For many years I've been happily using:
1) a 2008 3.2GHz 8-core Mac Pro with Digital Performer, often running 20-30 audio tracks with basic effects, up to 8 Omnisphere tracks and a few EW Play tracks, and
2) a Windows 7 Xeon server slave I built with plenty of power for a large VSL orchestra in VE Pro with MIR and sometimes GVI for some old Giga samples I just can't let go of. The VSL samples are spread across 4 240GB SSDs.
The Mac Pro suddenly died this week so I've ordered a 3.5GHz 6-core Mac Pro, 32GB RAM.
Does anyone have any thoughts as to whether I will be able to ditch the slave machine? I'd put the existing 4 SSDs into a TunderBay 4 mini. Could this new Mac handle multiple audio tracks, a little EW, Omnisphere and a decent sized VSL orchestra?