I\'m going to buy a new computer so I can start using gigasamples. I don\'t have money to buy a different comp. exclusively for giga, so I\'m shopping for one that\'ll run both Sonar and Gigatudio. I\'m thinking about just getting a Vaio desktop with at least an Intel Pentium 4 Processor 2.40BGHz, 120GB Hard Drive, 512MB of RAM, and putting an Echo Mia soundcard (midi version) in myself. Will this work alright if I use fairly large samples (GOS, SAM, etc)?
Consider buying two low budget PC\'s instead.
I think you\'ll be better of with a dedicated machine for each. In generel Giga just needs
lots of Ram and fast HD access. Cakewalk needs
more CPU power if you want to use DXi\'s and plug-ins.
Later you can always upgrade your PC\'s
I had a spare atx P2 case, network card, dvd drive and a PCI video card so I\'ve just bought a p3 1gig from ebay, and the rest new...
40 and 160 gig seagate barracuda\'s
1 gig crucial memory
optical mouse and (woohoo) a purple keyboard.
I\'m guessing that it\'s easily powerful enough for Giga, while also being powerful enough to run a few plugins with vstack or whatever.
I\'m planning to try out MIDIoverLAN+ so all that\'s really needed is a decent sound card.
For expandability I\'ll prolly use my main 2.4P4 with a MOTU 2408iii and get an RME Hammerfall for the gigamachine. Feed one set of opticals from the giga to the main PC, and run 2 sets from the MOTU to my 02r
In the end, I think I\'ll get the MOTU 24io and completely ditch the 02r.
If my test don\'t work out, I guess I have a nicer internet machine than the P2 450 that I have atm.