Studio: Processor vs RAM

Discussion in 'Studio' started by Crater, Nov 3, 2018.

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Music production: Processor Vs RAM

Poll closed Tuesday at 8:17 PM.
  1. Processor

    94.7%
  2. RAM

    5.3%
  1. Crater

    Crater Ultrasonic

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    When it comes to music production, what's the most important piece in your opinion. Processor or RAM?
     
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  3. Majestic

    Majestic Kapellmeister

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    Processor hands down. Especially when you're using DSP heavy software like synth plugins and effects.
    RAM is also important though. The performance of your RAM will shine in tasks that use heavy sample libraries, i.e., Kontakt, Vienna Ensemble Pro, etc.
     
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  4. EvilWaffles

    EvilWaffles Newbie

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    Definitely processor. I went with a Ryzen 1800x but am not thrilled with the performance. Any other AMD owners with optimization tips?
     
  5. Hooman.Leys

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    for libraries you will need ram, and for the rest you need processor,
    for mixing & Mastering in the box good processor needs, and minimum 8gb ram,
    but for composing you need both high,
     
  6. beatletown

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    24 dual xenyx core system with a combo dw-rw writer for rap.
     
  7. Fudsey Plange

    Fudsey Plange Audiosexual

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    Hell both is nice.
     
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    When it comes to music production, what's the most important piece in your opinion ?

    a good idea , talent maybe ?
     
  9. Ak3mi91

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    Maybe you are using DAW that can't capitalize on 8 cores? Not many DAWs can, actually.
     
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  10. KungPaoFist

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    Does anyone know the impact that increasing open tasks and maxfiles can have? I just started experimenting on this myself after being less then impressed with what 8cores and 32gigs of ram have been doing lately. decided to finally dust off my vepro only to find a missing dongle when I actually need it... Also if you don't remove a soft license before a hard drive crash you lose it apparently, hoping for alternate options at this point..

    edit: Err, realizing I think my issue might have been with some OS fixes and tuneups... Still curious about the maxfile/maxproc limit increase thing as well if anyone has some insight.
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2018
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