Post your rock solid PC or Mac config and audio card here

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Re: Post your rock solid PC or Mac config and audio card here

Post by stoersignal » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:35 pm

hackintosh build : i7-3770K @ 3.8Ghz, Gigabyte thunderbolt mobo, 32GB Ram (1660), 2x 256GB SSD, 2x 1 TB 7200 HDD, Apogee Symphony via Thunderbolt, osx 10.8.4 , live 9.1
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Re: Post your rock solid PC or Mac config and audio card here

Post by eyeknow » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:11 pm

I've updated my computer since I first posted, see specs below.

Still stable with live and I added push.

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Re: Post your rock solid PC or Mac config and audio card here

Post by Khazul » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:15 am

Feb 2011 MBP17 with 2.3Ghz CPU and 8GB RAM OSX mountain lion. RME UFX via USB, also NI Audio 10 DJ and Audio 2 DJ, a USB hub with various controllers, USB dongles etc. Main DAW is Live 9.1 suite with M4L (32 and 64 versions installed, both used), also have Logic 9 and Cubase 6 and Traktor, load of plugins from fabfilter, D16, NI komplete 8 ultimate, Spectrasonics, SPL, Melodyne DNA, 2c audio, some Waves also Sylenth1, refx nexus, alchemy and various others.

Generally used with 128 or 256 samples at 44.1KHz sample rate, but also good at 192KHz and 64 samples if I want ridiculously low latency for some reason (a little over 1ms) - ie if I want Live to basically be as responsive as a hardware fx box or synth.

Another nice aspect of this setup is that if recording I can just leave the audio interface recording to a USB drive all the time independent of the computer regardless of whether Im recording in live (might be fiddling in live while someone is doing some random stuff that happened to sound really good, so no oh-shit wasn't recording moments).
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Re: Post your rock solid PC or Mac config and audio card here

Post by Nokatus » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:19 am

Just a quick note: most info in this thread is insufficient if you're after a rock solid system that is sure to work. Performance specs and the model of the audio interface don't sum up to a "tried and tested" solid Windows DAW. You need to know at least the exact model of the motherboard and preferably other significant components, and then you'll have good layout of a core configuration that works reliably. Otherwise you risk getting DPC latency problems etc.

That being said:

CPU: Intel i7-3770K
Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V
RAM: 16GB (Corsair DDR3-1600 CL9, 4G x 4)
Video: i7 integrated, no separate video card
Audio: RME HDSPe AIO

Windows 7 64bit, only audio software installed.

This system works wonders compared to everything else I've used. The RME interface is a large part of that, but the system is super reliable otherwise, too. The DPC latencies are... nice:

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Re: Post your rock solid PC or Mac config and audio card here

Post by ilya.soloviev » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:30 am

ASUS X550LC Laptop on Win 8.1 + MAudio Fast Track Pro

No crashes at all. I use only verified crash free VSTs.

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Re: Post your rock solid PC or Mac config and audio card here

Post by Kvetch » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:35 pm

Laptop: Lenovo G Series

Specs: i3 CPU at 2.2 GHZ, 8GB RAM, 7200 rpm HDD

Interface: Focusrite Scarlett 8i6

Plugs: Lots of instances of Reaktor and Zebra 2. 1-2 instances of FXpansion Tremor


Rock solid, have never had a single crash with any version of Live 9, or Live 9 Beta. Though because of my extensive custom Reaktor patches I do hit 90% CPU sometimes, though it doesn't glitch or drop anything.

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Re: Post your rock solid PC or Mac config and audio card here

Post by vinz89 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:43 pm

MacBookPro late 2011 (i7, 2.2Ghz, 4gb RAM)
Osx 10.9.1
Live suite 9.1.1 32bit
Max 6.16
Presonus Firebox

Lots of vst's and...rock solid!

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Re: Post your rock solid PC or Mac config and audio card here

Post by nemoy » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:41 pm

...you should probably tell us, what you're using it for...

it's easier to find a rocksolid configuration for some mp3-jaying
than for a crazy zero latency everything and then some more -setup.

might be interesting to know... :)

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Re: Post your rock solid PC or Mac config and audio card here

Post by Nick Shepherd » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:24 pm

Macbook Pro Late2011 (2.2ghz I7 / 16GB 1600mhz ram)
OS X 10.7.5
Live suite 9.1.1 32bit
latest M4L
MOTU Ultralite

a lot of plugins/some outboard gear also hooked up

pretty much rocksolid, except for a plugin related crash a week ago

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Re: Post your rock solid PC or Mac config and audio card here

Post by joeyfivecents » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:54 pm

Late 2011 13" MBP 2.8 Ghz i7, 750g hd, 8g RAM
Focusrite Saffire Pro 40
ESI Near 05 monitors

Never had a problem.

However, my Push does some weird stuff sometimes. Ugh.
iMac, MacBook Pro, Live Suite, Reason, Logic Pro, Melodyne, FL Studio, iConnect Audio4+, Little Martin, ukelele, Fender Jaguar, pedalboard, amps, mics .
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Re: Post your rock solid PC or Mac config and audio card here

Post by madlab » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:35 pm

See my sig for the config.
Use Max For Live a lot, for audio and video work. Live crashes only during intensive and adventurous patching sessions, often involving working with Jitter, but never in live.
Lots of live, sound design and theater work. From 4 to 50 tracks, usually a good bunch of FX, native and VST / AU.
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MBP 2.5 Ghz I7 16 Go SSD OSX 10.12
MBP 2.3 ghz I7 16 Go SSD + HD 10.8.5 iPad2+Mira+Lemur/PadKontrol/BCR2000/ Livid Code+DS1
RME FF UC Live 9.7.7 MFL Max 8 + Max 7.3.5
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Re: Post your rock solid PC or Mac config and audio card here

Post by Whizzercone » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:45 pm

Custom i7 875k 16gb RAM w/Radeon HD 5450 silent
Samples on SSD. Projects on custom USB3 external in Siig case
Windows 8.1
Layla 24
Live 9.11 x64

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Re: Post your rock solid PC or Mac config and audio card here

Post by ian_halsall » Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:45 pm

hp xw6400 12 gig ram, windows 7 64 bit, live 9 64 bit, audiophile

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Re: Post your rock solid PC or Mac config and audio card here

Post by H20nly » Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:48 pm

Mid 2011 iMac
3.1 Ghz Quadcore i5, 20 GB RAM, 1 TB HD
OSX Mavericks

Apogee Duet 2

Live 9.1.1 + Push
Cubase 7

silver Parker pen

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Re: Post your rock solid PC or Mac config and audio card here

Post by Dr Dub » Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:52 pm

2013 Macbook Pro Retina
NI Komplete Audio 6
Live Suite 9.1.1
Push

no Vsts

it s the most stable Setup i have had so far and i enjoy it very much.
at the Beginning it was quite strange to just make music or don t use it - i was used to configuration
and messing around as big Part of the "Audio Game"
Live Suite 9 - MBPR 15 - NI Komplete Audio 6 - Push - Brain - Hands - Melodica

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