I’m thinking of getting a mobile DAW to do post-processing etc on nearly ready made songs.
I also want the option to record and build songs in it.
I had in mind something fairly small like the HP OMEN 15 5180
CPU: i7 4720 HQ
Should I wait for skylake although it actually seems to perform worse than this generation?
RAM: 16 gb 1600 MHZ DDR3
Should I wait for Skylake and DDR4 ?
HDD: 512 GB SSD
(For Cubase main system. What else do you suggest I put here?)
Extra space: External usb 3.0 3tb Harddrive
(Will this have issues or will 3.0 usb be fast enough even if it’s external? What should I put here, plugins and the songs?)
Audiocard: M-Audio fastrack (small external card for on the go processing?)
Reason I’m asking is that I’m only familiar with working on a uniform desktop system; My Desktop which is basically only SSD driven, but it’s getting old.
My creativity is a little fragile and I’m worried that hiccups and slow processing can kill a song before it’s made.
I mainly use plugins with a midicontroller which means that it can become quite a few, as I like to write orchestral/ symphonic pieces.
Thank you very much for your kind input/assistance!