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  • A laptop for 1080p gaming and music production?

    Edit-music only!!!

    Any suggestions?.



    I mainly make standard dance/house/trance on fls or ableton. Use the quality plugins like nexus, massive. And samples when needed.
    Last edited by upgraderbf3; 07-04-17, 23:49.

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    If you're going for a laptop (or if you're at all serious about doing recording at all), then you'll need a proper audio interface. The time will come when you will want to record something.

    Are you still wanting to run Fruity Loops or whatever it was you mentioned before?



    Originally posted by coiler
    Stomach was rumbling like a fatman landing on Sanctuary

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    • #3
      yeh I'm keeping my desktop so could do with laptop just to make some tunes on fls when in bed, doesn't need to be top quality just good enough to make basics of tunes, I can then transfer and complete production on my desktop during day.

      Just would be much easier to have laptop in bed to make tunes when I'm most musically productive and lazy haha...what specs you recommend and it be 500+ I guess? nothing cheaper?
      Last edited by upgraderbf3; 07-04-17, 23:49.

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      • #4
        If you're just looking at running Fruity Loops, then keep an eye out on your local freecycle. Something will come up.

        System requirements are (from the Image Line page):

        2Ghz Pentium 4
        1Gb RAM

        Any laptop made in the last 7-8 years will easily run it.



        Originally posted by coiler
        Stomach was rumbling like a fatman landing on Sanctuary

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        • #5
          local freecycle?

          so a 5 year old used one or a new one for 250 quid will be fine?

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          • #6
            2ghz p4 equivalent is basically any cpu from the last decade dude. any lappy from the last decade with 1 gig of ram will be enough.

            of course the more you pay, the better the specs, the better it will work
            "Those able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses."
            Plato

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            • #7
              Originally posted by upgraderbf3 View Post
              local freecycle?

              so a 5 year old used one or a new one for 250 quid will be fine?
              Probably yeah. But I wouldn't pay 250 for it.



              Originally posted by coiler
              Stomach was rumbling like a fatman landing on Sanctuary

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              • #8
                ye so one could say but I know some of these laptops take about a week to boot up and load pages etc..right!

                that's min spec and once I got some vst and what not and samples loaded up I forsee the thing freezing every 5seconds...right?

                If you google advise for laptop for music production they advising not to go expensive but recommend these 1200 quid laptops as they are budget LOL, yeh budget compared to 4000 ones

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                • #9
                  well you could drop 10k on the new acer one

                  but i would bet any 400 craptop from pc world would do fruityloops

                  totally unrelated, but i think you might like it

                  http://www.madeon.fr/adventuremachine/?t=6,31
                  "Those able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses."
                  Plato

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by upgraderbf3 View Post
                    ye so one could say but I know some of these laptops take about a week to boot up and load pages etc..right!

                    that's min spec and once I got some vst and what not and samples loaded up I forsee the thing freezing every 5seconds...right?

                    If you google advise for laptop for music production they advising not to go expensive but recommend these 1200 quid laptops as they are budget LOL, yeh budget compared to 4000 ones
                    I picked up an i7 macbook last year for 400. I've used it to record 20 tracks of live audio from a gig all at the same time in to logic, and then mixed then with a load of effects on each track too, which is way more system intensive than fruity loops with a few vsts.

                    Look at what you can realistically spend. Get the best laptop you can for the money. Then spend a bit more when you can and stick a 500gb ssd in there.



                    Originally posted by coiler
                    Stomach was rumbling like a fatman landing on Sanctuary

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                    • #11
                      madeon thing was pretty cool lol

                      yeh I guess I can buy one maybe 300-350 quid range and see how it goes...not trying to send a rocket to space just create a few tunes hehe

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                      • #12
                        arent microsoft just about to launch the creators update to windows 10 which includes an all-new advanced version of 'paint' as well as a fully functional music creation software?

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