What soundcard do you use for your laptop?

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What soundcard do you use for your laptop?

Post by Kenshin » Thu May 07, 2009 8:14 am

Ok, so let`s say i`ve choosen a MIDI controller so i can use Ableton on my laptop but i don`t think that onboard soundcards on HP laptops are so good. as the sound quality is very important in a club, i wanted to ask you what soundcard (external) do you use at your gigs.

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Re: What soundcard do you use for your laptop?

Post by ollyb303 » Thu May 07, 2009 9:00 am

Novation nio 2|4

Cheap and effective - sounds good and I run 3 faderfox midi controllers off it.
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Re: What soundcard do you use for your laptop?

Post by sven303 » Thu May 07, 2009 9:50 am

Well not strictly just a soundcard.....
Novation Xstation (audiocard/keyboard/synth) fits in a rucksuck with my laptop and goes everywhere with me

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Re: What soundcard do you use for your laptop?

Post by kingpixel » Thu May 07, 2009 10:22 am

ollyb303 wrote:Novation nio 2|4

Cheap and effective - sounds good and I run 3 faderfox midi controllers off it.
+1 :wink:

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Re: What soundcard do you use for your laptop?

Post by creature » Thu May 07, 2009 10:26 am

I use my laptop as a secondary mobile studio so i am using my old usb interface. it is an Editol UA20: http://www.roland.com/products/en/UA-20/index.html

Cheap, very stable and ideal for my uses.

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Re: What soundcard do you use for your laptop?

Post by contakt321 » Thu May 07, 2009 10:57 am

ollyb303 wrote:Novation nio 2|4

Cheap and effective - sounds good and I run 3 faderfox midi controllers off it.
Same but look into Native Inst stuff as well.

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Re: What soundcard do you use for your laptop?

Post by logic_user99 » Thu May 07, 2009 11:16 am

Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1 with my Macbook. Stable as fudge, and amazing sound quality to boot. Oh, and it has a massive knob on the top, too!
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Re: What soundcard do you use for your laptop?

Post by Kenshin » Thu May 07, 2009 11:33 am

ollyb303 wrote:Novation nio 2|4

Cheap and effective - sounds good and I run 3 faderfox midi controllers off it.
found it on juno with 120 pounds

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Re: What soundcard do you use for your laptop?

Post by sparklepuff » Thu May 07, 2009 12:48 pm

Fireface 400 or Metric Halo 2882.
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Re: What soundcard do you use for your laptop?

Post by 4am » Thu May 07, 2009 12:57 pm

RME multiface II in the studio and M-Audio Mobile Pre at home

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Re: What soundcard do you use for your laptop?

Post by udp » Thu May 07, 2009 1:52 pm

Mackie Onyx 400F. She's a beaut!
OS X.5 MacBook Core 2Duo 2.2ghz, 2Gig RAM Mackie Onyx 400F m-audio BX8's, Oxygen 8, Zoom H-4, Alesis Masterlink, Bitstream 3x
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Re: What soundcard do you use for your laptop?

Post by blackboab » Thu May 07, 2009 1:56 pm

presonus firebox ... nuff said

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Post by Tarekith » Thu May 07, 2009 2:08 pm

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Re: What soundcard do you use for your laptop?

Post by dorsch » Thu May 07, 2009 2:50 pm

focusrite saffire
macbook 2.1 | focusrite saffire | tla fattrack | fmr rnc | dark energy | lemur | launchpad | ...

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Re: What soundcard do you use for your laptop?

Post by Atomikat » Thu May 07, 2009 2:55 pm

RME Multiface here...and sometimes I use my Allen & Heath ZED14 mixer as a sound card, they don't go wrong. :mrgreen:

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