Buying Mac to run max/msp


    Sep 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!

    • Nov 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!
    • Nov 18 2008 | 4:11 pm
      Moving this topic from the Dev forum to the MaxMSP forum