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I hope I'm not coming off as completely stupid, but... I have been using a MIDI Sequencer (Yamaha QY 700) to make music as a one man band for 13 years. I finally decided on a DAW software package (ableton live 8.2) to update my setup. I got the software last week and am trying to get a computer to run it on and off stage. Any suggestions? I also am wondering if my new software comes with the sounds built in for my MIDI files to trigger or if I still need to use my QY as a sound module. Any help/advice you could give would be greatly appreciated.
More to the point; Would this computer run my software? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215371
The Windows system requirements for my software are 2GHz Pentium 4 or Celeron compatable CPU or faster (multicore CPU reccommended) - 2GB RAM (4GB recommended) - Windows 7 or Vista - Windows compatable sound card (ASIO recommended) DVD ROM drive (Quick time recommended)
I am open to a Mac computer, but I've never had one before and don't really want to have to learn a new operating system on top of everything else.
For live application I'm using HP Pro Book 4530s i5 along with Startech express card with Texas Instrument chip FW card with a Presonus Firestudio Mobile with Firewire 400 cable and midi cable to a Roland TD-10 V drum module with a acoutic kit I converted to a e-kit since I live in apt. and have have TRS to XLR cable from the mian out of the Presonus FSM to send to the FOH mixer.
Then tweak Toontrack's Superior Drummer mixer so the I have the right mix through the PA. Pretty darn sure it work with with your sampler and software, since Fiewire streams faster then usb since my first attemp was with a usb/midi cable but had to much latency. Since usb can't stream as fast as fireiwre.