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johnebaker wrote on 12/18/2014, 3:08 PM

Hi

That is a difficult question as you will get personal preferences and It also depends how much you want to spend?

IMO you need at least the following:

Processor:   Intel i5 or i7 Gen 4 CPU  - AMD (IMO) are not a match when it comes to video processing.

Graphics:    I use the integrated HD4600 and find it better than the ATI and NVidias I have tested.

RAM:  at least 16 GB preferably 32 GB - high speed matched pairs.

Motherboard:     a high performance board with dual channel RAM sockets and will hold 32 GB of RAM minimum, SATA 3 (6GB) bus

Hardrives:   minimum 2 x SATA 3 drives one for the OS and programs, the other for data.  Preferably a third  HDD so that you render from the second drive to the third and have a one way flow of data - reduces bottlenecks on the SATA bus that can occur if you render to the same drive as you are reading from.

IMO You should never use the same drive as the OS which also reads / write to the drive the OS is installed on.

DVD or BD writer - a branded drive eg LG, Sony, Pioneer etc

It is important that the motherboard, RAM, PCIe and SATA match in specification the attached processor, RAM and peripherals.

If you are in the UK then you are looking at spending £800 + 

HTH

John

 

 

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aaron-r63 wrote on 12/18/2014, 3:42 PM

Thank you!!

cornsy2008 wrote on 12/18/2014, 3:51 PM

your welcome.

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When there is systemic contradiction?
My name symbolized all that was corrupt to society.
His name symbolized all that was pure.

And I was being hailed in the embrace of the man who was pure.

And these inviolable sanctities were preserved in those ten words.

And it is the de-sacralization of all of these that has put us in the mess that we find ourselves.

Isn't it true, alas it is much worse.

A person may end up believing in anything.

You know, if that human acceptance does so much for you and me.

Think of what it is when God himself puts his arms around you and says

"Welcome home".

What love is this?

It is God's love.

And no other love can be defined until that love has properly been understood.

 

 

 

If you can’t make the trip to my studio yourself, don’t worry I now have my brand new Online Mastering Service. Many of my customers are happy to leave me to it, and my wide-ranging experience ensures that you can trust me to make sound judgements on your behalf – no pun intended!

The services on offer include both attended and unattended (online) mastering, vinyl cutting, re-mastering, editing and restoration. For further details please message me here.

A gorgeous room full of lots of lovely equipment isn’t going to cut the mustard unless it’s in the hands of an experienced creative engineer who understands your music and how to get the results you’re looking for.

I personally have been mastering for over 14 years now.
i have remixed and engineered for alice deejay.

Please note home mastering and studio mastering are not the same. This is a misconception. the process is different,and while the sound of the polished track may seem the same to the NAKED EAR so to speak actually sound different to the trained ear.

THE TRACKS I WILL BE UPLOADING WILL BE ONLY "HOME" MASTERING. (fast process). music maker defaults are ok but not polished. 

most people are not concerned about the mastering there more comcerned about the FEEL.

i do not work for free so please do not sent me tracks to be mastered (for free). my time is not cheap.

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there are some rules that are just plain idiotic. What are some examples of this behavior, why do people do it? Is it because (This is my assumption) they are afraid of the unknown? They are afraid of taking risk? Or is something that happens during the "nurturing" phase of life with overprotective parents. Maybe it's even a genetic thing.

 

IF I DO NOT LIKE THE MUSIC I WILL "NOT"  WORK WITH IT.

I ONLY EVER WORK WITH MUSIC I PERSONALLY ENJOY.
THIS WAY MY PROFESSIONAL APPROACH CAN BE MET TO VERY HIGH STANDARDS.

 

 

 

from alan.

peace.!

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johnebaker wrote on 12/19/2014, 4:31 AM

Hi

@ Alan

You are correct in referring Aaron to the sites for music machines - however Aaron has also a requirement for video as well.

A video PC is a different beast to one for Music production, hardware requirements are different.

Comments like . . . . they all seem to be "experts" here. (funny thing is they are not). . . .  are unecessary and uncalled for.  See rule 1 here.

John

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Running Windows 10 64bit on Intel i7-8700K 3.2 GHz, 16Gb RAM, 1Tb + 2 x 2Tb internal HDD + 60Gb internal SSD, + 6 x 2Tb ext HDDs, Sony FDR-AX53 Video camera, Contour HD 1080 and Sony HDR-AS30V Sports cams.

cornsy2008 wrote on 12/19/2014, 6:45 AM

hope you get it sorted soon arron.

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FORMER USER ESOTERIC ALAN./CORNSY2008/MACCA.

IF YOU REMEMBER ME PLEASE FEEL FREE RO RE ADD ME.

TENSHI.

PEACE.!

 

What happens when life breaks down?

When there is systemic contradiction?
My name symbolized all that was corrupt to society.
His name symbolized all that was pure.

And I was being hailed in the embrace of the man who was pure.

And these inviolable sanctities were preserved in those ten words.

And it is the de-sacralization of all of these that has put us in the mess that we find ourselves.

Isn't it true, alas it is much worse.

A person may end up believing in anything.

You know, if that human acceptance does so much for you and me.

Think of what it is when God himself puts his arms around you and says

"Welcome home".

What love is this?

It is God's love.

And no other love can be defined until that love has properly been understood.

 

 

 

If you can’t make the trip to my studio yourself, don’t worry I now have my brand new Online Mastering Service. Many of my customers are happy to leave me to it, and my wide-ranging experience ensures that you can trust me to make sound judgements on your behalf – no pun intended!

The services on offer include both attended and unattended (online) mastering, vinyl cutting, re-mastering, editing and restoration. For further details please message me here.

A gorgeous room full of lots of lovely equipment isn’t going to cut the mustard unless it’s in the hands of an experienced creative engineer who understands your music and how to get the results you’re looking for.

I personally have been mastering for over 14 years now.
i have remixed and engineered for alice deejay.

Please note home mastering and studio mastering are not the same. This is a misconception. the process is different,and while the sound of the polished track may seem the same to the NAKED EAR so to speak actually sound different to the trained ear.

THE TRACKS I WILL BE UPLOADING WILL BE ONLY "HOME" MASTERING. (fast process). music maker defaults are ok but not polished. 

most people are not concerned about the mastering there more comcerned about the FEEL.

i do not work for free so please do not sent me tracks to be mastered (for free). my time is not cheap.

====================================================================================                                 

there are some rules that are just plain idiotic. What are some examples of this behavior, why do people do it? Is it because (This is my assumption) they are afraid of the unknown? They are afraid of taking risk? Or is something that happens during the "nurturing" phase of life with overprotective parents. Maybe it's even a genetic thing.

 

IF I DO NOT LIKE THE MUSIC I WILL "NOT"  WORK WITH IT.

I ONLY EVER WORK WITH MUSIC I PERSONALLY ENJOY.
THIS WAY MY PROFESSIONAL APPROACH CAN BE MET TO VERY HIGH STANDARDS.

 

 

 

from alan.

peace.!

                                                                                                                                                         TENSHI.

 

 

Recycler wrote on 12/23/2014, 2:51 PM

John:

Just out of interest..... You suggest to the OP that he consider "RAM:  at least 16 GB preferably 32 GB".  I've put 16 GB in my machine but I've never noticed usage of more than about 5, even when MEP 2015 Plus is working hard. Are there settings you can change to encourage Magix to use more of the available RAM please?

Thanks     - Mike -

aaron-r63 wrote on 12/24/2014, 6:44 PM

Thank you everyone!