After three years of wanting to get into the music production industry (I'm 20), I finally have enough money to get myself the equipment and some of the sound libraries I have dreamt of and wanted.
I have just bought myself a new computer:
-Core 2 duo 1.86Ghz
-1 GB ram (I may upgrade to 2gb)
-19" widescreen LCD
I have also bought Kontakt 2 and Cubase.
Now, I need a good soundcard - what would you recommend for under $150-200?
Also, my plans are to buy the Sam Master Pack (899 euro).
Bearing in mind I already have the Kontakt 2 base library, what orchestral lib do you think I should also get? Kirk Hunters Emerald? Or EWSO Gold (currently only about $650AUD) I am wanting the rich orchestral sound. Any other suggestions would be much appreciated for around that particular price range.
I'm thinking that along with the Sam master pack and one of the above orchestral libraries, I should have enough sounds under my belt to produce some great sounding pieces.
Many thanks to anyone who can help me out!!
Cheers and a very merry xmas,