Saxophonick Posted November 30, 2011 Share Posted November 30, 2011 Hi fellow Logicians, In all excitement I bought the FXpansion DCAM Synthsquad with a huge discount, same thing for the new U-he Diva, and also have bought some plugins a few years ago which along the way have been updated to Leopard only, causing me to report the updates/upgrades for later. My setup is : Macpro QuadIntel 1stgen 3GHZ, OS X 10.4.11, LP 8.02, Metric Halo 2882, Novation SLcompact, UAD-2, lot of sweet outboard It appears those plugins I've bought or can't update only work with a Leopard system minimum...bummer! I never upgraded to Leopard, Snowleopard or Lion cuz my system is...rocksolid! And has fulfilled all my needs until now: composing, mixing (upto heavier sessions) arranging with lotsa simultaneous RAM & cpu hogs-plugins & instruments.. you get the picture. The studio I work in has scheduled to by a new Macpro somewhere around spring 2012 Until then, I'd really like to upgrade my system to use all the instruments, FX and softs I've bought or refrained to update or buy because of Tiger ( LP9, K4/K5, update my Waves plugs to v8, get the LX480 and all those new UAD-2 plugins that are not compatible anymore with OSX Tiger) Now the questions: * knowing my system (quite old and processing wise still able but not great either) would you guys recommend me upgrading to: Leopard, Snolep or Lion? I assume as every system evolves and the new possibilities and functions it brings get heavier and heavier on the system so which one would likely keep me in the same ballpark processing wise as now, with little drawbacks and preferably improvements ? * can I still keep my OS X Tiger ( I don't have the time to port all my ongoing work to newer software so for a few month I'll likely wanna be going back and forth between Tiger and the newer OS, to port everything and in case something goes wrong, go back to Tiger to change/export/finish those sessions * I heard about cloning your main HD to another and then upgrading the clone so you keep both: is it possible? how? * Would I need to insert the OS carrying harddrive always in HD-bay 1 of my MacPro or can I leave the HDbay1 for Tiger and use HDbay2 for the newer OS? * Last but not least: can I upgrade to LP9 on Tiger or not? Will it be similar cpuwise or bring me back to the stoneage with my old Macpro? Well, that's about it! Thanks to y'all for helping me out! Regards Nicolas Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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