System requirements? Suggestions?

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Novocaine Records Engineer
Member Since: Feb 21, 2009

I'm using a Dell Inspiron 1501 PC, with 1 gig of ram, not sure on the processor, pretty measly though, and i have a use and external hard drive 500gigs. I use a Lexicon Omega interface and Cubase LE4, I'm wondering if my system specs are okay for recording on my laptop.
I set up my inputs to the channels comin off of the Lexicon, and my outputs to my headphone out on my laptop, when i record, it records a little late, which i can always fix, but what really drives me crazy is while recording, even if i'm not listenin to play back, it cuts out, it stops for a second basically, sometimes more that 15 times durin a 4 minutes recording. This even happen on the first track on a project, this is why i don't think it has anything to do with playback. I usually start with drums, and sometimes i just have to give up for the day, because it keeps happening, is this a buffering/latency problem? if so how do i fix it? or should i upgrade my ram?

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Czar of Turd Polish
Since: Jun 20, 2006

Feb 21, 2009 05:41 pm

Sounds like a buffer thing, except you say it's recording late. That makes me think the buffers are too high yet you are having a hardware\driver issue.

A laptop you say, try disabling your wireless card as that is a must for me when recording using a USB interface.

Also, I have recorded with 1GB of ram but that may indeed be a factor. I would definitely try the wireless thing and chipset drivers first though.

Novocaine Records Engineer
Since: Feb 21, 2009

Feb 21, 2009 06:10 pm

if i disable my wireless card, can i enable it again without consequences?

what do you think the problem is with the recording cutting out? is that the buffer thing? how to a set that? and what's a good speed?

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Feb 21, 2009 09:15 pm

I answered your question's in the other thread you started on this very same subject in another part of the forum.

Please do not double post by simply changing the thread title.

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