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Old 02-12-2019, 04:01 PM
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Hi everybody, I hope your year is going great, just a quick question, maybe someone has experience with this model. Basically I have a chance to buy (for basically nothing) an older Mac Pro 2009, 2.93Ghz Quad with 32GB of Ram, the kicker is it has a 6tb SSD Raid, plus a PCI 1tb raid for the OS. So my question is if you guys think it may be able to handle some of the HO (gold probably) with some of the older libraries and maybe a few Kontakt and Omnisphere, it wouldn't be for film score but more for pop productions with some orchestral elements.

My last setup was an iMac 2011 i5 with 24gb ram and then a MacBook Pro i7 with 16gb (2011 also) as I had to massively downgrade due to a long and horrid story, but anyways just wondering if someone is still using a similar system and/or some thoughts on it.

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Looks good for HO Gold, that should even run Diamond.

Please make sure that the 6TB SSD Raid is properly formatted for Mac.

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Misc computer / Play settings - Here are a few things, which
you can do to improve your DAW capabilities:

- Turn off WIFI and BlueTooth
- Unplug your LAN cable (basically, get off the internet)
- Turn off all background programs such as security etc.
Depending on your security settings, these might actually
be scanning the samples prior to them loading / playing.
- Only open your DAW. Check how many programs are
automatically run upon startup.

NOTE: Please remember that the turned off security settings
should be re-enabled prior to connecting to the internet again!

- Bounce to Audio and use a .wav file instead of live playback. This
will result in less system resources being used, but the downside
is that it can't be edited anymore.

p. 19: The Sample Cache feature allows you to determine how many
of the samples are loaded directly into RAM or are streamed from the drive.
Test out different levels to see what works best for you.
p. 56: The Sample Purge feature allows you to remove any not used
samples from the RAM.
http://www.soundsonline-forums.com/d...ser-Manual.pdf
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Thank you very much for the fast answer and help
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Sure thing. Let me know if you have and other questions.

I'd like to add one question, if I may: Which Operating System
do you intend on using? Anything 10.7+ will work fine.
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