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Questions on modern PCs as DAWs
« on: May 23, 2018, 01:58:11 PM »

I am currently a Mac user using Logic. My MacBook Pro is 6 years old and I am considering upgrading it. I could stay on Mac, and am still looking at that option, but they are expensive and restrictive in respect to upgrades. This is a hobby for me and I need to spend wisely.
I used to run a PC DAW, running SONAR. I was forever battling driver issues, clicks and pops, and really had to keep the PC as a DAW only. That was over 12 years ago and I'm sure times have changed.
If I went PC it would likely be a Scan build. I would need to change software and would probably go with Cubase as I have a UR22. My questions are about characteristics of a modern PC DAW:
- Ideally I would want to use the PC for more than just music; general internet duties, office and some development work. Is that a good idea with a PC DAW or do they still need to be dedicated and stripped back?
- A virus scanner is a must with a PC. But they can interfere with audio performance. What do you do about this?
- I had to rebuild my PC every couple of years due to Windows degrading. Is that still necessary? I was on Windows 2000.
- Does USB, and using USB devices when working with a DAW still cause audio dropouts? I had dreadful problems with USB! I ended up disabling all of the ports to get audio stability.
- Bottom line - have PC DAWs reached the point where they just work?

Please help

I didn't find the right solution from the internet.

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Thank you

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