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PC Audio Editing, 2nd Edition by Roger Derry

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Hardware and software requirements

3.1 PC

Audio editing on a PC became a practical proposition for professional use once the equivalent of (or better than) a Pentium II running at more than 200 MHz was reached. These days this is regarded as being very slow, but even so will give more than adequate speed of processing and is able to perform multitrack mixing.

Consider getting a ‘full tower’ case as this will conveniently sit on the floor, releasing space on your desk. Floor-standing towers can also be strapped down more easily if theft is likely to be an issue. Tower cases have plenty of room for adding extra drives, and these can mount up very quickly. A reasonably full quota might be a CD-ROM drive, a CD-RW drive, a DVD drive, a removable ...

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