If before, when it comes to making music or composing music…. then people will immediately think of people with extremely high expertise, along with expensive musical equipment can do…
Now, with the development of technology – technology, this is no longer true, as evidenced by more and more young people – even at school age / students can still make music by themselves. methodical way.
And a question that many people wonder is that a PC for making music requires a configuration like? Well, if you want to know the answer, let’s find out through today’s article.
#first. CPU with high clock speed
In theory, music making software does not require the use of multiple cores, but today’s software still requires a minimum CPU of 4 cores or more and should have heartbeat high (at least 3 Ghz or more).
The minimum CPU parameters must be like that to work smoothly, without delay and make composing more convenient. If you are a professional, the CPU must have 6 cores or more (range 10th generation Core i5 or higher, guys).
Moreover, when exporting files, music-making software also uses a lot of CPU, so with a high-clocked chip, this will maximize the speed of exporting music files much more.
So if possible, you should choose new CPUs, in addition to being equipped with high clock speeds, they also have internal audio codecs that help increase processing capacity, especially exporting music files.
#2. RAM has large capacity and high speed
If you think making music is not required RAM high because they are not 3D software or heavy games, then you are so wrong.
This is a very wrong thought of many of you, because in fact, the music making software themselves do not consume too much RAM, but that is when you do not use the Plugins (available or installed).
If in 3D software or video editing software, Plugins are the things that help you work faster, provide more functions and make products with more beautiful effects…
Well, with music making is similar, most of these plugins are additional instruments and sounds, helping music makers have more ideas and also shorten the process of making music a lot.
Surely when making music you will need them, for example, electronic guitar sounds, if you do not have them, you must use a plugin.
The more plugins, the more RAM consumption. Speed is obvious, with a high bandwidth high speed RAM plugin will load faster and when combined with other tools they will not be slow or interrupted.
Playing games, rendering videos can be a bit slow (which is already annoying), but think about it, making music with the sound jerking like a scratched disc is really not good at all.
So, when building a music computer, you should choose to buy the best quality RAM possible (large capacity, at least 16GB and high RAM Bus, for example 3200Mhz is OK), RAM is the device. The second most important thing, just behind the CPU.
#3. No high graphics card required
Ideally a music making computer should have one removable card, do not need to be too strong but also not too weak, because they will serve to output when the software and plugin run. For example, the GTX 1650 card is also quite good.
#4. Choosing a hard drive for the computer to make music
Should focus on data stability !
You should buy yourself a storage device large enough and stable, absolutely should not choose too old devices, especially hard drives. Hard drive read and write speed also not too low.
Best you should select SSD hard drive Branded a bit, this will make reading and exporting music files significantly faster, saving you more time. If possible, you should choose to buy NVMe SSD, this is an SSD standard with very good read and write speed.
Moreover, unlike other professions, composing music is very spontaneous, sometimes the music you make can only be done once and can only be done in that moment. Even trying can’t do it.
So the storage device must be really big enough, powerful and highly stable. You can add an HDD to your computer to use for storage, and the SSD will act as an operating system drive, which will save you more money.
If possible, you should back up important data to 2 places, on your computer and USB, or back up to cloud storage service if you deem it necessary.
Another thing to note that few people notice is, buy yourself a UPS to prevent unexpected power outages, firstly to make your hardware equipment more durable, secondly, you can time to save work in progress.
But don’t for a silly reason, have a power outage, or turn off the wrong switch but the file can’t be saved, and so all your efforts go to nowhere.
#5. Motherboard selection
For computers that make music, you should choose motherboards that support multiple slot standards a bit, check if that motherboard supports adding new hard drive standards, pluggable. sound card, see if it supports PCIe slot….
#6. Computer power
Another note is that the computer power supply, in order for the components to be durable and able to operate at full capacity, you should choose to buy branded computer power supplies a bit, and calculate how much power to buy? is reasonable.
You should choose some reputable brands such as Corsair, Cooler Master, SeaSonic, … and choose the 80Plus standard. You can refer to this article for more information:
Okay, here are the experiences build a music making computer that I want to share with you. In general, to build a computer to make music is not too difficult, because it does not require too high configuration.
Hope that with my sharing above will be useful for you, wish you success!
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