audio interface laptop

Hi, if i buy a laptop to run my cubase 8.5,i will intend to only use headphones.
Do i need an external audio interface?or can i just use the headphone socket on the laptop.

Probably but… Stenberg recommends an ASIO compatible audio card for best performance and low latency.

http://www.steinberg.net/en/products/cubase/specs_downloads.html

Regards. :sunglasses:

It’ll work with onboard soundcard using ASIO4all, but if you want low latency you’ll probably end up getting an audio interface.
I suggest you just try it and see if you need one.

thanks.
latency only comes into effect if im using a midi keyboard,is that right?

Yes, any MIDI interaction between Cubase and other hardware will suffer from latency.