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    It's time for a PC/DAW upgrade - any suggestions?

    I'm new to GPO world and am very impressed with it but I can only get 1 instance GPO running smoothly with my P4 1.8 1gig Sonar3 PC. Therefore I'm thinking it is time to move on up to a powerhouse PC.

    1. There are several professional audio configured PC ads in the music magazines . Does anyone here have any experience with one of these preconfigured audio PCs?

    2. My objective is to use Sonar and GPO on the same PC . Presently, I have a dedicated Gigastudio PC, a PC for Sonar and a MAC Protools 24 Mix+. I thought about a dedicated system for GPO but that might overkill.

    any recommendations?
    Bosco Adama

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    Question Re: It's time for a PC/DAW upgrade - any suggestions?

    I have a computer similiar to yours.
    I can get all eight instances working smoothly.
    Maybe your doing something wrong?

    That's weird!

    -Chris

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    Re: It's time for a PC/DAW upgrade - any suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by cptexas
    I have a computer similiar to yours.
    I can get all eight instances working smoothly.
    Maybe your doing something wrong?

    That's weird!

    -Chris

    I can load my first instance with eight instruments . It's when I get into the second instance that my PC starts huffin and puffin and falling to it's knees. The PC is tweaked and Sonar runs fine - until I load it with more than 8 or 9 GPO instruments.
    I've been thinking about a faster PC with 2 gigs of ram . Anyway, it's might be time to move up to a more capable system.
    Bosco Adama

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    Re: It's time for a PC/DAW upgrade - any suggestions?

    Your system really should work fine.
    Which eight instruments are you refering to?
    The piano, pipe organ, and harps can be a bit heavy on resources, but the rest of the instruments should be OK.

    I'm really confused!

    -Chris

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    Re: It's time for a PC/DAW upgrade - any suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by cptexas
    Your system really should work fine.
    Which eight instruments are you refering to?
    The piano, pipe organ, and harps can be a bit heavy on resources, but the rest of the instruments should be OK.

    I'm really confused!

    -Chris
    I tried loading a couple of multis like - woodwinds sections, brass, percussion and strings into several instances and Sonar keeps dropping out and the cpu meter hits 90% +. I'll check Sonar's audio settings - maybe something needs adjusting.
    Bosco Adama

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    Re: It's time for a PC/DAW upgrade - any suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bosco Adama
    I tried loading a couple of multis like - woodwinds sections, brass, percussion and strings into several instances and Sonar keeps dropping out and the cpu meter hits 90% +. I'll check Sonar's audio settings - maybe something needs adjusting.
    Well, are you using GPO Studio, GPO VSTi, DXi? How much reverb?

    If you are using GPO Studio, your cpu usage will be high. If you add reverb, especially Ambience, don't expect to use many instruments. Also, check your latency and buffers. (ASIO panel). Also, check what background programs are running. Background programs can be the source of many problems.

    I am using a similar computer, no problems.

    Richard

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    Re: It's time for a PC/DAW upgrade - any suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by rwayland
    Well, are you using GPO Studio, GPO VSTi, DXi? How much reverb?

    If you are using GPO Studio, your cpu usage will be high. If you add reverb, especially Ambience, don't expect to use many instruments. Also, check your latency and buffers. (ASIO panel). Also, check what background programs are running. Background programs can be the source of many problems.

    I am using a similar computer, no problems.

    Richard

    As stated above, I'm using Sonar 3 which is working with my audio tracks well. I'm not using any ambience.
    My actual question is:
    Does anyone have any experience with a PC configured for audio by any of the companies advertised in the electronic music magazines ?

    thanks
    Bosco Adama

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    Re: It's time for a PC/DAW upgrade - any suggestions?

    Hi, This is the one that I use, and so far so good.


    http://www.digitalaudiowave.com/ind...PROD&ProdID=353

    I did upgrade though from the "stock" model.

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    Re: It's time for a PC/DAW upgrade - any suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by moviemaestro
    Hi, This is the one that I use, and so far so good.


    http://www.digitalaudiowave.com/ind...PROD&ProdID=353

    I did upgrade though from the "stock" model.

    Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out.
    Bosco Adama

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    Re: It's time for a PC/DAW upgrade - any suggestions?

    Man , I bought a PC from Digital Audio Wave and it has been a nightmare . It took me contacting the BBB and the court system in Houston before they fixed things . This was after months of being lied to .


    Sweetwater is making high-end PC's now . They would be worth checking out .

    I will build my own PC's from here on out (unless it is a laptop !!) .

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