Studio Robbed & Time to Rebuild

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ray619
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Studio Robbed & Time to Rebuild

Post by ray619 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:40 pm

Hi All,

It's been a while since I've posted here. I was in the hospital last month and when I got home found my house was robbed and along with it my studio laptop. Given it was just an old Dell Inspiron 6400 but it worked great for me and what I can't replace is all the time (years) of installing all sorts of soft synths and mostly my music. Luckly I have some backups but not of everything.

Anyway.. not playing the world's smallest violin here.. but wanted to ask what advice would you give on a replacement laptop these days? Unfortunately I haven't been following much of the tech lately and am wondering what's the latest and greatest these days? Also, does anyone reccomend a tablet PC to run Live and all sorts of other Production applications?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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Re: Studio Robbed & Time to Rebuild

Post by Logic8807 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:15 pm

I use an older Macbook Pro but some people have been reporting lockups and crashes of Live on MacOS.
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Dr Dub
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Re: Studio Robbed & Time to Rebuild

Post by Dr Dub » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:53 pm

The latest and greatest is:

The Top Macbook Pro (as always)

or

the Top Thinkpad T or W (as always)....

which are also pretty expensive (as always)...

Personally i use a Macbook Pro 15 Retina, bought refurbished, still hate the price but love how it works
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Re: Studio Robbed & Time to Rebuild

Post by miekwave » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:12 pm

ray619 wrote:Hi All,

It's been a while since I've posted here. I was in the hospital last month and when I got home found my house was robbed and along with it my studio laptop. Given it was just an old Dell Inspiron 6400 but it worked great for me and what I can't replace is all the time (years) of installing all sorts of soft synths and mostly my music. Luckly I have some backups but not of everything.

Anyway.. not playing the world's smallest violin here.. but wanted to ask what advice would you give on a replacement laptop these days? Unfortunately I haven't been following much of the tech lately and am wondering what's the latest and greatest these days? Also, does anyone reccomend a tablet PC to run Live and all sorts of other Production applications?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
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For high end performance get i7 4770MQ 16GB-LOVO ram with 2 Samsung 840 pro drives if you are doing 80+ track-counts with video and mega sample libraries and aluminum cooling mat.
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ray619
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Re: Studio Robbed & Time to Rebuild

Post by ray619 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:16 pm

I appreciate the replies.. I'm planning on sticking to a win laptop. but researching some of them yesterday i noticed most of the new laptops don't come with a firewire port, which i need for my motu 896.

well.. i'll keep at it or just find my old one on ebay, which i think they're going for just about $100 now.

thx again!

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