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Re: Hardware vs. software etc... (Re: 900!!!!!!!!!!!)



I'm skeptical, and there's no way I'm going to use the same computer 
for musical performance that I use to check my email and all my other 
mundane computer activities.  My home computer is too valuable to take 
out of the house, and ditto for my dedicated HD recording system.    
So, for me it would mean buying another laptop for this hypothetical 
looping software, which means that I'm back to using dedicated hardware 
for looping, and the cheapest laptops are the ones with the worst 
latency/reliability issues.

Plus, as soon as someone cooks up the "EDP in software" app, people are 
going to want the ability to run a bunch of VST instruments and other 
audio apps concurrently on the same box, and I can't imagine that there 
aren't going to some painful latency/glitch/crash issues that I 
wouldn't be willing to tolerate on dedicated hardware.  Plus, you can't 
rackmount a laptop in any easy manner, and I'm always going to have 
some rack gear at the gig, so I'd really like to have everything bolted 
down into the same box if possible.  And every laptop I've worked with 
emits a huge amount of electrical interference within three or four 
feet.

TravisH


On Sunday, August 24, 2003, at 12:59 AM, 
Loopers-Delight-d-request@loopers-delight.com wrote:

> I do feel like we're soon to see laptop audio computing take over 
> though.  Maybe not now, maybe not next year, but my guess is that in 5 
> years we're going to see amazing things.