Tracktion 2 on a netbook?
November 3, 2008 11:28 AM Subscribe
Can I reliably run Tracktion 2 on a netbook? I'm especially interested in the MSI Wind, but open to other options (Asus, Dell, etc.). Inside, more details on what I envision doing.
posted by Artifice_Eternity to technology (3 answers total)
I'm an electronic musician, and I do most of my producing in Tracktion. I'd like to start using it during live performances as well. This is what I'm thinking of doing with it:
- Playing a single pre-mixed stereo backing track
- Running a VST vocoder, using a pre-recorded carrier track and live vocals
- Playing a QuickTime movie containing synced visuals
- Possibly running one soft synth with a keyboard controller via USB MIDI
The soft synth is optional -- I can just play an external hardware synth instead, like I do now -- but I'd definitely need to be able to do the other 3 things to make this worth my while.
I figure what I'm planning to do would put relatively little strain on the CPU -- it's not like I'm planning to use a dozen different VST plugins simultaneously.
But is it realistic to think I can do even this much on an MSI Wind or other netbook? I've found at least one forum posting from a person who says he's run Tracktion 2 on a Wind successfully, but I'd be interested in hearing more from people who have tried this.
I should add that my desire with the visuals is to have them exported via the machine's VGA port, and projected at full size (i.e., filling the screen). I haven't actually experimented yet with QuickTime playback in Tracktion, so I don't know if this is possible.