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?