By Danoc Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:23 am
I wouldn't dare try to do what l do on my main computer on my MPC live. Matter fact l can't lol Especially if those people love working with convolution reverbs. Its not about what l want lm looking from the stand point of what others want and coming from. The X and live could of been the perfect studios, one being portable. They are not at this time the solution to a saud studio in standalone.
Oak Felder said he used 177 tracks on his laptop. That's with aduio, effects, etc on each track. Ask him to do that on the new MPCs , he will think we are bananas!
CharlesRandolph wrote:I get you, but we have people coming to the MPC's from computers software DAWS and they want 8 effects on 80 tracks and want to do it live and with automation, while pushing other external gear. Also it better not cost more than $1000 dollars. They don't know what it means to comp tracks, pre render or freeze effects. 2GB of RAM and Disk Streaming is not going to do it in 2019!machinesworking wrote:http://motu.com/other/press/100tracks/100tracks.html
Christ? I was running a lowly G4 400 with 32 tracks easily out of my apartment at the time...
You're nitpicking because you're all barking up the wrong tree about track counts, high audio track counts do not take heavy RAM, that, was my point. Disk Streaming is what will give you track counts, being upset about 2GB of RAM isn't really the right area of the device to be worried about when it comes to track counts. Unless you're talking about huge sample libraries, then a certain amount of RAM is used as a buffer before disc streaming comes in.
I actually am not even that interested in track counts in terms of the MPC or this new device, I'm fine with the performance of the machines as they stand. But to argue that the device right now isn't as powerful as a G4 800 from 2001 is silly, the hardware is fine for high tracks counts especially if they ever get around to streaming audio tracks from disc, it's not impossible, MOTU and others were doing it back then, with modern HD's and SSD's there's literally no problem here IMO, it's just AKAI's software that needs tweaking.
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