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Best Mac for Mainstage

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I am running Mainstage 2.2.2 on 10.7.5 MacBook Pro 2.2 G with a 500G Fusion drive but only 4MB or RAM.


Things are reasonably stable - but I do still get some crashes and some CPU spikes mostly when trying to start up or setup once I am up and running it seems OK, but I don't really feel safe and some plugins are not really stable - eg. the EVB3 just stopped outputting sound once.


Have read all the forum entries I know there were a lot of people really ****** with Mainstage because of CPU spikes and issues after 2.2.2 was released or when they upgraded past 10.5.5. 


But what is the latest experience? Are people now happy - what is the most stable configuration?


Also I can't get reasonable performance from TruePiano - so I am thinking should I increase RAM or upgrade for a fasteer CPU. And should it be a Mac Mini or a Macbook Pro. (Yeah I know that Macbook is more portable etc... 


I don't want to spend 3000 on a Macbook just to get the fastest machine if Mainstage is still inherently dodgy.


Thanks for your inputs

MainStage, Mac OS X (10.7.5), Mainstage 2.2.2


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