Re: Looking for a laptop replacement


Gene
 

That may be, but a blanket statement of that sort is not accurate. I was editing music files, not multitrack editing, such as editing a file containing one song and also, longer files. At times, ai would edit a file of 45 minutes or perhaps an hour. But I'm sure that if you look at the requirements for programs like Goldwave and Audacity, you won't see 16MB as a minimum requirement. I haven't checked but, as I said, I have never seen such a statement anywhere but in two posts on lists.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Hudson
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2020 9:02 AM
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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a laptop replacement

But how many tracks were you working with at a time, how many virtual instruments, how many effects.
If you're just doing plain voice recording/editing, four gb is fine. For serious music production, not so much.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 08:59:10 -0500
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a laptop replacement

In my experience, you don't need all that RAM for audio editing. I do
editing all the time with 8GB of RAM. I've repeatedly read about video
editing requiring a lot of RAM, but I've only seen one or two people on
lists make this statement about audio editing, never anywhere else. Also, I
haven't looked into this, but programs may differ or give you a choice.
Some may edit the material on the hard drive, some may edit it in RAM. I
don't know. But I've used Audacity, MP3 Direct Cut, and Years ago Goldwave
and had no memory problems.

Gene

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