Do you Renoise on a laptop? If so, what do you use?


(Jealousy) #41

MSI GE62 7RE Apache Pro with 22" Samsung Full-HD screen


(spacepluk) #42

I used a Thinkpad x200 for years now I’m on a Razer Blade.


(niNja_pWn3d) #43

Acer Aspire V3 with touch screen which is oddly lovanble FOR music production. Its strictly running TrueOS but dedicated partitions exist with that adware infected sexual transmitted in the worst way OS… YEAH! that Windows… kicking around unbooted unless the lady part of my heart needs the rig.

If I was more well off than currenlty bust ass broke as a fucking bad joke-er I’d like to try a high end Alien. Just once. I’d like to at least give it a go…


(nykk deetronic) #44

When I choose laptop this is what I first look at:

  • Laptop must have numeric keypad (for shortcuts) / sorry iBook! :slight_smile:

  • Laptop must have ONLY ONE Windows key, not two (CTRL, Win and LeftALT on the left side and ALT GR, FN and CTRL on the RIGHT part).

  • Laptop must have LIGHTING keyboard (Illuminated keys) so I can compose music at night :slight_smile:

  • Laptop must have LARGE “ENTER” key. Any smaller than LARGE will start making me annoying problems during work… :slight_smile:

  • Laptop must have Left, Top, Bottom and Right arrow keys correctly placed for quick work. (I had enormous problems in past working on various different laptop’s keyboards)

  • Laptop for Renoise must have keyboard as close as similar to LOGITECH Illuminated Keyboard for PC K740 - take a look: https://www.officestore.gr/product/logitech-illuminated-keyboard-k740/

  • So I am happily using Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition since the day it is released :slight_smile: Best 17,4" laptop, a bit heavy but great for work :slight_smile:

Hope this helps for choosing the best laptop for Renoise. If you have better ideas - let me know :slight_smile:


(TonySilva) #45

Hope this helps for choosing the best laptop for Renoise. If you have better ideas - let me know :slight_smile:

Most workstation nowadays come without a numpad, which I find very essential for Renoise (predominantly in light of the fact that the default easy route for circle square is situated there). While I have a PC myself,

When I choose laptop this is what I first look at:

  • Laptop must have numeric keypad (for shortcuts) / sorry iBook! :slight_smile:

  • Laptop must have ONLY ONE Windows key, not two (CTRL, Win and LeftALT on the left side and ALT GR, FN and CTRL on the RIGHT part).

  • Laptop must have LIGHTING keyboard (Illuminated keys) so I can compose music at night :slight_smile:

  • Laptop must have LARGE “ENTER” key. Any smaller than LARGE will start making me annoying problems during work… :slight_smile:

  • Laptop must have Left, Top, Bottom and Right arrow keys correctly placed for quick work. (I had enormous problems in past working on various different laptop’s keyboards)

  • Laptop for Renoise must have keyboard as close as similar to LOGITECH Illuminated Keyboard for PC K740 - take a look:https://www.officestore.gr/product/logitech-illuminated-keyboard-k740/

  • So then you could buy phen375 here I am happily using Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition since the day it is released :)Best 17,4" laptop, a bit heavy but great for work :slight_smile:

Hope this helps for choosing the best laptop for Renoise. If you have better ideas - let me know :slight_smile:


(Bradley) #46

Macbook (10.6.8) and Asus EEE PC (Xubuntu) here; Renoise 3.1.1 works great.

Both machines have SSDs and RAM maxed :excl:

For heavy DSP, I stick to the Macbook. Quick sketches and on-the-go, I use my trusty EEE PC.

Renoise can work on any machine, even if it’s more than 10 years old. :walkman:


(assink) #47

elitebook 8740p here, works perfect.
before had a thinkpad t410 also works just great.


(Snirpa) #48

You will al laugh but I use Renoise on a 1.3ghz 12" MacBook :slight_smile:

And it runs fine! My projects are reasonably small, some VSTs are a little more CPU hungry - but I’ve yet to get slowdown.

Again, my projects are relatively small. Im sure there’s someone out there that can push its limits.


(Jorgeelalto) #49

I’m using a Lenovo Thinkpad L430 with an SSD, 14" 1366x768, only samples and no external VSTs/VSTis with Linux and it works pretty nice. I could use my U-he plugins but I’m afraid the CPU load would allow me to have two or three instances only…


(ffx) #50

macbook pro 15, 2013 model, core i7, 16gb ram. Renoise performs quite ok, rarely reaching cpu limit with 8ms. I use a lot of VSTs. Bought it for around 1000 EUR.