ABECK Posted August 14, 2013 Share Posted August 14, 2013 I'm considering going the laptop/controller route for live gigs and am looking for some opinions. (I know parts of this have been covered before, and I've gone back and read some previous similar threads). Ideally, I'd like to run Mainstage 3 on a MacBook Air and control it from an 88 Key weighted board. The Roland A-88 looks good, but I was wondering if something like the Casio Privia 5S would be a better option (built-in sounds couldn't hurt). They both look to be about the same size, so I imagine schlept factor between the 2 is negligible. Are there considerable pros or cons eather way? As far as the computer goes, should I consider a D/A converter connected to the Mac, or is the headphone out sufficient for live use? Will the i5 processor on a MacbookAir be sufficient to run Mainstage instruments without much latency? My uses will primarily be Piano, EP, Clav, and occasional synth. BTW, my range is up to $2400 (including laptop, which I would prefer to be a Mac) Any input appreciated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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