View Full Version : Advice for a Newbie....

07-16-2007, 01:37 AM
I'm gonna take the plunged on Reaper, I'm building a computer this weekend specifically for running Reaper. It was originally a Dell, (cant remember off the top of my head which model) I know it's a 2.4 pentium processor, I'm adding 1gb RAM, and a couple of 7200RPM HDs to it.

I'm thinking about adding a M-Audio 24/96 card to it, and just running everything through an Alesis mixer. I'm trying to do this as cheaply as possible, as money is an issue.

Would this be an acceptable set-up? Can you give me some tips on getting started?


07-16-2007, 02:05 AM
That should be plenty for running REAPER. The RAM will be a little lean if you use some heavy sample based VSTi like DFH or Jamstix but fine otherwise. I say stick with 16/44 recording to get maximum track count balanced with fidelity. When you're at the stage of still asking for advice on getting started, there's no use wasting horsepower on 24/96 recording. The Maudio 24/96 is still a decent choice, just run it at 16/44.

Good luck!