Using Inexpensive Equipment For Computer Based Music Creation

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I.0 Introduction
There is a large variety of equipment available in today 's market for computer based music creation. If money is not an issue, the technology can give scope to endless possibilities. However, if funds are limited, you can still produce a respectable piece of music using inexpensive equipment. The nature of hardware and software needed is determined by the capacity in which you are intending to use it for and what you are aiming to achieve.

This report will be based on the type of equipment required for the hobbyist with limited funds, to set up a bedroom studio, focusing on the production of digital music. The information will be collected from a range of online sources, in order to investigate hardware and software
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The laptops portability and size is also beneficial to the user of a small bedroom where space is limited, but the risks of damage are increased and can be costly to repair, whereas the standalone desktop is considered more durable.

‘Most desktops offer a better price-to-performance ratio’ (, 2014), they are also the most versatile in terms of upgrading. Although it is possible in many cases to replace the RAM and hard drive in a laptop, a desktop allows for all the main components of a computer
(including the motherboard and CPU) to be upgraded when they become outdated or need to be replaced. Operating system 'An operating system or OS is a software program that enables the computer hardware to communicate and operate with the computer software. Without a computer operating system, a computer and software programs would be useless ' (, 2014, online).

The most common and reputable OS used in computers is Microsoft Windows and Apple MacOS. Internet research suggests that many of the latest DAW software companies recommend Windows 7 or 8 for Microsoft and OS X 10.8/10.9 for Mac.

Microsoft Windows offers the most flexibility in terms of computer choice, as it is not limited to one brand, whereas MacOS will only run on Apple computers. Subsequently, a Windows PC will enable the user on a budget to purchase a computer with the technical specifications needed to run the DAW software at a lower price than an
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