First a question - which Sound Blaster are we talking
about? The SB64 is not bad, and the SBLive can do a decent
job, but a SB16 or 32 is not gonna be very good. Also, the SB64 cannot
record and playback at the same time ("full duplex") so that can be a
First suggestion - think about getting a separate HD for just
the recording files - it's a lot easier on the system if the programs are on one
HD and the sound files are on another.
As for a program, if you want to start "low-end" I would
recommend something like Cubasis VST or Cakewalk Home Studio. Acid can
record, but is missing a lot of features that the true recording programs
have. It is worth getting in it's own right, though.
You will probably need some sort of preamp to get your signlas
up to the right level to record decently, at least if you are playing
I'm sure others will have more to add.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2000 4:35
Subject: H.D. recording software for Pc
I am about to set up my Pc for H.D.
I have followed many discussion about this
argument but they all were about Macs.
Before taking any decision I would like to read
"LD oracle's" suggestions.
Here is what I
Pc with 20 Gb Hard disk: 5 for programs and 15
Sound Blaster audio card.
128 Mb Ram
Here is what I need
A recording s.w. mainly for audio (I'm not
working with midi files but for effects parameters),
2 inputs may be ok,
at the moment I don't want to have to add a
I would like to have the chance to work deeply
with loops ( that's sure !).
Acid (is it a plug in or can be a recording
software in itself ?)
Logic Audio, Cubase...?
Do you have any comment on using the input a/d
converters of the Sound Blaster card ?
So, once again, thanks for any