Originally Posted by fantomen
That is really impressive!!! Maybe the 16 gb are also a part of that phenomenal performance. Will also consider this instead of the new Mac Pros if they take too long.
No its not...ram has no affect on performance (until you start running out of it and your system slows to a crawl)
The 16gb of ram in my system is complete over kill at the minute...but within a year or so could become quite useful as hopefully most apps will move over to 64bit.
Logic's 64bit is currently unusable for me, despite having about 250 plugins only ONE is 64bit compatible, the rest run in the horrible Audio Unit bridge which is nasty to use and still falls to the same (if not worse) problems of 32bit Logic.
The bad fact is Apple seem to have been lax with Logics ram management in 9, its turned into Microsoft-esque bloatware that doesn't empty its ram resources (90% of the time when Logic says you are nearly out of memory, if you close and reopen that memory will be back again to use!!!)
Logic is using 200meg of ram just for an empty instance of Kontakt 4, when your limited to 2gb real and 2gb virtual ram (which go up matching each other in the activity menu) you reach the 32bit barrier very quickly.
If Apple doesn't improve Logics ram management though 64bit performance will eat into all ram very quickly, it needs to be as good as it was in Logic 7 or 8 and just because in 64bit mode it CAN access all ram that shouldn't make Apple lax and stop programming it to be as efficient and well run as possible as most people dont have more than 8gb of ram at the minute, my 16gb of ram is very unusual (and still expensive) especially as audio programs cannot make use of that yet (unless running Vienna Ensemble Pro and Kontakt 4's ram engine outside of your DAW)...
...16gb of ram would be very good for heavy heavy multi-tasking though which we dont do with audio programs.