I have finally amassed all the instruments I want (guitars, bass, amps, electronic drum kit, and a vocal mic) and its time to move on to making my own personal "studio."
In the past I recorded music using a computer microphone next to my amp and recording with Sony's ACID Pro, which I found easy to use. Now I have an M-Audio ProFire 610
audio interface, which I understand works with everything from Pro Tools to Garage Band and connects to the computer via firewire. I have looked through several brands of laptops but I can't find any that are built primarily with home recording in mind.
To be honest, I don't care for mac computers, but as this laptop will be strictly for recording and editing music, I guess it doesn't really matter. I don't need a nice software package because I can just get it from the internet.
It would be great if you could point me to specific laptops I can look up online, but I suppose telling me "get a laptop with this this and this specification" is fine too. I am willing to spend $1500 give or take, I want quality, but I don't need bells and whistles if a cheaper computer will suffice.