[PD] Laptop + interface suggestion

Baptiste Chatel baptiste.chatel at gmail.com
Thu Mar 23 21:57:11 CET 2017

Oh, did i say the interface was a web gui ? OS-agnostic ?

Le 23 mars 2017 21:18:33 GMT+01:00, Baptiste Chatel <baptiste.chatel at gmail.com> a écrit :
>I bought a MOTU Ultralite AVB with my Asus n550jv with a double boot
>W10/ubuntu. The ultralite avb is awesome. USB2, Class-compliant, adat
>i/o, internal mixer, EQ, gates, compressors, aux, routing, presets
>everywhere. Audio over IP if you're keen to in motu's avb stuff and/or
>newer macs. Oh, and the whole interface is osc-controllable. I love it.
>Le 23 mars 2017 17:45:20 GMT+01:00, Dan Wilcox <danomatika at gmail.com> a
>écrit :
>>If I were in your situation, I’d stick with a Thinkpad. They are
>>expensive, but IMHO worth the price as they are rugged, reliable, and
>>repairable. In general, Linux distress run well on their hardware.
>>Another good option is a Panasonic Toughbook which are admittedly
>>bulkier and expensive but you can get one with a built-in handle so
>>look like you work for the CIA/NSA and use it as a blunt-force
>>protection device (I’m sure Katja knows).
>>Examples of both can be found used with decent prices (US vendor, but
>>gives you an idea of institutional refurbished market):
>>* Newegg refurbished Lenovo Thinkpad
>>* Newegg refurbished Panasonic Toughbook
>>As for audio interfaces, I agree with those that say stick with a
>>USB-compliant device. I am still using aRoland UA-25 which is from
>>mid-2000s and is USB 1.0 compliant. It works full stereo duplex with
>>everything, included iOS, without drivers etc. In fact, I bought a
>>UA-25ex used for $100 as a backup a coulee years ago.
>>Fancy stuff like MOTUs are really *nice* but far too reliant on
>>proprietary drivers. I believe USB 2.0 should have enough bandwidth
>>8 channel output. Unlike Firewire, we can be pretty sure USB will be
>>supported for the foreseeable future, albeit through probably 10
>>different dongles/adapters. Plus, you’ll know if you want to work with
>>other Ohs in the future, the device will probably keep working.
>>> On Mar 23, 2017, at 2:24 AM, pd-list-request at lists.iem.at wrote:
>>> From: João Pais <jmmmpais at gmail.com <mailto:jmmmpais at gmail.com>>
>>> Subject: [PD] Laptop + interface suggestion
>>> Date: March 23, 2017 at 1:51:36 AM MDT
>>> To: pd-list at mail.iem.at <mailto:pd-list at mail.iem.at>
>>> Dear list,
>>> I'm looking to buy new laptop and a matching audio interface for
>>daily use + audio performance/programming (not video). I would be
>>interested to know what are the current trends nowadays, and what
>>experiences you have.
>>> My current setup is:
>>> - windows 10 (won't change)
>>> - Lenovo X61s (I'm a bit of a fanboy for ibm/lenovo)
>>> - RME multiface (still with pcmcia card)
>>> I would be looking for a similar setup:
>>> - a robust laptop where to run w10. The less weight the better, even
>>if it sacrifices some performance.
>>> - which audio interfaces are used nowadays, compared with the
>>multiface? E.g. with at least 8 analog outlets (I don't need that many
>>inlets), and also a digital outlet. Also the less weight and size the
>>better - a half-case size such as the multiface is quite convenient.
>>> - the computer will be used for day-to-day activities: office,
>>notation (sibelius/finale), and Pd audio programming. No games or too
>>taxing environments, so some features such as a high-power graphics
>>card or the latest ssd disk should be necessary.
>>> Best regards,
>>> Joao
>>Dan Wilcox
>>@danomatika <http://twitter.com/danomatika>
>>danomatika.com <http://danomatika.com/>
>>robotcowboy.com <http://robotcowboy.com/>
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