“New”(Used) Dell Latitude E6510, sitting on cabinet in studio, waiting to play.
Far as I can tell: Windows 7 Pro / X64 / i7 dual core, 2.67 GHz, 3 Gb RAM(Available 1.89) / e SATA port / 4 USB ports(Probably all USB 2?). Likely will upgrade to 4Gb’s RAM(Could do 8) & Internal SSD. Could add an external SSD with e SATA? SD card slot available, as well. Could use Thumb Drives, as well(“Extra” drives can be used for what? Temp files? Still needed?).
Will I need to have more than it’s own internal HD(Likely 250 Gb, 7200 RPM), to do Wavelab(Of either version)???
New Tascam UH-7000, at B&H, waiting to be ordered(Today?)
New Wavelab, sitting at B&H, also waiting to be ordered(Today?).
If you have “issues” with the Dell or the Tascam, let me know - NOW!
I cannot come-up with anything better for the price - and that’s what I’m down to - price.
WHICH WAVELAB? FULL OR ELEMENTS? If I must, I will. If I don’t have to, I would appreciate it(For now.).
I do basic voiceover(Yes, with my basic voice.), which I send to clients to do as they wish in their productions.
What I have NOW. Followed by my usual sequence of events, using WL 5, then 6… best as I can relate:
Antique Windows XP desktop. 3 hard drives(80 Gb Seagate 7200’s). HD #1 - OS/WL. HD #2 - “WL Temp Files”. HD #3 - Data(VO) Storage. AKG C414, DBX 376(I use AES/EBU out to:), Lynx One. Speaker Controller/Headphone amp, SM Audio M-Patch 2. Yamaha MSP5A’s. Beyer Phones.
Sequence of normal events - best I can recollect at the moment:
Open WL 6(FULL) - 24/48, mono WAV(32 bit - right?). Hit red button - Hit “record” - Record - Hit “stop”. Edit waveform, including manual compression. Under “Process” - EQ - Level Normalizer, to -1 db. … Save under new name as 16/44.1, .mp3(Whatever the highest mono rate is?). No Dither. Done. Copy to thumb drive. Put in other machine(The one on the internet). Listen, again, to make sure it’s still there. Send it out to client.
OFTEN! - “Time Stretch”(Though usually “Time Shrink!”) Normal/Standard/ Preserve Pitch/Dirac. “Average Time/Frequency Localization”(Only settings I’ve ever liked.) - I think?
Sometimes I use some of the other features - Plug-Ins, Master Section, whatever, but rarely. I am NOT an engineer. I don’t even get most of the stuff. STILL!!! What will I miss, that will make me cry, if I go with WL Elements???
Seems it only does 16 bit editing??? I don’t think I like that(Do I?) - I need all the “basic” help I can get.
“Does only 3 “tracks””??? I do only mono(Ultra rarely, stereo.). Am I “good”, here??? Can still do as many individual “takes” as I want, each on a new waveform…? Rarely need to record and mix “tracks” - right? Not making records, here.
The sound is the thing - the only thing. The Tascam(Yes, it worries me, too. Hope my DBX works with the thing, as well as my M-Patch, so as to avoid the “Level EXPLOSION!!!”, with a wrong button-push on the 7000 - since said to be “corrected”?) and the Dell, together, don’t cost much more than FULL WL… Do I need FULL WL(At least for now?)… Don’t know what I’m worried about. If I try Elements and it’s “not enough”, I’ll lose a hundred bucks. No biggie, I guess(But at the moment it seems like it is. Pardon me.). I detest going cheap and making cheap, costly mistakes. Must try.
What do you think?
Full WL or Elements?
Hi “PG” - Not trying to cheap-out on ya’, just…?