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hello all. Im about to build a new studio and im not sure if i should go pc or mac. I was sure pc was 4 me especially since my last studio which ive been in 4 8yrs is pc based but i came across a couple of engineers who told me that pc based protool le has a lot of bugs and just overall i will come across a lot of problems on the pc. I will be using fl studio 8 and a couple of virtual instruments. Please let me kno if any of you guys have pc based protool le and the problems u do or dont have. I have searched the forum about 12 or so pages and found similar posts but i didnt think any of them answered my question. If i do go pc how do these specs look:

Motherboard: Asus w/P35 Chipset
CPU: Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz / 1066MHz Front Side Bus
RAM: 4GB DDR2/800 (4 x 1GB)
system drive: Glyph Seagate 500GB SATA 7,200 RPM
Audio drive: 2 x Glyph Seagate 500GB SATA 7,200 RPM "Raid Ready"
Ports: 2 x FireWire (6-pin rear), 9 x USB 2.0 (6 back, 3 front)
Video Card: GeForce 8600GT
2 Dual-link DVI
PCI Slots: 1 x PCI-e x16, 2 x PCI-e x1, 1 x PCI-X, 2 x PCI 2.2
OS: Windows XP Pro

I will have the Mpk49 and the Yamaha KX8 midi controller and Scratch ( the dj software)

Any suggestions ( both PC vs. MAC or PC Specs for Protools LE) would be greatly appreciated,

BrianaW Tue, 04/15/2008 - 01:58

I have a friend who used the M-Powered ProTools rig and yes, he said it was a little buggy and sluggish. This could however just be the M-Audio version. My guess is if you were using a Digi interface, things would be pretty smooth. Do you have your heart set on ProTools? From what I understand, Digidesign hasn't even updated it to run correctly on the new build of OSX yet. Someone else will definitely be able to answer your question much better than I, but I do build PC's and your specs are pretty darn tight. I'd think you could run pretty much anything with that rig. :)

fourone3 Tue, 04/15/2008 - 07:09

You are correct Briana - Pro Tools LE doesn't run on Leopard just yet. Which is absolutely ridiculous, if you ask me.

If you're going to build a PC, you can find all the necessary specs on Digidesign's website. They're a bit fussy when it comes to PC components. I would definitely check your specs with theirs, especially with the chipset. I found that out the hard way.