How good does the 2010 13" mbp deal with heavy AU midi synths?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by yosi199, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. yosi199 macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2010
    I have a mbp2010 13" and I was wondering how good can it handle my logic works which includs at least 10 midi synths and a few plugs on each?
  2. jackerin macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2008
    You have access to the computer. You have access to the tracks. Run it and find out.
  3. yosi199 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2010
    I dont have access to logic on that computer just yet...
  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    I lot depends on what the MIDI tracks are and the amount of polyphony. 10 tracks of a piano concerto played through a Pianteq AU would likely crash most Macs

    You question is like asking "How many boxes can I fit in my Honda Accord" The answer is "It depends on the size of the boxes and what's inside of them."

    But if these are all simple, ten of them is nothing, don't worry. I did a test once and my 2.16Ghz mac with 3GB RAM can handle dozens of tracks but it was just the built in sampled instruments and a single line of notes.

    Even if you did tax the system you can always "bounce" some tracks to WAV format and free up much CPU time. In years past you just had to always do that.

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