How to choose a computer to create music? It is a frequently asked question by musicians. The computer is the best technology for creating music and doing different music projects. But as you know, the software used for music creation is cumbersome and needs the best and reliable computer to work smoothly.
If you are a musician and want to create a masterpiece of music, you certainly don’t want to have such a computer machine that can be stuck or stop working during your creation.
In this article, you will find the best answer to your question. One thing should be necessary to keep in mind that if you save your money while purchasing a PC (Personal Computer) for your music studio, you are making a big mistake. We will tell you about the different specifications and parts of the computer you should consider while purchasing a PC for your music studio.
You should be aware of all the essential elements and components of a computer to select a perfect computer for your music studio so you can focus on your work without taking so much care of your computer.
- Central Processor (CPU)
- HDD and SSD
- Other Computer Elements
- An ideal computer to create music
1. Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The central Processor or Central Processing Unit is the most important and significant part of the computer. You should always select the best Processor for your computer because it will act as a brain or heart in the computer’s body. The Processor will manipulate all necessary operations in your computer, such as processing all the required information and producing output results. Intel Corporation is the biggest manufacturer of good processors in the world.
There are two most important dimensions of a processor which you should consider while purchasing it. Number one is the core. It would be best if you always bought at least a 4-core processor from Intel. If you want a high-performance computer, ever buy a processor with more cores. When you use a processor with more cores, the load will be distributed among cores, and the computer will never slow down. Many latest Intel Processors are present in the market, such as Hexacore (Six Cores) and Octacore (Eight Cores). Based on cores of the Processor, computers are categorized in different generations, such as Core i5 (Intel Core i5-4570) and Core i7 (Intel Core i7-7700) generation.
Intel Core i7 is the best and the latest generation of computer processors. Don’t waste your money on buying cheap processors and buy a core i7 at once. Intel Ryzen processor series is a replacement of Intel core processors, but it is not very much popular nowadays.
2. RAM (Random Access Memory)
RAM has a very significant effect on the performance and working of the computer. RAM saves the data temporarily so you can access the data after some time. There are many types of RAM, such as DDR1, DDR2, and DDR3, but DDR4 is the latest and high-speed version of the RAM. If you are creating both audio and video music, we recommend a DDR4 RAM with 16 GB memory.
3. HDD and SSD (Hard Disk & Solid state drive)
After RAM, the third most crucial element or a part of the computer is Hard Disk. Hard Disk is a device on which all the computer data is saved, such as video files, audio files and Text files, etc. If you are using a computer to create music, hard disk is the essential element and device for you because you will store your music samples and templates on it.
There are two types of Hard Disks. 1. HDD (Hard Disc Drive) and 2. SSD (Solid-State Drive). SSD is more reliable and faster than the HDD. You can say that SSD is the latest model of hard disks. Hard Disk is measured in the form of GB’s (Giga Bytes). 1000 GB is equal to 1TB (Tera-Bytes).
1TB SSD hard is the best choice for all kinds of instrumental music creation. You can use both HDD and SSD at a time in your compute, but you should always use SSD as your primary hard disk for windows installation (OS-Installation). You can use SSD of 120 GB and HDD of 1TB in your computer for the best experience.
The Motherboard is the name of an iron circuit board on which all the above items of the computer are integrated. The Motherboard is manufactured according to the type of Processor, RAM, and hard disk. SATA, USB, and PCI cable points are the most critical places on the Motherboard. CPU is also located on the Motherboard.
It would be best if you always buy a motherboard to support all the latest versions of the computer’s above-given elements.
5. Other Computer Elements:
Other computer elements are Input Devices (Keyboard and Mouse), Output Devices (Monitor and Projectors), Sound Card, Video Card, and Power Supply. You should always select a power supply source that will meet the needs of all other computer elements. You should always buy all these elements of the best quality and brand.
If you are working with audio music only, you will not need an expensive video or a graphic card. But if you are working with both audio and video music, all the computer elements should be of high quality.
6. An Ideal Computer to create music:
For your ease, we have summarized all the specification of an ideal computer which you can use for creating music without any performance problems and difficulties.
- Intel Core i7-7700 processor (3.5 GHz, Quad-core)
- RAM Kingston or Samsung (16GB, DDR3 or DDR4 Preferably)
- HDD (1TB)
- SSD (120 GB)
- 500 MW Power Supply
- NVidia Latest Graphics Card