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if you have it full of crap though, you'll be happy after a fresh install
the pain in the ass is recalling all licenses and passwords (I always forget to write them down and I have to dig in my inbox for them)
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However, if you've got loads and loads of licences to transfer, or lots of data you want to keep hold of, then a migrate might be the best way.
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I've migrated a few Macs in the past.
I don't think it's especially slow.
The biggest factor affecting time is the amount of data you're copying over.
Obviously migrating 2TB of data for example takes a lot longer than a 1TB migration.
Many music apps still have to be re-authorised, so you'll likely have to still dig out those serial numbers, but it's certainly a lot easier than doing it from fresh.
I've recently just added a new SSD to my Mac Pro and opted for a fresh installation which was largely hassle free apart from Omnisphere which had to be manually installed.
So as one of your apps is Omnisphere I'd be tempted to go with migration rather than a fresh installation, just to avoid the Omnisphere headache.
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