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OK everybody, here's your chance to brag or complain about your DAW. We get a lot of questions on this forum pertaining to DAW hardware as to what works and what doesn't so I thought this might be a good starting point for anyone building a DAW.

Please list as much info as you have on your PC or MAC, Soundcard, Software (Cubase, PT, etc.), type of recording (Audio, MIDI etc) and track limits with plugs.

This should give those looking to buy or build a DAW a reference as to what type of performance to expect from a similar machine. So if you love your DAW or hate it and can't wait to upgrade tell us about it.

Here's mine

Main DAW (Audio and Video editing)

AMD 3200+ Socket 939
Gigabyte K8NS Ultra - 939
1 GB Corsair Twin X PC3200 RAM CAS 2
ATI 9600 XT
Maxtor 80 GB PATA HDD (OS and Apps)
Maxtor 120 GB SATA HDD (Audio)
Maxtor 250 GB SATA HDD (Video)
Maxtor 400 GB SATA HDD (Audio and Video Backup)
Antec True Power 430 watt PS
Full Tower ATX w/ 5 fans
NEC 19 inch Multisync
Layla 24/96 Audio Card
Adaptec AVC 2010 Video Capture Card

Layla 24/96
Alesis AI3

Mobile DAW (Location recording only)

Intel P4 2.4GHz
Asus P4P800S Mobo
1 GB Corsair PC3200 RAM
N'vidia MX440 dual head Video Card
Maxtor 40 GB PATA HDD (OS and Apps)
WD 80 GB SATA HDD (Audio - Removable for copy to main DAW)
4U ATX Rackmount case

Adding LCD and 1394 to mobile DAW to use with Mackie 1620 for location recording.

I record all audio (rock and blues) and once in a great while a key or horn sample. I will be benching both units soon and will post the results.

OK, Who's Next :D

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anonymous Fri, 01/21/2005 - 22:17

Here's mine

P4 3.2 (HT OFF)
80GB 7200 RPM IDE HD (OS)

Main work is Hip Hop and R&B.

This computer has only audio software apps. Not even connected to internet. wont even install I-Tunes for all of those artists who want it to put the music on their ipod. I tell em ill put it on the HD of the pod and they can bring it home and make the switch.

I've found that a PC with only and i repeat ONLY audio apps on it performs sooooooooooooooo much more reliable and faster.

My old DAW setup was riddled with crashes bugs and non responding programs. NO PROBLEMS with this set up ever. and its very easy to debug because i always know what is causing the problems.


Massive Mastering Fri, 01/21/2005 - 23:45

Copied from my gear list - Hope it reads okay...

This is the "A" system - Just audio. The "B" unit is slightly less impressive...

* Sonica-X G-340 Rack (4-space)

* Intel Pentium 4 3.4Ghz Prescott processor
* Intel 875P Chipset
* 1 GB DDR400 RAM
* 800Mhz FSB
* Hyperthreading, SATA RAID
* 20dB quiet THERMAxFlow cooling
* 1/2 terrabyte drive space

* Samplitude Professional (Magix)
* Universal Audio Digital (UAD-1) collection
* Plextor PlexWriter Premium CD-R/RW Drives
* Plextor PX-712-A CD/DVD+/-R/RW Drives
* Lynx 16-channel AES interface

No (ITB) converters or soundcards.

anonymous Sat, 01/22/2005 - 02:24

Intel Pentium 4 3.4GHz/512Kb L2/800FSB
Abit IS-7 (DRAM/GAT= F1 Mode)
1GB Corsair TwinX 3200XL 2-2-2-5 @ 1:1 (2x512) Dual Channel(swapped the XMS LL stuff with a mate who insisted on having Winbond BH5....?)
NVidia FX5200 TV/DVI
Pioneer 106D DVD-RW
Panasonic 3.5" FDD
Vantec HD Caddies (x 2)
Zalman 7000Cu HSF
Lian Li PC-61 Case w/ Antec 400W PSU
WD 120G 8M Cache PATA (Internet/Everyday thrash HDD)
WD 80G 8M Cache PATA (Audio Programs/Samples)(soon to be replaced by another Raptor and Vantec EZ Swap SATA)
WD 36G 10K Raptor SATA (Audio)
Digidesign 001

David French Sun, 01/23/2005 - 08:58

AMD Athlon XP 3200+ Barton
512 MB Corsair XMS PC3200 RAM
80 GB Seagate Barracuda SATA HDs (2)
LG CDRW drive
Matrox G450 video card
Nexus Breeze case
Zalman ZM-2HC2 HD Heatpipes (2)
Nexus AXP3200 CPU Cooler with 47 Ohm resistor

This is what I consider to be the premier budget DAW. Also, this machine is built to be extremely quiet, which it is.

Also see [[url=http://[/URL]="http://www.recordin…"]this thread[/]="http://www.recordin…"]this thread[/] for listings of peoples' DAW components.

anonymous Mon, 01/24/2005 - 01:08

Current system:

Old compaq presario, 1.7GHz with 256Mb
E-mu 1212
Cakewalk Homestudio

What I'm working on for the near future:

Asus p4p800 SE
P4 3GHz
1 Gb PC3200
Matrox G450 dual monitor
200Gb and 80Gb hd
EMU 1212

BSD drum v-synth
Trilogy Total Bass v-synth
Native B4 organ v-synth


gdoubleyou Fri, 01/28/2005 - 14:40

1GHz 12-inch Powerbook 768MB RAM
MOTU 828
Pacific Pro Audio 80GB firewire drive

Logic7, DP4, Garage Band2, ReCycle, Final Cut Express HD, DVD Studio Pro. Because plugins are at system level all plugs are available to the above apps except virtual instruments.

Been using this setup for about a year, I'm inside the box use virtual instruments exclusively.

I use this machine for everything, hookup a second monitor for graphic design, web design, video editing and animation no problem.


Randyman... Sun, 01/30/2005 - 16:27

Here's my two I built the past 18 Months or so...

Home PC:

Dual Boot Windows XP Pro (1 Install for Internet/General Use + 1 Install for DAW)
Asus P4C800E-Dlx 875P/ICH5R/Promise RAID MoBo Socket 478
P4 2.8E Prescott @ 3.01GHz (860FSB) 1MB L2 Cache + HT
1Gig Dual Channel Geil Ultra RAM CAS 2-3-3-6 (@ 430MHz)
Radeon 9200 Pro 8X AGP 128MB DDR RAM Video
19" ViewSonic Flat Screen CRT
WD Raptor 36Gig 10,000RPM Primary OS HD
IBM 30Gig 5400RPM Second OS drive
WD 200Gig SATA Storage Drive
Maxtor 160Gig ATA133 Storage Drive
Maxtor 40Gig + 60Gig + 80 Gig b/u drives in 5.25" pull-out caddies - interfaced via USB 2.0 for "Hot Swap-ability"
Sony 52X CD-RW drive
Lite-On Dual Layer 8X DVD-RW burner
Nuendo 2.0
Some Waves Plugs + PSP Plugs
Wavelab 4.0
M-Audio Audiophile 24/96 (I don't track on this machine - only mix)
Enermax 460 Watt Power Supply
Custom modded case and quiet cooling w/7 fans on speed controllers (full size ATX enclosure) (SLK-910U Heat Sink for the Processor)

My "portable" PC for tracking:

Shuttle XPC SB83G5 w/ 915 Chipset + ICH6R + Socket 775 Procesor
P3.0E Prescott 3.0GHz 800FSB 775 Processor 1MB L2 Cache + HT
1 Gig Geil Ultra Dual Channel RAM CAS 2-3-3-6 @ 400MHz
Windows XP Home OEM DAW Optimized
On-board Graphics ( :( ) (It has PCI Express 16x support - I'll buy a card soon, Grasshopper)
17" Dell Flat Screen CRT
60Gig Maxtor ATA100 OS drive
External FireWire 5.25" HD enclosure w/ Maxtor 160Gig ATA133 HD (Oxford 911) for Audio Data + Heavy Duty 5Amp 12V Power Supply for FW HD (HD Comes home for mixdown)
Lite-On Combo 8X Dual Layer DVD-RW + 40X CD-RW drive
RME Hammerfall LITE 96/36 (upgrading to HDSP 96/52 at some point)
RME AID-8 Pro AD/DA converter
Nuendo 2.0
Waves + PSP Plugs
Wavelab 4.0
Mounted in 1/2 width 5U Rack Shelf with the UPS unit beside it (PC and UPS in 5 Rack Spaces!)
VERY quiet, and TINY (not as tiny as the new Mac Mini)

I also use my Roland VS-2480 as a realtime Headphone Monitoring Facility (allows realtime latency free effects and mixing on up to 4 stereo/8Mono HP mixes) AND as a flying fader control surface for Nuendo. I can also use it's mic pre's and A/D converters if the AID-8's 8 Inputs are not enough.

I take my FireWire HD back and forth, and I can open the Nuendo Project exactly as it was on either PC system. Pretty cool IMO. The VS-2480 makes a killer addition with the HP monitoring+EQ+Effects AND Flying Faders for Nuendo (I have an ADAT to Roland RBUS converter to allow the 2480 to hook upto the RME Soundcard's ADAT I/O - 8 channels I/O) . You can dog Roland all you want - but I'm digging it.

That's it. :cool:

anonymous Sun, 01/30/2005 - 23:28

Hey There, I just signed up so i figured this was a good thread to start with. Here's my list of junk:

Acer Aspire 2010 laptop
1.5g Centrino Processor (trust me, this new chip is FAST)
External maxtor 160g hard drive
Digi 002 with Pro Tools LE 6.4
Tannoy Reveal powered monitors
Focusrite Trackmaster 2 channel preamp with EQ and Comp.
Studio Projects C1
Cheap behringer mixer that i use for a headphone amp
AKG K171 headphones

I've been using Pro Tools for about 6-7 years. I WILL NOT use anything else. The interface and hardware is amazing and so powerful. I've spent the last couple of months doing some work for a band called Lions, Tigers, and Bears. Check out for some samples of tracks I've recorded (and partially mixed) with them. Let me know what you think!


anonymous Thu, 02/03/2005 - 06:14

my DAW

--INTEL P4 3.0c GHZ CPU W/800FSB.......
--2X512M DDR 400 PC3200 RAM OCZ RAM ....
--2X80GB WD HD W/8MB..................
--Plextor 708A DVD burner
--FLOPPY DRIVE A............
--ATX CASE WITH 450W Enermax POWER....
--XP Ghost.

-- RME HDSP 9652 card with ADI-8 DS pro 8 in/8 out ad/da
-- UAD-1 getting 2nd card
-- SAM 7.** upgrading to V8


Jeemy Thu, 02/03/2005 - 09:39

Mac Dual 2GHZ G5
Waves Diamond, Masters, Restoration, Transform
Cubase SL
Groove Agent
Stylus RMX
Amplitube Live

All simple, runs like a dream, except occasional Firewire issues with the Edirol FA301 which appears to disappear and reappear only after reboot, for no good reason.

I am well aware that it is a piece of crap and am gonna buy a Fireface in the next few days. In fact I am gonna go and post elsewhere about this before I do so,


anonymous Sun, 02/06/2005 - 02:11

A7N8X Deluxe r2
AMD 2500 oc to 3200
RME HDSP 9624 (26 I/O)
Apogee AD16
Lucid DA 2496 for 2 trak
Behringer ADA8000for CUE (8 mixes)
ASUS and SONY DVD burners
Koolance case
Enermax 550 watt PSU
No extra fans..............runs cool and quiet.
happy project guy.
1024 samsung ram.........oops.......forgot
Samp 7.2???
Maxtor G550 dual head
2x wd raptor raid 0
1x 120 gig ide 8 meg cache
1x samsung 40 gig

zemlin Sun, 02/06/2005 - 05:17

Asus P4B266
P4 2.4G (northwood, I think)
Zalman heatsink
768MB PC2100 DDR RAM
Promise ATA/100 PCI controller card
(2) Maxtor 60GB disks
(1) WD 200GB disk
(1) WD 80GB disk
all HDDs are master devices on their own IDE channel
Sony CDR drive (my burning happens on a different computer)
Matrox G450
MOTU 24i
100 Mbit ethernet card
Antec Sonota case

(2) Samsung 912N 19" LCD displays

Adobe Audition 1.5
Sony Vegas 4.0e (used for tracking only)
Ozone 3

anonymous Mon, 02/07/2005 - 07:47

ASUS A8V Delux motherboard (Via chipset)
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ CPU
2 x Seagate Barracuda 7200 120GB HDD (SATA)
QuietPC Case
Zalman PSU, fans, heatsinks, fan controller.
Matrox G550 graphics
Cubase SL 2.0 build 39

RME Multiface

2 x Neumann KM184 (I like 'em!!)
Audio Technica AT 4033

Allen & Heath GS3 (16:8:2)

Rodgers Studio One

anonymous Fri, 02/11/2005 - 11:28


I'm currently using:

Enermax Whisper 550watt PSU
Asus P4P-E (i845P chipset)
Pentium 4 2.53GHz (Northwood)
1GB Kingston ValueRAM PC3200
ATI Radeon 8500 128MB
Adaptec 29160 SCSI controller
2x Seagate Barracuda 40GB ATA100 (1 fixed, 1 removable tray)
2x Seagate Cheetah U320 SCSI drives (in ext. U160 chassis + removable trays)
Sony DVD+-R USB2.0

Creamware SCOPE Project
Cubase SX2
Logic 5 Platinum
Wavelab 4.0


P4C800-E Deluxe (might sell this for Super Micro P4SCT+II)
Pentium 4 3.2GHz (Prescott)
2GB Kingston HyperX PC3200
ATI Radeon X800 Pro
Adaptec 29320-R SCSI controller

Creamware SCOPE Professional (14 SHARC DSP)
Creamware SCOPE Booster board (additional 14 SHARC DSP)
Cubase SX3
Wavelab 5.0
Logic 5 Platinum

Anyone here using the Super Micro P4SCT+II motherboard?


anonymous Sat, 02/12/2005 - 22:00

My setup:

Dual Opteron 242's (1.6 Ghz)
4U Chembro rackmount case
3 HDDs (1 OS/app drive, 2 removeable drives for audio)
DVD burner
1.5 GB RAM
RME DIGI 9652 interface
MOTU 2408 MK III interface
el cheapo Midiman 1x1 midi interface

Sonar 4 PE, Sound Forge 6, Reason, Cool Edit, Waves Platinum and other misc. plugs.

I have yet to really max this machine out. I can run many instances of SIR (impulse verb) in real time without a crash. I recently got the MOTU for it's superiour routing abilities over the RME, and have not gotten it stable though. It locks the system up within a few minutes of use, so I'm still using the RME. Other than that, it's been a very solid system. Hard to bog it down.

anonymous Sat, 02/19/2005 - 13:55

Thank You from a "Newbie".

Hello everyone from a newcomer.
I was looking for some good info on what sort of laptop configuration to purchase for mobile studio applications; And you folks sure have helped on that fact it's a bit much data. But helpful none-the-less.

I am looking for a lap top which will run both my CakeWalk Home Ed. and my V-Amp software.
Very green to home recording, so I may sometimes ask what seem to be "stupid" questions; I do hope none of you will get tired of me.

Farewell. :wink:

0db Sat, 02/19/2005 - 15:07

Hi everybody.

This is the list of things in the studio:

Custom-made PC:
AMD Athlon XP 3000+ CPU (Barton Core, 333 MHz FSB)
MSI KT4 Mainboard
1 GB RAM PC 2700
3 x 80 GB Western Digital Caviar HDs
1 Pinnacle Studio Deluxe 8 PCI Card (analog + IEEE 1394)
1 nVIDIA GeForce FX5200 128 MB
Digidesign´s DIGI001 Hardware
M-Audio Delta DiO 2496 PCI
LG DVD-R Multi-format Writer
Windows XP SP-2 "unplugged" (no internet, no ethernet), customized for audio (no mysterious-useless services & processes active, no antivirus, no firewall, no desktop visual enhancements)
17" LG Monitor
This setup is awesome, IT HAS NEVER HANGED!!!!!

Protools LE 6.4
Wavelab 4
Sony Vegas + DVD Architect
Waves Plugins, along with those that comes with Protools, Sound Replacer, etc.
Cubase & sonar when the client asks for them, almost no used.
Reason 2.5

Audio Gear:
Yamaha 03D Digital Mixing Console, 26 CH w/ ADAT I/O for 8 simultaneous recording channels
AKG mics (414, c300, c100.....), shure, EV mics.
TC Electronics Finalizer 96k
Yamaha Keyboard
Roland MC505 Groovebox
Alesis RA250 Amp
Alesis MKII Monitors
& other irrelevant stuff..................
Planning to buy some preamps, altough the digidesign DIGI001 preamps are quite good.

0db Sat, 02/19/2005 - 15:22

MusicMan2U answer

MusicMan2U answer:

Your question can start a "battle" of opinions about Intel and AMD. I considering myself a AMD lover because its price/value relationship, and i particulary find AMD processors to have something in it internal structure that make them very reliable on audio/video tasks. Intel in the other hand have come with many changes in their processors, putting more cache, more internal speed, and they performs flawlessly but at a higher price tag. Tip? Try buy an Intel Laptop. Why? one of the well known isues with AMD is that their processors generates more heat and consumes more power than Intel processors. Important feature for a mobile device, power consumption. Centrino Laptops are trying to prove that little less GHz and huge cache makes a power efficiency a dream.......So as a general rule for audio workstations, the more, the better.......512 MB ram at least, 60 GB hard disk, and lots of GHz if u plan to use a lot of time-based plugins like reverbs and delays (power-hungry plugins)... I still own a 1 GHz Pentium 3 PC that works fine with cubase, but i´m limited knowing what you can do with more horsepower..........

cfaalm Mon, 02/21/2005 - 07:11



Antec P150 w/ NEO HE 430W
Gigabyte K8NF9 Ultra
AMD X2 3800+
2GB Twinx C2Corsair RAM
Gigabyte VGA GV-NX62TC256D8
2x Maxtor 300GB SATAII
NEC ND-4551A
Apacer Cardreader 14-in-1 (no floppy)
2x Samsung TFT SyncMaster 710N
Apple Macbook C2D 1.8 GHz


Yamaha 01v96v2
Yamaha i88x
all connected with mLAN
Digidesign mBox2


Cubase SX3 upgraded to Cubase 4.1
Logic Express 7.2 comptemplating upgrading to Logic Pro.

cfaalm Mon, 02/21/2005 - 07:40

Re: MusicMan2U answer

0db wrote: MusicMan2U answer:

Tip? Try buy an Intel Laptop. Why? one of the well known isues with AMD is that their processors generates more heat and consumes more power than Intel processors. Important feature for a mobile device, power consumption. Centrino Laptops are trying to prove that little less GHz and huge cache makes a power efficiency a dream.......So as a general rule for audio workstations, the more, the better.......512 MB ram at least, 60 GB hard disk, and lots of GHz if u plan to use a lot of time-based plugins like reverbs and delays (power-hungry plugins)

Intel Centrino laptop is a good choice when it comes to battery life, performance and temperature.

If you're looking for sheer power, there are also P4 2.8 and higher as well as AMD64 notebooks. Note however that not all applications benefit from Intel's Hyperthreading. Some even suffer penalties. I heard ProTools wants you to disable HT, where Cubase just loves it.

I might also add that cache is the CPU's on die memory which is something completely different than your system memory. 512MB is a nice chunk of RAM, though. Insufficient RAM might hinder your system to reach its full potential. With Intel the more cache the better, with AMD64 the difference between an 1MB or 512KB cache is almost negligable because of the on die memory controller.

On desktops the s775 Intel CPU's get a lot hotter than the AMD64 939, especially when it's a the latest 3500+ 90nm winchester core. Running hotter is not necessarily a problem. If you're recording in the same room as where your laptop/desktop is, it better be a quiet one. That's a little harder if the box runs hot. 8)

0db Mon, 02/21/2005 - 15:33


when you see a processor with 512 MB on it´s cache, just let me know.......

and ask here in this forum if temperature isn´t an important issue.....he´s asking for a LAPTOP, because he probably wants to use it outdoors, so temperature its a important factor.

I just wanted to help posting MY opinion. Why don´t you just do the same instead of trying to teach me some lessons?

I´m sorry if i was rude, or wasn´t your intention, but i get so %$&@! everytime someone wastes his time tryin to show what a "brainy" he is, instead of giving some advice to someone who´s asking for it.

anonymous Tue, 02/22/2005 - 03:18

Apple G4 PowerPc Dual 1.25 GHz with FPU

System Bus speed: 167 MHz
Backside Bus Speed 250 MHz
1 GB RAM, Datapath 128 bit PC2700 DDR
Level 1 Cache: 64k
Level 2 Cache: 256k
Level 3 Cache: 2.0 MB (backside)
Dual DVI + VGA Monitor Outputs
1 x Firewire 800
2 x Firewire 400
4 x USB 2
Ethernet 1000BaseT
Analog audio I/O

FreeBSD based UNIX OS: OSX 10.3.3

3 x 120 GB HD Deskstar

Motu 828
Motu Fastlane

Logic Pro 6 (7 ordered)
All soft instruments and plugins boundled in the Logic Pro DAW.
Autoload Song:
151 Tracks
720 Plugins already inserted
Once my sister saw me running a so huge Autoload, (she hated Macs and was a Windows addict) trashed her 4 PC and buyed 2 G5, one for her and one for my parents. :)

Final Cut Pro HD
Cinema 4D

A lot of fun and power for the money!

anonymous Fri, 02/25/2005 - 12:53

Compaq ML330
dual Xeon 2.4
3G memory 533Mhz
80G ata raid 1 system drive <2drives>
72G raid 0 SCSI ultra 320 <2 15k rpm drives>
some 64M pcix video card from walmart
built in 100M network
painted black :)
17" Lcd NEC

M Audio Delta 1010 converted to pcix
Midiman 8x8 and Midiman 4x4 controlling a bunch or synths and a Behringer DDX3216 mixer...and a whole bunch of other crap...

Sonar 4

Mixdown Machine

Dell 800Mhz
512Meg of RAM
20G hd and a firewire 120G
CD burner and stuff

DAL Card D+

T-RACKS, Wavelab and Red Roaster


anonymous Sun, 03/13/2005 - 22:16

A "hi" to everyone here...

My current setup:

AMD XP3000 cpu
Abit NF-7 mobo
80/200 GB ide drives
2 GB of PQI DDR400 ram
ATI Radeoon 9700 pro vid card.
Dell 2001FP 21" LCD monitor
M-Audio 24/96 Audiophile PCI sound card.


Sonar 4 producer
Drumkit From Hell Superior

Trapkat midi drum trigger
Schecter 6 string guitar
Boss GS-10 Guitar/Bass processor
M-Audio 66-key Radium midi controller
Samson power amp + Resolv 65 monitors.
Furman PL+ Series 2 power strip holding most of it together.

I'd love to upgrade quite a bit of this.... namely a PodXT Pro for bass, Mackie HR824 monitors, a MOTU 828mk II, a Mesa Boogie recording pre-amp (or a guitar pod xtpro), and more synth software, possibly an 88-key midi controller....

None of this will make my songs better (well, just sound a bit better) :)

anonymous Thu, 03/24/2005 - 03:39

my daw

hi just (30 seconds ago) joined this site
well my daw is as followed:


laptop centrino 1.6 ; 512 ram;
roland e-15 keyboard
trumpet, saxophone
directdrive turntable
analog mixer
3 meter of records (funk, soul, gospel, reggea, blue beat, dub, hip hop, house)


ableton live 3
digital videos of learning to play piano

at the moment al the hardware is working seperatly and i am orientating on a firewire audiointerface (with free light version of cubase) so hope ajust one on my hardwarelist this year....hopefully tascam fw1884 or whatever comes close


Cucco Sun, 04/03/2005 - 07:53

I guess I missed this one for a while.

Here it is:

Sequoia V7, waiting on V8 (already bought, just waiting...........)
Win XP Pro

P4 3.0 GHz Extreme Edition
2 Gig RAM (2 1GB Sticks)
80 Gig Samsung quiet harddrive (ATA)
200 Gig Samsung quiet harddrive (SATA)
Plextor 52X/16X CD/DVD Burner (Firewire/USB2)
Nexus quiet cooling
2x Samsung 17" LCD
Matrox Dual Head Video


anonymous Wed, 04/20/2005 - 14:13

Me Too!!

What Up:

Dual 1 Ghz G4
1.5 GB Micron SDRam
1x160GB Seagate ATA HD 7200RPM
1x40GB Seagate ATA HD 7200RPM
1x15GB Seagate SCSI HD 10000RPM
M-Audio Audiophile 192 PCI Card
Adaptec SCSI PCI
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro w/128MB VRAM
Mac OS X 10.3.9
Vicious Unix Firewall

Logic Pro 7
Reason 2.5
Recycle 2
MoogModular AU
ImpOScar AU
VST to AU Adapter
Live 3
TC Electronics Native Bundle
Orange Vocoder
Too Much Other stuff.

Simple, But Useful set up. Take Care.

anonymous Fri, 04/22/2005 - 18:39

intel p4 650 3.4
asus p5ad2-e mobo
corsair xms2 1g 512x2
tru control antec 550 wt
160g western digital sata x2 raid0
200g western digital external hd
xfx nvidia 6600gt dual dvi-d
motu pci 424/motu 24I/O
sony 19" sdm-s94 lcd monitors x2
zalman 7700 copper
thermaltake va3000
sony 16x dvd/rw double layer

anonymous Thu, 05/12/2005 - 04:45

System 1

Mac G5, Dual 2.0Ghz, 4Gig RAM, 160Gb internal drive, 1Tb external (firewire) drive
Dual 19” Samsung LCD monitors
Digidesign 192 I/O
Digidesign/Focusrite Control 24
Adam S2A monitors
Focusrite Red One

ProTools HD1
DSP Quattro
Waves Diamond

System 2

Sona 3.0Ghz PC, 1Gig RAM, 150Gb hard drive, (waiting for Edirol UA-25 USB interface), 19” Viewsonic LCD monitor
Tannoy Reveal Active monitors

Cubase SX 3
Sound Forge 7

DSP Quattro is a regretable purchase. It's nice, but unstable.

anonymous Thu, 05/12/2005 - 22:43

'Got the wrong "CPU cooling solution" for my first

I 'Got the wrong "CPU cooling solution" for my first PC/DAW build.. other than that I am well pleased....I am guilty of purchasing the coolest looking solution I saw in my too-brief search for cooling solutions...and I was fairly foolish I admit ... almost like the time we bought the MGBGT (not really) I will not buy that stupid again till next time ha ... "a Fool and his Money?"..I guess thats me for sure now I am hesitant to purchase a third plastic waterpump from this same source... they don't seem to have "quality" out too far in their motives as I could detect.. but in my new searches I still see the name all over and if not for feeling slighted I might even buy evercool again but I am here to tell all their talk about concern for qc is utter bullcrap and I do mean shit.

Well you said it was ok to complain right?
I told the company in email I would send a link to every new forum I joined and trashed the name Evercool
and as a point of added interest I saw a new instance of the exact same hardware with different name or packaging'wrapper", But its easy to spot mine is the wc-201 evercool watercooler
"Kingwin " is another "name" of merchant seeling cheap-ass cooling solutions that happen to look very cool and work a while b4 the cheapass pump gives out and replacement averages from my experience....@every 900 hours of operation the owner of this rig can expect to need a new waterpump.
in case my flame is very outof place i am done with that part
the rest of my pc/daw I assembled consists of:
asus p4p800d 1Gig crucial ram 3.0mhzPrescott 80gb -7200 audio
2 raptors-audio
fujijujitsu scsi (ultrasuperduperwhatyou call her )36gb system drive
aardvark directpro sound card solution also tascam us224 (backup)
I hope to unite these two soundcards as well as my two pc's when both are up andperational again,or ,eventually,( if it can be done) with reasonable success or purpose.
Used to try raid but wasted out with that.. no big cry..
Garritan VST symphonies instruments(GPO)
demo za
demo goldwave
kazaa-crack FL works vst wut ever thats worth will love it sumday
ad-aware hijackthis pestpatrol spybot s&d

I know i forgot somethings
HP original daw and now my backup (consequently much more RELIABLE..thanks evercool)
hope to use my (Oh yeah) matrox 450 for multi monitor someday when I can buy some monitors
also hope to connect 2 pcs using fx teleport or something if any better means is found by then to share vsts and files and stuff

any comments for to help me resolve any of my obvious boggles are appreciated .. the others are for on down the road....or i am just gonna try and take it slow and easy since i got a bag or two of issues to ask for help with,ifIcan ever get that good at making myself understood ,it seems although I never try to overcomplicate, I effectively do ,from my obsession to be understood!(All my sentences have an end!)(my prose is not as I have been told by wise men..."unintelligible"...I wonder if big words ever did their part to end confusion or only make matters worse forever and always? oh well I am not here to rant at all.

I have a ("speech impediment").. in effect...explained with link or I like the explanation here, myself (naturally)
thanks friends

schizojames Fri, 05/13/2005 - 17:16


Homemade DAW: The Multi-Core Magnetizer
(also known as the One-Armed Electric Jesus at one time)
Firewire and USB 2.0
AMD Athlon XP 2200
1 Gb DDR (2 512Mb sticks)
80 Gb Software/OS HD
160 Gb Music/Raw Material partitioned drive (in 5 1/4" cooling bay)
SB Audigy Platinum "interface" w/ additional inputs via S/PDIF
Dual 17" CRT's (one on top the other for Reason reasons)
Cheap CD-R/W
Cheap case modded for quiet

I built this PC in the fall of 2003 to keep up with the impossible complexity of my AcidPro songs (IDM). This transition forced me to give up Acid and finally buckle down on some Cubase and Reason action. These in combination with MANY other (secret...shh) music-related programs give me the computer-based tools that, when combined with outboard gear...make my music, well, my music.
Blah, works.