The best way to get the right
workstation for your recording studio needs is to build it yourself and you can
to build computers here.
Pressed for time and need some real power in a
Check out this powerful Intel and Windows based
Recording Computer, or if you want to skip the whole fun of building your own
home recording studio here is an entire
recording studio package. Both these products are available at zZounds.com. This should give you all the power you need.
If you choose not to build your own computer
nor buy a PowerMac this is what to
look for to get the most out of a standard desktop or laptop PC as a recording computer:
Computer Processor (CPU) speed:
As much as possible. Should be from 2.0Ghz and up for optimal performance.
As much as possible
here too. At least 1024MB(1GB). Should be of the fast DDR or DDR2-RAM type.
Storage space, hard drive(s):
120 GB hard drive with a speed of 7200 or more. Preferably a SCSI hard drive
for recording. A slow hard drive can cause pops and clicks in the sound when
most important part in recording computers. Standard desktop computers rarely
come with a good enough sound card for recording purposes. Although
you're buying a complete desktop computer you might want to get a better sound
card for better performance.
Go here for more information on sound cards.
hard backups is important to you, find a desktop computer with a DVD writer.
DVDs have many times the storage space of regular CDs. Recording computers
should have a CD/DVD reader/writer of some kind so you can burn your
recordings onto CDs (DVD readers/writers can also read/write to regular CDs).
No matter what drive type it should have a CD read speed of at least 40X or
more, and a write speed of 24X(regular CD burning speed) or more.
These are the most important things to look for when buying
recording computers. The keywords are power, storage space and sound quality.