The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
Will this work or do I need a tower?
Old 10th November 2009
Lives for gear
jumpnyc's Avatar

Will this work or do I need a tower?

Hey Guys,

My main studio is cenetered around two rooms each with protools HD on mac intel towers. I score a lot at the studio but want to do more at home.

I use knotact to control my main libraries - LA Scoring Strings, symphonia, etc. They are pretty demanding libraries. I run protools 8.

So...I have the last generation MacBook pro 17inch with 4 gigs ram.

I was going to get a dual esata card and mount two esata external drives to hold my libraries and samples. Could I get away with this if I have no more than 10 tracks running at anypoint before I bounce? Or should I just buy a new mac pro tower and install tons of ram and drives?

Anyone doing this successfully?
Old 10th November 2009
Lives for gear
jumpnyc's Avatar

Bought an esata card and a 2TB raid. I'll let you know how it works in case anyone is interested.
📝 Reply
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearslutz Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.

Slide to join now Processing…
🖨️ Show Printable Version
✉️ Email this Page
🔍 Search thread
♾️ Similar Threads
🎙️ View mentioned gear
Forum Jump
Forum Jump