Audio Benchmarking?

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

  1. pulsewidth947 macrumors 65816


    Jan 25, 2005
    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?
  2. pulsewidth947 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 25, 2005
    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
  3. WinterMute Moderator emeritus


    Jan 19, 2003
    London, England
    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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