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Seti808 20th June 2005 07:56 PM

The ultimate Daw for audio
 
So i need a machine that is going to be the answer to my dreams!!!!!!

I need power!!!!!!!!!!

I'm mostly doing projects at 44khz but I want to be able to run projects at 24 bit 96khz too.

So is a dual core opteron the way to go?

Anyone hear of anyone doing a quad system with success?

My big issue = I got a project with lots of project with 30 to 40 tracks
and there is no way I'm going to be able to add more drum tracks
via bfd and vdrums td-20 realtime performance. I would have to put
the latency down to at least 3 mill to make the drummer happy but they are really happy at 1.5 and even more happy at 0.72 ms latency.
Yes drummers can hear 3 mill latency with bfd we have done the test it is obvious!

Yes i know i could freeze or mixdown etc but I would like to have the power
to not have to freeze so i could keep my speed going.

That why im thinking dual core quad or something crazy like that!

ps I love to open bfd in ultra mode and put uad-1 and tc powercore effects
all over the place, on individual channels and get bfd sounding awesome.
By the time i got an amazing drum sound in the box the cpu meter
is through the roof because of 0.72 ms latency.

I would like to know if a new super machine is going to lower the cpu
down to like 20% in the same situation.

my current system

p4c800-e deluxe
true silence 550 watt psu
matrox p-750
2 gigs corsair ddr 3200 xms
intel 3.02 cpu 800 fsb
Western digital 200 gig 8 meg cache c:\ drive windows
sata raptors d:\ audio
3 uad-1
1 tc powercore firewire
yamaha 02r96 v2
midi sport 4x4 (soon to get edoril) timing?
lynx aes 16
xp sp1 pro audio optimised
24 bit 44khz

vital 20th June 2005 08:42 PM

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VIDEO - NVIDIA ULTRA 6800
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DivineMusic 20th June 2005 09:30 PM

what apps are you using?
reason i ask is you shouldn't have any problem having 30-40 tracks and adding drums via bfd and vdrums td-20. i do mostly everything at 48k and i do what you wanna do an more at times and i have no issues at all with my xp3200 daw.

as for a quad.. yea i've heard of um.. we even have a server that has 8CPU's in it but its not gonna go anything for you with your apps...99.9% of your apps will only work with "UPTO" dual cpu settups

the system vital is worth the little asking price... that system is worth 3500 EASY.
if you want the BEST you can get (at the moment) you need to get Dual core opterons. i the 275 series cpu...but they with out a doubt aren't cheap. you'll be looking at a min of $3000 for the CPU'S THEMSELFS... but that is gonna be the best right now.. right behind are the 275, you have the new Xeons..

Methlab 20th June 2005 09:48 PM

I use BFD Ultra too. No drummers to deal w/ though. that's why I got it ;)

ATHlon 64 939 3500+
2 gigs dual channel RAM
3 HDs

Hammer v2 21st June 2005 02:26 AM

The K8 series of Chips (Athlon 64 - Opteron) from AMD are the BOMB for PC based audio. They are VERY powerful and the fact that the memory controller is on the CPU means that LAtency is GREATLY reduced.

If you're using a Host that supports SMP (Sonar or cubase/nuendo) Then one of the new dual core athlon 64X2 chips will be unstoppable. Even the slowest X2 chip is gonna be UN-BE-FARKING-LIEVBLE for audio. (Especially when they switch over to 64 bit in the next versions which both steiny and cakewalk are doing).

The Intel stuff is great too, but you should get better latency from the AMD chips everytime.

jcschild 21st June 2005 02:37 AM

Hey Seti,

LOL cant get away from me..
did you check out the system shoot out thread that will answer your question
in no time...


Scott
ADK

Jburn34 21st June 2005 04:46 AM

The Athlon 64 stuff has been smoking the pentiums.

Seti808 21st June 2005 06:22 AM

where's that thread you are talking about Scott?

you got the link

fatcat 21st June 2005 09:03 AM

Call the guys at ADK computers. They build the systems your talking about for some big names in the biz. They know their sh**.

www.adkproaudio.com

vikingdude 21st June 2005 09:20 AM

This is the thread Scott is talking about

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/music-computers/35727-mad-shoot-out-4-sub-systems-tested.html

Also read this thread

http://cubase.net/phpbb2/viewtopic.p...ffcd55ad8d5b2d

Ray Sigmond 26th June 2005 06:47 AM

You also can see in more detail on Nuendo.com some of the test results in detail

Dual Core X2 is here!
http://forum.nuendo.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=5022

I finally got a pair of Dualcore Opterons
http://forum.nuendo.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=5270

What will your next DUAL DESKTOP be, AMD - INTEL - APPLE ???
http://forum.nuendo.com/phpbb2/viewt...?p=40463#40463