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What's your laptop setup

Post by rasmussen » Tue May 30, 2017 9:09 pm

I'm using

Ableton, some stuff written in processing (processing.org) lately.
Some pure data but not much.

In the past I did a lot with audiomulch/reaktor/pd/max/chuck/lots of vsts.


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Re: What's your laptop setup

Post by Bipolar Fucking Joe » Wed May 31, 2017 9:51 am

Live 9, PD and AudioMulch. I use Audition for work stuff all the time.

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Re: What's your laptop setup

Post by ¼ dead » Wed May 31, 2017 1:02 pm


-Audacity, for line in recordings from my mixer, because it's free and it's easy to multi-track in, and it runs smoothly on my computer.

-Goldwave, mostly to record single tracks of streaming audio these days, because I'm too lazy to switch between input sources [line in, stereo mix, etc.], so I opt to record in different programs entirely for different input sources. I also dump all my Audacity tracks into GW to do more precise, surgical wave editing and processing, because it's way easier to work in than stupid Fisher-Price-looking Audacity's awkward, clumsy interface, even though a lot of its built-in effects are really cheesy. It also runs quite smoothly on my machine.

-iZotope RX4. Only occasionally do I record into it. I mostly use it for extra-fancy noise reduction, downsampling, EQ, dithering, etc.

-FL 12, because I've been using FL forever, so why not? "Mixing and mastering" for me = dumping all my Audacity and GW tracks into the playlist, assigning the tracks to different mixer channels and spending 3 hours twiddling VST effects applied to each individual track and chopping them up and nudging the track positions around infinitesimally small degrees within the playlist until I don't hate the way it all sounds. Sometimes I use synths in there. Sometimes I experiment with various different things (Scratcher, XY Controller, etc.), but the majority of my FL use these days is as I described above.

I occasionally make super-jittery feedback loops in AudioMulch. Sometimes, I make source audio slop using GranuLab. I like to dick around without various bits of free, old/obsolete and personally nostalgic audio software every now and then. I'm largely stuck in the past. Not totally by choice.

Thinking about installing Audition on a laptop I repaired recently, since I have a 64bit copy of it (Desktop is 32bit + it barely chokes its way through processing and rendering files in iZotope, GW and FL Studio as it is). Right now, the laptop just has a newer, 64bit vers. of GoldWave on it, which, annoyingly enough, has an interface that's similarly bulbous and persnickety to Audacity. :eew:

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Re: What's your laptop setup

Post by timdrage » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:35 am

Old G4 powerbook to run the Nord modular editor :)

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Re: What's your laptop setup

Post by Claud601 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:10 am

Anyone use the cum dump vst?

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Re: What's your laptop setup

Post by crochambeau » Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:50 am

Claud601 wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:10 am
Anyone use the cum dump vst?
I prefer cum dump hardware, thankyouvurymuch.

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Re: What's your laptop setup

Post by xdugef » Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:57 am

crochambeau wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:50 am
Claud601 wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:10 am
Anyone use the cum dump vst?
I prefer cum dump hardware, thankyouvurymuch.
What about Dump Dinners?


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Re: What's your laptop setup

Post by vnmb » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:24 pm

I use ableton to make my noise and for post processing. I play a contact mic through a wah pedal and use a rock band keyboard and vst synths run through a mastotron fuzz pedal. Here is a cool guide to have midi controlled feedback in ableton that I found:


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Re: What's your laptop setup

Post by Moonchild » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:56 pm

Thanks for the guide! Cool stuff!

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Re: What's your laptop setup

Post by Tilthelight » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:03 am

Currently using, FL Studio......because I know the program, that's about it. But as well using Sunvox, and VCV Rack. For noise and synth sounds.

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Re: What's your laptop setup

Post by HeliacalShimmer » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:35 pm

Ableton Live is pretty much home base for me. With that said, Audiomulch, Audacity, and FL Studio get routine utilitarian use... but I just usually bounce shit and import it back into Live.

FL Studio is still a piece of shit in my book. Whoever came up with that mixing scheme must have been retarded

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Re: What's your laptop setup

Post by Fletcher » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:09 am

Audacity and FL Studio is about it.

I paid for FL Studio YEARRRSS ago and they keep giving me free updates so its the only DAW i've ever used. To be fair though, not touched it in about a year now.

I use Audacity now to mix down my recordings. It's easy and free.
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Re: What's your laptop setup

Post by Mino » Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:55 pm

I use Studio One primarily when I mix music. Because I'm retarded.

But I also use Audicity. It's a simple, easy way to get things mixed and I use it from time to time. I also (sometimes) use Cubase.
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Re: What's your laptop setup

Post by Julien Skrobek » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:34 pm

I have used FL Studio a bunch to layer loops for techno-related projects. It's cheap and perfect for this. However, I've given up on it now that I'm on Linux.

For noise I just Audacity to mix the audio files I import through hardware.

I have the Ardour DAW with my distribution so I might give it a try in the near future. It does look quite complicated though, they even say so in the manual...

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Re: What's your laptop setup

Post by WhiteWarlock » Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:51 pm

rigs are old versions of Wavelab/Nuendo
obscure "defunct" japanese VST/DX environment console.jp
that runs inside of DAWs or standalone
for modular use of my custom VST systems
always reminded me of Cycling '74 max/msp on old powermacs
plus some other sound design tools authoring interfaces
various midiCC control interfaces
the interfaces on laptops are tascam us122 us144 plus edirol UA3fx w/lightpipe
the desktop interfaces are Protools rack lightpiped with ADAT + M-Audio 1010 rack=24tracks i/o
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