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I need help

Hi Everybody. It's been a while since I posted. To begin I play guitar and keyboard. I am also a professional radio and TV announcer. including the background voice for Industrial and commercial productions that last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.

I'm thinking about buying a Toshiba notebook with 160 G hard drive. I want to use it to record my voice and songs from the guitar and keyboard.

The notebook has Vista Premium. I was wondering if anyone has used a sound/recording program with the new Vista and if so...What program do you use...And is 160 Gig enough hard drive to accept the program and in some cases store the audio programs I record?


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Re: I need help

2/16/2007 9:57 AM

Rob Bee (569) wrote:

I can't be exact as I haven't used vista, but would think that at
the moment most software won't have been fully tested with
vista and so could be buggy. I know pro-tools for vista isn't out
yet, but digidesign say it's immenant.

160gigs is enough for doing VO work. I work in a VO studio and
we record at 48K 24 bit on to a drive dedicated for audio which
is 110gig. We back-up regularly and it never gets close to half
full. 160 gig would give you plenty of room for system files and

Are you sure you want a laptop? I know some pro audio editors
run better when the audio files are stored on a different drive
from the system files (a partitioned drive is often enough) and
aren't as stable with laptops. If most you're doing is VO work
and simple arrangements of tunes you should be OK though.

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Re: I need help

2/17/2007 10:22 AM

Tom Woods (2420) wrote:

Hi Rob...Thanks so much for the response...You told me exactly what I wanted to hear. I know Vista may give me a few problems...however I will call on some of the guys and gals in TV and radio production in our area to fill in a few of the blanks...Thanks for your response.

Warm Wishes


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Re: I need help

2/17/2007 10:20 PM

Kyle Neufeld (803) wrote:

Well, I'm not sure how much help I'll be, as I'm no computer expert, and I haven't used vista. Still, I'm pretty sure you can run most programs in compatibilty mode, which means it will run as if it were on Windows XP. I can't be completely sure, and someone should definetely correct me if I'm wrong. I'd personally wait a while before getting vista... very buggy I think...

And again, I could be very wrong.