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RE: SV: LAPTOP recommendations for LIVE LOOPING?

> 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

Rick, not sure what you're asking.  I use a RME HDSP Multiface to play
live... works great, does everything you want... very solid driver
implementation.  But if you're using the Mbox you have everything you need
already, right?

> From: Mark Sottilaro [mailto:sine@zerocrossing.net]
> I have a friend who has a great saying:
> PC's are only cheaper to people who don't value their time.


PC's are only cheaper... ummm, in every conceivable way.

After installing XP on my last machine, all I had to do was install drivers
and my entire music system was up and running.  It's a given that 
drivers may be daunting for newbies, but it really wasn't that difficult.

For those who suffered through 98 and previous systems... that sucks.  It
was a rough time, but things are definitely much better now.

Don't get me wrong, I hate Microsoft... really and truly.  I'm a UNIX guy
and just started messing about in OSX.  The number of things you have to
figure out in OSX is not trivial, imho... I'm not sure where everyone gets
the idea that Macs are really all that easy to just get up and running.  
then, I have no real conception of where someone would start if they were
coming at it from scratch.

After playing around with OSX for a while I'm convinced I want one (for
development more than music right now) and it REALLY SUCKS BECAUSE MACS ARE
SO F'IN EXPENSIVE.  So the point of this post is to say that I wish Macs
were cheaper, but they're not.

Can one of you guys write a letter to Apple?  Thanks.

You know that $1100-$1500 on the Dell website gets a machine that will
pretty much beat the pants off a Powerbook?  I really wish that wasn't the


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Sottilaro [mailto:sine@zerocrossing.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 8:46 AM
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Subject: Re: SV: LAPTOP recommendations for LIVE LOOPING?
> I have a friend who has a great saying:
> PC's are only cheaper to people who don't value their time.
> Mark Sottilaro
> On Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at 12:56 AM, Per Boysen wrote:
> >  I could as well have stayed with Macs all the time and saved a
> > lot of money and troubleshooting time ;-)
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > Per Boysen
> >