Hey all -
First of all, major apologies if this is in the incorrect forum.
So I just finished up an EP on my current set-up, and honestly the mixing process was absolute torture due to how slow and poorly performing my current set-up is (non-stop system overloads, can not tweak any plugins during playback, transport not responding) so I told myself once the project was done I was going to treat myself and start upgrading. Here's what I'm working with currently:
MacBook Pro Mid-2010 (Upgraded to 8GB RAM)
Logic Pro 9.1.8 (running 32-bit)
It's all pretty dated. I've held off for so long in fear of losing all of compatibility of plug-ins I've used over the years, however it's to the point I am willing to risk losing all of my previous work to have a better system and more consistent workflow. I've done a lot of searching around and am pretty overwhelmed by the approach I can take. Do I upgrade my MBP first? Do I update my OS and get Logic Pro X - or would I still have performance issues? I unfortunately don't have the budget to wipe the slate clean and get everything at once, and also don't want to overspend if I don't need to. I am just seeing what you all would recommend as the best way to begin upgrading?