Originally Posted by skupples
if its just "sick beatz" then all they'll need is a $300 laptop.
Originally Posted by AllenG
this... and to unplug their phone and pink bunny buzzer charger from the ports, while using their $60 USB interface. No reason for that stuff, cant talk while your recording, and cant play with yourself either. Well, unless your a singer/frontman.
As long as that $300 Laptop has an SSD in it. If it doesn't, just stop now...
God, I remember the days of Running Sessions before SSDs. Looking back, I don't remember how the hell we all put up with it.
I remember, I was reading an article about SSD's and how expensive they were when they first started to hit the mainstream. I remember it was something like $400 for a 32GB SSD. Something Ridiculous like that. And I remember thinking, I can't even fit Windows XP x64 Bit, Pro Tools, and my plugins on that. No way I am wasting money on some new BS Drive Tech. Then One of my clients came by my studio, this was when I was still running my studio in a hole in the wall building suite (Man I miss those days). And He made all his Beats on his Laptop, and it had an SSD in it, and he wanted me to track it out and import it all into a session, so I could Mix it for him before an upcoming session with the Singer. So he handed the Laptop to me, and while working in it it was such a dream. Everything loaded instantly, and was so fast, and I remember asking him "what kind of processor does this thing have in it?" And he tells me, "oh you like how snappy it is huh?" And I was like, "Yeah". And he was like, "oh well thats just a crappy Dual Core Celeron based laptop, but it has an SSD In it, its the SSD you feel."
I was blown away! Literally while I was exporting the Tracks from Reason, I pulled up Newegg on my PC, found an Intel, I forget the Model Number now, but it was a 64GB SSD, and it was on sale for something like $450 or something, and I remember him telling me how that was such a good deal compared to the one he had gotten for his laptop. I bought 2 and Ran them in RAID 0 so I would have enough to run my OS, Protools, all Plugins and still have room left over. And my Studio was never the same since. We went from waiting for every little thing, to being able to Zip through Projects. Then I remember a few years later when I was able to afford my first All SSD RAID 5 Array, and use them for Client Sessions. I remember when I lost my first Array too, that sucked, but because I always practice Safe Backups, it was just a few hours of nausea while I rebuilt the array and transferred all the files from backup back to the new array.
Oh man, those were good times. But these days things are much more streamlined. Instead of waiting hours for restoring backups for instance, its literally Minutes. Oh how the times have changed...