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Help building a new sys for a friend (firepod)

Discussion in 'Recording' started by 6string, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. 6string

    6string Guest

    My buddy asked me to build him a sys. So I figured I would start from the dig/midi interface and build computer from there.

    I bought him a firepod. Now it's the Processor/MB/HD...

    Can anyone recomend a MB and HD that has known compatibility with the firepod? I will buy a firewire PCI interface card...

    Also can anyone reccomend a soundcard? I use an edirol Roland UA100 and that is my soundcard too... My misconception when buying the firepod is that I thought the firepod would be my audio record/playback device... :(

    Thanks in advance!!!!

    -m
     
  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    most motherboards have onboard Firewire.
    most are ok to good.
    if you stay away from VIa firewire you should be fine.

    the firepod IS your audio card for record/playback

    Scott
    ADK
     
  3. 6string

    6string Guest

    Thanks Scott!!!!! Much appreciated!
     
  4. I was able to choose the Firepod (Line Out 1+2) as my default audio device (Control Panel/Sounds).

    I'm running Samplitude 7 Pro on an AMD XP 1700+/Shuttle mobo, and it all seems to work nicely with the Firepod. Yes, it's quite outdated. I should upgrade. Of course, considering that the Firepod comes with Cubase, that's probably a great way to go.

    There have been quite a few recommendations for the nForce3 chipset (motherboard) and a socket 939 Athlon 64 processor. I will admit that I haven't paid much attention to Intel recommendations. There are quite a few specific recommendations in many of the threads here. Try a search or just browse around.

    Just be sure to get enough RAM. Plugins (effects) can use quite a bit. 512MB should be the minimum.
     

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