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Is there a formula for determining hard disk space needed to record live?
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Jack Barry
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Is there a formula for determining hard disk space needed to record live?
I plan on recording 8 tracks at 24bit, 44K for 3 to 4 hours. Thanks in advance.
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Found this little chart for you

Hope it does help a little in the calculations

https://kellysmusicandcomputers.com/detailedanswer.asp?faq=123

I would say - roughly 4 - 4.5 gigs pr hour

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Edit:
http://recordingtheworld.infopop.cc/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/222604446/m/1636043032

with the math

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Jack Barry
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Thanks for the help. I also asked over at Gearslutz and found out about Bit Calc Pro for iPhone. US$.99 and works great!
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You can pay for it - or calc yourself

up to you all the way
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I just make sure I've got 100gigs free going in....no calculations.....no worries!

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