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3 quick Laptop Questions
Will I be okay using a cheap Alesis or Behringer interface to give me USB to line out to connect to my hi-fi amp etc? I'm guessing latency won't be an issue here since I'm not recording anything. Also I record at 44.1 & 24 bit but I'm presuming 16 bit converters will be okay for monitoring the output as it will already be dithered.
Will it play audio/midi files directly from a USB stick, or would it be better saved to the hard drive?
Finally does it matter that I'm using Windows 7 32 bit on my main DAW? Can I just install 32 bit Cubase on 64 bit windows. The only non native plug-ins I use are iZotope Ozone & Nectar.
Any advice would be much appreciated.
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Install VLC player to have an easier life - it will play virtually anything.
It's arguable how important an audio interface is for simple messing around. When I'm using my laptop for gaming, or entertainment I just run the headphone output to my hi-fi amp. Obviously, if you aspire to higher things, or want surround capabilities, then an audio interface of some description will be advisable.
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I am sure it CAN be made to work but be prepared for some faffing about. I in fact have a works Toshi satellite, bit older than yours perhaps, acursed with Vista Business. That runs a 202 fine but I cannot try Cubase. Samplitude SE8 is ok but then Sam 8 works on anything!
And FYI anybody that needs to know, the KA6 is also fine on Blista!
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