What laptop are you using?
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    Tech Convert RAMSU's Avatar
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    Default What laptop are you using?

    Hello, I wanted to start this thread since I am thinking about buying a new laptop specifically for the use with Traktor and Ableton.
    I am currently on an ASUS ROG laptop with an i7 at 2.7ghz and 12GB RAM. But since it's the laptop I use for work It has a lot of programs on it that kind of interfere while using Traktor.

    I don't want to start a debate between PC/MAC. Just want to know what people are using and runs smooth using 2 Track decks, 2 Remix decks running the step sequencer and grouped FX.
    Looking for this format in a way:

    OS: Windows
    Laptop: ASUS ROG
    Specs: 12GB RAM, I7 2.7Ghz, GTX660M
    Controller: Kontrol S8
    Traktor decks: 2 Track Decks / 2 Remix Decks (using step sequencer only atm)

    Or any advice would be appreciated. I wouldn't mind buying a macbook if it runs everything smooth with realtime audio. (since the S8 is locked at 48000)

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    Tech Guru the_bastet's Avatar
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    HP x360
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    7.2ms total latency
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    MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) 2.4 GHz i5, 8GB RAM.
    Audio 4 DJ interface and a 1 Kontrol X1 Mk 2.

    Very occasional drops only if I use a USB hub for the interface and controller.

    I'd be interested to know if anyone is using a newer MacBook (non-pro, and despite the lack of ports) to run traktor happily.

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    I use a mid 2012 MBP, non-retina (15", 2.3 i7, 16gb ram). Swapped out the regular HD to a 480gb sandisk ultra SSD, and replaced the optical with a 1tb hybrid. Never had it drop out audio.

    I've used it with an audio 8, or audio 4, running DVS with an X1 plugged in. No lag, no drop outs.

    I also had an older Macbook air 13" (128gb 4gb RAM), that ran Traktor with the same setup. I have to admit, it seemed a bit taxed, so I sold my old MBAir, and replaced it with a newer 2015 13" 8gb RAM model. Don't think the Audio 8 would be running on it, but haven't tried yet. When I get around to it, I'll let you guys know.

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    late 2013 Retina MBP 13"
    8G ram
    2.6ghz i5
    500gb SSD

    i run 2 cdj 900's into traktor, 2 1200s in timecode, and x1 mk2 into my 900 nexus mixer with no issues whatsoever. had that setup since 2015.

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    Tech Guru astromech's Avatar
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    2015 mbp 13"
    16gb ram
    250gb ssd
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    Laptop: Dell Inspiron 5737
    OS: Windows 8
    RAM: 16 GB
    Processor: Intel Core i7-4500u 2.4 GHz

    Run Traktor with Audio 10, 2 Kontrol X1's, 1 Kontrol F1, Maschine Mikro, Roland TR-8, and a Korg Volca. No issues to this point.
    Last edited by CB75; 05-11-2017 at 08:58 AM. Reason: spelling
    Traktor Scratch Pro 2 / Traktor Audio 10 / Pioneer DJM 700 / Technics SL-1200 M3D / Ortofon Concorde Pro / Sicmats / Traktor Kontrol X1 mk2 / Traktor Kontrol F1 / Maschine Mikro MK2 / Roland TR-8 / Korg Volca Bass / Sony MDR-V700 / Dell Inspiron (Windows 8) / Chroma Caps / Tanqueray Gin

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    Laptop: Macbook Pro 15'' - 2015
    RAM: 16 GB
    Processor: Intel Core i7
    Memory : 256 GB + 1TB wireless 7200 rpm

    Run Traktor with Ableton by : CMD Studio 4a + Korg Volca Bass, Sample (Behringer UCA222)

    Works Perfect.

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    Lenovo X230 - i5, 2.8ghz, 8 gigs ram, 500 gig 7200 rpm drive
    Windows 10, Ableton and Traktor
    Tascam Us-224 - driver is a beta for vista and runs great in compatibility mode running at 48khz 16 bit
    7.6 ms latency - for some reason the audio driver needs to be set for 24 bit 192 khz or it will hiccup occasionally

    My other laptop - Gateway 17" core 2 duo 2.4 ghz 4 gigs ram
    Windows 10, Ableton
    Same interface and driver - 10.3 ms
    interestingly the audio driver has to be set to maximum spec or there is an occasional hiccup

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