How Old Is Too Old?
March 28, 2013
Just a quick thought: how old is too old when you're talking about a computer for doing music?
I recently got a fact check back from a manufacturer whose plug-in I'd just reviewed. It was a favorable review overall, but I noted that this particular plug-in ate a fair amount of CPU load on my laptop test machine, a Core 2 Duo Macbook. The manufacturer wondered how realistic that was, as "most people nowadays" surely had quad core i5 or i7 computers, right?
Well, do they? I'm not so sure. Musicians generally can't afford to constantly be upgrading to the latest and greatest; yeah, I'm looking at putting a quad i7 in my test studio sometime this year, but I don't think my Core 2 Duo is that outrageously old, even now.
What do you think?