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Technical & Scientific => Hardware => Topic started by: ethic on August 04, 2019, 11:16:16 PM

Title: Laptop or iPad
Post by: ethic on August 04, 2019, 11:16:16 PM
I wanna record songs and make web comics
Title: Re: Laptop or iPad
Post by: ethic on August 04, 2019, 11:16:38 PM
Similarly priced options
Title: Re: Laptop or iPad
Post by: micah on August 04, 2019, 11:57:35 PM
not sure what kinda app software there is for recording music. I imagine there are some good ones.  I would think though, if you're doing any serious editing, mastering or running a DAW you'd want a fairly well spec'd laptop with a good sound card (more for latency issues than sound quality).  In other words, I have no helpful advice.  Other than saying that my 10 year old PC with 12GB Ram and stock Realtek HD Audio sound card struggles sometimes when I have multiple audio tracks playing and using the midi controller.

edit: if your primary focus is the web comics, I bet the ipad would be good.  You could use one of those fancy pen stylus things for drawing.  :dunno:   if you're thinking of getting back into programming, then you're probably going to want a real computer
Title: Re: Laptop or iPad
Post by: ethic on August 05, 2019, 08:12:52 AM
I don't know a lot about iPads. What's the best ipad? I don't want cellular. Just wifi
Title: Re: Laptop or iPad
Post by: ober on August 05, 2019, 08:48:19 AM
My wife has the 12.9 iPad Pro (the one that came out last fall) that she uses for creating graphics.  It's not cheap but it performs well and has some really nice features, especially if you get the Apple Pencil.  She uses several different art apps and has made some really amazing stuff.  I can't speak for the audio side of things though.  I would imagine you could find some decent audio apps for that.
Title: Re: Laptop or iPad
Post by: ethic on August 06, 2019, 09:43:03 PM
Think I'm gonna go with tha Pro then the pencil later. Apparently they just updated iOS so you can use expandable storage so the 64gb version is nice

Micah, can you spot me $1k so I can build my studio
Title: Re: Laptop or iPad
Post by: micah on August 06, 2019, 11:15:36 PM
Micah, can you spot me $1k so I can build my studio

:rofl: :rofl2:  :lol:

Not sure if this deserves :+1: - OR - :bonk: ?