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Old 06-23-2018, 12:47 AM
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Hi,

I was wondering if max out my Mac mini to 16gb Ram has a benefit on my system. Right now I have 10gb and the meter in protocols roughly reaches 20%.

90% of the time is audio recording and mixing, not much for midi work or samples libraries.

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Old 06-23-2018, 12:59 AM
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are you using a lot of plugins how many tracks are your songs on average w?what more do you want to improve on in your PT's
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Old 06-23-2018, 01:16 AM
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Depending on the project:

pop , rock stuff at 48 Khz, the average of 40-50 plugins / 30-40 tracks
pop , blues, jazz at 96 Khz, around 30 plugins / 24-30 tracks
classical and orchestral at 192 Khz, around 15 plugins if any / 16- 20 tracks

Pt is very stable, ram ussually stays around 17-20%, and the Mac mini is also very stable even if I run at the same time with internet browser, mail...

So I'm pretty happy with the system, but maybe I miss something that I don't know. Maybe it can run faster?

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Old 06-23-2018, 05:26 AM
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Hi,

I was wondering if max out my Mac mini to 16gb Ram has a benefit on my system. Right now I have 10gb and the meter in protocols roughly reaches 20%.

90% of the time is audio recording and mixing, not much for midi work or samples libraries.

Thanks
Want to know what will help? How about having all your ram modules the same size? The only way you can get 10 gig is to have mismatched ram modules and that's never a good thing especially in a computer that only has two ram slots. They should be the same size and spec. What meter reaches 20%? CPU? RAM?
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Old 06-23-2018, 08:57 AM
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Want to know what will help? How about having all your ram modules the same size? The only way you can get 10 gig is to have mismatched ram modules and that's never a good thing especially in a computer that only has two ram slots. They should be the same size and spec. What meter reaches 20%? CPU? RAM?
That’s a good reason.

20% Ram, protools meeter
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:37 PM
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I maxed out to 16gb of Ram. It seems like the graphics are better...or is just placebo thing. Anyway, pt memory meter dropped down to 10-11%
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