[PD] Laptop + interface suggestion

baptiste chatel baptiste.chatel at gmail.com
Sat Mar 25 19:37:25 CET 2017

99% supported. The 1% left is that with linux, afaik, you can't access the
web gui without using an ethernet cable, which is not the case with windows
(the usb cable is enough). So if you can live with plugging 2 cables
instead of one, it's ok. I didin't investigated further to see if there is
a workaround.

2017-03-25 1:34 GMT+01:00 Jaime Oliver La Rosa <jaime.oliver2 at gmail.com>:

> So you're saying the MOTU Ultralite AVB is fully supported in Linux?
> J
> On 03/23/2017 03:57 PM, Baptiste Chatel wrote:
> 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> <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>
>> <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 you 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
>>> <https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Description=lenovo%20thinkpad&Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=50010418%204016>
>>> * Newegg refurbished Panasonic Toughbook
>>> <https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=panasonic+toughbook&N=4016&isNodeId=1>
>>> 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 for 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>
>>> *Subject: **[PD] Laptop + interface suggestion*
>>> *Date: *March 23, 2017 at 1:51:36 AM MDT
>>> *To: *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
>>> robotcowboy.com
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