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anyone on here compose tracks? (electronic music)

Would like to build a computer dedicated to music making only. If any of you have done this I would love to know what you have running.
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Actually any old computer with a good sound card will do. I use Cool Edit 2000 that i bought years ago to record music from a Casio WK-3200. I use a MMC card to save the music to and then transfer it to the puter. I then use cool edit to adjust to suit me. Cool Edit makers, Syntrillium, has sold the company to Adobe. Adobe now calls it Audition. Unfortunately they also almost tripled the price. I tried using Audicity but it is a challenge to learn quickly. It is free tho. I havent tried using it much since i already have Cool Edit.

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I'm currently running an old computer
Compaq Presario
AMD Athlon xp2100
1.73 ghz 480 mb's of Ram
with Nvidia nForce sound.

I'm making tracks right now with Ableton. I make my own samples using an Electribe and using the hundreds of vinyl I already have. I don't have a left-right input output on my computer, so I use the Mic in to link my computer to my mixer when i'm creating samples. There's obviously some background hiss going on. And when i'm working on Ableton with my headphones, I hear everything I do, even sliding my mouse I can hear the computer in my ears. What can I do to help me on this? Would a more powerful soundcard help me get rid of that noise when i'm simply working in Ableton?
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New sound card will fix that i would imagine, a creative soundblaster would do the trick, at least an sudigy 2 but if you are serious about it you can get one of the x-fi series those are the bad boys of the sound world.
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This might help.

http://www.homerecor...al_results.html

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i'll check that out warriorscot, thanks for the info. Thank you srx, cool link. Anyone else here using Ableton? (any version)
And can anyone recommend a wave editor? I'm using GoldWave free version, but after a certain number of modifications to your waveform, it times out. If any of you can recommend a good free editor, that would be great.

Edited by tekaj, 14 January 2006 - 01:25 PM.

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