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How Much RAM Is Enough For Your DAW? | The GM Community
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The amount of RAM you need for your machine depends on what type of music producer you are. If you make "synthesizer-heavy" music then you don't really need anything between 16GB or 32GB of RAM.

On the other hand, if you are more likely to use tons of Kontakt Libraries then you definitely need as much RAM your machine can accommodate. So don't be shy to have 128GB of RAM if you can.

Just remember more RAM is useless if your have a slow CPU. Therefore, in order to improve the overall performance of your machine you basically have to spend more money on a faster CPU then followed by faster RAM.

*NOTE: In case you didn't know, RAM is available at different processing speed, bandwidth including latency which affects the overall performance as well.

In a nutshell don't make the common mistake of spending money on a computer which has have tons of ram but the CPU is kinda lame.


Do You Need Tonnes Of Ram As A Mixing Engineer?

If you are a mixing engineer then you definitely need to have tons of RAM because some mixing sessions can have numerous audio tracks including VST insert effects.

The main reason you would need more RAM as mixing engineer is because many DAWS they temporarily store your audio tracks in your RAM because it's much more faster than playing them back from the hard drive itself.

However, if you are a mastering engineer then the you don't really need to have tons of RAM on your computer. You are better off buying the fastest CPU you can afford because that will allow you to run some VST plugins in High Quality Mode (e.g "oversampling in digital audio") without having to worry about your computer maxing out.

*NOTE: RAM (i.e Random Access Memory) is a volatile form of data storage that is used by a computer in order to be quickly accessed by the CPU (i.e Central Processing Unit).

The general rule of thumb is the more RAM a computer has the better the overall performance than if the same computer had access to less RAM.


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