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DAW - What are you using?
« on: April 15, 2013, 06:51:49 PM »
Let's talk about Digital Audio Workstations, whatcha using?


OS:
Processor:
Memory:
Hard Drive:

Backup Plan:

Interface:

Software:

Plug-ins:

Feel free to add to the list if you think it would be helpful.
Does anyone ever read these things.  I have some guitars, some amps and some effects but none of them play the guitar for me.... Yet.

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Re: DAW - What are you using?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2013, 06:56:13 PM »
OS:  Windows 7 Professional
Processor:  i7 quad cord at 3.0 Ghz, boost to 3.8ghz
Memory:16GB DDR 3
Hard Drive: 3TB on the main system

Backup Plan: Windows home server in a striped array 6TB over 3 drives, backed up sequential backups on DVD media monthly, and also held on backup computer (Old computer with 2TB of storage).  So physical recorded data is on 3 computers and on DVD redundently. 

Interface:  M-Audio 8 channel USB.

Software:  Cakewalk Sonar.

Plug-ins:  Several different vst from free vst.

Pros - system is fast and can handle recording with little notice latency.
Cons - some VST effects are not compatible with Sonar and cause it to crash randomly.
Does anyone ever read these things.  I have some guitars, some amps and some effects but none of them play the guitar for me.... Yet.

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Re: DAW - What are you using?
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2013, 07:50:01 PM »
OS: Windows 7
Processor: i7
Memory: 16GB
Hard Drive 1: 256GB solid state program drive
Hard Drive: 2TB audio drive

Backup Plan: ha ha ha what could possibly go wrong?

Interface: MOTU Ultralite MK III Hybrid

Software: Sonar Producer

Plugins: Stylus RMX, Dimension Pro, Rapture, various Cakewalk plugins, etc.

Pros: good mixing options, good amount of extra synth stuff I can add

Cons: Right now is not the best time to comment, I'm getting fed up with all the stupid random stuff. I think my interface is not good for PC. I've been recording for the last two days, and the MOTU gives me random static on the output side, so much so that I pulled it out and replaced it with a Tascam MK II 124. Then I get latency issues that cause the program to act erratically. It's working, but I'm kind of annoyed.

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Re: DAW - What are you using?
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2013, 12:10:45 AM »
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64
Processor: i5
Memory: 8GB
Hard Drive 1: 500GB
Hard Drive: 1.5TB

Backup Plan: Please don't crash

Interface: Teac Tascam 1641 USB 2

Software: Sonar Producer X1

Plugins: ProChannel, various Cakewalk plugins, etc.

Pros: I have it, and know it.

Cons:  Used to have stability issues (crashes), but has been very stable with current version and current computer.

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Re: DAW - What are you using?
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2013, 05:41:31 AM »
i7 1 tb drive, 512 ssd startup drive, presonus gt firewire interface. 2 backup drives, 1 image 1 data. reaper.

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Re: DAW - What are you using?
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2013, 05:08:09 PM »
Backup plan:

Please don't crash.   

I'm with you on that, but sometimes it is not feasable and life happens.
Does anyone ever read these things.  I have some guitars, some amps and some effects but none of them play the guitar for me.... Yet.