[Informations] - Choosing a new Professional DAW Machine (CME VX8 controller)
Hello, I'm going to buy a new PC (serious DAW usage) so that I can run as many VST/plugins I can (EWQL Symphonic Orchestra, EWQL Symphonic Choir, GPO, VSL) without having glitches/fuzz/clicks/noise/etc (lowest latency possible).
Here are some info:
- DVD Playback (Dolby Digital 5.1/DTS)
- Gaming (not very much)
- Track creations using big samples (much)
What I own/will buy:
- Windows XP Home Edition 32 Bit SP2
- Cubase SX3
- CME VX8 Keyboard
- Creative Gigaworks S750 7.1 (700W RMS)
- Creative DDTS-100 decoder
Re: [Informations] - Choosing a new DAW Machime (CME VX8 controller)
Look for more info but for what it's worth.......
You need 2 PCs. There's a lot of stuff you want to run there, it won't work well on a single machine. Some of the newer libraries demand a seperate system, even with a Quad core. You could use one but for serious work and using a lot of VSL and so on, ya just gotta have 2.
The mobo and CPU are good choices I'd say and ya need a min of 2 gigs ram, preferably 4.
Not good on hard drives so can't help but regular drives 7200 and three per machine is a good choice.
Stick to Win XP.
One thought is this.
Get yourself a Quad system like you've described and a Bare bones system you can build on, that way you're commited. A good Intel (you should use Intel) bare bones sytem (which is case, P/Supply, M/board, Cpu and Ram costs around $500 us. Within a month or so you'll have another fine machine!