Hi all! This derived from another post, the one regarding sample rate/buffer size, but aims a different question: I was expecting some performance leap using Cubase 5 compared to Nuendo 3.2, wich I did not, at least, until now and on the same projects. Anyway, 1st question: is there such a performance increase to be expected (assuming a multicore cpu, mine is a 9300 quadcore), changing only the software - in this case, newer Cubase vs. old Nuendo? 2nd: keeping all hardware untouched, do you find some apps more/less taxing than others - thus effectively freeing up cpu power to run more softsynths, plugs, etc., i.e., "increasing" the performance of your setup? 3rd- If so, what are the apps/software/DAW you find most stressfull? And more lightweight?