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Building a computer for Professional Audio

Post by eoae on Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:24 am
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I'm planning to build a computer for doing my music works, (and maybe a bit of gaming. ;) ) Is there anybody here that is familiar with professional audio hardware? If so, can you give me suggestions on how should I build my computer? Which audio interface do you think is good that is not too pricey?

I'll be using Windows XP (sadly), with Nuendo. I'll be doing a lot of MIDI also, but my keyboard is using a USB connector. I'm a student, so I'm looking for something affordable.

As for the sound card, one of my friend is using ESI Juli@. Should I buy that too? or an external sound card would be better? I will not take M-Audio, because they force me to use ProTools, and its way too expensive.

Thanks.
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Re: Building a computer for Professional Audio

Post by azusa on Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:30 pm
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well pretty much as long as you have a good processor speed and ram your fine. on my dell laptop I run ableton live and reason and no problems. Crashed on me once because I dj'd a party outside in 100 degree weather. Other than that it is fine. And I only have 2 gigs of memory and a 1.8 duel core processor.

I am not up on the computer terms but any DAW will hog up memory and cpu speed so make sure you spend most of the money on those to.

and I guess this is a good plugin for my music lol. check me out www.myspace.com/djxsquizet I do electronic and hiphop.
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Re: Building a computer for Professional Audio

Post by eoae on Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:59 am
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thanks for your reply. Sorry for being late on replying you. I didnt have internet connection until I bought my new computer. But i did some research and bought an intel E7300 with 4gb RAM, and an external echo audiofire4 audio interface.
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Re: Building a computer for Professional Audio

Post by azusa on Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:28 am
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good choice on the sound card.

i am getting the fire wire 410 for my dj purpose.
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