This piano library sounds great, and I\'m considering it as a compliment to the Bardstown Bosendorfer samples I will probably be buying soon, as I do like the C7\'s flavor. I\'m still wondering about the RAM requirements though, as the ones listed on the Vintaudio C7 page seem rather high (24-bit version):
\"At a minimum, the library will run with 756 megs of Ram and a Intel P4 1.6 Ghz or Athlon XP 1700+ cpu (@ 1 second preload in Halion, 2 seconds preload requires a minimum of 1 Gig of Ram), ideally 1 Gig of Ram or more and a faster processor will produce better results leaving resources for other samples or programs.\"
Let my try out some of my admittedly questionable math on you. The C7 is, I think, 12 velocity + 1 release layer, 48 KHz sample rate, all 88 keys sampled? Let\'s assume a one-second preload of each sample. So: 48,000 (samples) * 24 (bits) * 88 (keys) * 13 (layers) = 1,317,888,000 bits / 8 / 1,024 / 1,000 = 160.875 MB (megabytes, not megabits), or 321.75 MB to load two seconds of each sample into memory instead of one. So does it REALLY require 756 MB to fully function with a one-second preload? Are you allowing 600 MB for OS, sampler, other apps/instruments, and miscellaneous overhead? Is that math incorrect? (Please tell me how it would really be calculated if so).
The reason I ask is that I have a Mac PowerBook I was hoping to use for it (with NI Kompakt) that has 768 MB RAM which would be somewhat expensive to upgrade. Also I have \"only\" an 800 MHz G4 processor, which is no slouch for lots of stuff I do (even 3D rendering), but how does that translate to your P4/Athlon speed requirement quotes? If I were to buy this library I just want to make really sure it\'s going to work beforehand, with no compromise, as it would be a very expensive mistake to make! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]