As long as I keep only one project open Reason runs pretty good on my Imac Retina (Low resolution mode) High Sierra 2015 (Cant remember processor but it is a high end 27 inch monitor quad core i7 I think 2.8 ghz (or maybe 2.2)) 32 gigs of ram.Wobbleburger wrote: ↑31 Jan 2019I'm building a new computer... going with the intel 8700k and 32gb of ram. I want to be 100% sure I'm doing the best choices that I can. I'm not going for the 9xxx due to the price. I'm curious what you folks are using and how far you can go before the DSP bars of death.
Usually I'm just using a few VSTs though. Some of the big ones will raise up the bar though. Once you get to about half way, I might start getting pops and clicks. The minute I start trying to mix a song though with recorded vocals with intensive compressors on them, I will start getting pops and clicks, (hardly ever crashes though).
To be somewhat of a CPU hog, Reason still is a pretty stable DAW compared to DAWs like Ableton or Studio One both of which will just occasionally crash or freeze which seems to be for no reason. That said DAWs these days are miles more stable than like 15 years or so ago, where crashes was somewhat expected and were alot more frequent. Reason was like the first program I worked with that felt like hardware (in terms of stability), even though it was limited back then compared to other DAWs.