Embarrassing question

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Macula, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Macula macrumors 6502

    Macula

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    I am a professional musician but an amateur audio engineer and I am just beginning to build a home studio.

    My question: To record 2 audio channels at 24bit / 96KHz with few or no effects using Logic 8, will the following suffice?

    - New macbook Core 2 Duo at 2.4GHz
    - 4GB of RAM
    - 250 GB internal hard drive @ 5400RPM
    - External scratch disk with FW400

    I am particularly interested to know whether FW400 storage will be enough for this purpose, or whether I would need a computer supporting FW800.

    Thank you warmly.
     
  2. zygo macrumors member

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    You'd probably want to get an external sound card.

    FW400 is fine for audio.

    Those system specs would breeze 2 channels of 24bit 96k audio with few/no fx.
     
  3. fernmeister macrumors regular

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    Yes it will suffice. You will need to get a firewire audio interface. The only *potential* bottleneck will be hardrive speed - but that will depend on how big your mixes become and how many sample-players you end up using.
     
  4. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    you should use your external drive to record audio.
     
  5. motulist macrumors 601

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    Macs from the year 1995 are capable of recording 2 tracks of 24/96 audio, so have no fear, your specs are enormously more than adequate.
     
  6. Macula thread starter macrumors 6502

    Macula

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    Thank you. Yes, I forgot to mention that I will also be using an Apogee Duet interface with a couple of Oktava MK-012 condenser mics.
     

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