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Old Nov 20th, 2020, 01:04 PM   #21
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Apple Music and its services is sucking up 2.5GB on my Mac. I'm still a bit cautious thinking that 16Gb would be adequate despite it being architecturally different. But that's probably just me thinking in current terms.
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Old Nov 21st, 2020, 06:35 PM   #22
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well 7 years away from here, nice to see some discussion actually about Macs! Ill bee waiting a looooong time before heading into the apple silicon, though it's neat to see the improvements to processor and GPU performances. I have a 2017 27 iMac as my main studio recording machine atm, I have hooked up about 15k worth of universal audio racks to it and have a crap ton of plugins with pro tools, there's no way the audio world will be compatible with that system for at least a year minimum. Perhaps by then we'll see some serious performance gains with maybe the M3?
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Old Nov 22nd, 2020, 03:13 PM   #23
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... there's no way the audio world will be compatible with that system for at least a year minimum. Perhaps by then we'll see some serious performance gains with maybe the M3?
Why not? If it uses a standard hardware interface, that's covered. And rosetta 2 should deal with any apps/plugins that aren't immediately ported to universal apps.

I'm picturing the first couple of years with the M series processors and being quite like the early iPhones or iPads. Major leaps between each concurrent hardware version.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2020, 03:56 PM   #24
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Why not? If it uses a standard hardware interface, that's covered. And rosetta 2 should deal with any apps/plugins that aren't immediately ported to universal apps.

I'm picturing the first couple of years with the M series processors and being quite like the early iPhones or iPads. Major leaps between each concurrent hardware version.
Not for a mission critical pro audio system at this time. Not for a while. And I am told the new rosetta won't help most pro audio plugin/softwares for a while. Very little (none of mine) is qualified for Big Sur and may not be for a while. I think if you have a 'prosumer' setup, maybe logic, sub $1500 audio interface cheapie, not many 3rd party plugins and it's a home system, you may get there soon. My system has multiple $5k interfaces cascading into each other for pro tools and about $8k in audio plugins for a mission critical system I record for releases, so its a hard no for some time. Most pro audio guys I know are even still on seirra, Im on Mojave and that's considered 'progressive' in this world. Pro audio is notoriously slow to adapt, and a lot can go wrong very quickly. I don't even install security/OS updates until months after if at all as any change can cause serious crap. I had to re-lay a CCCed copy of my system after the last disastrous Mojave OS update. That cost me almost 2 days...

Having said that, Im stoked about what a 3rd gen system with this new processor will be like for audio as I think it'll be incredible at that point. Id love a 32 core system with 256 gigs of ram thanks! Just imagine...
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