dsilvercoin Posted December 10, 2011 Share Posted December 10, 2011 Hello all- Let me start off my first post by thanking everyone for all of their posts on these forums. I have been reading a ton over the last few days and have learned so much. That being said, I'm still confused as to what I should do. Here's my current setup: - Mac Pro (early 2009)- 2 X 2.93 Ghz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor- OS 10.7.2- Four internal 7200 RPM SATA 1 TB hard drives (system, samples, audio, back up)- Numerous external Glyph FW 800 HD- 6 GB RAM (currently), but I plan on expanding.- Logic 9.1.5 (usually running in 64 bit)- MIO 2882 2d Expanded +dsp I use my Mac mainly for scoring TV/film and I am about to (finally) invest in a number of VSL instruments, but am worried about my Mac's performance. I imagine I'll be using about 16 VSL instruments per arrangement (though there may be more) as well as a number of other Software Instruments (EXS, Ivory, NI, Spectrasonics, Toontrack, etc), plugs (32 & 64 bit) and video. A number of experienced and informed VSL users have advised me to invest in SSD for VSL, especially as there are all kinds of benefits when using VIP2. However, after reading through some of the posts on this forum, I'm a bit hesitant to spend all of my money on such an unproven technology. What would people recommend I do to have my MacPro handle the load? - Upgrade my RAM (a no brainer I know), but to how much (32GB or something crazy like OWC's 96 GB kit)? - Invest in SSD?- Invest in VEP5 and a possible slave computer for VSL and all of my other Software Instruments and samples?- Something else I've never even heard of? Of course, money is always an issue and I have no desire to be waiting it. That being said, i can't afford to have a system that doesn't work and I hope I can improve my current setup in an affordable way. Thank you! ds Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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