Making music on a Windows XP laptop sans interface

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kvotchin
KVRist
434 posts since 9 Aug, 2018

Post Fri May 22, 2020 4:44 am

Like the title says. I know someone who, for whatever reason, wants to do that.

What are some good, preferably free options, I guess for DAWs, etc.

Lining up beats, sequencing things directly, that stuff would be the ticket, right?

Passing Bye
KVRAF
1519 posts since 5 Nov, 2014

Re: Making music on a Windows XP laptop sans interface

Post Fri May 22, 2020 5:19 am

Reaper and energy XT still run on XP these days

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
27488 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Making music on a Windows XP laptop sans interface

Post Fri May 22, 2020 5:37 am

Not having an interface makes no difference to which DAW you use ... pick any that still supports a 32bit OS.

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Mister Natural
KVRAF
2489 posts since 28 Oct, 2007 from michigan

Re: Making music on a Windows XP laptop sans interface

Post Fri May 22, 2020 6:14 am

yeah, I wouldn't do it tho
spend another 100$ on a used previous-gen simple interface and lose ALL the struggle you're gonna have with latency trying to work without one
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Kazi7
KVRist
108 posts since 15 Apr, 2020

Re: Making music on a Windows XP laptop sans interface

Post Sat May 23, 2020 12:13 am

Tell that someone that he needs to install Asio4All for low latency audio performance.
sfzinstruments on GitHub - the place for free SFZ format sample libraries & mappings. SFZ mappings thread here on KVR

kvotchin
KVRist
434 posts since 9 Aug, 2018

Re: Making music on a Windows XP laptop sans interface

Post Sat May 23, 2020 1:38 am

Yeah, it looked like too much work, lol.

I talked them into buying a used iPad - cheap and awesome for making music “ITB”.

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