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Company's who sell customized DAW's

Discussion in 'Recording' started by csharp19, Jul 19, 2001.

  1. csharp19

    csharp19 Active Member

    Are there any other company's out there that sell customized DAW's besides Drastik solutions and and wave digital? I'm looking to by a computer with digi-001 already built into it. If someone has bought a p.c. from the company's mentioned above, have you had any problems with there products?
     
  2. simonsez

    simonsez Guest

    Here are a couple of places to look for starters. There has to be a million of them out there. good luck
    simonsez
    http://www.audiocomputing.com/
    http://www.minnesotamicro.com/shop/e-store.htm
     
  3. TWSCOROBERT

    TWSCOROBERT Guest

    Hi,
    I just built my computer for my Digi-001 and have had great results. Let me know if you have any questions. I built it for about 900.00 using my old monitor, keyboard, modem, and mouse.

    P3, 1GIG, 256ram, 2 7200rpm Hard Drives...1 20Gig and 1 40Gig.

    It runs like a dream and this was my first build. It is really easy!!!!!!

    Robert ;)
     
  4. csharp19

    csharp19 Active Member

    Hi Robert,

    Can you give me specifics on the types of hard drives, motherboard, etc. you built your computer with? Also, where did you purchase your parts? I've never built a computer before, can you send instructions maybe?

    Thanks
     
  5. Jon Best

    Jon Best Active Member

    Well, I am not Robert, and I look forward to what he has to say, but if you're building a PC, it's hard to go wrong with a few companies;

    Motherboard- Abit, ASUSTEK, and Intel- watch out for models from each with built in sound (& video). Make sure you match up the mobo& processor, both in processor type and mounting style!

    Processor- I still like to stick with Intel, but more and more people are having good luck with AMD's, as apparently the Via chipsets have been straightened out.

    Video card- I really like Matrox- the Dualhead cards are nice, and give you a chance to use a second monitor if you want to move to that.

    Hard drives- most drive manufacturers seem to beg, borrow, or steal a lot of technology from IBM, so I usually go with IBM drives. Seagate, Maxtor and Western Digital are all good companies. If you get a good 7200 RPM hard drive, the difference between ATA100 and ATA66 is nil, as both interface speeds are higher than any hard drive's output anyway. This will matter if you decide to go with a RAID array, though.

    For prices, go to http://www.pricewatch.com. Try and avoid OEM parts, though, as these are generally not warrantied by the company that built them, just by the reseller. A warranty on you PIII is usually worth the extra $30...

    Also, check out http://www.pcguide.com for a lot of hardware information. http:// and http://www.tomshardware.com are also good places to check up on what's working for other people.

    Good luck!

    Originally posted by csharp19:
    Hi Robert,

    Can you give me specifics on the types of hard drives, motherboard, etc. you built your computer with? Also, where did you purchase your parts? I've never built a computer before, can you send instructions maybe?

    Thanks
     
  6. gtrmac

    gtrmac Guest

    I have been building custom PC's for clients and the following is our current standard equipment:
    Intel PIII 1GHz CPU
    Asus CUSL2-C motherboard -no onboard audio
    512 MB Crucial Technologies PC-133 SDRAM
    IBM 60 GXP 7200 RPM system drive -usually 20GB
    IBM 60 GXP 7200 RPM data drive -usually 40 GB
    Matrox G-450 graphics card
    RME Hammerfall 9652 Audio Card
    Windows 2000 Professional -Installed in "Standard PC Mode"

    We also offer as an option an Adaptec Ultra 160 SCSI adaptor with an IBM Ultrastar SCSI hard drive if additional performance is needed and we usually install a removable case for the data drive.

    I offer this information only so that you can use it to build a PC since we are located in Japan and I assume you will not be interested in using our service. These components provide very reliable performance and if you need any more info let me know. We are a dealer for Steinberg Nuendo and this is typically the application used in the system. i have also used these computers with Cubase with excellent results.
     
  7. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    I do the same thing as Mac B does...build custom PC's for certain clients. It's not a major thing that I do a ton of but it makes it worthwhile to get someone who knows all the issues at hand and what peice of hardware goes with what. With prices so low for Memory and processors building a PC is..well. a piece of cake. If anyone ever needs that service in the LA area (or if you want I can ship as well) please feel free to email me..opusdaw2k@hotmail.com
    I specialize in Nuendo but will do Logic, Cubase or whatever software is needed at the time.
    Opus
     

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