Sorry if there’s already a topic around concerning this matter, but because of the very general search terms I have to use such as ‘windows’, ‘mac’ ‘compatible’, etc, I couldn’t really see the wood for the trees. Anyhow, here is my situation. I have a studio set-up with a nice powerful desktop, running Cubase 7.5 in Windows 7. All is well. However, a lot of times I cannot work in this studio, so I’m thinking about buying a powerful notebook so I can also get my production work done in other environments, while using my studio environment for the final stages of perfecting projects. For this, I could buy a powerful notebook and run windows, install everything like I did for my studio and I can simply start one project on system A and finish it on system B (I figure this shouldn’t be too much of a drag, right?). However, I’m also seriously considering buying a Macbook pro 15.4" for various reasons. My guts tell me that running Windows 7 in e.g. bootcamp on the Mac is kind of a waste of money (because I figure that performance will suffer - so why even buy a mac then?). Therefore, I was considering installing Cubase 7.5 for Mac (while continuing working in Windows in my studio).
However, I’m seriously concerned whether my projects will translate well from the windows install to the mac install and vice versa. I know that the cubase files will open in both, but I’m seriously concerned about the various VST plug-ins that I utilise. First of all, I’m not too sure whether the majority of plug-ins offers both mac as well as windows installs, and secondly, even if they do, not too many problems and maybe bugs will arise. In short I’m afraid that the extra problems won’t be worth working in both a windows and a mac environment. And finally, I’m interested in your opinions about running Cubase in Windows on a Mac (even writing it sounds strange, but maybe there’s nothing to it). Of course I wouldn’t move to Logic as Cubase is simply too dear to me haha
So if any of you knows about any of these matters, please help me in making a good decision. Your help is very much appreciated!