Ok, live looping on a PC, eh ? I'd go with this configuration :
1 . Epox KL133M Socket A Motherboard w/Duron 800MHz CPU
$119.99 from TigerDirect.com.
2 . 2 128 MB PC 133 SDRAM Chips
$19.99 x 2 from TigerDirect.
3 . 1 Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! MP3-5.1 Sound Card
$99.99 from TigerDirect.
Now, this might be the most expensive thing for your PC, but the sound is pretty good. Now if you want multi-track recording, good
4 . 1 Pine nVidia TnT2 M64 32 MB AGP Video Card.
$46.99 from TigerDirect.
This is a good starter video card, with a set of decent drivers, that don’t conflict with most setups.
5 . 1 Sony 8x4x32x Internal IDE CDRW
6 . 1 Western Digital 40 GB ATA100 HDD with 8.9/7200 rpm/2 MB
7 . 1 CG ATX-6016-G7 Mid Tower Case with 250 W PS Deep Blue on White.
9 . 1 IBM G78 17” 1280x1024 FST Monitor
10 . 1 IBM PS/2 2 Button Mouse
11 . 1 Sakar Yahoo! One Touch Keyboard
All components can be purchased from TigerDirect.Com. for a little over 700.00 bucks. Now if you have a keyboard, mouse monitor or any of the peripherals, then the cost goes down. If you don’t want the CD/RW, you can go with the regular CD ROM. But IMO, this is a good startup system, and of course, you will need an operating system. I’d go with Windows XP Home Edition when it comes out (I am using Windows XP Professional – I am a beta tester).
Then, you will have to decide which Looping app you want to use. For live performances, I'd go with PCDj, with the Numark DMC 1 Controller. This will enable you to pre-record your loops, then mix them up live.
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