recording - laptop vs PC

Discussion in 'Computing' started by poshbloke, May 18, 2011.

  1. poshbloke

    poshbloke Member

    May 18, 2011
    Hi there, I've recently moved into a shared accomodation house, meaning I have housemates, meaning I can't sing and record loudly at night time - unless I go downstairs.
    But i've just gone and brought a big clunky old PC! clearly it can't be moved around.

    I was gonna sell it/swap it and get a decent laptop to record on (granting me mobility)
    but a then friend said, probably correctly, that laptops were 'appalling' for recording, in comparison to PCs. - theres obviously a large power difference.

    But ive just figured...I'm shortly about to get a decent external audio interface (possibly a Line6 UX2, or similar). Now seeing as that does all the horsework, resulting in minimal latency and so on....surely it wouldn't matter if I use a laptop or not.

    Shall I just go ahead and sell my PC for a powerful laptop?
    The only alternative I can think of is recording vocals separately, via a dictophone or something which I can take downstairs. But I want to record 'live' with me singing and playing.

    any advice greatly appreciated.

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