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Old 03-02-2010, 03:47 AM
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However having said that you are using a lot of amplitudes. Amp sims are some of the most processor hungry plugs out there. I personally would wait until they update the MacBooks to either i5 or i7 procs.
That many instances of Amplitube (or Eleven LE) is a little demanding even on my Mac Pro (early 2008). Solution: duplicate track below, inactivate the original track, copy AT settings, select all regions, open AT as an audiosuite plugin, paste settings, process, inactivate AT insert. Group this new track and the original, so any region edits you make will occur on both.

Anyway, Mac will give you less headache than a pc, I guess...

And yes, I would wait just a couple of weeks more... might be just days.
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Old 03-03-2010, 01:02 PM
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actually, both of us have G5's and mbp's. ultimately it comes down to preference but I'm pretty sure we both agree that desktops are better in a studio environment... I'm not going to try to convince you of something that everyone already knows. let me just say that if I was forced to chose one or the other, it would be my G5 with 16GB ram, 2x1TB hdds and my nVidia 7800. think about it
Desktops are indeed preferred.. however in terms of performance, my Mac Book Pro eats the dual G5 alive... but I prefer the dual G5 for standard studio ops. I have had no issues at all with PT 8 on the MBP.
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Old 03-03-2010, 01:08 PM
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Can this machine run this session smoothly? Should I look for a 2.66 GHz machine instead?
See my specifications...
But! After intensive usage MBP will be to HOT (really HOT) and noisy (because of fans). I would recommend you undervolt it with this software http://www.coolbook.se/CoolBook.html
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