laptop

  1. wuubb

    How to get rid of noise in USB interface

    I recently redid my setup with a new laptop and monitor and started getting noise through my interface. This is my setup: I went through and plugged in items alone 1 by 1 until the noise happened. The culprits were the monitor, and the Yamaha keyboard. Both the keyboard and the interface have...
  2. wuubb

    How much does extra CPU cores/cache matter?

    When looking at high-end laptops (like the thinkpad x1e or XPS 15), they all pack 6 or now even 8 core CPUs. Obviously they throttle and every review out there says that you can improve it marginally with a repaste/undervolting. (FYI I know the XPS has serious DPC latency issues and unless...
  3. wuubb

    Buy new Mac Mini vs upgrade Thinkpad X1E

    I'm at a bit of a crossroads here and could use some advice. Up until this past semester of college I had a 15u server rack with a 4u workstation, a 3u VEP PC, a Linux server...It just became too much. I wasn't even using the VEP machine and plus the whole setup was a pain to move in/out of...
  4. Jon Aschalew

    Ryzen 8 core mobile studio laptop for sale [custom sounds included] $900

    Selling my 17" scoring laptop I bought a few months ago (September 2018) for mobile scoring & sound design, moved to a new studio and no longer need this second rig, so hopefully it can be someone's main! ROG Strix GL702ZC, 8 core cpu, 32 gigs of ram and 2 tb storage added by me. Includes 20...
  5. Kyle Preston

    Loving These Performance Samples Freebies

    After watching Mike Verta's Template Balancing class, I was convinced to finally set up my own proper orchestral template. I've been reluctant to do so for a number of reasons but time is short and I'm not getting younger. After playing around with the Active-Bow Tech Demo and River Harp from...
  6. PaulieDC

    FS Alienware 17 R2 Gamer Laptop, Great for Audio Production

    This one is worth checking out. I'm now committed to the desktop tower I've built, so this 17" monster laptop (more like desktop replacement) needs a good home. The R2 series from 2015 is the only AW laptop series that can hold up to FIVE SSDs (4 M.2 and a 2.5"). Currently the one I'm selling...
  7. maro

    Laptop Holder - upright piano addition

    Hello to everyone! I'm a semi professional composer and piano player. I love benefit of digital workstation but I'm a kind of old school guy regarding a process of composing. I love working on my 1973 Petrof upright piano, so I invented a kind of notebook holder which helps me to write down...
  8. M

    Can I put my entire studio into a laptop-based system?

    Hi everyone, I'm in the process of setting up a second, kind of portable studio and am wondering if you all could help me narrow my choices. Because I'm finding myself away from my main studio quite a lot these days (taking care of family members in another town), I'd like to have an alternate...
  9. creativeforge

    Minimum (Windows) laptop specs to run DAW and VSTs

    I've looked around online, and concluded that I needed to have an Intel chip, at least 16 to 32GB of RAM, SSD drive (1TB), USB 3 ports (Firewire if I can for my Saffire Pro 24), 14 inch screen minimum, max 17 inch, network card, etc. I'd be installing Mixcraft or Reaper, Omnisphere, Addictive...
  10. Syneast

    Affordable lightweight full orchestra?

    Pretend for a moment that you are building a full, high quality orchestral library to use on a sort of mid grade, affordable laptop. I'm thinking Core i5 with 8 GB of RAM or something. Whether or not it has an SSD shouldn't matter. The point of this challenge is to pick the orchestra for the...
  11. Phryq

    Using a laptop as a DAW controller over WIFI

    Hi guys, So I'm often traveling / moving to different countries. So I have an idea to build a Mini PC, and then use a laptop as a controller over WIFI. Does anyone have experience doing this? My play is to use ASUS H110T Mini-ATX Skylake 6700 32gb DDR4 Samsung 960 Evo SSD And control is with...
  12. dtonthept

    Miniature silent slave ideas

    Hey folks, Been reading a lot on here, and have my own considerations, about portable power systems. Was looking at those nuclear powered massive laptops full of drive bays and jet engine fans. And remortgaging the house to afford one! Does that seem better than something like the current...
  13. Phryq

    Pcie ssds vs ram

    So, if a computer had 2 PCIe SSDs in a raid 0, would it be able to do with less ram? because it's able to stream from disk so quickly? in other words, machine a has 32gb ram, 2 x 512gb PCIe in a RAID 0 machine B has 64gb ram, and a regular SSD which will be able to handle heavier / more...
  14. Phryq

    ADK i7 with 32gb ram and 3 hard drive slots.

    Hi, I'm selling my laptop, which is built / configured specifically for music production by ADK. Here is the latest version, though mine is 1 model older. It's the 8900 http://www.adkproaudio.com/laptop3.asp It includes lifetime service from ADK. They're always helping me through email. The...
  15. CDNmusic

    Need an external SSD for my laptop, help is appreciated

    Hi all, re-posting in the correct forum. I'm looking for an external SSD for my mobile rig. I have an aging MSI laptop with 16GB of ram and moderately fast i7 processor, sorry but I don't have the computer specs in front of me at this time. My 1TB 7200 rpm drive is getting full and I would like...