(I'm re-posting this here, since I've yet to get a useful answer elsewhere.)
There's one aspect of Platinum that I really need clarity on, and I'd really appreciate anyone's knowledgable insight:
There's been lots of talk about one computer not being enough to use Platinum, and that has me concerned. I'm getting ready to buy a new Mac Dual G5; whatever their current fastest speed is. I'd be using Platinum as an adjunct to my jazz and pop productions. I'm not an orchestral composer as most of you are, but want to take advantage of EWQLSO's quality in my productions. That being the case, I'd probably be mostly using the closest/dryest miking technique most of the time, and adding reverb after the fact, unless the wetter miking techniques just "happened" to fit with the rest of my mix.
So I wouldn't be doing full orchestral mock-ups, but using Platinum as the orchestral component in my jazz and pop work. Everything (sequencing, other plug-ins, Vintaudio C4), would be taking place on the one and only aformentioned Mac Dual G5.
So, will one top-of-the-line Mac Dual G5 with tons of RAM, be sufficient? If not, I'll probably stick with Gold. I look forward to your responses. Thanks!