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Re: computer question



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 Midi sequencing, then go with a Layla, or high end card, but for a start, this is fine.  

 

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 dont conflict with   most setups.

 

5 . 1 Sony 8x4x32x Internal IDE CDRW

      $109.99.

 

6 .  1 Western Digital 40 GB ATA100 HDD with 8.9/7200 rpm/2 MB

      $129.99.

 

7 . 1 CG ATX-6016-G7 Mid Tower Case with 250 W PS Deep Blue on White.

     $39.99.

 

8 . 1 1.44 MB Floppy Disk Drive

     $17.99

 

9 . 1 IBM G78 17 1280x1024 FST Monitor

     $99.61

 

10 . 1 IBM PS/2 2 Button Mouse

     $3.99

 

11 . 1 Sakar Yahoo! One Touch Keyboard

     $19.99

 

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 dont 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. Id 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.       

----Original Message Follows----

From: Andy Soto
Reply-To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: computer question
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 23:41:21 -0500 (CDT)
Hello everybody,I hav a question for anybody who is looping live via a
computer, wich copmuter could be a good start (without buying the
latest-state of the art machine) if I want to start using a computer for
live looping? what processor should I use? wich kind of sound interfaces are
you guys happy with?
thanx,
A.


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