Cooling pad update......well for one thing the fan on this Zalman cooling pad is so quiet I had to hold the unit up to the light to check if it was on or off. It is a single 6" fan that does move a lot of air.
Improvement.....not enough for my use. I do believe it will extend the life of the the macbook and I have not had any hair dryer episodes so this is better but not what I am looking for more.
I did find an extruded aluminum heat sink company here in the usa...http://www.heatsinkusa.com/10-000/
A 10" x 15" x 1" piece will run around $53.
I am coming to release the laptop is not the best studio computer....perhaps if you perform and you want one computer it will surface but as a quite solution...not the best for audio.