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Upgrading my DAW can I get better value for money than this?
Old 17th January 2007
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🎧 10 years
Upgrading my DAW can I get better value for money than this?

Hi All,

My first post so hello! I am upgrading my setup to be more mobile but with grunt. I am looking at purchacing:

Macbook pro Core 2 Duo 2.33Ghz 2Gb ram 17" screen 160Gb SATA hdd
TC Powercore Firewire + Virus Powercore unlimitted
SSL Duende
RME Fireface 800
Logic Pro 7.2

I currently have:

Dell Insperon 9300 Pentium M 1.8Ggz 1 GB ram
Maudio FW 1814
Virus KC
Novation KS5
Ableton live 6.

I will sell the synths (and maybe the lappy) to help finance.

What do you guys think? I want to keep it rack mounted and use a laptop so that when I move OS it comes with me. Can I do better for the money that Im going to throw at this?

-Aaron.
Old 17th January 2007
  #2
Lives for gear
 
🎧 15 years
anarchy....
i dont want to get into a mac/pc debate for the nth time.....
and the new macs for the first time ...i like what apple are doing.
but i have to balance the fact that pc laptops are pretty cheap.
but the rider is ya gotta find one that works well with your sound interface and
daw software. in summary yes look at the mbp's....
but also maybe look at an intel core duo 2 pc laptop and run tests as to fulfilling your performance needs. and maybe a amd dual turion laptop or two....
which are rather cheap here to give u perspective.
a lot of people are running turions and seem quite happy.
but the drive choice is important....ie..use 7200 rpm.
rather than slow drives.
another cheap option is look at upgradeing mebe the drive in your current pent system. it might get u thru for a while....cos quad cores are coming down the pike at the consumer level.

if you do a ton of midi i'll throw in a plug for my fav midi software ....
powertracks from pgmusic.com. if u doubt me load the demo on your
insperon....you might find it saves u some money.
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