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speakers too close to my laptop for recording.

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Ataraxia, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Guest

    I just bought a toshiba laptop and im using it for recording. My question is that I currently have my monitors about 6-8 inches away from my laptop. The reason for this is simply space on my desk. I know that around a pc monitor its bad, and more than likely the hardware in my comp. But will it react differnt to lcd screens. Should I not continue with what im doing?
  2. willieturnip

    willieturnip Guest

    Im interested in this aswell. I have some pretty huge speakers almost touching my macbook :O
  3. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    Your results will vary depending on the computer and computer monitor. I've had some LCD monitors cause terrible interference with some of my other video monitors. And I've had good results, overall with most laptops. But because computers utilize high-speed clocks, they are prone to cause interference in other pieces of audio equipment. The advantage of a laptop is that the display does not have a long cord on it that can cause spurious radiation and interference. Clock noise from a computer is a nasty screechy sounding thing in the background. It's really pretty awful sounding. You'll know it when you hear it.

    What was that???
    Ms. Remy Ann David
  4. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Yep- Switching power Supplies and bad shielding can make natsy sounds. Typically the switching power supply is the box that plugs into the power cord. But inide the laptop you have disc drive motors, fans and other EMI sources. But I agree with RemyRAD, try it and let you ears be the judge.
  5. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Guest

    Sorry I should have clarified more, my main concern here is damage to my laptop. I think im returning it anyhow. Vista is nothing but a turnoff, a larege turnoff. There is no reason to need 600 mb of ram to just run windows. I think im going to have to face the learning curve of learning a new DAW and switch to mac :(
  6. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    do it if you can afford it, you won't regret it.
  7. PYFguitarist

    PYFguitarist Guest

    I'm not sure. I wouldnt take a chance.
  8. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    600mB just for the OS?! That is Ludicrous! For the price of the Vaio you should be able to step into a Macbook.

    Funny, I had OSX running on a Powermac G3 384mB ram with no problems.
  9. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Guest

    I took back that toshiba but and i now have a mac and i have to say it runs pretty much flawless. However, in changing systems i can no longer use sonar. Ive been trying to find out about other daw's for mac and so far i havnt found any that compare to it. I Downloaded some hacked version of logic to see how it is. I would not pay any money for that prgram. I havnt actually used it much but im now kind of worried if i can find another good daw. Anyone know where i can find trials of any other good daws? Don't bother suggesting garage band.
  10. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    You may be able to still. You can install WinXP on your mac using Bootcamp.
  11. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Guest

    but that would require me to buy windows xp, and wouldnt it run like $*^t if im running two os's?
  12. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Bootcamp lets you run XP on a seperate partition(dual boot). And, no, apparently XP runs fine on a Mac.
  13. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Guest

    Im not to fond of having to buy xp to run sonar, although its tempting. I'm trying out logic right now and it's more than likely me, but I can not adjust. Simple tasks are now the biggest burden, Ive tried installing cubase le that came with my firepod but for some reason I can't install it. What are some good DAW's for mac. I'm itching to record and Logic and garageband are killing me.
  14. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Cubase LE won't run on an Intel Mac. You'll need to purchase Cubase 4 or Cubase Studio 4. There are also Protools, Digital Performer and Bias has a Multitrack program as well. Of course ProTools requires Digi Hardware. I would look to Cubase Studio 4.


    Or you could learn to live with garageband which really is easy to use and works perfectly fine for most people and wait for Tracktion 3($150-200) which may or may not come out soon. Tracktion 2 runs on Intel Mac but through Rosetta.

    I believe that Cubase SE will run on an Intel Mac but don't quote me on that. Check with Steinberg. Even if it does work, it will be running under Rosetta.

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