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Which mac os should I use for best performance?
Last post Mon, Jul 25 2016 by Paul, 9 replies.
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Posted on Mon, Jul 18 2016 18:46
by Felix Bartelt
Joined on Fri, Oct 22 2004, Berlin, Posts 372

Hi, 

since I always had problems with my music programs (basically logic and vsl), I´m wondering to which os I should upgrade my mac. 

It will be a pure music composing mac, no office software, no mail, just music...

I´m currently running OS 10.6 on a MacPro 2x2,8GHz Quad-Core mit 16GB RAM. 

Thanks for helping!

Posted on Tue, Jul 19 2016 06:01
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 11759

Hi Felix, 

My opinion: If you´re not planning to upgrade your computer, I´d probably stick to OS X 10.6 with this one (8 years is an honorable age for a music computer), for as long as possible. 

What kind of problems do you have?

Best,
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Tue, Jul 19 2016 06:38
by Felix Bartelt
Joined on Fri, Oct 22 2004, Berlin, Posts 372

Hi Paul, 

thanks for the quick answer. My mac is going to get some ssd drives and probably some more ram.

In case of which kind of upgrades would you recommend a newer os?

Best Felix

Posted on Tue, Jul 19 2016 06:45
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 11759

Hello Felix, 

SSD drives are definitely a good idea. 
If you´re planning to get a newer computer (let´s say 2012 and later), I´d upgrade to the latest available OS, to get up to date with everything else. 

If you´re staying on your 2008 Mac Pro, you could upgrade to OS X 10.8, but only if you have to. 

Best, 
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Tue, Jul 19 2016 07:11
by Felix Bartelt
Joined on Fri, Oct 22 2004, Berlin, Posts 372

Ok. Thanks.

Posted on Sun, Jul 24 2016 16:06
by Ben12
Joined on Sun, Jul 24 2016, Ireland, Posts 2

Paul hi,

I am really interested in purchasing the VSLMir Pro 24 with the Mystic spaces Room extension. I need to ask you -similar to the concerns you just addressed in this post-thread - My mac is OSX10.6.8 with 4GB ram Intel core duo2 processor- I just want to add reverb to an audio track for 1 solo instrument in the church space (8minute track). Do you think I would be able to install and run the Mir Pro 24 s/w on this mac (as the room s/w requirements are less at: 4GB OSX10.6 [but I5 uProcessor] - for this small (undemanding?) project?

As to buy a new mac is too much right now [..it won't take another s/w upgrade]

P.S. if i buy, do I have to wait for the dongle vienna key (usb?) in the post? How long would it take? - its an emergency!!

Thanks for the help Paul

[love the s/w] ))

Regards, David

Posted on Sun, Jul 24 2016 17:12
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 11759

Hi Ben12, 

You could be lucky there, but I´d suggest to get Vienna Suite or Vienna Suite PRO instead, as you get more plug-ins out if. 

You need to get a ViennaKey or Steinberg key to store our licenses on (also demo licenses, which you can request at anytime). 

Best, 

Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Sun, Jul 24 2016 18:30
by Ben12
Joined on Sun, Jul 24 2016, Ireland, Posts 2

Paul, hi again.

I really want to use the 2 church spaces in the Mystic Spaces [room package],

So I wanted to specifically buy the VSLMirPro24 host s/w...(?)

I dont want to use the s/w ever for full orchestra work. Just typically one short solo .wav file to process...

Re: your reply that ' I might have a chance' that it will work on my mac...

Is there any way that you can assure me? :) [I do understand that the convolution usually takes a lot of RAM and CPU power] and I see your point in directing me to VSL suite Pro [with a probable more suitable requirement for me <duoCore 2 cpu>]

my macbook: cpu 2.1Ghz Intel Core2Duo, 4GB ram, OSX10.6.8

I'd buy if you could reassure me that s/w will run on my mac setup as it is, can you help/advise? ...

Thanks a lot Paul, I really appreciate the help and advice.

Dave. )

Posted on Mon, Jul 25 2016 11:32
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 11759

Hi Dave, 

You can check with a demo license, all you need is a registered eLicenserKey, please register it here and contact me at

Best, 
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
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