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Discussion in 'Recording' started by skawful, May 7, 2007.

  1. skawful

    skawful Guest

    I was wondering if anyone has had success or trouble multitracking onto laptops...

    I'm afraid if I go out and grad a pretty nifty laptop that I will suffer horrible latency and problems actually mixing the music...(laggy / horrible performance)

    I'm thinking a 2.0+ghz core 2 duo
    2 gigs of ram

    And can I record directly onto an external hd? too much latency??

    Any advice?

  2. cathode_ray

    cathode_ray Active Member

    May 3, 2007
    West Palm Beach
    I use an IBM R52 with XP, 1.8 ghz, 1.49 gig RAM. CUBASIS(I know it's antiquated) through a TASCAM US-122.

    Never noticed any issues...
  3. Costy

    Costy Guest

    Hi Cathode,

    I use Apple PowerBook G4 (1.67 Gz), 1 Gb RAM with
    Digi002R (ProTools LE) on external HD (FireWire LaCie
    300 Gb). No problem with tracking. However, the
    PowerBook G4 will not handlle complex mixes, but the
    new MacPro's are way more powerfull.

  4. donthaveone

    donthaveone Guest

    I am using a Macbook with 2.0 ghz core 2 duo w/
    2 gigs of ram. I am recording 8 tracks EASY. However the macbook has only 1 firewire port so if you are using a firewire soundcard (i'm using the saffire 26) it is not possible to write to a HD. In my case i have tied a firewire hub but that did not work, i tried daisychaining the external HD to the saffire but got clicks and pops. Get the MacBook Pro. I realize it is very expensive but....
  5. RandomGuest

    RandomGuest Guest

    Feb 10, 2001
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