hey, im doing a music tech course and one of the assignments is to ake a home recording PC, anyone mind throwing me a couple ideas on how to go about it? cheers


sorry didnt state that this is an assigment and i only have to spec parts and find the cost, but we have to make the machine efficient enough to run.
Last edited by torque352 at Nov 23, 2008,
Huge amounts of RAM and Hard disk space and a bloody good sound system are a good start, might also want to invest in some MIDI interface and maybe a built in sound interface of some kind.
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decent Mobo, fast-ish processor (say 2+ ghz dual core or better), 3GB RAM, basic video card, an older Nvidia would do you, and, of course, bitchin sound card and audio interface. PSU, get ~600W so you've got plenty headroom.

edit: Obv things like case and HD are a given. You can get a 1TB HD for <£100 these days.
I'm doing a BTEC music course but, Their not actually asking you to make a PC are they :| As thats like bloody expencive, you just need to spec one out?
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They will help you. Lots. Go to their community forum. If this is advertising then I appologise, I am not part of the site but it would help the TS out greatly. Also go to some sound engineering forums and ask them too.
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I did a btech in music technology five years ago, we werent asked to do any recordings from home- our college had the equipment. Its a little unfair if theyre expecting you to actually fork out for equipment at home when they should be supplying it...
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cheers lads that helps,we dont actually have to build it lol its just and assignment, like to spec it out, sorry what do you mean by Mobo?
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Why do you have to make a PC? That ain't on the syllabus I don't think. Can't you just use a Mac at college like I do?

If you wanna be able to do home recordings then look into this: http://www.stealthplug.com/Main.php?prod-SP.php
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You can get it cheaper. I use this for all of my home recordings. If you wanna check the quality check the songs on my profile.
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