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Old 19-07-2011, 03:07 PM   #61
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Old 19-07-2011, 05:47 PM   #62
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I use an 09 (I think) Macbook white I bought from some dude in the pub for 300 who had clearly just stolen it. It has a few chips and scratches on the casing but fuck it, it was cheap and I kinda like that it looks ghetto.

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Old 19-07-2011, 07:55 PM   #63
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I was using an HP with FLS XXL 9 until I got my Macbook and am now running Ableton Live on it.

I want to use Ableton with either my KP3 or microKORG, but I'm still learning the Ableton workflow.

As for my Mac: I go to school for film and these laptops are workhorses. And while I could customize my own PC, the customer service and quality of device that I have from Apple are top notch. The workflow of the OS is pretty great with the ease of use between keyboard shortcuts, track pad, and processing power. People hate on them for idk why, but everyone that I've had use mine and the Macs we have at school (the Comm Arts College uses Mac for our creative labs exclusively) thinks they're good machines too. It just takes some exposure.
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:55 AM   #64
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I was using a Dell XPS with Ableton Live 8 and Maschine + Saphire pro 14.
Definitely dont recommend this setup. Horrible latency. Be aware of Dell Laptops + a firewire soundcard. Its a f*ckin pain in the a**. It will never work properly cause the build in fw chip is crap. Of course a tried lots of workarounds with texas instruments express cards and so on........forget it.
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:35 AM   #65
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I use an 09 (I think) Macbook white I bought from some dude in the pub for 300 who had clearly just stolen it. It has a few chips and scratches on the casing but fuck it, it was cheap and I kinda like that it looks ghetto.
You shouldn't admit to knowing you bought something stolen, because if you know it's hot you're legally obligated to report it to the authorities... and if you get caught with stolen merchandise then you can get in big shit.

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Sony Vaio FW21 - Win 7, 6 gig ram, 1 gig graphics, Blu Ray, 6MB Cache. I love it, never had any problems with it and the screen is soooo sharp. Bought it for 320 as an ex-display a couple of years ago...was selling for over 900 at the time so it's a bargain. Will stick with it for a good while longer especially as Battlefield 3 runs fine on it.

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Old 09-11-2011, 03:03 AM   #67
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im currently on a toshiba laptop 3.0 turion ghz, 4G ram, and 300G hard drive... i got it from a friend for 200 bucks as a "gift" since it was such a good deal... its a piece of sh!t honestly it just froze as i tried posting this... im currently saving money for my macbook until then i hope i dnt slit my wrist....
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:13 AM   #69
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Just got a lenovo thinkpad e420 with all the trimmings. it's pretty awesome.

Everything I do in ableton runs smoothly and gently. It's a great machine!

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Old 12-11-2011, 11:38 AM   #70
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Old 12-11-2011, 02:44 PM   #71
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You shouldn't admit to knowing you bought something stolen, because if you know it's hot you're legally obligated to report it to the authorities... and if you get caught with stolen merchandise then you can get in big shit.

He's not "admitting" shit. He's saying that it seemed dodgy. There's no law against buying goods from someone you consider shady, it's just not advisable. And unless you're going to go out of your way to lag him in, who cares?

Hell, if I had an opportunity to buy another MacBook cheap, I'd jump at it, regardless of where it had come from.
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:04 PM   #72
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You shouldn't admit to knowing you bought something stolen, because if you know it's hot you're legally obligated to report it to the authorities... and if you get caught with stolen merchandise then you can get in big shit.
Aw shit you're right, I forgot MI5 browse electronic music forums looking for people admitting to buying probably-but-not-definitely-stolen Macbooks and then hunting them down via their IP address, so they can throw them in jail with the people who admit to doing drugs online.

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Old 13-11-2011, 08:23 AM   #73
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I have been using an Asus n82jv for the past year.

Core i5, 4 gigs ram, 500gb hdd @ 7200rpm, geforce 335m.

For the past year, it's been more than enough for the things that I do daily - photoshop, Dota, starcraft 2, music production, school work, etc.

HOWEVER, and this is a message to all those looking to purchase any laptops for music production, some bottlenecks have been evident to me during the past year.

1. Get a laptop with at least 4 usb 2.0 ports. I have 3, and I keep wishing I had more. The devices that end up taking all those ports are the mouse, midi controller, and usb audio interface. It's a pain when I want to hook up my external hard drive, usb flash drive, etc.

2. Look at reviews for overheating problems specifically. It's definitely one of the biggest problems for all new powerful laptops these days, but I find FL studio emitting these crackling noises more often when the CPU is overheating like a bitch. And no, it isn't a problem with my ASIO settings, or the usb interface itself. I've tweaked the settings repeatedly for the past year, and changed my interface with 3 others, and the same problem occurs when the CPU reaches a certain temperature.

3. This one's not as important, but just out of convenience. Look for comps with usb ports in the BACK rather than the right side of the laptop. I like to set up my workstation so that my mouse and midi keyboard are on the right side of the laptop, so any usb cords sticking out from my ports are a big inconvenience for me.


Other than that, I think it's rather easy to find laptops with adequate specs for any DAW. Computers these days are so damn fast....
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Old 15-11-2011, 02:37 AM   #74
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Dell XPS. i7, 8GB ram blah blah blah.. It has been great ever since I got it. :mayonesa:
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Old 15-11-2011, 12:37 PM   #75
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Mac Book Pro 17 inch, with the anti-gloss.

Great machine, altho i might say, it lacks power when u are really tryn to go in.


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Old 15-11-2011, 03:43 PM   #76
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I'm on a macbook pro and have never had any problems running Ableton with it. Response time is sharp and
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Toshiba Satellite L755D

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Old 29-11-2011, 01:18 PM   #78
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Old 30-11-2011, 03:11 PM   #79
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