Building a new computer for Ableton Live recording

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Building a new computer for Ableton Live recording

Post by nbradford » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:32 pm

I was wondering if a dual-core 3.46 GHZ processor and around 4GB of ram would be enough. It's not one of the newer i-series processors from Intel, but all I'm using this machine for is recording anyways. I'm currently running it on my laptop that contains an i3 and I'm pleased with the performance. Any suggestions or thoughts?

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Re: Building a new computer for Ableton Live recording

Post by xenomachino1 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:59 pm

get a quad core. One with a quad cpu in the 2's will go much further than a dual core in the 3's.

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Re: Building a new computer for Ableton Live recording

Post by H20nly » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:07 am

^ while i agree with that statement...

you don't need that to run Live. dual core 3.x is nothing to scoff at.


enough for what? are you using other software/VSTs? scoring for film? using massive tracks counts/200 plus?

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Re: Building a new computer for Ableton Live recording

Post by nbradford » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:33 am

I usually run around 10 tracks. I record music with it. And only a couple more vsts with it on about 6 of the tracks. I've used as many as 18 tracks before though. But that's pretty much my limit as far as that goes.

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Re: Building a new computer for Ableton Live recording

Post by H20nly » Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:18 am

same here.

don't sweat it. i mean hey if you can get bigger and better go for it, but don't think that YOU HAVE TO have it. that's just gear lust really.

good luck whatever you do and i hope your new puter is smooth, silent and blessed by the muse.

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Re: Building a new computer for Ableton Live recording

Post by Punky921 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:31 pm

Beyond the chipset, make sure that it runs quietly if you're going to be doing recording in the same room.

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Re: Building a new computer for Ableton Live recording

Post by nbradford » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:07 pm

Punky921 wrote:Beyond the chipset, make sure that it runs quietly if you're going to be doing recording in the same room.
of course ;)

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Re: Building a new computer for Ableton Live recording

Post by Punky921 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:20 pm

Just mentioning it out loud because sometimes people don't think about that sort of thing. :)

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Re: Building a new computer for Ableton Live recording

Post by 1.A.M. » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:53 pm

An Intel i5 2500k processor with a 4/8 GB of ram , a suitable Motherboard and an SSD will do perfectly for production

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Post by nbradford » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:39 pm

Better to be safe than sorry :)

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Re: Building a new computer for Ableton Live recording

Post by nbradford » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:40 pm

1.A.M. wrote:An Intel i5 2500k processor with a 4/8 GB of ram , a suitable Motherboard and an SSD will do perfectly for production
I plan on getting an SSD sometime soon to place the OS on. Either that or a new board to hookup.

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