Which Software for slower systems?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by slowjett, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. slowjett

    slowjett Guest

    Well its not that slow, but I want somthing that is faily light and powerful. Its for my laptop. Cerleron 1.06ghz 256ram. I will be using a presonus firewire interface for recording.

    Which software would you recomend to be the lightest on the system when it comes to tracking? But still with some decent features.

    Thank you,
  2. fontane

    fontane Guest

    did you look into cakewalk home studio?
  3. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2004
    Quakertown PA
    Notebook versions of the Celeron are notoriously slow. Add to that notebook HDD's are slower than desktop models and only 256 MB of RAM and I don't see you running a whole lot of tracks let alone plugs.

    Going with software that taxes the processor less is a good idea but I would seriously consider adding more RAM to that machine as well. In your case at least 512 MB, more if you can swing it.

    Check the speed of your HDD, as a faster drive may help also.

    Also do the DAW tweaks listed in this forum many times.

    That should help performance with whatever software you choose.
  4. Groff

    Groff Active Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Try Sony (Sonic Foundry) Vegas.
    Upgrade the box.

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