The first DAW for my home studio was actually a custom built A/V system.
It ran a Pentium II 450Mhz plugged into an Asus MB that ran a 100Mhz bus
and 512MB of RAM. I ran two internal 8TB drives; one for software and one
for audio. I also installed an Asus SCSI controller that was connected to
two 9GB SCSI drives for video. The A/D converter was a Card-D plugged into
the ISA bus (I still have it). The video card was a Diamond Multimedia
with 32MB of video RAM. The CD burner was a Phillips 2X speed. It took a
server case to house all of this. The monitor was a 17" IYAMA that was
Pantone color accurate. The OS was the first release of Win 98. Software
was Sound Forge 3.5 and Vegas Video.
This was the most speed and power that one could build in 1998 and it cost
more that a fully outfitted Mac Power PC.
At work we used Mac Power PC's running Sonic Solutions supported by racks
of hardware which made my new home studio pale by comparison.
Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
What was the memory
> and hard disc capacity of
> your first DAW? How long ago was that?
> -- Tom Fine