Dell Vostro 1000 with M-Audio Fast Track pro

  • studiesinsound
Posted: Thu, 11/15/2007 - 20:46
Hi, I'm new to the forum and am considering studio64 for a laptop setup. I'm lucky as I've not yet purchased a laptop or audio interface. here's what I'm thinking of getting: Dell Vostro 1000 (with the AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor TL- 60 (2.00GHz 512K) processor) and an m-audio fast track pro usb audio midi interface. I want to use this for live looping and recording using sooperlooper and aurdor. I will plug a behringer fcb1010 midi pedal and an m-audio trigger finger into the laptop to control midi. I have a couple of questions: Anyone see a problem with this setup? Will this processor be good enough to handle live looping in sooperlooper while recording at the same time? Has anyone plugged a trigger finger in via usb with Studio64 and had it work? I really hope it would work because it'll end up being a great mobile setup for under $900 (i already own the fcb1010 and trigger finger) thanks for any feedback -John

Question about the M Audio Fast Track Pro

  • Nicanor5
  • 01/29/09
  • Thu, 01/29/2009 - 02:48
Hello, studiesinsound. I would like to know how was your experience with the M Audio Fast Track Pro, could you make it work with Studio 64? Did it work well? I'm thinking about buying that sound card new and I would like to know your comments on it. Thank you very much. Saludos from Colombia

Thank you

  • studiesinsound
  • 11/14/07
  • Sat, 12/22/2007 - 01:48
Thanks Pablo. I read that thread and note that it does not appear to be a similar issue. My issue is that I have successfully installed Studio 64 but it will nto boot. The thread you pointed to indicates they can't even install it unless they tun on IDE emulation in the BIOS. I have looked in the BIOS (press F2 on startup) and the BIOS for this model laptop is very limited. I don't see anywhere to turn on IDE emulation. But in any case I think that's for a differen problem. Mine is after the successful install the system won't boot. I'll keep trying and let you guys know what I find. Thank you. -John

Check Installation forums

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Fri, 12/21/2007 - 22:34
There is a similar issue reported. Follow the thread and do as suggested by genpo in the last post. You don't need to boot into the OS to access the BIOS. In my case, I can do that by pressing "delete" several times while the PC is starting. Please let users know about your installation in the installation forum. Cheers Pablo

No good!

  • studiesinsound
  • 11/14/07
  • Fri, 12/21/2007 - 20:25
well i received my Dell Vostro 1000 yesterday and successfully installed 64 studio, however upon boot (regular or single user mode) I get the 64 Studio splash screen but then nothing. If I press F2 to see the system boot messages, it shows me that is is freezing when initializing the cd rom device. forgive me for the lack of details, I'm not in front of the laptop at the moment, but it has a CD DVD recorder in it. Based on what I've read on this forum it seems to be a BIOS issue? I have the latest BIOS on the machine. Since it never boots into the OS I don't know what to do for troubleshooting. The BIOS on this machine is very limited so there's no way to completely disable the CD Rom device. I would really like to use Studio 64. Any ideas? I can post more details later from home. Maybe I just need to wait for a BIOS upgrade for my laptop? If that's the case I'll tryout Ubuntu Studio in the meantime, but I would really rather use Studio64. Thanks. -John

Let's Do This!

  • studiesinsound
  • 11/14/07
  • Tue, 12/11/2007 - 21:40
So been working overtime nad got the cash together and ordered the laptop and usb adio interface yesterday. I'll keep you all posted as how she goes. -John

Thank you

  • studiesinsound
  • 11/14/07
  • Sat, 11/17/2007 - 20:38
First off thank you for your reply. A little clarification: The behringer fcb1010 has no usb port. Currently I connect this to my computer (mac) via and m-adio midisport 1x1 usb midi interface. Works great. The trigger finger does have a usb port. I recently borrowed a dell laptop (different model) and used the live version of studiotogo to simply test the compatibilty of the fcb1010 via the m-audio midisport and also to see if the triger finger would work. Both did fine, so I suspect no problems with Studio64 (which looks to be more robust than StudiotoGo plus it's free :) ) But what I'm really hoping to do is this: Midi out in FCB1010 into the midi in on the m-audio mobile fast track pro audio midi usb interface Then usb from there into the laptop. Is there any word on the m-audio mobile fast track pro with Studio 64? If not is there another audio and midi usb interface that works well with Studio 64? The reason I want to plug it in in this way is this would really simplify my setup and tear down time at performances. I would have a pedal board with my fcb1010 pedal, guitar mutlieffects pedal and the audio interface all plugged in. I would have another case that would go on the table containing the trigger finger and the laptop. so to set up at a show I'd need only connect the audio interface to the laptop and connect out from the audio interface to whatever sound system. So I'm hoping there's a good usb audio/midi interface to be had for Studio64. Thanks again for your reply and for any future info. -John

USB devices

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Fri, 11/16/2007 - 06:25
I don't think there will be problems with the USB devices, given that they are class compliant. Behringer products generally are, because they don't need to control the software environment (as some other companies unfortunately do) Power wise, more than enough... I can do the same with an Athlon AMD64x2 3800, which has only 512k L2 cache, and with plenty of power to spare My only concern is the audio device... They do not advertise the type of device, so it's probably one of those intel HDA chips. They are not optimal for audio work, but you can get them to work (mostly) My suggestion is to look for an external USB2 pro audio device, and use that device with Jackd for professional results. Given you use the Behringer stuff, check this out. It's a $30 interface that is class compliant Hope it helps! Cheers