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Old 12-09-2012, 06:01 AM   #1
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Enough Memory for Multitracking?

So I've got this here late-2011 MacBook Pro with 4 GBs of memory.
Until a job flies my way, I'm using Garageband.
So I was looking into maybe getting a Presonus Firepod because I want to do some multitracking and whatnot. Am I in the clear to record on all 8-tracks simultaneously or do I need a memory upgrade or something.
Sorry if this sounds dumb or whatever.
I just want to make sure
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:21 AM   #2
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Perfectly legit question, don't feel dumb. 4GB is more than enough for tracking. I'd recommend upping it to 8GB if not 16GB since sessions have been getting larger which means more plugins & such. Also, if you plan on using virtual instruments, synths, drum machines & whatnot, those eat up RAM faster than anything else.

Looking on NewEgg, its $60-$70 for 16gb of RAM for a MacBook. Apple has some nifty instructions on their site on how to do it. If you've got the cash, it couldn't hurt.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:23 AM   #3
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4GB should be fine for recording. However, if you want to mix, make sure its a seperate proccess and that you're not doing it at the same time, thats when you'll get loads of System Overload messages. Also, whats your proccesser? That also is key.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:36 AM   #4
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Also, whats your proccesser? That also is key.


Late 2011 MacBook Pros either had a Quad Core i5 or Quad Core i7 if its the 15" or 17" model. The 13" only had a Dual Core i5. Either way, he's set processor wise.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:59 PM   #5
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You should be fine with that setup.

Since I'm going to assume you're new to recording, that means you don't have any plugins that are resource hogs, and you can probably safely mix 30+ tracks on that, with no issues. Tracking wouldn't be a problem.



Also - I would check with the compatibility of the Firepod and your version of OSX. I'm not sure how they run on newer Macs, but there's all kinds of driver issues on Windows Vista or later. I would go for a newer interface that has better support, if I were you.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:40 PM   #6
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Thanks a lot!
Just out of curiosity, what would be a good alternative to the Firepod?
I'd need at least 8 tracks with xlr inputs for each.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:34 AM   #7
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Focusrite Saffire Pro 40. Not sure where you live but in the US, you can usually find one on eBay for $350-$400 which is quite a bit off what everyone else charges.
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