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Re: Anyone gig'd with a a PC before (IE not a laptop)
      21/11/12 11:49 PM
PCI cards are on the way out. You don't really need one (especially for live performing).

As for a desktop, it depends on how many gigs you're likely to get. If its a couple of times a year, its fine. I did a gig with a full PC once, and it was in my hometown so I could drive there and had people to help me carry it all. And it was fine because I only got the gig because I knew the promoter and knew the venue, not because I had any sort of reputation in the music industry. So I could get there really early and faff about setting it up.

But if you start getting asked to play quite regularly, you need a laptop. A macbook pro with time machine, so that if someone spills beer all over it, you can be up and running ready for the next show via a quick trip to the Apple store (on the venue's expense if possible).
Quote Kolakube:

Anyone?

Its just I been thinking, Laptops are 3 times as much for the same power and also they dont take PCI cards and such.

Anyone done this? How did it work out.

I must add, Im taking a dedicated music PC, not the family computer. Im thinking a small shuttle type PC, a very small LCD. Cant be too hard. Simply plug the monitor in, the keyboard n trackball. Not like its any harder than setting up hardware synths and MIDI cables.




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* Anyone gig'd with a a PC before (IE not a laptop) Kolakube 21/11/12 10:23 PM
. * Re: Anyone gig'd with a a PC before (IE not a laptop) Kolakube   03/12/12 09:34 PM
. * Re: Anyone gig'd with a a PC before (IE not a laptop) Magic Matt   08/12/12 04:59 PM
. * Re: Anyone gig'd with a a PC before (IE not a laptop) The Elf   08/12/12 05:26 PM
. * Re: Anyone gig'd with a a PC before (IE not a laptop) Pete Kaine   04/12/12 12:33 PM
. * Re: Anyone gig'd with a a PC before (IE not a laptop) uphillbothways   24/11/12 06:25 PM
. * Re: Anyone gig'd with a a PC before (IE not a laptop) Pete Kaine   26/11/12 11:25 AM
. * Re: Anyone gig'd with a a PC before (IE not a laptop) johnny h   26/11/12 04:01 PM
. * Re: Anyone gig'd with a a PC before (IE not a laptop) Pete Kaine   27/11/12 10:02 AM
. * Re: Anyone gig'd with a a PC before (IE not a laptop) MonkeySpank   27/11/12 10:15 AM
. * Re: Anyone gig'd with a a PC before (IE not a laptop) johnny h   24/11/12 08:20 PM
. * Re: Anyone gig'd with a a PC before (IE not a laptop) Kolakube   24/11/12 05:15 PM
. * Re: Anyone gig'd with a a PC before (IE not a laptop) MonkeySpank   27/11/12 02:40 AM
. * Re: Anyone gig'd with a a PC before (IE not a laptop) johnny h   24/11/12 05:42 PM
. * Re: Anyone gig'd with a a PC before (IE not a laptop) Kolakube   24/11/12 03:45 PM
. * Re: Anyone gig'd with a a PC before (IE not a laptop) johnny h   24/11/12 04:22 PM
. * Re: Anyone gig'd with a a PC before (IE not a laptop) Kolakube   23/11/12 10:03 PM
. * Re: Anyone gig'd with a a PC before (IE not a laptop) johnny h   24/11/12 02:18 AM
. * Re: Anyone gig'd with a a PC before (IE not a laptop) jaminem   23/11/12 04:12 PM
. * Re: Anyone gig'd with a a PC before (IE not a laptop) Hairy Ears   23/11/12 01:36 PM
. * Re: Anyone gig'd with a a PC before (IE not a laptop) The_Big_Piano_Player   22/11/12 05:03 PM
. * Re: Anyone gig'd with a a PC before (IE not a laptop) Martin WalkerModerator   23/11/12 12:47 AM
. * Re: Anyone gig'd with a a PC before (IE not a laptop) TheChorltonWheelie   22/11/12 06:31 PM
. * Re: Anyone gig'd with a a PC before (IE not a laptop) James PerrettModerator   22/11/12 01:02 PM
. * Re: Anyone gig'd with a a PC before (IE not a laptop) OneWorld   22/11/12 12:06 PM
. * Re: Anyone gig'd with a a PC before (IE not a laptop) johnny h   21/11/12 11:49 PM
. * Re: Anyone gig'd with a a PC before (IE not a laptop) JeffB   22/11/12 11:46 AM

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