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Need advice for upgrading my computer (with Finale 26)
Last post Mon, Jan 28 2019 by Cyril Blanc, 2 replies.
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Posted on Mon, Jan 28 2019 11:20
by Cadenza
Joined on Sun, Dec 23 2018, Stockholm, Posts 23

Hi everyone! 

I am new with VSL, bought in December and trying figure out the best way to work with it together Finale 26. However, I've realized that my computer (MacBookPro, early 2008 with 2,5 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, El Capitan 10.11.6) is quite old, since I've encountered problems with playback, with VSL Ensembke as intergrated as midi unit. It works though as a stand-alone, connected with IAC, but only with small ensembles - a symphony orchestra is just to forget! :(
My question is - what should I go for if I am going to buy a new MBP? A faster/better processor? Better RAM? Or any advice regarding my present setup is much appreciated. 

Best regards, 

Anders N. 

Anders Nilsson
Posted on Mon, Jan 28 2019 13:44
by Cyril Blanc
Joined on Thu, Dec 19 2002, Paris France, Posts 2726

It depends of the number of intruments you want to play simultanously and how fast they play

VSL need a lot of memory ; 64GB is confortable for a large orchestra

Some people are using up to 6 computers !!!!!

You also need to put your libraries on  SSD on a STATA III interface

MacBook Pro 2019 16" + 2 x Odisseey G9 49" Big Sur

MacPro 2010 12 core 2.93 ghz 64 GB Mac OS X 10.11 2722 Rocket Raid Sata III card with 8 x ssd

Kbd : P80 Yamaha, S88 and S25 Komplete Kontrol, DX7
I-Controls Pro, 2xMidi expression pedals
Synth : many....
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Logic X , Dorico, Band In A Box, ORB Composer
VSL : MIR PRO, Appassionata Strings I, Solo strings , Wind and Brass Complete, Dimension Brass, Big Band Orchestra series, Many Synchronised libs
Kontakt, Omnisphere, QLSO, QLSC, CS 80, Arturia V5, Maximo, Realivox Blue. CS 80 V3, The Orchestra 2, Art Conductor, Genesis Children Choir, Lunaris, Lacrimosa

Final Cut pro
Camera full HD
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