|Originally posted by cryophonik |
I like the idea of the new Apogee One - it's compact, cheaper, has a built-in mic, and would work with my iPad. OTOH, I would prefer something that would also work my PC laptop (just in case) and I'm not sure how much I'd use the One's mic or use it with my iPad anyway.
For you guys who are using an external card, are any of you using it with USB power and, if so, how much does it decrease battery life? That's a big concern to me (much more so than noise/sound quality from the internal card) because I use my laptop mostly for scratch tracks (not final mixes) and I'm usually running it off battery power.
This all deeply depends on a lot of different factors like your laptop settings, your battery power (Amp), your active programs usage (how many and what kind of programs you are using) a specially that ones which will required massive graphic support - but yes USB power soundcard will draw some juice of your laptop.
I like that freedom with no boundaries, no restrictions, no rules setup by somebody else – it's only me and my music.
Last edited by TranceLover007 on May-23-2013 at 20:11