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Re: LAPTOP recommendations for LIVE LOOPING?

Hey Rick...

get yourself a powerbook! The new 12" model is great value.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick Walker/Loop.pooL" <GLOBAL@cruzio.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 8:56 AM
Subject: 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
> advised me to figure out what sound card I wanted;  then to go to their
> website and
> ask specifically what computers configurations they would recommend to 
> that sound card into.
> I would really love to get some advise on
> 1)  What sound card would you recommend for a laptop computer
> given that
>     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
> computer.
> 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
> possible).
> Thanks in advance for your collective wisdom.
> See you all at LOOPSTOCK this weekend,
> yours, Rick Walker