The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
 Search This Thread  Search This Forum  Search Reviews  Search Gear Database  Search Gear for sale  Search Gearslutz Go Advanced
How Much Hard Drive Space Is Needed For 10 Songs?
Old 21st December 2016
  #1
Gear Maniac
 

How Much Hard Drive Space Is Needed For 10 Songs?

I am starting my first project and I am wondering how big of a hard drive I should have to hold the project?

I am using a PC, and recording 24 / 44. It is a blues rock project. I think the track counts will be lower- not in the hundred plus, but less than 50, more like 20ish. I am using Studio One Pro.

Thanks!
Old 21st December 2016
  #2
Quote:
Originally Posted by P99 View Post
I am starting my first project and I am wondering how big of a hard drive I should have to hold the project?

I am using a PC, and recording 24 / 44. It is a blues rock project. I think the track counts will be lower- not in the hundred plus, but less than 50, more like 20ish. I am using Studio One Pro.

Thanks!
One song should be somewhere around 1GB with specs you mentioned
Old 21st December 2016
  #3
Old 21st December 2016
  #4
Lives for gear
 
gutr2's Avatar
 

That doesn't make sense at all - if you're tracking a few different instruments including multimic'd drums, it will be anywhere between 3 or 4 GB to 10 or 15 GB depending on the number of takes, etc.. So I'd say you need at least 100GB of free space ti accommodate the entire project including its messy stages.

Once you clean everything up and edit all tracks down to their final takes, etc. it will be much less, I'd say around 2-3 GB.

Don't forget to backup - if possible everyday to another drive and/or cloud.

Quote:
Originally Posted by icecubeman View Post
One song should be somewhere around 1GB with specs you mentioned
Old 21st December 2016
  #5
Gear Maniac
 

Thanks for the info. I have about 850 gigs free so there shouldn't be a problem. I might get a 128 gig or 256 gig thumb drive for backup.

I copied this from the other thread:

Back to math class.


8 bits = 1 byte
24 bits = 3 bytes
1024 bytes = 1 kbyte
1024 kb=1 MB (megabyte)

so.......
3 x 44100 = 1 sec of 24 bit audio = 132300 bytes
60 x 132300 = 1 min of 24 bit audio = 7938000 bytes
7938000 / 1024 = Kb size = 7751.95312 kb
7751.95312 / 1024 = MB size = 7.57026672 MB

So... approx 7.5MB per minute of mono 24 bit audio. 15MB for stereo.

16bit = approx 5MB per minute mono, 10mb per minute stereo
Old 21st December 2016
  #6
Quote:
Originally Posted by gutr2 View Post
That doesn't make sense at all
40 mono tracks of song around 3 mins = 1000 MB what doesnt make sense
Topic:
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearslutz Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and Reverb.com listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.


 
 
Slide to join now Processing…
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Forum Jump
Forum Jump