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Recommended "Notebook" Models?

Postby alexis » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:50 pm

I'm looking at remote audio recording options, and then taking it back to my PC DAW for full editing.

If you use a notebook for audio recording into Cubase, or Cubase "light", please let me know how it's gone for you!

Thanks!
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Re: Anyone running a Cubase product on a "Notebook" computer

Postby alexis » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:49 pm

Thx for chiming in. Looking at portable audio recording alternatives to iPad/Cubasis. I'd like to minimize the learning curve, so something w/ Cubase in one of its versions would be nice (Cubasis only runs on an iPad). Right now I don't have any portable devices.
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One way to get variable-tempo audio to follow a grid here.
- A more detailed explanation for how to get variable-tempo audio to follow a grid here!
- And here for MIDI

Some ways to render virtual instruments to audio here.

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CubaseTutorial.net - very nice collection of instructional youtubes

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Re: Anyone running a Cubase product on a "Notebook" computer

Postby BriHar » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:51 pm

From what I gather reading many posts here is that there are many running Cubase and other Daws on a laptop / notebook.
My son does most recording of musicians on a macbook (using pro-tools however) and an Mbox (or other) interface, then brings it into the studio for proper mixing.
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Re: Anyone running a Cubase product on a "Notebook" computer

Postby Strophoid » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:56 pm

There's a sticky in this very forum about laptop/notebook models that work well with Cubase.
I've never used Cubase on anything other than my HP elitebook which works just fine. Although Elitebooks aren't exactly cheap.
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Re: Recommended "Notebook" Models?

Postby alexis » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:54 pm

Thanks - I saw the title was for "Laptops" - didn't remember from the last time I'd gone through the sticky that it had notebooks in there too! Off I go ...
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One way to get variable-tempo audio to follow a grid here.
- A more detailed explanation for how to get variable-tempo audio to follow a grid here!
- And here for MIDI

Some ways to render virtual instruments to audio here.

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Re: Recommended "Notebook" Models?

Postby Strophoid » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:17 am

As far as I know, a laptop and a notebook are exactly the same thing. It's just that the term Laptop is no longer used because laptops tend to get a bit hot and aren't very comfortable in your lap, so they changed the name to notebook.

If you feel there is a difference I'd like to know what it is, that'd help answering your question as well :)
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Re: Recommended "Notebook" Models?

Postby BriHar » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:03 pm

Strophoid wrote:As far as I know, a laptop and a notebook are exactly the same thing. It's just that the term Laptop is no longer used because laptops tend to get a bit hot and aren't very comfortable in your lap, so they changed the name to notebook.

If you feel there is a difference I'd like to know what it is, that'd help answering your question as well :)

I pretty much agree, but I think the name change came when the physical "thickness" and weight were reduced and really became comparable to an actual "notebook".
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Re: Recommended "Notebook" Models?

Postby alexis » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:30 pm

BriHar wrote:
Strophoid wrote:As far as I know, a laptop and a notebook are exactly the same thing. It's just that the term Laptop is no longer used because laptops tend to get a bit hot and aren't very comfortable in your lap, so they changed the name to notebook.

If you feel there is a difference I'd like to know what it is, that'd help answering your question as well :)

I pretty much agree, but I think the name change came when the physical "thickness" and weight were reduced and really became comparable to an actual "notebook".


according to this link: http://www.webopedia.com/DidYouKnow/Har ... tebook.asp , exactly as Brihar says. I wasn't aware that the two product lines had evolved towards each other so that they were (virtually, if at all) indistinguishable from each other. Thanks!
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One way to get variable-tempo audio to follow a grid here.
- A more detailed explanation for how to get variable-tempo audio to follow a grid here!
- And here for MIDI

Some ways to render virtual instruments to audio here.

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CubaseTutorial.net - very nice collection of instructional youtubes

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Re: Recommended "Notebook" Models?

Postby alexis » Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:18 pm

Thank you everybody for your time and helpful comments!

Expecting complete failure (based on the many many "minefield" comments and :twisted: icons seen on threads all over the web concerning laptops for audio), on a lark I tested the DPC latency checker http://www.thesycon.de/deu/latency_check.shtml on my personal, "non-audio" laptop. I was flabbergasted to see that it tested out acceptably. So, for the moment at least I'm going to hold on my search for a tablet, and look instead for an XP-compatible interface.

I've got a thread HERE: viewtopic.php?f=209&t=48157 asking for advice on a choice of an XP-compatible interface, if anyone wanted to contribute, it would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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One way to get variable-tempo audio to follow a grid here.
- A more detailed explanation for how to get variable-tempo audio to follow a grid here!
- And here for MIDI

Some ways to render virtual instruments to audio here.

Tips Tricks and Workflow Goodness

CubaseTutorial.net - very nice collection of instructional youtubes

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Re: Recommended "Notebook" Models?

Postby beatpete » Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:52 pm

Before I bought my HP Elitebook I bought a HP NC6320 which I still have and use for live recordings. I've recorded 24 tracks of 24 bit audio with no problem via a M-Audio Profire 2626, Presonus Firestudio 2626, and with my band I record 14 tracks through a Phonic Helix Board 18 universal (via firewire). The NC6320 has a built in TI chipset mini firewiore port that works perfectly as well as Cardbus AND Expresscard slots. Just make sure you get the Core 2 Duo 7200 CPU and at least 2 gig of ram.
Here's one now:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-NC6320-Intel ... 3f29e28ac6

As for your other post, with a NC6320 you could pickup a M-Audio Profire 2626 or Presonus Firestudio 2626 used for under $300 and have 8 mic pres, 16 channels of Adat (for expansion) and midi.
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