After a lot of planning I finally had my dream setup in mind, but it took the expertise of Heavy Digital Audio to make it real. Bruce and Armen helped me to customize the already crazy powerful Big DAWg™ and designed a machine that allowed me a much more efficient and productive workflow. I haven’t been able to crash it once since I bought it. Besides their expertise, professionalism and attention to detail I would recommend Heavy Digital Audio for their commitment to long-term support. For me this is even more valuable than the amazing systems they build.
The Big DAWg™ is the most composer-friendly power machine I’ve ever experienced in my 24-year career as a professional composer. For a busy composer and orchestrator like myself, time is the most precious and finite asset. In composing with sample libraries, the most frustrating aspects have been waiting for templates to load and latency in printing audio. Heavy Digital Audio’s Big DAWg™ super-computer offers a stellar solution. Working with it feels as if I have a Ferrari in my studio: blazing fast, powerful, intuitive. What a power tool! The service Armen and Bruce provide could not get better. They completely customize every PC for the needs of their clients, create templates, help with everything. All I needed to do was hit the power button and go!
When writing music for large orchestras I need a huge palette of instruments with all articulations to create realistic mock ups. Before buying my Heavy Digital Audio Big DAWg™, I ran samples on my main DAW, had 3 slave computers (2 PCs/1 Mac), 4 audio interfaces, significant latency and serious memory limitations. The exceedingly fast Big DAWg™ loads hundreds of instruments in seconds, has freed me from owning superfluous gear and has never crashed. My large palette is using less than 10% of the computer’s capability!
The only thing better than the Big DAWg™ is Heavy Digital Audio’s service. Not only are they responsible for creating the best sample player I’ve ever owned, they are experts at troubleshooting composers’ entire studios because the Big DAWg™ is made BY composers FOR composers.
Absolutely loving the Big DAWg™! Best investment in hardware I have made in a long time! The system has been running extremely stable and I am getting an insane amount of performance out of it. I have now consolidated three system into this single one, have loaded up around 42GB in the RAM for [viFrames] and the load generally hovers around 35%-45% during playback. That’s obviously not playing back all [viFrames] at the same time, but compared to what I got out of the old system it replaced, that’s mighty impressive. Also, your service and support has been outstanding and people should know that about you.
All that to say that I am extremely pleased with the system and when opportunity presents I will push anyone I can get my hands on in your direction!
The Heavy Digital Audio guys have a wonderful product and are the best to work with. They helped me replace 4 Macs with just one of their Big DAWgs™! I’m extremely happy with their computer and it has completely exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend them to any serious composer who needs a fast reliable computer.