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Old 09-21-2005, 10:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am helping my co-worker build a PC for recording music and art. He said he has pro-tools, which I am not that famillar with. Does he need a really good sound card or something from m-audio to go with pro-tools?

Also, do you guys think a dual core chip is the way to go considering what he is going to be doing?


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Old 09-21-2005, 10:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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for my setup, I have an M-Audio Delta Omni Sudio (built on Delta 66 PCI card)

IT IS WONDERFUL. Quality mic preamps, phantom power, 6 ins total. Not only that, but you can buy multiple of the same card and run up to 4, I think, Omni Studios.

I highly recommend M-Audio.

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Old 09-21-2005, 10:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What do you think the kind of processor he needs? Im thinking maybe a 3.4 intel? And does that m-audio product work with protools? He said his limit is $2000, which seems pretty high for what he wants to do. Anyone reccomend a raging music setup for around that price?
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Have you considered a mac for recording sound? This is where they do shine.

M-Audio cards are great, and their cheap, but if you want a real card look at cards like the Lynx Two and brands like MotU, RME ect.
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Have you considered a mac for recording sound? This is where they do shine.
Finally...someone who agrees with me.

The Mac Mini is only $499, and that might be right up your alley.

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prolly average video, proc, mobo, 512 RAM. medium sized HD,

and then something like the audigy 2 ZS platinum and or maybe some other audio gear to add to it.

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