A friend is setting up a one-computer Win XP system for GigaStudio together with an audio sequencer. Is there anyone who have a positive experience of this, and can recommend an Audio Sequencing software+Sound card that will work without a hassle?
+ XP Pro
+ 512meg ram
160notes of polyphony
+ 32 independant channels for GSIF
+ 3ms latency
+ bunch of realtime effects
+ realtime monitoring and mixing of all channels directly in sequencer
While I would love to second the suggestion of Logic that\'s not possible. EMagic has discontinued all Windows products as of September 30th. Thus the choice is CuBase or Cakewalk or other Windoze based sequencers. My guess would be CuBase SX and the RME Hammerfall audio card. The RME system has the most efficient ASIO drivers (hard wired into the card) and this frees up CPU resources for important stuff like recording or playing tracks and plugins.
As an existing user I\'m staying with Logic on Windows, but in a year or two I\'ll have some thinking to do.