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DAW user/hardware profiles

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Tungstengruvsten, Sep 20, 2001.

  1. Tungstengruvsten

    Tungstengruvsten Active Member

    Sep 10, 2001
    Guelph, Ontario
    So I was asked to bring my Delta 1010 based DAW to record a matrix mix of a show this weekend (stereo soundboard +stereo mics)

    I'll only need 4 inputs, I plan on using Vegas 2.0 to do the recording as I've had great success with this program, but I'm antsy as in my studio my DAW is hooked up to my home network for post-production work...meaning internet/LAN access and probably more windows stuff than needed

    Is there a way I can set up a user profile or a hardware profile or something that is as lean as possible?? I installed Win2k without ACPI and I'm using the newest drivers- I'm only going to record at 16 bit 44.1k so this setup works fine...

    I guess my end result would be that I want to keep my current home studio configuration, and then create another one that is as lean and straightforward for recording as possible. I don't have to worry about latency or anything, it will be just for recording. Some bands will be playing 1-2 hour sets so I just need the stability and peace of mind that I can pull it off...

    Not sure how I would go about setting this up... any help out there??

    Thanx folks!

    Here's the full setup:
    ABIT KT7A with Athlon 1.33GHz
    8.4GB ATA66 OS drive
    Removable ata66 harddrives for recording
    Delta 1010 with drivers
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Distinguished Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    Here's your "safest" bet on how to do this...Get yourself the removable IDE carriers and have one drive for home and one for audio recording...
    Or you could do this...Dual install of Win2K...when you install the OS you get a chance to create partitions..create two of em..install Win2k on the first and set it up for home..next go thru the install process again and install it to the secondary partition...set it up for Audio..This way you restart and you can choose which Win2k version to boot up in..I dont think you can name the boot load but it's a selection of two Win2K installs..usually the top choice is the first one installed...
    Otherwise I dont reccomend user settings change..it can get messy as far as the registry and so forth..the hardware is still installed in the machine..it's there..it's seen and it still interrupts..
    Besides...if you just have DSL or Cable hooked up and not networking with other machines..trim the services down..the only thing you really need is DHCP Client, DNS Client and Network Connections for ISP LAN Connections..also make sure the effects for the desktop are turned off for Win2k as well..it's the fading menu thang!
    Hope that gives you some options to think about
  3. llornkcor

    llornkcor Active Member

    May 8, 2001
    Brisbane, Australia (originally Boulder, CO, USA)
    Home Page:

    go to the control panel->system->hardware->hardware profiles
    Then go to the device manager and select one->properties->device usage

    This page has some information that would be handy. I don't think you actually need to do the 'portable' thingy.



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