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Buying Mac to run max/msp

September 16, 2008 | 9:02 pm

Hi all. I am buying a Mac laptop computer specifically to run max/msp and other music applications. I would like advice on which Mac to buy, and any other specifics that will help the software to run with the highest performance and lowest latency.

I want to use max/msp as a real time effects processor and MIDI controller. The project will run a string quartet plus a few other inputs through max/msp. Each instrument will have its own channel that will allow it to run different effects for each instrument.
Ideally the output can be used in a surround sound configuration, or even something as simple as quadraphonic sound like the 1970′s hi-fi’s had.

Would a single or dual processor be better?

How much memory should I get?

What kind of external sound card would do the best job?

Thanks for responding!


November 13, 2008 | 3:27 am

>>Would a single or dual processor be better?
dual

>>How much memory should I get?
as much as you can, start with 4gb

>>What kind of external sound card would do the best job?

for surround you need what 5 outputs?
so at minimum you need 8 outs.
try an M-audio firewire, but this is very budget dependent, however much money you spend on audio gear you can always spend more :)

>>Thanks for responding!

no wuccas!


November 18, 2008 | 4:11 pm

Moving this topic from the Dev forum to the MaxMSP forum


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