By starcadian Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:46 pm
eclipxe wrote:starcadian wrote:Hey all!
This machine is looking more and more enticing by the minute, but I'm starting to get a little confused by all the disk streaming talk, can anyone please clarify this for me before I take the plunge?
If I wanted to use this on occasion for live backing tracks, I could theoretically only load up 500MB (or whatever amount of the 2GB RAM is allocatable) worth of MP3s at any time? That would also mean if I maxed that out, I basically would be unable to add effects on top of it, no? That sounds pretty limiting as far as the DJ aspect they're pushing goes.
Of course that would affect my song creation too, but I can learn how to work within limitations when song creating, playback seems more of an issue in my aforementioned DJ use.
I'd appreciate any heads up on this!
Any audio you load gets converted to raw WAV - so 500MB of MPC would mean about 10 total songs....but! That's in memory at once. You can load up a file, launch it, unload other files and load more from the HD. Apparently the RAM management and garbage collection is improved - so you can definitely have a large library on your HD that you swap in and out during a set...
Thank you so much, that's the first really clear description I've found online haha. I assume loading and unloading samples doesn't interrupt playback right? Suuuper excited for this machine now!