Hi. I'm a new member of ARSC. I really enjoyed the conference in Phila. and
find the list very informative.
I have a technical question about digital audio recording and editing with a
laptop. I know very little about digital recording, but am going to be doing
it for some projects I'll be working on. I will soon be buying a laptop to
replace my desktop and want to use it for recording and editing also. Are
there any special features or inputs/outputs that I should get? The model
I'm looking at - Dell Inspiron 5100 - has a firewire and 2 USB ports. Will
these be sufficient? Can you connect an external sound card or a digital
mixer or recorder to them or do I need something else?. I don't know yet
what other hardware or software I'll be using, but I need to get the
computer soon and want to be sure that whatever I get will allow me input
and output audio properly. Any and all advice/suggestions would be
Jack McCarthy, Oral Historian
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