Is anyone successfully using Sibelius and Garritan together on a Mac Powerbook?
I have a 1.5GHz G4 PB with 1.5G RAM
Will it work?
Can I compose on the top of a mountain or at the beach?
You ought to be able to do some serious composing! Just watch out for the mountain goats! And salt water is really bad on laptops at the beach!
Seriously. I know that I have Finale and a WAY more lower powered laptop than yours (PB TiBook with 667 mhz and 512 mb ram) and I can use mine just fine with GPO Studio and Finale. I know that Sibelius performs better (as far as speed) in OS X than Finale does.
You ought to do well with the number of instances you can get with that ram and processor. There are ways to tweak GPO Studio to allow for a LOT more instances than the default settings will allow.
MacBook Pro Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5ghz 4GB Ram OSX 10.5.8
Korg TritonLe & MAudio Oxygen 8
T3, Logic 9, DP7, K2, GPO4, Strad, Gofriller, C&MB, Finale 2010