maximum simultaneous recording tracks with a powermac g5??

Discussion in 'Computing' started by MIXMAN3113, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. MIXMAN3113

    MIXMAN3113 Guest

    just curious how many maximum tracks i can record with a powermac g5 , using either a dp 2.0 or a dp 2.5 with around 3 gigs of ram, i need to record live shows and was wondering if recording 24 simultaneous tracks would bog down the computer?? thanks.
  2. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    Kirkland WA
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    Shouldn't be any problem with the right combination of interface and hard drive.

    I've witnessed 18 tracks to a G4/500 using the MOTU 2408, worked flawlessly.

  3. MIXMAN3113

    MIXMAN3113 Guest

    thanks gdoubleyou, yea im thinking on getting 3 focusrite octapres going into a motu 24i/o into the powermac.i think that should work fine, prob will be using digital performer for software, if you have any better ideas id love to hear them .thanks again.
  4. Dan_Pence

    Dan_Pence Guest

    Mix Man,

    I run PT LE 6.4 on a 800mhz G4 with a little over 1GB of ram and I'm able to use all my available 18 inputs on my 001 with no hiccups whatsoever. Also, all 18 tracks to same internal drive. I know it's not quite 24 tracks, but I've never experienced any bog down other than it taking a second or two before it kicks into/out of record. Anyway, I hope this helps give you an idea.

    Also, I'm moving toward putting together a mobile rig, most likely running DP as well. Let us know what works out, as I'd like to hear how your setup works for you.

  5. Dave62

    Dave62 Guest

    I have run 24 inputs at 96khz into the 24I/O using the Audio Desk software and it worked fine in a 70 minute long live show. I have a G5 Dual 1.8 with 2 gigs ram.
  6. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
    hey mixman, I have a dual 867 and have no trouble doing all 20 tracks through the 828mkii- heck, I used to do 16 tracks in my old mac 400 a few years back through a 24i- they can handle a lot. Just keep the plugs off for tracking and max out your latency
  7. MIXMAN3113

    MIXMAN3113 Guest

    thanks guys , i appreciate the feedback ,,yea i wont be getting my setup soon as its gonna cost alot, but i just wanted to get a headstart , ill prob go with a powermac g5 dual 2.0 maybe something different by then, but eventually ill want to add another 24i/o and do 48 tracks at once if needed, so hopefully the computer can handle that. but anyway, thanks for the comments , makes me feel better about shelling out big bucks.
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