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Hello All,

I want to do a local live recording of a group that will be performing outside next month. One of my apprehensions are the PC DAW that I want to use. Mainly cooling.

Does anyone have any recommendations for doing this type of recording without the PC shutting down because it gets too hot?

The case itself has about 10 fans total (on the case and within the case) and my plan was to keep it in the shade, out of any direct heat source with all the other audio gear. Will I be OK or do you think I should get some additional cooling methods for it and if so, what?

Thanks for your input.


Member Fri, 07/18/2008 - 12:30
I have done remote recording with my DAW in very hot temps with no problem.
I think the reason is that RECORDING takes much less power than MIXING. When I attempted playback in the heat and started opening a bunch of plug-ins is when I ran into trouble. This has happened to me many times, so if you have to play back, just avoid using power hungry plugins.

LunchBox42 Mon, 07/21/2008 - 07:37
Thanks for all the great info.

I thought about doing water cooling, but you just run into problems with transport. It is nice for stationary systems, but not when you need to move them.

As far as playback, there wont be any. I am just going to record the show off the mixer.

Ideally I would like to record each channel, however I just don't have enough $$$ yet to be able to do that.

Oh well.

Thanks again everyone.