Windows instead of Mac for near future ?

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KVRian

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572 posts since 24 Apr, 2008 from USA

Post Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:34 pm

So I got MacBook Pro with M1 Max. Most of the plugins installed ok. Really miss Battery 4 tho, that it can’t get installed on Monterey.
Running everything thru Rosetta.
Logic crashes a lot and can’t run lots of plugins,
but Cubase 10.5 runs fine, not a single crash and detects all installed plugins.
But haven’t don’t anything heavy yet, only tests and running older projects that I transferred.
win10 x64. cubase 10 x64.
gigabyte z390 gaming x, i7-8700k, 32GB,
2x 2TB m.2 nvme SSD, 1x 2TB sata ssd.

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KVRAF
1921 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from Seattle, WA - USA

Post Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:51 pm

Run Logic itself in Rosetta mode and it should stabilize. That way all the plugins don’t need to be individually bridged. It resolved my stability issues.

KVRist
391 posts since 5 Feb, 2012

Post Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:37 am

Tronam wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:51 pm
Run Logic itself in Rosetta mode and it should stabilize. That way all the plugins don’t need to be individually bridged. It resolved my stability issues.
No offense, but that's just insane. For musicians, one of the biggest reasons to get a Mac with one of the new M1 Pro or Max chips is significantly improved Logic performance. But if most of your plugins are not M1-compatible and you have to run Logic via Rosetta to keep it from crashing, then what's the point? You're better off getting a current-gen Intel iMac and using that for the next 3 to 7 years until things finally shake out.
Matrix-1000, MicroWave with Access programmer, MicroWave II, MKS-50 with MidiClub programmer, MKS-70, MKS-80 with Kiwi Patch Editor, Nord 2 Rack, Nord 3 Rack, Prophet REV2 module, Pulse 2, Shruthi, Virus TI

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KVRAF
1921 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from Seattle, WA - USA

Post Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:53 am

Rosetta 2 is often misunderstood. Logic in Rosetta mode is still a native binary. The performance is excellent, and still runs faster than my Intel Mac.

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KVRAF
8076 posts since 22 Sep, 2008 from Windsor. UK

Post Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:55 am

Gadget Fiend wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:37 am

You're better off getting a current-gen Intel iMac and using that for the next 3 to 7 years until things finally shake out.
So you're better off getting an obsolete, more expensive model with inferior performance so you can run the one or two plugins that aren't yet native, but will be in 3-7 MONTHS and run under (the excellent) Rosetta anyway?

Ok. Right. Sure. :hihi:

KVRist
391 posts since 5 Feb, 2012

Post Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:15 am

tehlord wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:55 am
Gadget Fiend wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:37 am

You're better off getting a current-gen Intel iMac and using that for the next 3 to 7 years until things finally shake out.
So you're better off getting an obsolete, more expensive model with inferior performance so you can run the one or two plugins that aren't yet native, but will be in 3-7 MONTHS and run under (the excellent) Rosetta anyway?
As far as I know, the current 10-core i9 iMac will give the M1 Max a run for its money in audio performance. (Video performance is another matter.) Plus you get an absolutely gorgeous 27" 5K display on the iMac for the same price as a similarly spec'd 16" M1 Max MacBook Pro.
Matrix-1000, MicroWave with Access programmer, MicroWave II, MKS-50 with MidiClub programmer, MKS-70, MKS-80 with Kiwi Patch Editor, Nord 2 Rack, Nord 3 Rack, Prophet REV2 module, Pulse 2, Shruthi, Virus TI

KVRian
622 posts since 18 Feb, 2004

Post Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:42 am

Gadget Fiend wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:15 am
tehlord wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:55 am
Gadget Fiend wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:37 am

You're better off getting a current-gen Intel iMac and using that for the next 3 to 7 years until things finally shake out.
So you're better off getting an obsolete, more expensive model with inferior performance so you can run the one or two plugins that aren't yet native, but will be in 3-7 MONTHS and run under (the excellent) Rosetta anyway?
As far as I know, the current 10-core i9 iMac will give the M1 Max a run for its money in audio performance. (Video performance is another matter.) Plus you get an absolutely gorgeous 27" 5K display on the iMac for the same price as a similarly spec'd 16" M1 Max MacBook Pro.
This. This is why I just bought a new 24” iMac with an M1 for everyday use and am keeping my i9 5k iMac specifically for music use until all of this shakes out a bit more.

KVRer
5 posts since 23 Nov, 2021

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:49 pm

I run RME...so Windows is king with the RME drivers. New i5 PC on the way to keep my babyface Pro FS happy.

KVRer
8 posts since 21 Nov, 2021

Post Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:10 am

I have been using Windows 10 so far. Now I would like to upgrade it to Windows 11. It will be a good idea to upgrade now?

KVRist
138 posts since 7 Nov, 2009 from DC

Post Sat Nov 27, 2021 6:26 pm

mcm01 wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:49 pm
I run RME...so Windows is king with the RME drivers. New i5 PC on the way to keep my babyface Pro FS happy.
Do you like your rme babyface pro fs? Just got mine. Never bought anything from rme before. Would the ucfx II have been a better buy?

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