I have had a couple of posts on here about home recording, but as from January I am turning my rehearsal studio in a recording studio. Obviously we are not talking Abbey Road, I will be on a tight budget. I am looking to offer bands good quality recording for a low price. So I need to get a good setup. I already have most of the software so its mainly hardware to start with.
So I am after some computer advise and I doubt a mac will be in my budget, So with that in mind am looking for your advise. I obviously need to be able to record 16+ channels at once with no hiccups, it needs to be a stable machine.
So any advise, am I better to build the machine myself or are there some companies out there? What is crucial to a recording computer? Processor over Ram or vice versa?
I already have these pc's, the second one being the one I use for my own home recording. Would either of these be able to be updated so they are good enough to use in a studio or not?
DELL STUDIO 435MT
INTEL CORE I7 920 @2.67GHz(8cpus)
Dell 0R849J x58
ATI RADEON HD 3650
4GB DDR3 RAM (updateable to 24gb)
DELL DIMENSION E520
Intel Core Duo E6300 2 cpu @186ghz
Nvidia GeForce 7300 LE
5gb ddr ram expand to 8gb