Audio Benchmarking?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by pulsewidth947, Jun 13, 2005.

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    pulsewidth947

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    #1
    You see all the various benchmarking tools for graphics/cpu performance, but what about real world audio recording performance from the main players in the audio recording field?

    And thus I say we devise our own benchmarking methods in the 'I can record X amount of 16bit/44.1kHz tracks with my X Mac'. Lets all try to stick to the following rules - 16bit 44.1kHz, mono tracks. If you list your setup in the following way -

    Mac -
    Ram -
    Sound Card -
    Software -
    No of Tracks/Instances -
    Any other info -

    What do you reckon?
     
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    pulsewidth947

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    #2
    Reason 3

    Mac - Mac Mini 1.25 GHz
    Ram - 512 mb Crucial
    Sound Card - On board - 256 samples
    Software - Reason 3.0
    No of Tracks/Instances - 5 combis/6 with stuttering

    Any other info - Start with empty rack, load in a Mixer, keep adding instances of Bagleys Del Mar combi Patch, until "Your computer is too slow to play back this song" message comes up
     
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    WinterMute

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    #3
    Mac - 17" PowerBook 1Ghz
    Ram - 1Gb Apple
    Sound Card - M-box
    Software - Protools LE
    No of Tracks/Instances - 32 tracks (max on LE) no FX
    External HD - Lacie FW800 240Gb 7200rpm

    Mac - PM G5 dual 2.5
    Ram - 2gb Apple
    Sound Card - Digidesign 192
    Software - Protools HD3
    No of Tracks/Instances - haven't run out yet, 80+ tracks and FX
     

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