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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-05-04 07:52:52 Reply

At 5/3/11 11:05 PM, jarrydn wrote: ... with 16gb of ram,

16GB is excessive. The most you will ever need is 6, 8 tops. Unless you're doing something like rendering movie effects or such, I don't see a need for such a massive amount of RAM.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-05-04 08:01:07 Reply

Or using huge instruments like PRIZM, heh.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-05-04 08:12:46 Reply

At 5/4/11 07:30 AM, jarrydn wrote: An extra $100 for hyperthreading and an extra 2mb of cache doesn't really seem worth it, but I guess I'll see what my pay looks like next week and adjust my decision accordingly ;D

Yeah in my experience having multi-core processing doesn't per se help single application processes. The i5 has faster processing for each core, so even if its only two that might be better.

Then again I don't much of anything that technical with this stuff. Wheres Chris-v2 when you need him!?

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-05-04 09:46:20 Reply

At 5/3/11 03:45 PM, Kirbyfemur wrote: A.) They're to stupid to realize they're bad for them
B.) They don't know any better than abuse
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D.) The Penis is too good to not be with them, even if they are assholes.

You're missing "E". The douchebag guys actually talk to girls instead of bitching about why they can't get any on Newgrounds. lololololl

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-05-04 10:02:58 Reply

I've never had relationship problems, though I hardly ever get into a relationship that is a "relationship."

It's usually just the mutual exchange of alcohol and sexual favors, but I've been in a great real relationship with my current gf for about 8 months and don't plan on it ever ending.

Thought I'd share:s

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just go the charlie sheen method - seems to work for him :P

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-05-04 10:45:53 Reply

At 5/4/11 07:52 AM, crapatflash wrote:
At 5/3/11 11:05 PM, jarrydn wrote: ... with 16gb of ram,
16GB is excessive. The most you will ever need is 6, 8 tops. Unless you're doing something like rendering movie effects or such, I don't see a need for such a massive amount of RAM.

you're going to laugh at that quote a few years from now

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-05-04 11:28:23 Reply

At 5/4/11 03:56 AM, midimachine wrote:
At 5/3/11 11:05 PM, jarrydn wrote: Was thinking of going i7, but there doesn't seem to be much point. Anyone care to sway me?
If nothing else, get the i7 just for the sake of futureproofing/longevity.

Implying technology doesn't pretty much double in how far its come every couple years.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-05-04 12:02:29 Reply

At 5/4/11 10:45 AM, SBB wrote:
you're going to laugh at that quote a few years from now

I say two more years.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-05-04 12:02:57 Reply

At 5/4/11 11:28 AM, Envy wrote:
At 5/4/11 03:56 AM, midimachine wrote:
At 5/3/11 11:05 PM, jarrydn wrote: Was thinking of going i7, but there doesn't seem to be much point. Anyone care to sway me?
If nothing else, get the i7 just for the sake of futureproofing/longevity.
Implying technology doesn't pretty much double in how far its come every couple years.

Yeah, Logical, Envy and SBB pretty much hit the nail on the head as far as I'm concerned.

4 physical cores is fine for me, 8 virtual cores seems kinda useless, especially as FLstudio doesn't really seem to handle multiple cores in a very sophisticated fashion (I could be wrong on this one, anyone?).

RAM to me is much more important. 16GB will mean that I can eliminate swapping, which I assume can only mean good things for my system drive (of which I want to buy a fairly nice one). Still haven't decided between SSD or 10,000 RPM platter, but in either case, keeping the read/write cycles to a minimum will keep it healthy and reliable.

Plus I want to start working with samples and live audio manipulation (as well as film editing, image manipulation, and possibly even 3D rendering if it ever takes my fancy), and it just seems to me that there's no such thing as too much ram. RAM is fast, cheap, and available in quantities that far exceed the total capacity of the hard drive that I had in my computer back in 2002.

I guess the point is that I'd rather cough up $70 and double my RAM, rather than spend $100+ and trick my computer into thinking it had 8 cores.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-05-04 12:15:25 Reply

I made the majority of my music on 256 megs of ram.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-05-04 12:30:57 Reply

NEW COMPUTERS

Get a sandy-bridge i7. The 2600k is the best bang for the buck. I would even go to 24gigs of ram, if your motherboard ends up being triple-channel. As far as future proofing, that's decent for a setup that lasts you 4-7 years. As far as FL not supporting multi-core, I'm sure about that, but it's safe to assume that since every other major DAW is shifting to multi-core support, it's safe to assume that FL will introduce such support in the near future as part of it's next upgrade.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-05-04 12:37:08 Reply

At 5/4/11 12:30 PM, brokendeck wrote: NEW COMPUTERS

Get a sandy-bridge i7. The 2600k is the best bang for the buck. I would even go to 24gigs of ram, if your motherboard ends up being triple-channel. As far as future proofing, that's decent for a setup that lasts you 4-7 years. As far as FL not supporting multi-core, I'm sure about that, but it's safe to assume that since every other major DAW is shifting to multi-core support, it's safe to assume that FL will introduce such support in the near future as part of it's next upgrade.

Can you explain to me how the i7 2600k will benefit me enough over the i5 2500k to justify spending the extra $100?

I think I'll be safe with 16GB for now, but RAM is getting so cheap that if I really want to beef it up to 24GB, I can pretty easily.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-05-04 13:31:47 Reply

At 5/4/11 12:37 PM, jarrydn wrote:
At 5/4/11 12:30 PM, brokendeck wrote: NEW COMPUTERS

Get a sandy-bridge i7. The 2600k is the best bang for the buck. I would even go to 24gigs of ram, if your motherboard ends up being triple-channel. As far as future proofing, that's decent for a setup that lasts you 4-7 years. As far as FL not supporting multi-core, I'm sure about that, but it's safe to assume that since every other major DAW is shifting to multi-core support, it's safe to assume that FL will introduce such support in the near future as part of it's next upgrade.
Can you explain to me how the i7 2600k will benefit me enough over the i5 2500k to justify spending the extra $100?

Hmm I guess it won't since you're going to be using FL studio as your main DAW, and FL doesn't support hyper threading. I had to look up whether FL supported HT. I thought it did, but I guess not :( Oopsie on my part for that then...

I think I'll be safe with 16GB for now, but RAM is getting so cheap that if I really want to beef it up to 24GB, I can pretty easily.

Not really. You have to decide beforehand whether to go with a dual-channel motherboard or a triple channel motherboard. A dual channel motherboard has enough slots for 4 DIMMs. 4x4GB = 16gb right. Only a triple channel motherboard can go up to 24 GB. Since there are no 8GB DIMMs, you're stuck with 4GB per DIMM. So if you want the future possibility of going to 24GB form a lower amount of Ram, you'll probably be better off getting 12GB of ram from a triple channel motherboard first. Then adding an additional 12GB at a later date to get 24. Keep in mind also, that each type of DIMM has a limited shelf-time. Just because a particular DIMM may be available upon your purchase date, doesn't mean that it will be available at a later date. You might have to get 12 GB of a different model or make, and that isn't a good thing to mix DIMMs in a motherboard. A rule of thumb is to have all your memory the exact same brand and model, and that's not always possible when implementing DIMMS of different purchase periods.

(sorry for the wall-o-text, but I'm bored and I got nothing better to do in HK lol)

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-05-04 13:38:02 Reply

Balls

Does anyone have an extra pair? Because i need it.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-05-04 13:40:34 Reply

Since no one in the lounge has apparently mentioned it...

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-05-04 13:40:47 Reply

At 5/4/11 01:38 PM, FairSquare wrote: Balls

Does anyone have an extra pair? Because i need it.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-05-04 14:31:05 Reply

At 5/4/11 01:38 PM, FairSquare wrote: Balls

Does anyone have an extra pair? Because i need it.

I do - but you have to come here and get them :P

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-05-04 14:34:27 Reply

At 5/4/11 02:31 PM, Chronamut wrote:
At 5/4/11 01:38 PM, FairSquare wrote: Balls

Does anyone have an extra pair? Because i need it.
I do - but you have to come here and get them :P

Relevant.

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At 5/4/11 02:34 PM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote: Relevant.

I'm not so sure about that, he seems pretty legit. It must be the pink Aura, it just oozes with trustworthiness.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-05-04 16:07:26 Reply

At 5/4/11 01:31 PM, brokendeck wrote:
Hmm I guess it won't since you're going to be using FL studio as your main DAW, and FL doesn't support hyper threading. I had to look up whether FL supported HT. I thought it did, but I guess not :( Oopsie on my part for that then...

It totally does have hyper threading support, but it runs into problems with plugins like East Wests Play. Its not fully integrated with everything yet, just like their 64bit plugin support. (which also doesnt work with Play godamnit)

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-05-04 16:29:20 Reply

At 5/4/11 02:31 PM, Chronamut wrote:
At 5/4/11 01:38 PM, FairSquare wrote: Balls

Does anyone have an extra pair? Because i need it.
I do - but you have to come here and get them :P

Hmm.. tempting..

At 5/4/11 03:55 PM, LaForge wrote: I don't even have a pair myself, let alone an extra lying around.

Ha, i don't even have a counter for that. Touché


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-05-04 16:34:31 Reply

At 5/4/11 04:29 PM, FairSquare wrote:
At 5/4/11 02:31 PM, Chronamut wrote:
At 5/4/11 01:38 PM, FairSquare wrote: Balls

Does anyone have an extra pair? Because i need it.
I do - but you have to come here and get them :P
Hmm.. tempting..

You won't dare to take them - you're too much of a coward FairSquare.

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At 5/4/11 04:34 PM, SBB wrote: You won't dare to take them - you're too much of a coward FairSquare.

It's a virtuous circle


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-05-04 19:19:22 Reply

5 fellow musicians in my music program broke out in tears today. They work us way too hard! But whatever two more days til its over with then I can celebrate my 21st bday this saturday in style!

Oh also randomly recorded me playing a movement of Haydns first sonata. Fuckin hate having 9 birds squawk over everything.

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At 5/4/11 07:19 PM, LogicalDefiance wrote: Oh also randomly recorded me playing a movement of Haydns first sonata. Fuckin hate having 9 birds squawk over everything.

i am impressed with your performance. much better than i at playing piano.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-05-04 19:53:37 Reply

At 5/4/11 07:19 PM, LogicalDefiance wrote: Oh also randomly recorded me playing a movement of Haydns first sonata. Fuckin hate having 9 birds squawk over everything.

I am not impressed! I expected this piece to either be played by the birds OR by your individual buttcheeks, F for effort, A for playing ability :P

5 fellow musicians in my music program broke out in tears today. They work us way too hard! But whatever two more days til its over with then I can celebrate my 21st bday this saturday in style!

What sort of music is your program making you guys play?

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-05-04 19:56:21 Reply

At 5/4/11 07:19 PM, LogicalDefiance wrote:

Oh also randomly recorded me playing a movement of Haydns first sonata. Fuckin hate having 9 birds squawk over everything.

That is some good quality recording. Impressive stuff.

I will be able to practice the piano again when I move back to my old home in July. I forgot what it was like to practice, it has been a while. I may record myself play sometime. :3

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At 5/4/11 07:53 PM, Kirbyfemur wrote:
What sort of music is your program making you guys play?

Well each person has to do 3-5 pieces on their principle instrument infront of a jury of doctored performers on a main stage. But the way the music degree is there people have to take a minimum of 7-8 classes at a time so we all have a huge amount of finals. The 4th semester theory people have to compose their own tonal piece and commission players for a performance they conduct too and theres been major drama with that.

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