We’re going to take a look at the best desktop computers for music production and recording. We have a separate article specifically highlighting the best laptops for music production if you want something portable.
Did you know that processing audio is one of the most CPU-intensive tasks that people do on computers today?
When processing audio, most signal and effect chains have to happen sequentially. Basically what that means is that you want a processor (CPU) with fast single core performance. DAWs still take advance of multiple cores (i.e. Intel Quad Core) though. 8th generation Intel i7 processors are the best, but 7th gen versions aren’t far behind.
As for RAM, don’t go less than 8GB. I highly recommend getting configurations with at least 16GB though.
For the most part, these will be Windows-based PC’s, but there will be a couple great options from Apple.
Keep in mind that the better the specs you get now, the longer your computer will last. Think of getting a desktop or all-in-one computer as an investment. [Read more…] about Best Desktop Computers For Music Production (& Podcasting) 2018