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causilgey
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hardware advice

Postby causilgey » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:52 am

Hi, being new to this and only having 2 weeks to source a reliable system, I thought this would be the best place to start.
I need to play Ivory, B4, mtron and fab 4 VST's and I need a small midi programme changer to select songs as I cannot put a laptop on the keyboard. I also need to split any 2 instruments being played to seperate stereo outs so audio interface needs to have 4 output busses.
Any suggestions gratefully received.

Marc
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Burtan
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Re: hardware advice

Postby Burtan » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:59 am

This really depends on how much money you want to spend.
In regard of laptops, I would take a bussines model of Dell (Latitude), HP (Elitebook/ZBook) or Lenovo (Thinkpad T).
For audio-interfaces I can absolutely recommend RME.

Better use Win7 instead of Win8, as there is much more experience with it.

Also have a look at:
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DarkKman
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Re: hardware advice

Postby DarkKman » Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:54 am


causilgey
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Re: hardware advice

Postby causilgey » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:31 am

Thank you Burtan and DarkKman for your informative replies, it's exactly what I needed. The midi controler is required as I cannot be seen with a laptop on stage and I figured that if I could use a midi in it would save having to use a valuable USB socket as I will have the audio interface, an ilok and maybe a usb miniature monitor.

mschnell
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Re: hardware advice

Postby mschnell » Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:12 pm


mschnell
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Re: hardware advice

Postby mschnell » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:34 pm

I heard of bad experience with the Behringer's ASIO driver for low latency applications.

So I likely will buy a Native Instruments Audio 6: similar specs, proven low latency operation and some €50 higher price.

-Michael


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