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LAPTOP recommendations for LIVE LOOPING?
I am in the market for a laptop computer so that I can
record, use Ableton's LIVE as a realtime performance enhancer
and use real time USB/Midi control over soft synths.
A trusted friend of mine in digital audio said that there are a plethora
of known conflicts on the PC side with sound cards and laptop computers and
advised me to figure out what sound card I wanted; then to go to their
ask specifically what computers configurations they would recommend to put
that sound card into.
I would really love to get some advise on
1) What sound card would you recommend for a laptop computer
a) I want to record my live shows in stereo in real time
b) I want to run Ableton's LIVE in real time with midi
cc control of samples and effects
c) I want to be able to use an OXYGEN keyboard to play
soft synths live
d) If it is possible, I would like to use PEAK's V-Box
to host ANTARES audio/synth converter live (to, in essence
be able to sing live synth lines in real time)
I anticipate using a Digi Designs M-box to get audio signal into the
What have you bought that you dig in terms of a sound card.
It needs to have USB 2 and midi/in out (and preferably SPDIF if that's even
Thanks in advance for your collective wisdom.
See you all at LOOPSTOCK this weekend,
yours, Rick Walker