The Numbers of the Beast
In case there are any computer freaks listening in I thought I’d post the specs of my new PC. The components which make it possible to cope with the huge task of creating this virtual performance are 64GBs of top quality RAM, the high end processor and the super fast Solid State Drives for the operating System and the Sample drives.
|Motherboard||Asus Prime Z-370-P LGA 1151|
|Processor||Intel core i7-8700K LGA 1151 3.7 GHz|
|RAM||Corsair 64GB Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 MHz|
|Graphics Card||ASUS AMD Radeon R5 230 2GB|
|Audio Card||Focusrite Scarlett Solo (2nd Gen) USB AudioInterface|
|Monitor 1||Samsung SyncMaster S27B350|
|Monitor 2||Samsung SyncMaster 2693HM|
|OS Drive||Samsung 970 EVO V-NAND M.2 500GB SSD|
|Samples Drives||OCZ Agility3 500GB SSD x 2|
|Cooling Fan||Corsair Hydro Series H80i V2 Liquid Cooler|
|Power source||Corsair RM750x 80 PLUS Gold|
The software I use hasn’t changed other than the several updates over the years. Sibelius 8.2 and the Vienna Symphonic Library. I use the VSL Symphonic Cube sample collection. I have not moved on to their newer “Dimension” or “SYNCHRON-ized” sample sets, just too expensive. The main VSL software is the Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 (the virtual mixing console) and MIR Pro (the virtual concert hall where the virtual performers gather).