What are the real minimum requiredment to run a good daw program on a laptop?
Sites such as ableton say that 1.5ghz and 1gb of ram is required to run the program, but how good? I'll answer that, not very good.
I want to buy a laptop that has a
Intel Pentium P6100 (which has 2 cores but no hyper threading), and 4GB ddr3. How far can I really go using a configuration like this to produce music. I usually have about a good 12-15 tracks in my music and some will be of samples, very few are actually recorded at this point because I sold all of my analog synths (very upsetting!), but vocals are recorded as well.
I mostly make EBM, industrial, experimental like kind of music. I actually have a desktop in my home studio that has an i7 2ghz quad core, 6gb DDR3, and 2 hard drives (one for programs, other for samples and VSTi's....). This is where I actually make my music. The laptop of which I am talking about is where I will transfer over all of my music so I can use it for live performance. I use ableton and cubase but I think im gonna only use ableton from now on. For performance ableton is inevitable.
So what do you guys believe the REAL system requirements are for using cubase and ableton to make and preform some sick tunes.