okay... totally derailed but it may be usefull info to some...
since AVID took over digidesign, they have made several strides in this area... pro tools has been able to run on
non proprietary hardware for over 2 years.... of course as soon as 11HD goes full 64 bit compliant, legacy hardware
will not be supported... doesnt mean it wont work.. just means AVID will not waste resources to pass certification..
thankfully, really.. there really isnt much of a need... read below on AVID HD interfaces
i personally use it cause its clearly the best software for the task... they had a bit of a hiccup with the 192 line of converters but
the new AVID HD units are converters and pres that compete with much higher priced hardware.... the 2500 buck OMNI HD has the same
converters as the 5K analog AD/DA 24bity 192Khz converter AVID HD.. and it has been tested along side the big guns, over 10k price tags...
therefore... AVID has won us all back and then some.... all this has taken place in the last two years.. so if you're confortable with your DAW
then this information is new to most... as most have not seen pro tools since version 7.4 or even 6.7... things have changed dramatically
in a pro studio environment, AVID HD hardware matches perfectly with HD PRO TOOLS software... that has always been the point
of DAW software.... i've played around with all others, LOGIC is the only other i would use but logic has its own colour which is not
desirable in a recording environment... pro tools is transparent...
as far as prime95, its a silly argument that could go on for years... in fact it has... all i'm saying is... if you know your machine, you know
when its stable... we do push them to the limits and so far... x79, lga2011 packages have been proven to be THE most stable machines
for custom builds... i bought in knowing it would work as i know how to read specs and crosscheck info with AVID high end tech support...
i dont know even a handfull of PRO TOOLS users who sit there and run burn or stress tests... they become a moot point when you're running
a studio... we just dont have the time, nor we feel the need to waste resources just so you can brag about it on forums... or push our systems
to unrealistic limits just to see if something breaks... lol... thats all i was trying to say... we have other tools to do this.. just load up all 256 track voices in a new session and see how many reverb instances you can run... so far its something stupid like 550 instances... you can see why stress tests are a moot point.... you can mix till the cows come home and you will never reach prime95 levels... i mean... ever... so a week of running that tells me what exactly!?? i have 10 years give or take more of constant use!??? i'm pretty damn sure this machine will be demoted to high end sampler in about 4 years....
ohh, and dubstep is too boring for me... bring back the jungle!! drop the bass! my .02
noh i dont take any offense to the topic at hand, i just know what i need, and what i clearly do not... i'm actually a trained sound engineer,... im' mostly work with bands with multiple members and several instruments... tracking in studio... but i do dable in composition so you got me there...
Edited by bacchux79 - 9/3/12 at 8:08pm