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Re: Using a laptop onstage: Dominic Frasca's take is misguided

But if I read this correctly, your instrument itself was already
processed prior to the signal entering the laptop?  That is, you've
got some sort of preamp/effects setup outside of the computer?


On 1/5/06, Per Boysen <per@boysen.se> wrote:
> > Travis Hartnett wrote:
> >> If anyone out
> >> there is doing all their signal processing and looping on a laptop,
> >> I'd love to hear the specs of what they're using.
> An example of CPU efficiency:
> I have been running almost identical Ableton Live looping set-ups on
> a powerbook and a centrino PC laptop. The CPU meter of Live does show
> 70-90% on the powerbook and 30-40% on the pc. Below are specifications.
> Powerbook 15". 1,25 MHz, 2G ram.
> Zepto "Centrino" laptop. Intel P M 755 2.0 GHz Dothan. 1 GB ram.
> On the pc the looping was done on four tracks, in four parallel loops
> of Möbius VST plug-in (distributing through four Ableton channels).
> On the Mac looping were done on two tracks, in two parallel loops of
> Augustus Loop. Except that both environments had the same post
> treatment plug-ins applied as send/return loops: 2 Pluggo effects, 1
> OhmBoyz delay, Abletons' Reverb. Two or three effect plug-ins were
> also applied directly on the tracks hosting loops.
> To save CPU, no software compressor was used, but both laptop outputs
> were run through a hardware master stereo compressor before going
> into the PA.