I’m using a custom-built desktop in my studio, with Cubase 8, under 64-bit Windows 7. It’s nice, and it suits me, and it fits my needs, most of the time, aside from the usual Windows Lottery (what random bit of hardware/software will Winows fail to recognise today? etc).
For live use, however, I need better stability and reliability than I’ll get with a Windows laptop (and I’m stuffed if I’m dragging a desktop the size of a small fridge on and off stages, with a monitor etc). I’ve reached the conclusion that when you see bands using a lot of tech stuff on stage that involves a laptop, there’s always a glowing Apple logo. It’s not just down to pure snobbery. It’s because they just work.
So with that in mind, I’m getting my hands on a suitable-spec Macbook Pro to use on stage.
I understand that the USB E-Licenser manages the use of multiple instances of Cubase, so that I could have it installed on a desktop and a laptop, and only use one at a time with the E-Licenser plugged in - does anybody know if this works across platforms, with the Windows version installed in the studio and the Mac version installed on stage?