A friend of mine is thinking to get into the audio world. He has some friends that are wicked good musicians without contracts, and he has a friend who owns about $60k in recording studio equipment.
He wants to record and product an album for a guy, and sell the albums at his gigs. However, we have the recording equipment, but not the volume CD burning equipment... That's where I come in.
Being the only guy who knows how a computer works, it is my duty to build out a machine capable of burning X number of discs at a time. But what are the requirements?
I have only worked with dual and quad-core machines, with 600w PSUs and 4 or more gigs of ram for the past few years... So I am hazy on the low-spec business.
What kind of requirements does a single drive take to burn at 48x? How do CPU, memory, PSU and HD needs scale with the addition of simultaneous drives? I found the software, and the OS is going to be a SUPER stripped version of XP. I would do *nix, hell, a fresh Gentoo build just for the machine... But I don't know of software that would cut it. Any?
So, requirements scaling? Right now, simple, 4 drives burning the same image at the same time. Minimum reqs? If I add a PCIe controller for 4 or six more drives, what are the minimum specs now? (6-8 drives)
Anyone have ideas?
Some may say just do a search, which I did, which brought me here, as all the google results pointed me to CDFreaks. But none of the results really helped me, so now I ask, straight up.