Hi there! I am looking for real-world-experience based recommendations on your DAWs, with Mac. I happen to use Nuendo (currently 5.5, in 64-bit mode) on a Mac Pro 5,11 from mid-2010. I am sure I will be upgrading Nuendo in the near future. I am outfitted with 96GB of RAM, as I use a lot of a larger sample libraries (example, EW Hollywood Series). I am also upgrading my internal drives to SSDs in the coming weeks.
I am generally happy with the performance of everything, even now–but alas, a lot of new Kontakt-based sample libraries are starting to require OS 10.8 or later.
So where to go from here? 10.8, 9 or 10? Which Mac OS will yield the best DAW performance and stability on an older Mac Pro machine?
Thank you for your comments!