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DAW conversion, what else do I need or need to change?

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by Aaron D, Mar 27, 2003.

  1. Aaron D

    Aaron D Guest

    I am very new to this as a necessity to help record a budding country band both live and in "studio." I am starting with a personally-built comp with:
    ASUS mobo
    PIII 866
    384M memory
    20G WD HD
    and MOTU 1224 SC (just installed)

    running:
    XP Pro
    Cool Edit Pro.

    Questions:
    1/2. I am planning on adding some storage (scsi or IDE?). If I am recording 8 tracks during live gigs, how much space do I need?

    3. Do I need a different software recording program (no fights, please)? I have used Cool Edit a couple of times with a previous SB Live card without incident and it seems to work OK, although I have yet to test it with the new MOTU.

    4. Am I missing anything?

    Thanks,
    A
     
  2. Ethan Winer

    Ethan Winer Active Member

    Aaron,

    > If I am recording 8 tracks during live gigs, how much space do I need? <

    Each mono track requires about 5 MB per running minute at 16 bits with a 44.1 KHz sample rate. Double that for stereo, and use other multipliers for other bit depths and sample rates.

    --Ethan
     

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