I have a MAC pro quad core. 3,2 GHz. 8GB Ram and 4x1TB disc space. I have organized the disks so that the system is on one disc. Plug in libraries on two disks (one specific for PLAY libraries). and CB projects on the last one.I would like to know what kind of computer should I get to see cubase 7 work great!
This seems to be working just great with CB 7 in both 64 and 32 bit (although I do not have not used 32 that much to say if it is stable or not).
Being a Cubase user for close to 10 years I know that there is a huge difference between a PC and a MAC when it comes to running DAWs and its 3 party plugs. I have had three PCs and Two MACs, counting the one I'm using now. The one is not necessarily better than the other, but it seems that the combination of a certain DAW and a certain plug arrangement is more likely to fail on one combination than the other. And a PC is not just a PC either. They are made up from different components (more variety in parts than the MAC). So one make can differ hugely from another in performance. I tried my projects on a brand new Win 7 64 bit, top spesifications, made especially for the studio, and had severe trouble with hang ups and unwanted log offs. I then changed to the MAC I have now, and everything runs smootely. I do from time to time experience a strange ting or two, but rarely, and it is always when I push the computer by trying to make it do several things simlutaniously, like changing plugs when the project is running. My experience was also that the XP was a far better OS than Win7, not only for DAW's. It is sad to see it gone. And BTW my experience with Win 8 so far is NOT positive. Microsoft has always tried to copy the best from MAC OS and now they are further from a well organized, intuitive and smooth OS (like the MAC has) than ever.