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post #11 of 23
if your just recording it as is you should be fine with the cheapest thing you can get. even if you are using some effects you should be fine. I would say worry more about the soundcard to get the input accurate. the cpu isn't going to make much difference for any of this. it's not like video encoding.
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But don't most soundcards "pawn"off the CPU? Also i will be having filters...
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post #13 of 23
most onboard soundcards will use cpu functions but many decent add on soundcards do the work for you. either way audio isn't that hard on the cpu. if your curious about this find a program to record some audio and apply all the filters you want and all the effects. try to stess it out as much as you can and watch your cpu usage. chances are you won't even get above 10-15%.

as I was saying I used a p3 300mhz compaq computer with an onboard soundcard hooked up to a mic for a cheap accoustic guitar that I had way back in the day and it worked just fine.
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post #14 of 23
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But don't most soundcards "pawn"off the CPU? Also i will be having filters...
Get a decent soundcard, and a cheap CPU.

Sound recording doesn't take much.
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Has anyone looked at that thread? I am talking about 6 soundcards
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don't know about the whole 6 soundcard thing so can't help you on that one. you have a board though with 6 pci slots?
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post #17 of 23
umm you'll be fine with your current rig, sound rendering is not that demanding, how are you going to get it on your comp... thats the problem.
post #18 of 23
To echo Chipps comments ... I think the CPU you have could work as well with money spent on other more essential items ...

Before this core 2 setup ... I used a P3 Dual 500mhz Xeon for about six years and as long as I was working with just audio ... things were quite snappy and efficient for multitrack recording ...

But, I had some money invested in RAM and a decent SCSI RAID0 array ... which off set the two antiquated Xeons quite nicely ...
    
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Almost any 478/775 Pentium will work 2.0 GHz or higher I would guess and the sound card thing doesn't sound like it will work? Good luck with it.
    
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post #20 of 23
I'm recording and editing music for bands myself, and the CPU isn't all that important. RAM will be the most important part of the recording. It will take up very much memory especially if you are using multiple tracks with digital gates, limiters, compressors, equalizers and all the other (in my eyes) necessities.
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