No updates for a long time – what happened?
Almost 3 months ago I finally bought a new PC system. I also got a bunch of new software like Komplete 8 and Omnisphere. So, there was lots of installing and configuring going on. Templates to build. New sounds to check out.
And I did write a 2000+ word article on how to choose your music PC components. So why isn’t at least that article online yet?
I simply couldn’t justify an article about how to choose the best components for your DAW, when my own new system wasn’t working the way it should.
Audio Drop-Outs and System Crashes
See, after the first round of toying with the new system and building various Cubase templates I experienced audio drop-outs and system crashes. Not fun after putting down a large sum of cash with high expectations for a well-performing system.
A single Omnisphere instance sometimes caused crackling and drop-outs. Now Omnisphere is a comparatively resource-hungry beast – that’s part of the reason I didn’t already buy it years ago. It simply would NOT have run on my old, measly single core Athlon PC with 2GB of RAM. But on a quad-core i7 with 16 GB of RAM and some SSD drives there shouldn’t be any issues at all.