New compy? Or something else?

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Member Since: Nov 27, 2007

Hey all,
Im starting to get a bit of a collection of vst's and me being me, want to run all these lttle puppies whilst recording and vocalising.

I need more power basicly, im running an im iMAC with intel @4 gig of ram with a 2ghz processor
So far this thing has been faultless, but just started noticing it not liking the extra vsts i just bought, namely the East West Symphonic choirs.

What would be the best way to remedy this you think?
Should i get another compy and run the vsts off that and run cubase etc on my current one? or is there a different or better way?


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Since: Sep 30, 2009

Jun 05, 2010 11:34 pm

Ou you got choirs? I'm jealous :P Well, one thing i will say is I remember having a lot of...stupid things going wrong with Goliath. Mess around with the settings in that thing for sure. I can't remember exactly what i moved around, but i know i changed something and it made a world of difference.

EWQL stuff seems to be a tad finiky. I have occasional problems with it crashing or just not preforming the way its meant to for very stupid reasons. Great samples, just a pain sometimes.

Prince CZAR-ming
Since: Apr 08, 2004

Jun 06, 2010 08:44 am

2ghz single core is certainly 'old' by today's audio standards.

I hate to say 'buy buy buy' but I would certainly think a 3ghz dualcore, or a quad would be a EXTREME difference.

That said, i'm still in the single core world, but I'm not pushing too much stuff at a time.
Since: Nov 27, 2007

Jun 07, 2010 06:32 am

can i run a compy for just vsts and and link it up to my current compy though? So i can keep all that stuff outta the way of Cubase.
So im basicly, for example, have EZdrummer and EASt west choirs running as their own programs and then link up to my other compy using just cubase?

Its actually a dual core iMAC.

Prince CZAR-ming
Since: Apr 08, 2004

Jun 07, 2010 12:15 pm

ah, that makes it a little less 'tight'

I know there's programs that will do that (at least PC based, probably Mac too).

I know reaper has a slave mode, so you can off-load processing of a certain VST or effect to a second PC (or farm, if you're inspired). Start one in slave mode, then tell master to connect to it and use it's CPU. I'm not sure how well it works though. Over on reaper they normally use the purchase product, with good results, so I've read.

I can't remember the name of the buyable product though. Maybe someone can remember. . .

Aha, a little tiptoe through the reaper boards brings up FX Teleport.

They seem to use it to good ends, so have a look.

Czar of Turd Polish
Since: Jun 20, 2006

Jun 07, 2010 12:25 pm

Linking computers would be cool, not sure how it works but I think Noize does that.

Me personally, quad core all the way. In the past 5 years I went from a P4 (3.6Ghz), to one of the early dual core (E6300 @ 2x1.86Ghz) to a quad core (i7920 @ 4x2.66Ghz), each processor jump was beyond noticable and absolutely worth it imo. Now, Audition 3 is built for multicore support so my increase may come from that as well.

Prince CZAR-ming
Since: Apr 08, 2004

Jun 07, 2010 12:27 pm

Yeah, I'd have to think that would be the cleanest route. Maybe more $$$, but certainly a no brainer if you don't mind dropping the $$$.

Czar of Turd Polish
Since: Jun 20, 2006

Jun 07, 2010 12:37 pm

Yeah, and if you don't wanna game on it, you could re-use much of your hardware (HDD, DVD, probably your case) and spend under or around ~$500 on a badass MB, CPU, RAM and power supply.

Me, I like to game and spent $380 just on my vid card, what a loser ;) God that card is amazing though :) The new Cyberlink power director video editing software also utilizes my ATI card for much faster render times.

I'm spoiled as long as I don't tell the wife "deatils".

Wife: whats that?
Me: A new video card, now I can edit movies of the kids faster....

Since: Aug 17, 2004

Jun 08, 2010 04:31 am

lol tripps lol
Since: Nov 27, 2007

Jun 08, 2010 06:24 am

cool ok, might look at a quady or have a look at the slave thing

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