Wish I actually was a computer geek
Here's the dealio. I want to record atleast 4 channels of audio simultaneously.
I've got a Toshiba Satellite - Celeron running XP ( 1.1 Ghz, 256 Megs o' RAM )
My choicest options:
Firewire (via PCMCIA adapter) - MOTU 828
USB - Quattro
PCMCIA - Layla
I am willing to shell out the dough for any of these but I have a major problem.
I checked my device manager in XP and it looks like my video card is using IRQ 11.
Here are some other devices sharing IRQ 11:
Since I won't be using my modem, ethernet adapter, or internal soundcard I am not worrying about these causing me a headache. What I am anticipating being a problem is my Fucking video card sharing an IRQ with both my USB ports and my PCMCIA
slots. I think that recording 4 streams of audio simultaneously plus playing back 2 channels minimum is going to cause problems.
I don't have a version of XP I can load w/o ACPI and I don't think its possible to change anything from the bios of this laptop. Actually I am going into areas I don't have a clear knowledge of so I'll stop talking out of my ass before I embarass myself.
How is it possible for anyone to record on their laptop w/o similar problems? I don't understand. Someone please enlighten me.