The new Mac Pro has arrived in the studio at Protootr headquarters, and we’ll be giving it some proper testing for pro audio purposes.
After waiting for 42 days, the new Mac Pro finally arrived. We have unpacked it and it’s ready to be installed. We’re going to find out what this machine can do for audio professionals. There will be lots of extensive stories over the coming days about installation of hardware and software, CPU performance, troubleshooting, and real-life speed tests with Pro Tools 11 HD and Logic Pro X.
The first things that we will be reporting about will be the installation of an Avid HD Native set with an OMNI interface. You’ll find out about all our experiences, what problems we run into and how the software performs. We are partucularly interested in how the CPU performance of the new Mac Pro compares with our older Mac Pro in the studio, an 8-Core 2,1 from late 2007.
We will also be looking at Logic Pro X. How it runs, its stability and, if we have enough time, we’ll also try to see what the performance is of software like Maschine 2.0 as a stand-alone application and as a plug-in in both DAWs. We will also try to tests a couple of popular third party plug-ins and see what their performance differences are and how many instances of the plug-ins you can run et cetera.
If there’s anything in particular you would like us to test. Give us your comments below and we’ll do our best to include it in the coming posts.
Buckle up, this week is new Mac Pro Week!!