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Windows 7: need to tune windows 7 for recording audio


26 Sep 2013   #1

Window 7 home x64
 
 
need to tune windows 7 for recording audio

Last night I recorded a DJ set, 2 channels in 24/96 and the computer failed about 3 hours into it. Iím not completely sure why. I was using a new app for recording Vegas 9.0. I have used SF 10.0 and used it to complete the night. The computer should be able to handle it. Back in 05 I recorded multiple times never an issue with a single core P4 4 channels at 24/96, 7 plus hour sets (different audio interface) .
I know there a number of professionals as well as hobbyist that might know of ways to tune a windows computer by turning off any unnecessary windows apps or other tweaks so I can have more resources for recording.


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27 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I have a recording studio (using Sonar X2 Professional 64 bit version).

I doubt that its a Windows OS issue. Other programs running can eat into memory and CPU time but I doubt that it would cause the PC to bomb out. Either a problem in the recording program or a hardware issue would be my guess.

I had one of those low cost Rosewill cases. It didn't last long and was replaced by a much better Coolermaster.

Overheating comes to mind as the first possibility. My recording studio system is an Intel i7 3770 CPU with 16 GB of G.Skill Ripsaw RAM, but I've never used over 6GB and that was with several midi channels along with several analog audio channels. I have a Corsair H80 liquid cooler for the CPU, for both cooling and to reduce fan noise. i'm using a Coolermaster case with plenty of (low noise) fans. I record at 24 bits, 44.1Khz (which is mixed down to 16 bit, 44.1Khz CD standard).
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27 Sep 2013   #3

Window 7 home x64
 
 

Thanks for trying to help me out. This is on a laptop 2.0 dual core with 2g of ram. I found a little more out. I'm running Vegas 9.0 64 and someone posted about how it had problem especially with the 64 bit versions.
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27 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Sounds like you may have a handle on the problem. We had problems when they first came out with Sonar X1 and later X2. Several updates have stabilized it and I'm not seeing posts about crashes.
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02 Oct 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Under powered laptop not helping either for encoding, 2 gigs of RAM is way low and definitely going to slow that down.

Wondering if that was originally a Vista system.
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