after a long deliberation of my options, i am building my first DAW
(and first pc). The following list is a slight modification from a
list off my DAW forum (thx diminished!). I have also looked at some
DAW building sites and a general surfing of the interwebs.
what i run:
daw: samplitude 11 pro
dsp card: uad-1 (pci)
audio interface: rme fireface 800 (firewire)
vsti: kontakt 4, bfd 2
Current plan is to run 4 drives: OS, DAW, samples, backup, also have a mirror of OS/apps to swap in.
here is my list with brief explanation. Please feel free to comment,
offer options, raise red flags, etc. much thx.
DAWs are strictly CPU bound and have u considered Linux?
from what i understand very few pro audio apps run on linux. probably my hardware does not have linux drivers...i've never seen them. so chaning to linux would most likely mean giving up my current software and hardware...and using less evolved stuff.
even if i could get linus to work i think i would miss out on support for my hardware and software.
i'm no fan of windows. i even tried an nlite version of xp to cut down on bloat. but when i looked into linux, maybe 2 years ago, it was very clear it has a long long way to go for pro audio.