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About bitonalbean

  • Title
    LTT's resident Clavia Nord enthusiast

Profile Information

  • Location
  • Gender
    Not Telling
  • Interests
    Elder Scrolls, music composition/production, Linux
  • Biography
    I'm a music student?
  • Occupation
    Full-time student


  • CPU
    i5 4690k @ 4.6ghz core, 4.3ghz cache
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z97-P
  • RAM
    2x4GB HyperX Fury; 1x8GB XMS3
  • GPU
    MSI GTX970
  • Case
    Corsair SPEC-01
  • Storage
    256GB MX100; 500GB MX 500; 500GB Deskstar; 1TB WD Green;
  • PSU
    Corsair CX600M
  • Display(s)
    Acer H236HLbjmd; HP w19ev
  • Cooling
    Hyper 212 Evo
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K95 (original)
  • Mouse
    Corsair M95
  • Sound
    Focusrite Scarlet 4i4; AT M50x; AT2020
  • Operating System
    Windows 10; Arch Linux
  • Laptop
    HP Envy x360
  • Phone
    Galaxy S7

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  1. fair, never used it but might have a look. it's always good to learn more tools, though I'm happy with Reaper rn
  2. fair, glad I asked before making an impulse decision. idk if I can tag multiple people in one reply, but in most games my 970 is definitely holding me back; cyberpunk however has both gpu and cpu pinned at 100% so my thought was whether having 8 threads would help at all
  3. yeah i did wonder if the 970 would be holding me back and it's not just notation, but DAW work (that's what Reaper is for, it's like Cubase or Pro-tools) which can get intensive if you have lots of VSTs. Also, I'd like to separate my work system from my personal/gaming one and if I have this one laying around in a couple years when I upgrade I may as well use it for that
  4. Hi all, I'm considering finding a cheap 4790k for an in-socket upgrade to last maybe a couple years. Once I'm able to I'll be doing doing a new gaming build and using this system for my music work, but I don't have the budget rn. The reason for upgrading is to get better minimum fps and more consistency in newer titles. My specs are as follows: CPU: i5 4690k @ 4.6ghz core and 4.3ghz cache Cooler: Hyper 212 (i have a Dark Rock 3 to upgrade to but need to find the mounting bracket) RAM: 16GB (2x4GB HyperX and 1x8GB XMS3) - yes it's janky but it's running in dual
  5. I'd have to compare the displays in person to see if it was going to be an issue but ultimately if I'm choosing between the two it would come down to pricing at the time of purchase. I'm used to a 15" laptop but for reading music off of in tablet mode and general carrying around 13" seems like it would be better for me.
  6. I had a look and the Inspiron seems good but the battery life has been mentioned as 'about average' and I saw one report that the touchscreen wasn't alway accurate. The yoga seems really good but I was trying to figure out the differences between the 520 and 720 and whether they were worth the extra money. So far it seems the 720 is thinner, has a bigger battery and a slightly different port configuration
  7. I'll have a look at both - it's somewhere to start, right? And I'm okay with using a dongle because it's pretty much for using my K95 and if I want to do firmware updates or patch changes on my Nord, that sort of thing. I wouldn't really need it out and about or in lectures.
  8. Hey so I'm going off to uni (college for you US and Canadian folk) next year and thought in the meantime I would look around at laptops since my current one might not make it through. I'm gonna be studying music so a 2in1 or convertible laptop seems a good solution - I'm thinking being able to have pdfs of sheet music on there to read off of and to be able to annotate easily and such. It doesn't need to have the best keyboard as I'll likely take my K95 to use in my room but it does need to at least have a standard layout and be good enough to take notes on. I don't really have a set budget bu
  9. I like being able to afford food. But seriously, it's expensive if you're under 25 and getting a first car. I'm looking to be a musician (aka broke :lol:) and ideally need lots of room to fit keyboards, amps, stands etc. in the car for gigs. The car I'm getting won't manage that. Then again I don't have much gear right now because being broke is fun...
  10. You can thank gender profiling and stereotyping for that I know my mum has though. I'm not sure the extent of her car knowledge, but she does at least know enough to help out if my dad's doing maintenance on it or if she needs to check something (water level, oil levels etc.)
  11. In the small/first car market they're quite common, and that sort of car is a good comparison to a much more expensive sports or enthusiast-type car. This is going quite off topic, but a 1L 3-cylinder is really cheap to insure and to run
  12. Maybe a better example would be a V8 and a straight 3-cylinder. Something like a small Toyota
  13. We still have a P4 system downstairs - it's technically my parents' though they don't really use it anymore since they can manage most stuff on their phones and my dad's tablet and if they do need a PC it's easier to use my sister's which shares its monitor with the P4. Also it's an old Gateway and either the HDD or mobo are failing because it sometimes hangs at the mobo splash or refuses to boot altogether. Might see if I can acquire it for some 'testing' someday - it's stock at 3.2GHz and has HT. There's another two P4s around that are stock at 2.8GHz and don't have HT. Might persuade th
  14. I switched from DVI to HDMI for two reasons: my DVI cable was way to bulky and we had a spare HDMI so it meant I could push my monitor further back against the wall and give me more room, and it meant my sister could have the DVI cable for her second monitor to stop the weird lines and flickering she was getting from interference over VGA. I'm still stuck with good old VGA on my secondary since it's not the model with DVI support
  15. The UK government seems to think 25mb/s is 'superfast' and plans for 90% to have it by 2017. Prices vary, but still, 25meg and 2017. And upload will probably be half that. Gigabit for $30 sounds great why not both? It's legal depending on where you are. Not really suggesting it; if you stopped there was probably a good reason