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RE: Using a computer as a live virtual synth?

I appreciate your advice, but it would mean buying a laptop and an external sound card when I already have a computer with a sound card. I might be able to find a low-end laptop, but my experience with laptops has been that they are more prone to things like overheating and power supply failures than desktops, especially as they age. Then there are the too-small keyboards, etc.... I know some people love their laptops, but I've never really trusted them. You can't downsize a computer that much without making serious compromises.

The replacement power supply arrived yesterday, and, after installing it, I have no more random crashes, and the cooling fans (it has three) are properly coordinated.

Remember, I'm used to moving a 1959 Hammond C-3 and a Leslie 122. Compared to those, even a large desktop computer tower is nothing :-)

Also, this is just for occasionally playing at bars with friends. It's not a money-making enterprise.

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