So this is the beginning of Ram drives technologies accessible to us for a reasonable price.
(See : http://www.northernsounds.com/ubb/NonCGI/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=006851 )
I was thinking :
We can use that kind of ‘non volatile ram’ to put an OS on it.
But also as a document drive.
Like any drive...
We know that our samplers need to load a part (the beginning part) of a sample before the stream, to get a usable latency, I presume. (For GS this part represent the first ¼ second of each samples, I believe).
So If we could put that necessary ‘loading part into ram’ in a Ram drive, which is non-volatile and much more vast than Mother Boar Ram (and this is only the beginning )... I let you think what could be the result :
Open Windows, launch your Sampler... and play !
No more interminable loading time to wait before working...
For example : playing immediately the whole VSL Strings. (A 3 gig Ram drive could be enough ?). And winds on another GS PC... etc...
But of course, soft developers should let the user chose the destination of the ‘Loading sample part’ to any Ram drive installing in our PC (we can add several one in the same machine, for example, three HyperOs one : 9GB Ram drive...)., instead of automatically using the ‘volatile’ mother board Ram...
Or put the whole sample in it like Kontakt already can do it. (Very useful for a piano library : no more latency at all, and no HD stream to add in the PC, run 50 or 70 stereo samples without any problems...)
I seriously think that it’s not luxury.
Specially for a professional work.
I don’t know you, but I really get mad with those ‘interminable loading time process’ before working...
What do you think ?