Best Motherboards for Audio Production

Best Motherboards for Audio Production – A good motherboard can facilitate your audio production rig, however, before you delve into getting one, you have to study how one motherboard is differentiated from the other.

In this article, we briefly had a look at some of the important consideration when choosing the best motherboard for Audio production as well as looked at the motherboards that are highly reviewed for this matter.

OVERVIEW

The point to note here is that the choice of the components, including the motherboard, entirely depends upon your budget and what you wish to achieve.

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ROUND UP

If you are a beginner, we would recommend you keep things simple. Alternatively, if you are a pro then you can look into some of the more advanced models DEPENDING LARGELY upon what processor you invest in.

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1.ASUS Prime Z490-A

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2.ASUS ROG Strix Z490-E

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3.ASUS ROG Maximus XII Formula

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4.MSI Arsenal

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5.Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Elite

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6GIGABYTE Z490 Vision

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7.ASUS TUF X570-PRO

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8.Asus ROG X570

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9.ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII

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10.Gigabyte B550M AORUS PRO-P

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Best Motherboards for Audio Production – BUYER’S GUIDE

We’ve essentially covered everything we needed to. With your motherboard, CPU, RAM and hard drive… You’ll be capable of moving onto the next step; assembly.

The first thing you’ll need is a computer case!

I’ll be recommending one at the bottom, but one of the joys of building your own PC is to choose your own. I encourage you to find your own, but you can get inspired from the one I chose!

Another important component you’ll need is the power supply. The power rating you’ll need will depend on what you put into your build. I’ll be recommending one that’ll work based on my recommendations, but keep that in mind if you venture out.

What about GPUs?

If you’re solely working on music production, the integrated graphics will be fine.

However, you may eventually want your own dedicated graphics card for video production, gaming and so on. Other than that, you’ll be good to go if you follow my instructions!

I won’t actually be showing you how to assemble everything, but you can always reach out to me personally if you need help. I’ll be sharing some videos that could potentially help you assemble your machine since it’s beyond the scope of this post.

So there you have it… The best computer components for music production (according to me).

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Do You Plan to Use the Built in Motherboard Sound Card or Have an Audio Interface?

If you are a beginner without a dedicated studio, audio production equipment or an audio interface, you may choose to get started with just the built-in motherboard sound card.

If you choose to go this route, then there are few drawbacks to note:

Many professionals find that the built-in motherboard sound card is prone to noise generation and hence they resort to separate standalone audio interface instead.

On top of that, sound cards, be it built in or dedicated ones installed on the PCIe slots, have minimal I/O ports for a typical recording studio.

Other important consideration are high quality preamps and latency. Dedicated Audio Interfaces tend to solve all these issues but they can get expensive particularly for beginners.

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WRAP UP

If you want to build a custom PC for audio production, then choosing the right motherboard that complements the rest of your system well is an essential factor to consider.

The issue here is that there are a ton of choices ranging from affordable motherboards all the way to premium models. So which one do you choose? The one you choose depends rather on your budget as well as your level of production/expertise.

There are many levels of PCs that you can build. Do you want to build a mid range, high performance or perhaps a workstation build for your audio production? All these are important considerations when choosing the right motherboard.

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