12 cores. The centre of my main studio: the Blue House Studio.
The Hulk. My Mac Pro packs 2 x 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processors, with 16GB of RAM and 3 1TB drives. The mothership for all my Software and VST's.
Osx 10.8.5 2x2.8 Quad core Intel Xeon. 18GB 800 MHZ DDR Ram
Apple MacPro MacPro 5,1 with 2x 3,46 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon X5690, 4x SSD, 2x HDD, 2x OWC Accelsior S SATA3 PCIe, 48 GB DDR1333 Mhz SDRAM
"I have a Mac Pro and a Power Mac G5 in my recording studio, a Mac Pro at home and I’m inseperable from my 15” MacBook. On top of that, I have two iPhones and several iPods, I like to keep hold of the older models. At the moment, I’m very tempted by the MacBook Air. I tell you, it’s a passion…"more
Colin Newman of [Colin Newman & Corrado Izzo](http://equipboard.com/band/colin-newman-corrado-izzo), [Wire](http://equipboard.com/band/wire), [Githead](http://equipboard.com/band/githead), and [Spigel*Newman*Colin*Malka](http://equipboard.com/band/spigel-newman-colin-malka), has a Mac Pro listed on his website for [Swim Studio](http://www.colinewman.com/studio.html).more
My Mac is at the heart of my studio. I use it for my final recordings, mixdowns & mastering. I use Logic Pro, which is a Mac only software, so I am kind of forced to keep using and buying Macs, clever of Apple to have bought Logic all those years ago. This machine is 4 years old, it’s my 2nd Mac Pro that I’ve owned, I upgraded the Ram to the maximum amount of 16gb and it has 4 Hardrives. Even though it is still quite fast, I will probably upgrade to a new machine next year, mainly because new software is generally optimised to run for the newest machines, and this machine is now not as fast as it once. I’ve always found that no matter how good your Mac is, they generally only have a 4-5 year life span and then you have to upgrade.more
"Five years ago I had nine computers running GigaStudio. Logic Pro was my DAW, which, of course, ran on a Mac, and I had some outboard gear, as well. Today, I can do 10 times more with only two networked computers tied to a 12-core Mac Pro. RAM capacity has expanded dramatically, and 64-bit plug-ins have been a game-changer. It’s getting very close to being transparent, where every sound you need is available at all times."more
Mark writes on a 12-core Mac Pro computer running Apple Logic Pro 9. Mark has been a Logic user from the very early Emagic days, and for the super old school guys, Mark was a StudioVision user before that. A second computer, an 8-core Mac Pro, sits at his console running Pro Tools 10HD. This computer runs the video that Mark will score to. Mark uses a very, very long list of plugins, and he is always experimenting with new sounds. Some of Mark’s favorite plugins come from Universal Audio, Native Instruments, Spectrasonics, East-West, Rob Papen, Waves, Plugin Alliance, DMG Audio, U-He, among many others.more
Big, fully expandable, powerful and reliable. I have 3 of them, with 32GB RAM each and 2TB HD x 4. The best upgrade when leaving my old G5's (they still work!). What can I say? The best in my music and multimedia production. But time is changing and now is time to upgrade to the "Black Beast" new one.