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Creating and recording music with a computer – Part 1 – Hardware

This article is for users who start recording on a home computer. This is the first part in a row.

  • If you are in a band and you want to make a great home presentation.
  • You're a singer / songwriter interested in the digital age.
  • Or maybe you have an acoustic guitar and you want to throw one or two tracks.
  • A guitarist without bass guitar drummer, a drum-less bassist? Sometimes people do not need the whole band.
  • Maybe just try and sell jingles.

This is the first part of a band … PASSION to create YOUR music. If you read this, I can only assume that both of them are locked.

COMPUTER HARDWARE: You can read about the great player on the Internet. This is the heartbeat of your volume. Power Of Power Tower. Monitor, keyboard and mouse too. Right now, questions on the machine.

  • How much yogurt?
  • What is Gigahertz?
  • Do I need a huge hard drive?
  • PC or MAC?
  • My computer is 5 years old, the nuts!
  • What do I use to read this work?

If you just start, everyone tells me that the bigger the better … can not be sold off. Be smart and do research. (Is this article yours?)

Here are some things you should keep in mind with some personal recommendations. Heck, I'll tell you what I use personally. I do not see it as a magical secret.

HARD DRIVES: Massive USB storage is now-a-day, you need a hard drive to "run and support programs" does not hold everything . Suppose one day crashes … I'm sure that most people who read this were 19459009 (or maybe two) in front of the computer. So, I'm going to make up for the details. In a nutshell, your time, strength, and passion are all wasted . Tips and recommendations:

  • The best thing to do is design an "Audio Computer"
  • .
  • Do not create a grandmother's birthday card. (Graphic programs and audio programs do not come … AT ALL!)
  • The Internet is not required (and is not allowed on any of my own audio devices)
  • PCs. .. go to the XP version of bare bones
  • All of the MACs must be made over system 7.

Having said all this … an 80GB (and upward) hard drive meets your entry level for audio needs.

PROCESSOR & RAM: This is easy and firmly linked to individual patience. If the convenient multi-task task is not necessarily the fastest, pull your head back in the chair system. It all sits on the individual and how his work works (or intends to work) with his audio computer.

First, if the pacing attempt begins, you probably will not be coming to the next day. You do not have to go and buy a so-called audio computer for $ 3,000. If you can, hey, that's great. But if you just start and know zilch, the time you grow up in the system is (you do not have to) another.

: o SYSTEM (If you want to keep working)

Start something like a E machine … 1GB of RAM and say a 3.0 processor … using audio software as "standard") You can use others (AMD etc) but extra configurations need to be stuck … and if only the beginning … NEED TO BE NEEDED !

o SYSTEM B (If Budget Limits … No One)

You can pull it off with a slice … say 512 rams and 2.0 processors.) So what is the victim here? Audio files need time to "render". With the above system (SYSTEM A) … average rendering is 2-3 minutes. System B is about 7 to 10 minutes. Back when I recorded … 15 minutes was "the most up-to-date". The additional "lock ups" are also of lower order. In the E Bay there are some great machines that you should look at.

OTHER COMPUTING STUFF: The system wants to make sure that the system has some USB ports (4) and some fire wire ports (at least 1) . I'm not gonna get into these ports or explain how they work because … who cares, you just need to plug in the instruments and that's … why take it further? The box or the ad reading on your computer will show all that the system offers. They will also tell you how many of these two ports are.

Let's go over the fun stuff … Oh! That's okay, my system. Well, after you've read what you did, I chose a fairly decent system at a moderate budget (at that time) .

Are you ready? I use (at these times I would like these companies to pay for me)

The Gateway GR550 (I do not think they're doing more), do not be fooled here, systems are spilling your computer from the map now-a-days. but about needs what you need The only thing I need to do is upgrade the RAM to an extra 512 MB to get 1GB. This audio machine is one of the most important racks of the studio today.

INTERFACE Hey, that's a crazy techie word … but just in case you did not notice, you can not connect guitar to your new computer. The interface on which the interface comes in. The interface is the connection between the guitar / microphone and the computer.

yikes! Tons on the market … you have to make more decisions. USB or Fire wire? Let's look at the simple route again. USB is a cheaper connection as far as the "audio signal" goes. What I've noticed over the years was "clicking" and "popping" while recording and playing "USB". Get a Firewire (I told you) Some feedbacks:

  • Toneport (USB) is great for younger beginners
  • Stealth (USB) is great for younger guitarists

Christmas presents to their inspirational music descendants!

Hey, mom and dad … they give you a big Christmas gift!

  • M-Audio 1816 (FW)
  • MOTU (FW)

Do I bet you want to know what I'm using? … There is currently an M-Audio Project Mix. I started recording with Delta 66. It used a PCI port and had to install a "card" in the computer system. I'm a little computer geek and there is no fear when we open them … but if so, PCI is not your path. Again use the new technology at the same price.

Today fire wire. But I must say that PCI is the most reliable way. Do not worry; The fire wire is very, very close to the second and USB is third.

Good band, this includes the first part of HARDWARE. Do more research and get yourself a great instrumentist. Part 2 is added to the SOFTWARE. This part is so entertaining; there may be two articles long.


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