I’m planning to change my old Mac Pro (2009) to a new computer. I’ve read nearly all the posts published in this forum, but as I still have several doubts, I’ve opened a new specific thread.
My main work is film scoring and sound design. I use Nuendo 10 with an RME Fireface 800 interface. My main setup involves a lot of MIDI tracks routed to several Vienna Ensemble Pro 7, where I have both VSL instruments and Kontakt 6 instances (plus some PLAY instances as well) and back to Nuendo for mixing. The total amount of tracks is between 150-200, and I also use a pretty large amount of plugins to process and mix (no UAD cards or similar, all native).
I’ve read a lot about the supposed problems of Cubase/Nuendo with multiple cores systems (it’s supposed to be better a reduced number of cores with higher speed per core). On the other hand, VE Pro and Kontakt make an intensive use of multiple cores and multithreading, so it completes the mess when deciding the path to go.
I have no problem on switching from Mac to PC, but what I worries is to make the right configuration of number/speed of cores to maximize the performance with the setup that I have explained.
What I have clear is that my confguration may include the following:
- 128 Gb RAM expandable.
- Dedicated GPU card
- SSD drives
Currently, my options are:
- A new Mac Pro with the right configuration of number/speed of cores
- A new Audio specific PC (by Pc Audio Labs or similar). Here the options are more diverse, but I can reduce them to the following:
· i7/i9 processors based computer
· Dual Xeon processors based computer
Thanks in advance.