Hello, all. Just ordered my X32 from a local dealer today and should pick it up Monday. As this is my first foray into owning and using a digital console for, (mostly), live and very basic recording mixing, I was just inquiring as to what the most optimally configured pc I should be rolling out with the X32? I currently have a 3-ish year old Dell laptop with a dual-core running xppro, (one of those rough-duty case jawns so it's perfect for the road), that I would take somewhere and just gut the thing and start over with whatever I need to make the mating of computer and X32 as happy and trouble free as possible. Best all=around audio card, interfaces, approprate cables, and os, (I'm assuming Win7 will be on tap for the os, yes?) Also, I'm leaning towards CuBase, AbletonLive or Reason for the easiest-to-use recording software, as suggested by some other audio peeps in my area. Remember that I'm pretty much a newbie when it comes to software and such. The easier the learning curve and the speed of use in a live mixing/record-on-the-fly environment are the key elements here. Plus, working well with the X32 goes without saying... just sayin'...!
Any thoughtful and expert opinions will be appreciated and helpful. Thanks a bunch!
Mike L. Philadelphia, Pa.