I’ve had a Lenovo Thinkpad T520 i7-2670M Windows 7 Pro since 2013, and adore the heck out of it, turning in a whole album made on the thing as well as the occasional remix, but I’m hitting 100% CPU in Renoise more and more often these days (mainly due to my relentless piling-on of VSTs). I’m toying with the idea of upgrading my system to a super-fast modern PC laptop (preferably one with a numeric keypad, widescreen and an SSD) and wondering how painless a process this is.
Has anyone done this? Is it a case of just copying and pasting my VSTs folders, doing a fresh install of Renoise (and Reaper) and it all magically works on the new machine? Or is it a whole world of pain? I have years and years of various plugins, including creaky old 32-bit ones from obsolete programmers, so am hoping it’s a straightforward process. Obvs Windows 7 is RIP as well, so I’m wondering does everything just copy and paste into Windows 10 happily?
And what’s a super-duper PC folks are using that calmly powers through dense Renoise tracks without breaking a sweat?