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About jsbull23

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  1. Thanks for the help everyone. I'm just going to be going with the version AbydosOne linked. Have a great day or night wherever you all are
  2. I'm planning on buying Windows 10 Pro 64 bit from newegg,ca to install in the new system I'm building but when I was reading the details of what I was going to buy, it said this in the first paragraph: "Windows 10 OEM is a full version of the operating system not an upgrade. The OEM operating system is not supported by Microsoft. To acquire Windows software with support provided by Microsoft please see our full package "Retail" product." How exactly do I get their "retail" product? What does this even mean? https://www.newegg.ca/microsoft-windows-10-pro-64-bit/p/N
  3. Being a composer I've always wanted to see Linus source, build and test a PC for VSTi sample library composition. It's a niche market but the number of composers who use virtual instruments have exploded in the last 6 years(with a lot of sample library companies making more instruments that demand a ton of hardware resources)and it would be interesting to see a rig built for something other than gaming or video editing. Just a thought. Cheers!
  4. I haven't built or upgraded a PC in almost 8 years so I'm wondering if this motherboard is a good purchase: https://www.newegg.ca/msi-mpg-x570-gaming-plus/p/N82E16813144262?Item=N82E16813144262&nm_mc=AFC-RAN-CAN&cm_mmc=AFC-RAN-CAN&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=afc-PCPartPicker&AFFID=2558510&AFFNAME=PCPartPicker&ACRID=1&ASID=https%3a%2f%2fca.pcpartpicker.com%2fproduct%2fq4Dkcf%2fmsi-mpg-x570-gaming-plus-atx-am4-motherboard-mpg-x570-gaming-plus&ranMID=44589&ranEAID=2558510&ranSiteID=8BacdVP0GFs-G7mIo.7kkgVsxLFs5tSSpw I'm not overclocking
  5. Oh, my budget for the PC its self is around $3800(Canadian). I have everything I need audio hardware wise, the PC is my main concern. My current PC is okay for orchestration(32gb ram, quad core Intel i5, SSD for operating system and DAW)but its limits are pretty apparent these days.
  6. Like I said, I'm not a beginner. I've been doing virtual music orchestration for the last 14 years and have been using Play 6 from East West since 2012. No I won't be using all 4TB of sampled instruments at the same time but I do have use for all of them with different musical applications. Like I also said, I'm primarily using Play 6, I use Kontakt for some instruments but not all. I use custom templates that I make for specific instrumentation, I don't use other people's work. If you listen to my work in the link I provided you'll know that the work I'm doing is far different from pop orches
  7. I currently have my buffer size set to 1024 to avoid pops, clicks and sample dropouts. With the sheer number of instruments I'm planning on using for an orchestral layout(East West's Hollywood Orchestra library)I'm investing in 128 gb of ram for my new build. Details of my planned build can be seen here: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/jsbull23/saved/tnWJMp I have just over 4TB of virtual sampled instruments so storing those instruments is going to take a few drives to accommodate. I'm only using SSDs for the sampled instrument libraries(I'm also buying a 3TB conventional hard drive for pr
  8. I run 40 to 60 virtual instruments at a time in my DAW with my current rig. I'm going for a lot more instruments in my templates for this new build. Here's an example of the work I've done with my current system, which is kind of basic and has a few timing issues https://jsbull23.wixsite.com/jonathansilasbull/recordings. I already have a Scarlett 8i6 https://focusrite.com/en/audio-interface/scarlett/scarlett-8i6 and I have a good pair of pro audio monitors. This isn't my first time doing audio stuff, I have everything I need to make my music but I need to build a new system soon to keep up wit
  9. Thanks for your input. I'll still be watching for different opinions but I'll take your advice into consideration. Have a great day!
  10. Thank you again for posting. I feel like I should tell you I use Play 6 from East West to run their instruments as well as running many audio plugins(compressors, EQ, impulse response reverb etc.)I know the hardware I need to run this software in the way that I need to and I'm quite happy with Reaper. Aside from running virtual instruments I also need to live monitor electric guitar DIs going into a virtual rig(virtual pedals into virtual amps into an impulse response of a guitar cabinet)in Reaper. What I originally wanted to know however is an at least foggy idea of what motherboard will work
  11. Thanks for your response. I should have clarified that this is not my first build for this purpose and I already have a workstation that I use for virtual instrument orchestration and audio recording/editing complete with an audio interface with its own ASIO drivers but as the resource demands for virtual instrument templates go up, I need to build a system with better hardware(did I mention the instrument playback plugin uses a lot of ram? I'm more wondering if the motherboard is going to be reliable for the next 6 to 9 years as I'm investing a good bit of money into the build and I don't wan
  12. Hi all, I was wondering if the motherboard in my planned build for a new composing(with virtual instrument plugins used in Reaper DAW)and audio recording/engineering is a good idea to get for this purpose. There are so many motherboard options out there I'm not entirely sure if it's a good fit for the PC I'm building. I'm not planning on overclocking anything on this PC. Here's a link to the parts I'm sourcing for the build: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/jsbull23/saved/tnWJMp