[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Date Index][Thread Index][Author Index]

RE: Looping with a PC laptop... which one?

Honestly I bought this Unit for use in Audio production and processing but,
I am still not brave enough to be fully dependent on it just yet. Staying 
home it has established to my satifaction that the system is reliable
enough. I of coarse have not yet thrown it around or transported it from
place to place. It's configured with a gig of memory 2ghz processor and
currently using the M-Audio Audiophile 2496 (I only wanted two in and out
plus MIDI in/out) Running Windows 2000 server (I tried to do it with Linux
but, I ended up getting pissed of so I hung up that idea, wrong audio card
RME would have worked). I was thinking about mounting it in a small rack
case with a 12 inch flatscreen monitor (I have that in storage)

-----Original Message-----
From: msottilaro [mailto:sine@zerocrossing.net] 
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2003 6:03 PM
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: Re: Looping with a PC laptop... which one?

No way.  I have a nice desktop, and that's where it will stay.  On my 
desk.  Part of the reason for the laptop is to have next to nothing to 


On Monday, September 29, 2003, at 02:54  PM, Alan Kroeger wrote:

> I wanted to reply to this topic for a few days but, my email provider 
> changed some of my settings without letting me know (problem resolved) 
> Alright I wanted to suggest the alternative of using a desktop instead 
> of a laptop. Laptops are almost always obsolete by the time you get 
> them and are
> a real pain as far as upgrading is concerned. I haven't really tried 
> this
> but am giving serious consideration to doing this I have some concerns 
> about
> electrical noise and such. I suppose I could put it in it's own rack 
> that
> might isolate some of the electrical interferance issues.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonathan [mailto:ssrndpty@hotmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, September 29, 2003 5:38 PM
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Subject: RE: Looping with a PC laptop... which one?
> What kind of memory does it use? The very old model P4s came with 
> PC133 style memory - which made them functionally about 1/4 to a 1/2 
> as fast as an equivalently clocked P4 with enough memory bandwidth - 
> couldn't even compete
> with a slower clocked P3. Also, is it a Celeron? Again, a performance 
> drop,
> though nothing like as bad. Otherwise, I'll be looking out for this.
> Keep in mind guy, if you just want to run Live, you don't need much
> power at
> all.
> Thanks,
> bIz
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Trenkel [mailto:improv@peak.org]
> Sent: Monday, September 29, 2003 12:41 PM
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Subject: Re: Looping with a PC laptop... which one?
>> On Monday, September 29, 2003, at 11:42  AM, Jonathan wrote:
>>> I'll second that. Just stay away - we aren't part of their target 
>>> market.
>> Hahahaha.  Nice.  They do loop in stereo though, no?
>> Playing devil's advocate, I started wondering, does any hardware
>> device
>> do what Live does?
>> Just wondering.  I still think a laptop may be the best route to do 
>> what I'm trying to do, I'm just seeing that most recommended laptops 
>> are a bit out of my price range.  So far, only HP seems to make one 
>> under a grand.  Lot's of people rave about the Vaios, but man are 
>> they spendy, I might as well buy an Apple.
>> Mark
> My Thinkpad was just under a grand at PCConnection.com. It was the 
> only Pentium 4-based laptop I could find for under a grand, and I 
> believe it is an older model. I see now that they have the R32 2G P4 
> for $1099, if you want to go a little over a grand. Mine is a 1.8G, 
> and it seems to run Live and Reason quite well.