Does Windows Vista work well with Voice Over recording software?

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Member Since: Sep 19, 2009

I've been told by several people that Windows Vista Home Premium sucks with a lot of the recording softwares for voice over work. Can I get feedback from anyone who has used this?

If you agree, what makes it "suck" ??


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Since: Nov 11, 2007

Oct 02, 2009 02:28 pm

Sucks is such a broad word...resource intensive, perhaps. Which DAW do you plan to use for your VO work, out of curiosity?

Regardless of software, Vista is a hog, and I would recommend a minimum of a dual core processor; above 1.6Ghz is ideal but not necessary. You'll want at least 2 GB of ram. Your front side bus should be at least 800 MHz; 1300 or greater is ideal. Basically... old computers will suck, new computers will probably be ok.

Czar of Turd Polish
Since: Jun 20, 2006

Oct 02, 2009 04:09 pm

I use Vista 64 along with Adobe Audition 3.0

It does not suck :)

Vista does boot slower than my old machine, but once loaded tears through everything I throw at it.

I had stability issues at one time (more a chipset problem imo) which was resolved by adding a $30 pci-x USB add-in card which is probably the best route anyway.

Since: Sep 19, 2009

Oct 02, 2009 04:47 pm

Ok, cool. Thanks for letting me know that. I have a Vista 32 bit with a Celeron processor 2.20 GHz with 3 GB memory.

I bought my Toshiba laptop a few months ago without the knowledge of recording software / equipment capabilities and was afraid I'd have to buy another computer to function with the VO stuff. I'm glad to hear that you are happy with Vista.

It sounds like I should be ok with mine, it will just run a little slow. I'm fine with that as long as the voice quality getting recorded isn't affected by it.

Thanks for your input.

Czar of Turd Polish
Since: Jun 20, 2006

Oct 02, 2009 05:19 pm

VO work will be nothing. I record 8 channels at once and work with up to 30 tracks with effects. For VO work you should be more than in the clear with that rig.

I am not a crook's head
Since: Mar 14, 2003

Oct 02, 2009 05:40 pm

I try to use older software (Cubase SE1) and a more modern program (Reaper) in Vista Home Premium and I have a devil of a time getting VSTi to run without crashing the software. Lots and lots of abends, freezes, general weirdness. But neither of those programs are necessarily made with Vista in mind. Well, Reaper certainly has fewer excuses than SE1 to not work in Vista.

And Tripps is right, for voice over work, you're talking about a few tracks. Compare that to a fully instrumental band with overdubs, doubled tracks, reverb plugins, other effects, VSTis, and you're talking a whole lot of complexity that you won't have to deal with.

Since: Sep 19, 2009

Oct 02, 2009 06:56 pm

Cool thanks for the words of wisdom

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