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Posted on Mon, Feb 15 2021 19:32
by 160515
Joined on Mon, Feb 15 2021, Posts 3
Hi all.

I need to buy a new laptop.

Could anyone tell me a specific laptop to buy, which would comfortably run the VSL, with no problems?

Many thanks


Kenny.
Posted on Tue, Feb 16 2021 13:27
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12640

Welcome Kenny, 

Could you give us an idea about your budget, and your preference on your OS?

Do you have an audio card? If yes, which one is it?

Best, 
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Wed, Feb 17 2021 09:12
by 160515
Joined on Mon, Feb 15 2021, Posts 3
Hi Paul.

Thank you for the reply.

I don't mind spending £600+ on a laptop; or even a small PC, but preferably a laptop. I've heard the i5 and i7 ones are good. Is 8gb ram enough or 16?

I have been told the Motu M2 is a good interface, but I'll let you tell me!!

Many thanks

Kenny.
Posted on Wed, Feb 17 2021 15:24
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12640

Hi Kenny, 

Thanks for the additional info!

I'm not really in the hardware business, but the more cores you have and the faster those cores are, the better. I'd definitely go for 16 GB, if possible: more. 

You will definitely want a fast SSD drive for your OS, and you will see that you will get better specs if you go with a desktop computer... 

Regarding audio interfaces: A lot of choice there... I'd check out some online reviews. 

Which VSL product(s) are you looking at, and what are you musical goals?

Best, 
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Thu, Feb 18 2021 10:34
by 160515
Joined on Mon, Feb 15 2021, Posts 3
Hi.

Sorry for the delayed reply.

As someone who can't see past Bluthner, I find the 1895 Bluthner the best in your library by far.
The large pianos can be much of a muchness, sometimes; and that not just VSL pianos, but your Bluthner has real beauty of character and tone. Who would want that Steinway junk, when you can have a Bluthner!!

I jest of course.😉

I have really been an organist, for many years, and have had the Hauptwerk organ software for years, but I hardly use it, and usually practise on my piano, and add the organ pedals at the church.
I am doing a lot more on the piano, now that I am back taking lessons, and really getting into it.
My upright piano is past it now, and I have a Kawai VPC- 1 coming shortly. I already have the speaker system from the hauptwerk.

However, I have not quite decided on which software company to use. It's between you and that other company!!

Many thanks for your kind help.

Kenny.
Posted on Thu, Feb 18 2021 11:05
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12640

Hi Kenny, 

Looks like you are looking at some great times ahead!

Good luck, and enjoy the journey 

Best,
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
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