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Windows 8 for recording

Discussion in 'Computing' started by audiokid, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Doing some searching, I'm finding very positive responses from people using Win 8 with Sonar and a few other DAW's. It looks like its going to be a really solid version, but, is it more for the mobile world, and to compete with Apple's ipad's etc, don't know, but its faster and more streamlined than Win 7 which means, we should be able to optimize it as slick as Windows 7 if not more.

    The fact I love about Windows (coming from a past die hard Apple fan) is how we can stream line Windows, take out all the unnecessary apps making it an incredible recording computer (providing you buy or build a quality PC in the first place).

    Here's an article on Windows 8. It has nothing music related but it gives some insight into the next version:
    Windows 8 vs Windows 7 vs OS X Lion | News | TechRadar

    Love to hear from anyone using Windows 8 for recording?
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Windows 8 is a break from the past and is a transitional operating system. It is designed to work from cell phones through desktop computing. The transitional feature is a GUI that can either be ap based like iPads/Droids etc or more of a traditional Windows desktop. This is the last version of Windows (reputably) that will have a traditional user interface. After this Windows will become conmpletely ap based like Apple and Android.

    Uncharacteristically, I did not beta the new Win8 as I just didn't have time or desire. I will check it out maybe this fall when I transition back to music work.
  3. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    I waited a while from Windows 95/98 until I took the Windows 2000 plunge. NT wasn't up to the task before 2000. Then I waited and utilized 2000 for quite some time until XP became more stable. I haven't bothered yet with Windows 7 and have been unimpressed with the cartoonlike interface is presented. I like clean no-frills industrial like GUI's. No cartoons for me. It will be interesting to see what Windows 8 will do and offer? There are still people that want to rely upon computers and not toys in their work. While everything might go more ap based, they better offer something more substantial for skilled professionals. Otherwise, Linux may still make more sense for professionals? But I am not a coder nor do I create my own drivers. That's the responsibility of the hardware manufacturers as far as I'm concerned. And if they are too lazy to support Linux, how professional can they be? Kids playing with toys that can't think any farther than toys. I'm finding things becoming less impressive as time goes on.

    I'm a big kid now
    Mx. Remy Ann David
  4. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Window 7 is excellent.
  5. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    Yes, I've heard that Windows 7 is quite stable. I've only played with it once with a new Toshiba laptop that blew up after four hours of operation. I couldn't quite get around the Macintosh like cartoon look. I even tweak my XP to look like Windows 2000. Which actually makes it run in a quicker more high-performance mode of operation. All that Macintosh like cartoon environment takes away from the resources of the computer. So one has to give up resources so it looks like a cartoon. Also the Toshiba I had gotten was not their top of the line. So perhaps in the better machines, the cartoonlike interface doesn't sacrifice as much performance? Though this is where I feel like companies like Microsoft have let certain professionals down. Girls like pretty interfaces, kids like cartoon interfaces and guys like videogame interfaces. I want something that looks, feels and resembles my Neve in the computer realm. No fancy lights and displays on my Neve. Purely simple and to the point of being nearly generic.

    There is a new HP laptop in my not-too-distant future
    Mx. Remy Ann David
  6. godchuanz

    godchuanz Active Member

    If the Windows 8 kernel is fast and efficient enough to reduce the ASIO input latency compared to previous versions of Windows, and with improved I/O and RAM management to allow recording of more of them tracks simultaneously, then I'll probably upgrade once all the hardware drivers are proven stable and the DAW software officially announces compatibility.

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