What kind of setup would you recommend for me? I use Ableton and a bunch of plugins. I have a decent soundcard and quad core cpu. My cpu spikes too much. I don't know what kind of hardware to invest in to have a better workflow. I have to remove plugins and bounce tracks and its so frustrating if I need to go back and edit them. I feel like giving up on my projects when my PC can't handle it. Any tips for having a better workflow and should I invest in some hardware? Thanks and I can't wait for the new album. Cheers
Buy a Mac.
That was the single most positive technological change I ever made to my music making setup and in a stroke solved every single one of my equipment problems. I no longer spend my valuable studio time trying to find workarounds for basic technical issues.
In the studio I use a 3.4ghz i7 iMac bought from the Apple refurb store. Best couple of grand I ever spent.
I stack up the high-end plugins and record endless clips and tracks and I barely see the CPU meter go above 45% in Ableton or Cubase.
On stage and at home I have a 13" MacBook Pro which plays projects made in the studio with ease.
Honestly, I'm sorry to sound like a fanboy, but after 20 years of struggling to run music software on Windows and then experiencing the joy and pleasure of doing the same with OSX I'm now a dedicated Apple enthusiast.
Hello Ott, are you invited to play at OZORA Festival this year?Ott responded on 07/04/2013 Next question
A while ago, I think on Facebook, you mentioned walking into a venue and being amazed that they had equipment set up that you described as above and beyond everything else you've worked with. I think you may have called it "almost certainly alien technology". I can't find the post now, and I'm really intrigued! What was the brand, and what, in your opinion, makes it so phenomenal?
Thanks so much, man. You've answered my questions before and I'm so thankful to be able to bother you with this trite bullshit whenever I feel so inclined. And, for whatever it's worth, I'm tripping balls excited for the All Seeing I album! Peace.