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Mobile solution to replace desktop Audio Interfaces
Old 5th September 2011
  #1
Gear Head
 

Mobile solution to replace desktop

Hi,

Got a quick question to ask - I'm looking to get a more mobile solution to my setup. At the moment I have a desktop with a LynxTwo soundcard but move around a fair bit so would prefer to get a laptop/mobile soundcard. I don't want a Mac as they are so expensive and don't think I need it for what I want. I heard Lenovo T61s are good but not sure if quick enough for what I'd need:

All I need to be able to do is run Ableton Live with about 10 tracks max, quite a few FX etc and to be able to record synths and guitars/maybe vocals one at a time. I'd like to also be able to route stuff thru outboard kit and back in again afterwards so I'm thinking 4 outs and 2 ins. Was looking at RME babyface as I don't want a drop in quality from the Lynx I have now.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

Old 5th September 2011
  #2
Cause youre going babyRME,Any good i7 2630QM and UP,- W7 Lap will work,Im using a Dell xps L502x with that CPU and its suprising for $1200[Aud,always more in Australia]but If I was doing it again Id go Higher on the cpu[i7 2720qm,i7 2820qm or i7 2920XM-highest rated mobile chip/all sandy bridge/revision2 quad core]some people will tell you i5 quad is fine,but I would always get as much cpu and RAM[I have 8GB] as can afford.I was lucky as I had little idea[still learning,thats for sure]and SONAR/REAPER/Live 8.25 all run fine,forget firewire unless ADK/apple.By now[for 2011] theres plenty to choose.
Old 5th September 2011
  #3
Lives for gear
 

If you can get it for super cheap, go for it. Otherwise go with an i5 dual core. i3 dual core would actually be fine, but I wouldn't drop cash on a single core, personally.
Old 5th September 2011
  #4
Gear Head
 

I just want a laptop that is stable with no dropouts and can handle a few tracks of heavy processing without getting worn out really, I only chose Lenovo because they are meant to be reliable.
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