Originally Posted by Saiyr
Heh, I suppose it really depends on what you define as portable. Also, I'm not a particularly hardcore musician as you seem to be, and I certainly don't do much travelling. In your situation, portability doesn't seem to be a problem at all. He doesn't really have an explained situation. For audio and video processing both, P4's are definitely better, but they're meant to be desktop processors, not laptop processors. If portability isn't so big of an issue, you might as well take the 9860, though IMO, it's damn expensive (I'm a poor freshman college kid). The cycles on the P4 will beat the Pentium M. I'm not sure about how 64-bit would help, but my guess is that it doesn't (especially right now with no 64-bit Windows and what not)
and ironically I live in Indiana.
And I don't think you replied to me elsewhere...if you did, I didn't see it.
Heh nope I dont think I did you are right, I went back and found that post, they just used a reference to a ferrari as well.
I got the impression they were a definitly a musician that traveled, it all depends mainly though on the status of your travel, they actually probably travel MORE than me, since they tour. I will typically travel for a season at a time to engineer or design.
In as far as the poor college freshman... Err Poor Married college junior here, and putting my wife through college at the same time...
Yea I am actually poor and still finding a way to invest for this, it has to last me a LONG while, which is why I am taking my time with it
In as far as the AMD64, I actually am learning Ardour, Jack, And Jamin along with a few other programs in Linux that are pretty comparable to some of the best stuff out there for windows for multitrack work, it is not unusual to see them compared to Protools. Unfortunatly I havent found a good alternative to Audition that will elt me do what I need as fast as Audition can, so I am stuck with that, thus running it under VMWare in Windows under a modified DeMudi install of Linux. So yes I would see a difference in my multitrack recording and sampler, along with much lower latency, just not single cue edits unfortunatly with a few exceptions when I am making loops in ReZound.
So yes windows would still run in 32 bit mode, and not get affected all that much really from what I have seen, but Linux and my multi-traack work will be running in 64 bit linux if I get an AMD64.... HehHeh yes that would be nice
Yes I am spending way to much time planning this out