Okay so I'm not really sure how to word this correctly... but I'm trying to find a solution to getting some of the load off my CPU when Im mixing. I've already begun using an external to save my tracks too, which helped mostly in keeping my internal hard drive free. But I'm having a hell of a time mixing a full project. Im using a Macbook Pro with 4 gigs of ram, core 2 duo. I'm eventually going to get an iMac, but thats far own on the list right now. Okay so besides replacing my computer... what if anything can I do to get the CPU load down? I was looking at the Universal Audio UAD Solo cards for laptops... it claims to put all the processing of those plugins onto the card and not the computer. So what I'm wondering is, is there a way to buy an empty card like that and load up a lot of my plug-ins and virtual instruments? By the way, that's what is really killing my CPU, the instruments... uggg... headache. Let me know if its doable or if Im just dreaming. thanks guys!