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Both machines run VDJ well and really only the Windows machine will drop FPS if I’m doing live camera feeds and a ton of visuals on screen.
Anyways I’m gonna get a new machine (not sure if I’m going Windows or Mac) and I’ve been looking at a few.
I’ve even played with the idea of building a mini PC.
But I’ve recently stumbled across this badass machine and it checks all boxes for me
So I wanna know what all you “Power” users are running with??
Please post make and model and specs if possible.
Thanks for the time and info.
Posted Tue 05 Feb 19 @ 9:26 pm
Posted Tue 05 Feb 19 @ 10:17 pm
Most of the time all we need is simple graphics since monitor real estate is limited. I have 10 x 50" screens which does not demand much graphics power. However I am eyeing a venue with a huge screen plus loads more support monitors that might permit intricate graphics.
I'm waiting for laptop friendly internal hdd drives with capacities in excess of 2Tb. Both my main laptops have 2Tb + 1Tb hdd's. I don't like external hdd's as they are too easy to lose and also steal. 3Tb is only just enough space for my video files at the moment.
Posted Tue 05 Feb 19 @ 11:09 pm
Try doing this with your laptop
If your laptop can do this and your able to record it all Ill take your opinions into consideration, until then theres no need for any of your input here........
Post the video when your done........
Posted Tue 05 Feb 19 @ 11:44 pm
On your two mobile 55" screens what your doing is overkill. It could be of use to a very few people on huge screens..but I can only think of one venue where Id like to do that, it looks cluttered and is stealing spacer from the important music videos.
More is often not better.
Try to keep it simple, to the point, and clean unless you have a screen the size of a very, very big wall.
How did you manage to change your username both here and on the Serato forums long ago? We have only recently been able to change our user names on this forum.
Posted Wed 06 Feb 19 @ 12:44 am
the SOUND INSURGENT wrote :You know the answer lol
...not sure if I’m going Windows or Mac...
BTW, the MSI looks like a very good choice
Posted Wed 06 Feb 19 @ 1:20 am
Just as I thought. Your little weak ass laptop can’t handle it. So please just leave this thread. Nothing in this thread is of any concern to you or what it is you do. You are not on my level and probably never will be, so just quit posting, please, thanks and goodbye.....
Well if I want to use everything VDJ has to offer then I have to go with the Windows machine, lol!! But with the Mac I can use Mix Emergency with VDJ and have more, better looking fx’s, lol!! What are you using??
Posted Wed 06 Feb 19 @ 1:57 am
£60 will buy a 2Tb hdd drive to replace a DVD drive which is needed to internally store 1080p music video files. Music video is what a VDJ is about in most cases but not all as I see in this thread.
Beatbreaker why is your video low resolution? Youtube hosts 1080p resolutions.
Posted Wed 06 Feb 19 @ 4:36 am
I've recently been booking gig's in dark environments. They have been smaller gigs that I have not set up my lighting rig for. I added LED lighting under my laptop tray so I could see my whole controller. I truly wish I had a backlit keyboard.
A second hard drive bay is also important to me. Luckily, there are good options for that. The more videos I get from my subscription, the smaller my HDD looks, lol.
There are quite a few events that I run multiple things on my video screen. These include scrolling text, live cameras, graphics when videos aren't playing, skype calls, chat windows, among other things. So, I completely understand and agree with you about looking for a robust computer. I, personally, will be looking at an MSI option.
Posted Wed 06 Feb 19 @ 5:07 am
..but it is expensive and our security leave quickly, I'm almost the last leaving, anyway I make my way by myself to my car with a considerable amount of equipment in a major city center. I would not want to add this laptop.
A robust laptop does not equate to a gaming laptop. We still only run at 1080p resolution defined by our videos and display screens. My i7 has a cpu benchmark of almost 8000, while this MSI comes in at 1200. It's not that much better. Moore's law is fading away. I think it was WildCountry who pointed that fact out.
With respect to lighting..I lke to be clearly seen and I'm fond of a large shadow behind me highlighting my movement. An illuminated keyboard is OK but it is not needed in my case since this lighting also lights my mixer, decks, .. everything.
Laptop cost can set an entry barrier for new DJ's..I want to make it clear that you do not need to spend a small fortune to get good equipment.
Posted Wed 06 Feb 19 @ 7:22 am
So, it has 2 slots for SSD's (M.2 type) and 1 slot for a regular 2.5' HDD
In other words, storage should not be an issue if you have the money... :P
(Let's say put 2x2TB M.2 SSD's and 1x4TB 2.5' SSD = 8TB on SSD! =1300-1400 USD :P )
Posted Wed 06 Feb 19 @ 9:27 am
Posted Wed 06 Feb 19 @ 9:51 am
This thread is about a new high end PC requirement, not the shit you buy from jumble sales.
Are you posting just to deliberately wind people up?
Posted Wed 06 Feb 19 @ 10:05 am
I wonder who pulls the strings.
This forum is for helping people.. not parting them from their hard earned money.
You and Beatbreaker promoted the expensive Xtendamix, and you belittled VDJ Pro which offers a vastly superior and cheaper service. Why? I don't trust either of you. I'm sure both of you will be pleased to know you wasted a lot of my money.
Posted Wed 06 Feb 19 @ 10:51 am
Posted Wed 06 Feb 19 @ 11:06 am
Posted Wed 06 Feb 19 @ 12:29 pm
Posted Wed 06 Feb 19 @ 12:34 pm
If Huey wants to spend his money on a new shiny machine, that's his business. When users push their machines to the limits and decide to upgrade, it's a good thing. The more users test the limits the faster the software evolves.
Posted Wed 06 Feb 19 @ 2:42 pm
The specs looks great, just buy It !
Now I still use my old Asus G55, but when I will buy me a new one, this one will surely be one of the favorites to compare with.
The "Power" for us Vj´s is booth in grafic and cpu, when we use several programs doing videos, and multiple efx and taking messages on screens through network or wifi and the same time record this.. things will get heavy.
Like you showed in the link, its not a cheap laptop that can do all that AND record at the same time (I would really like to try to record any of my gigs for 4 hours ;).
+1 for Mix Emergency on PC, but that will never happen :(
Posted Wed 06 Feb 19 @ 5:09 pm
My only issues with this computer is the 15 inch screen, and the brand MSI, itself. I don't have any opinion about the reliability, as I don't know anyone that uses it. I want as big a screen as I can get. My desktop has been down for almost a year, and I miss my 27 inch monitor. I need a new MB, RAM, Processor, and Video Card. I have been busy and lazy, but it's time to get it back. My 17" ASUS ROG is a little over 4 years old, so I'm also looking to upgrade both.
Hopefully, guys that use MSI will chime in and let you know their experience. I for one don't like to rush a purchase, because I don't like regrets. It may take me a little longer, but I'm happy with my purchase. Good luck and keep us posted.
Posted Wed 06 Feb 19 @ 9:27 pm