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    Close! So close to dropping bills on a ‘puter!

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    Bills have been dropped.

    Yeah, I bought a gaming computer. I wanted the graphics to look good.

    https://www.msi.com/Laptop/GF63-8RX/Specification

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Pigbacon View Post
    Bills have been dropped.

    Yeah, I bought a gaming computer. I wanted the graphics to look good.

    https://www.msi.com/Laptop/GF63-8RX/Specification
    What's the exact CPU type/speed and how much RAM ?

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    Intel Core i7-8750H Processor 2.2GHz (six-core)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5
    8GB DDR4 RAM @ 2666 (Expandable to 32GB)
    256GB Solid State Drive
    Extra drive bay

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    Default Re: Shopping advice for a new recording laptop?

    Are you going to use the bundled software with the Focusrite [ Protools/Ableton etc ] or something else ? Or other progs/apps as well ?

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    No idea. I might use a 4-track cassette recorder. Like a Tascam from 1992.

    Edit: Maybe Pro Tools First? It came with the interface.

    I’ve already ordered my first of two memory sticks, to take the computer to 16 GB. The second will follow later this year; I’ll be at 32 GB.
    Last edited by Little Pigbacon; 10-27-2018 at 08:26 PM.

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    If you have external sound card then processing is minimal (maybe some plugins).
    I used an old VAIO (from 2012) and hadn't got any problems doing live audio+video recording at the same time.
    As long as of course the kernel supports low latency.

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    I use Orville Redenbacher’s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Pigbacon View Post
    I use Orville Redenbacher’s.
    Buttery tone.

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    Did I ever get that new computer up and running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Pigbacon View Post
    Did I ever get that new computer up and running?
    Did you ever ?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenVulture View Post
    Did you ever ?....
    Never have I ever.

    I want to, but I’m hungry.

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    Default Re: Shopping advice for a new recording laptop?

    Have you turned it on yet ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenVulture View Post
    Have you turned it on yet ?
    Yeah. So far, I have:

    • Uninstalled the factory anti-virus and installed one of my BitDefender seats.
    • Uninstalled some things I won’t use.
    • Ran updates for OS.
    • Upgraded RAM to 16 GB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Pigbacon View Post
    Yeah. So far, I have:

    • Uninstalled the factory anti-virus and installed one of my BitDefender seats.
    • Uninstalled some things I won’t use.
    • Ran updates for OS.
    • Upgraded RAM to 32 GB.
    So you've accelerated the RAM upgrade..
    Quote Originally Posted by Little Pigbacon View Post
    I’ve already ordered my first of two memory sticks, to take the computer to 16 GB. The second will follow later this year; I’ll be at 32 GB.

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    Correction on the RAM upgrade. It’s 16 GB.

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    Default Re: Shopping advice for a new recording laptop?

    Has the Focusrite been plugged in yet ?

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    Default Re: Shopping advice for a new recording laptop?

    Are you kidding?

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    This is going to sound incredible stupid, but once you get the DAW up and running and plug in the Focusrite, make sure you go into the Preferences and check to see that the Focusrite is your input device. And also, turn on the monitoring within the DAW so you can hear yourself playing through the speakers of your computer or your studio monitors.

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    Default Re: Shopping advice for a new recording laptop?

    You shouldn't have any issues with the single SSD drive, but if it has a bay, wouldn't hurt to have a 2nd drive just for audio. Run your programs on the main C drive and have it record all the audio to the other drive, put all your samples, etc... on that drive too.

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