I’d be interested in your opinion on which one of these NUCs would be the best option for my Cantabile rig.
My setup is based on Cantabile running Pianoteq, various synths, lots of effects (GR5, Soundtoys, GRM tools, etc.), and loopers, controlled by 2 keyboards and 6 USB controllers. Each keyboard+3-controller control an independent set of plugins. In fact it’s like two independent setup running at the same time, mirrored (I have the same set of synths and fx for each keyboard).
I want to make a very portable version (using two Korg Microkey 61) of my setup so I’d be interested in using a NUC and a small screen instead of my laptop. My laptop is a quite old Lenovo Z-500 i7. While it still works, I would be happy in getting as well a performance improvement with the NUC.
Here’s my understanding of the pro/cons for these NUCs:
The Skull Canyon has a quad-core but slower processor compared to the Kaby Lake (quad-core 2.6 to 3.5 GHz Turbo vs dual core 3.5GHz to 4GHz Turbo)
The Skull Canyon is apparently quite noisy but there’s a fanless case.
I guess for my setup a quad-core machine can be beneficial, but I’m not sure.
Which one would you recommend?
Thanks a lot for your help!