Best computer for music production 2020

Best computer for music production 2020

What is the best computer for music production?
I decided to build my own PC from scratch with a budget in mind.
I choose to have specced out basic components like CPU and motherboard and add component later.
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• 0:00 Start
• 0:41 Laptop or Desktop computer
• 2:00 PC or Mac for music production
• 2:20 Advice regarding Mac computers
• 3:45 What is important? SSD, processor and memory
• 4:10 Best Processor
• 6:45 Intel or AMD processor
• 7:24 Memory
• 8:20 Storage (Hard disk or SSD)
• 10:38 Screen 27″
• 11:18 Graphics card
• 11:38 Side scrolling mouse
• 11:54 FAQ: Does my computer work for music production?
• 12:33 FAQ: Can I use my old computer for music production?
• 12:59 FAQ: Which generation processor is better for music production?
• 13:25 FAQ: Will DAW X work on my computer?
• 13:31 FAQ: Why do you recommend expensive computers?
• 13:52 Recommend specs

• Best computer for music production
• Best laptop for music production
• Audio production pc build
• Music production computer specs

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  1. KING 432hz on September 11, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    I went to best buy and i asked the employee whats the best computer he suggested a gaming pc because they can do it all , I dont really know much about computers so i decided to wait and do some more research but i basically just want it for ebay , and a little bit of production. What would be a good desktop (besides mac)

  2. david varela on September 11, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    Hey! What’s more important when choosing a cpu? Core amount or core speed?

  3. Todd Anthony on September 11, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    AMD not great it’s gotta be intel for protools 18 years in the chair

  4. Tade Oluwatobi on September 11, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    1tb fusion drive vs 256 ssd (due to budget) which one should I get?

  5. Brown Saint on September 11, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    So what desktop is the best for music??

  6. Dr.Sumoud Al omar on September 11, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    Any real differences between All in one and traditional Desk top for same components?

  7. Laurence Hipkiss on September 11, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    superb series…thanx

  8. Ike Phillip Ruffin on September 11, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    If cores are the key, then why pick Intel? AMD is the current king

  9. nobrainerneeded on September 11, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Thinking of getting one of HP Z workstations, either Z2 G4 mini or Z book Studio. Would you recommend one?

    PS don’t get Mac Mini 2020 i7 – got two and had to return both due to grinding noise, most likely due to faulty capacitors. Both were from same batch – serial started with same 4 letter number combination

  10. tuneinat on September 11, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    So why do u never refer to competent PC’s..I need a thunderbolt 3 computer recommendation for no more than $1500

  11. SpiralOut1987 on September 11, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    Thanks a lot for sharing indepth information. I’m planning to build one. I feel, the choice of cooling fans/power supply is also important since we prefer the pc to be as quiet as possible. Any suggestions?

  12. AM!N on September 11, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    Toffe video! Heel handig! Ik ben een producer en gebruik nu een imac. Niet de beste maar gaat wel!
    Natuurlijk doe ik ook andere dingen zoals: video editing, soms zware programma’s gebruiken en dan gaat mijn cpu een beet rip.
    Wel leuke en humoristische video! +1 sub en like!

  13. Rio on September 11, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    Specs I’m looking for a computer.. i7,16GB, 512GB ssd, for beatmaking and music production and the audio interface im using is the Scarlett 2i4, along with jbl305p mk2 speakers and a nektar lx49 midi keyboard and I’llbe using Logic Pro X…..ANY SUGGESTIONS PLEASE!

  14. Deathbringer 3112 on September 11, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    What is the best choice for music prodution

  15. Francesco Bortolussi on September 11, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    Hi, appreciate your videos and the great effort you put In, very informative thank you.
    I have just one meningless point about cpu architecture: in the beginnings of time the x86 architecture was from Intel and authorized Amd to use it.
    But the actual 64bits architecture is from AMD mainly.

  16. H Kay on September 11, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    I am replacing a 2008 Mac Pro which is still running well, after adding an SSD a few years back.Great machine longevity.It just got outdated for the new Logic X and more intensive plug-ins.Still wondering about a 2019 iMac but getting lost on the drives etc. Thanks for this video.Maybe I can wait longer and save even more.
    13:28 cracked me up ! Great video.

  17. Edelplastic on September 11, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    I using FLStudio since 2003 now. I noticed that Intel works better with that DAW than a AMD. In past i used FLStudio on a Laptop.. while producing it burned something and the Computer was broken.. – I bought a new Computer.. also was an AMD.. i produced… flashes comes from my power adapter and smoke climbs up the air.. – I changed to a Intel Laptop.. yes.. it was a bit better, no burns.. no smoke.. but clipping Sound when use too much VSTs… so i sold that Laptop.. – then i build my first own PC with an Intel Core2 9650 Extreme with a separate Soundcard (Creative Sound Blaster Z) .. – Yes it was much better. Less Latency but very bass heavy sound.. i not liked it.. it was too much bass.. – then i changed my Soundcard to an Asus Xonar DX2 PCI Soundcard.. the Latency was under 2 Milliseconds and the Sound of that Card was really great.. – then i changed the System again to an Intel i7-7700K.. and it was hard to find a Mainboard for that Socket where i can run the Asus Soundcard (because PCI was dying – everything changed to PCI-Express).. but i found a Mainboard which had an old PCI Slot .. it was from Asus too – The System worked very well with FLStudio, but then the Mainboard broke after some months of use, but gladly i had warranty on it.. the dumb was… they not had that Mainboard anymore for exchange… so i got my Money back and i had to change again.. now i have one of the new Mainboards without PCI… it only have PCI-Express… so i not can use that great Asus Soundcard anymore (i still have it.. maybe someday i will build a other Computer).. but the Soundchip on the Mainboard is powerful.. i can work with 24-Bits and 48000kHz.. and more if i want… it sounds great, but now again… when use too much VSTs.. Sound is clipping… now i ordered a USB-Interface from Steinberg (U22C) and i hope i now will have my Peace with all of that.. especially the 32-Bit and 192kHZ are very interesting to me, because i like crystal clear Sound where i can hear from where direction every single Sound comes from.

  18. Watsit watsit on September 11, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Hi Clark, thanks for the great video, I’m running komplete 11 on cubase, is the HP EliteBook 850 G6 (with added 16MB ram, 1To SSD) a good choice?

  19. Justice Briana on September 11, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    I’m so glad I found your channel!

  20. LDJ954 on September 11, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    I’ve been using your info to build my PC, I’m just confused on which operating system to use, Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Pro OEM?

  21. Todd Anthony on September 11, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    Waiting 8 weeks for my next imac 5k i9 maxed processor and cores, 2 TB ssd fusion is a no no, 64 GB from crucial (I heard you can go 128 but I’m worried about heat and warranty) , two monitor setup for mix and tracking 27 inch and iMac 27 monitor, Thunderbolt Apollo interface, smart wireless keyboard includes number pad for nudge controls with protools, Magic Mouse is fine..this is my home work bot, in the studio it’s all protools hdx still and trash can pros, also run ableton live 10 and studio one 5 at home, logic is also great. I did hear ableton is making a slow departure from Apple since they annually change the OS X which really does suck, it wouldn’t be bad if we could use older software on newer machines but I just shelled out an additional $2300 for updates for native Instruments komplete 12, Ableton upgrade, atruria v collection and auto tune pro but prefer melodyne 5, but nothing works with Catalina, so it’s Mojave’s until Big Sur, and then who the hell knows but I don’t blame ableton more developers should speak up so that the software updates are improvements and more features instead of just finally approved for the Apple dictatorship

  22. Andrea Salinas Vasquez on September 11, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    Googling these specs has me dizzy. Can you please link a recommended desktop? I’ll buy it.

  23. Sharon on September 11, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    Awesome video man. Very informative.

  24. Krimson Le Diable on September 11, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    Hey!!! Geweldige video. Heb jij noch altijd dezelfde opinie over de MacBook Pro 2020, i5. Core en 16GB Ram met 1T SSD?

  25. Derek Smyth on September 11, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    Loving your video mate really educational. You mentioned 1TB minimum, do you think having a 500GB SSD on the Mac and then a 1TB external SSD for samples etc will work just as good? Or should it be on board

  26. Ernesto Napoli on September 11, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    In the 2020 mini pc are ready for music production ? intel nuc , hp z2 mini etc

  27. erfho8y on September 11, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    lose state drive… XD
    Mate, it’s a SSD or an HDD
    Solid State Drive or Hard Disk Drive

  28. Mrinal Dutta on September 11, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    2:00Just build a hackintosh on your current pc end of topic

    Thank me later
    (*****Backup your data before doing that and try to install in a separate physical HDD or ssd***********
    Do your research on how to install)

  29. ashamael on September 11, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    finally pulling the trigger on something I’ve been talking about for a decade: starting my home studio. I’ve been holding off because my gaming computer has been slowly dying, so I started thinking that I’d just get a laptop (or buy a whole new PC). Since this is where everything will live, I decided to start at the computer, and thus, I found your channel. Great advice. You’ve been truly helpful and earned yourself a sub!

  30. The One on September 11, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    What do you think is the cheapest PC, Desktop or Laptop, For the best performance?

  31. Lil Uzi 100 0 on September 11, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    I only want a mac for logic pro x….. and i wanted to buy an macbook but it seems like a macbook isnt worth it….. the problem is i habe no space in my room for a computer or a desk so i need a laptop :/ i need it for mixing vocals. Should i buy it? Or would the mini also be a option?….

  32. I stan 7 Dorks on September 11, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    Yeah so which laptops do you recommend?

  33. man music on September 11, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    Please suggest a home music studio (MB, CPU, RAM ..> approx. $ 1200)?

  34. musicmaniac1949 on September 11, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    This is probably the most unbiased opinions that I’ve read in a long time. I just found you today. This is the guy to listen to folks. First, he doesn’t sing the praises of any particular DAW; not even the one he uses. (I watched the video on DAW choices just before this one). He is also a programmer and understands, for instance, the programming language of software. Also, it’s not the most expensive that he’ll recommend; it’s what will get the job done. If it sounds expensive, well, maybe it’s to do with the fact that you are recording audio. Like video and graphics, audio has a minimum requirement to get the job done. Don’t shoot the messenger. Looking forward to watching more of your content. Cheers.

  35. michelaser on September 11, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    Your sudden, continuous adds with NO skip button, are very annoying. We stopped listening to you.

  36. OhMyBot on September 11, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    What the fuck is motherboard speed supposed to be? Do you even know what you’re talking about?

  37. Emiel333 Official on September 11, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    As much cores as possible? In fact that doesn’t matter. The DAW can only use one core at the time.

  38. Desto Cohn on September 11, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    8:00 CPU vs RAM
    9:00 PCI express or M.2 SSD connection [directly inserted on the motherboard= 6x quicker reading & 3x quicker writing] – no SATA
    10:07 chose M.2 Motherboard

  39. Caleb Fredrick on September 11, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    3:14 hahaha im dead

  40. Joshua Lathan Sr. on September 11, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    Thanks for the guidance. Used this video to purchase my pc. I didn’t know better, but for years I was running maschine on a Mac mini with no hiccups 😅😅. This was the 08 model I believe. Ran it til the screen turned blue (didn’t back ANYTHING up).

  41. Rob Bowman on September 11, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    Hi Dexxter, this is very informative. I want to build a PC soon, and wanted to have two drives (one for OS and programs, and the other for audio project files). I’m on a slight budget, so I’m wondering if you think the OS drive should definitely only be SSD? I was thinking of getting two large good quality 7200rpm drives for both drives, but I’m not sure if this will be noticeable compared to having a SSD?

  42. Anxious Mind Music on September 11, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    I need someone who knows to tell me how to avoid DPC latency

  43. Josh Andromidas on September 11, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    I’m sorry but that intro was the worst. Sudden and loud.

  44. Su Wen on September 11, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    Hey! I’ve been watching your videos a lot as I’ve been doing research to find a new computer. I know that you don’t really recommend Macs but I find that working with Logic Pro is really quick and it’s easier for me in comparison to other DAWs! I’m debating between the MacBook Pro 16inch, 13inch or the iMac but I’m not really sure if I should be investing in something that is going to have lots of technical issues in the long term. What do you think?

  45. Franz Spillenger on September 11, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    Thank you Dexxter. You just changed my mind about Macs. Can you comment on this computer for music production: Dell XPS 8930 Tower Desktop – 8th Gen. Intel Core i7-8700 6-Core up to 4.60 GHz, 32GB DDR4 Memory, 512GB SSD + 2TB SATA Hard Drive, 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti, Windows 10 Pro, Black?

  46. D. K. on September 11, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    6:47 Right now Intel CPU clock speeds are usually slightly higher when comparing a model with its AMD analogue, but the AMD one will typically have significantly more cores. And the intel one will cost a chunk more.

  47. Nikul vankar on September 11, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    I am using Mac mini late 2014 8gb with 1tb hdd since 2 years but now its stop working with 30 to 50 tracks in logic and I have also tried all technical terms to run smooth but still not working and MacBook i7 or is much expensive so suggest me what should I do ..I am thinking to go for cubase with windows so is it good or not ? and If I go with windows then what is your recommendation..thanks

  48. Guille K on September 11, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    Does motherboard sound chipset matter?

  49. Windy City on September 11, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    What year imac you recommend for a beginner mixer. What year for mac. You think 8gb ram is enough.. should I upgrade to 16?

  50. hitzaz8 on September 11, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    Please,what about Ryzen 5 3600??

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