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what are the computer throughput requirements for live 24bit 96 k multitracking ?
Old 28th February 2014
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what are the computer throughput requirements for live 24bit 96 k multitracking ?

This is a bit of a newbie question really...does anyone know what the computer throughput requirements would be for recording 8 simultaneous tracks at 24 bit 96k via an Audiofire interface ? Let's assume they'd be stored directly to a 7200 HDD (either external) or internal (2nd drive) and that the computer is a laptop... say either a Core 2 Duo PC or i5/ i7 Macbook Pro. I'm trying to gauge how demanding or modest a task that is for a laptop, and where the bottlenecks are likely to be in the chain, which might prevent successful capture. Is it likely to be RAM or SATA speed or processor cores or HDD rpms or Firewire stability...what, as the factors which are crucial to the data throughput ? The Audiofire is a FW400 device.
Thanks for any help you can give here.
Old 28th February 2014
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That will mot be a problem for any decent laptop. It's when you want to record and have a lot of plugins that it potentially becomes an issue. Basic audio tracking is not a big deal.
Old 28th February 2014
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The system needs to run smooth, since throughput for tracking is NOT the culprit. Let DPC monitor track for issues while doing test recordings. And listen to the result. Bad drivers and/or components are your only enemy, as well as the bloatware that comes pre-installed on most laptops.
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