mentions HP Z800 and HP Z400 workstations but can not find info about their effectiveness over a fast non xeon single Intel CPU. Considering a newer Computer build.
I7 920, 9 GB RAM, SSL X-desk with SSL X-Panda, Lexicon PCM Outbaord, SSL Superanalogue Outboard,RME FF 800( Soon to be replaced by RME Madi PCIe FX ) need the outs in MADI, Windows 64 Bit Ultimate, Lexicon PCM Native Reverbs, Waves Mercury, Melodyne Bundle.