Thanks for the recommendations for the renoise travel pad-drumming setup. I had no idea those tiny, teensy weensy laptops even existed. They look great. I am going to go and study up on those, check out the specs and everything. They are awesome ( I put pics of them at the end of this post ).
I did the ‘Hunz - soon soon’ demo song playback CPU usage test on my Samsung ATIV Tablet ( i5 3427U CPU @ 1.8GHz, quad core, 4GB RAM ). CPU reached 24% for a split-second in pattern 4, but throughout the rest of the song the CPU stayed at around 12% with a few moments going as high as 19%. I guess that means it can take roughly 3 times as much in general than a netbook (samples, renoise effects, vtsi, vst effects).
I just bought the ‘line6 sonic port vx’ audio interface today. Got it cheap for 60 euro, tested it with renoise and my beyerdynamic DT770-PROs. I am very pleased with it.
It was easy to set up.
All I had to do was download the drivers from line6.com/software, install them, afterwards in renoise…
edit - preferences - device settings - control panel - ( in asio4all control panel ) choose ‘sonic port vx’ - ( then back in renoise preferences device settings ) choose device - ASIO sonic port vx.
It makes such a huge difference. You can hear the difference immediately.
I loaded up some old song which I had written using normal headphones ( not flat-response monitor headphones ).
All of the bass sounds are way too quiet.
Apart from that I think I can tell the sound quality is higher as well.
Im very pleased with this little audio interface.
Great as a travel audio interface and cheap.
Has two inputs,
Aux / line in input
Guitar / Big jack input
L+R outputs for monitor speakers,
Can use L only to deactivate R
2 side cardiod mics ( oriented in stereo AB position ),
an upward facing mono cariod mic…
a mic gain knob,
an input select switch ( guitar or big jack in, stereo mics only, mono mic only…using aux input deactivates all other inputs ) and a direct monitoring switch.
Its going to be so cool to start sampling in from ‘aux / line in’ again like I used to back in the day on MPC1000.
Couldnt do that on samsunng ativ only ( headphone and mic socket are combined ).
With the new inputs could even jam some shitty casio keyboard or guitar live over renoise songs.
Going to start with PSP-SEQ’s FM synth and do sequences from my PSP through mini kaosspad2 into renoise samples.
Then Im going to make some wavescanning samples with LittleGameParkTracker and ‘Monowave’ rom sample…PSP through mini kaosspad 2 to renoise samples again.
The only thing I can think of which may be a problem with this audio interface is that there is no separate volume control for headphones output…so the volume controls in windows and renoise are going to be controlling what comes out of both headphones and speakers if I want to hook it all up to do a live set, which I probably wont be doing anyway.
Here are the pics of those awesome tiny laptops.
ONEMIX 2S YOGA