[PlanetCCRMA] mkswap question

Mark Knecht markknecht@comcast.net
Sat Oct 18 14:11:02 2003

On Sat, 2003-10-18 at 11:27, Aaron Trumm wrote:
> why the different versions of ME?  why wouldn't you just do gigastudio,
> reaktor, and testing with one version of ME?  aren't they, uh, the same?
> -signed
>  boggled bob (aka Aaron)

Absolutely, they are the same Win ME license. I only run one at a time.

My experience with Windows audio software is that they all screw up each
other. For instance, GigaStudio runs GSIF drivers, while Reaktor runs
ASIO. I cannot have them both really work at the same time anyway, so
why even bother installing them on the same partition?

To get around ANY problems happening, I first test out new software on
my testing partition, and if it's good, then I create it's own partition
on this box. That keeps everything perfectly clean and happy.

The cool thing about System Commander 7, or Partition Magic if you
prefer, is that disk space is really cheap now. With an 80GB drive you
can easily run 10 or 20 installations if you want. These Windows
partitions are just 1-2GB. They only have Windows and the one app. All
my samples, GigaStudio libraries, and everything else, is on separate
partitions and separate disks, so they are available to whatever OS
happens to be running, including CCRMA Linux.

Obviously, the downside is that only one app is available, but in my
studio this is PC #3. #1 is Pro Tools, #2 is Linux, #3 is variable based
on what I'm doing at the time.