When I’m not writing about tiny computers, software, personal video recorders, or the environment, I’m a radio journalist and occasional audio engineer. And every now and again, my worlds cross. A colleague recently wrote to ask for my advice on setting up a field recording kit, complete with a digital audio recorder, mic, cables, headphones, and to top things off, an Asus Eee PC to do some audio production field.
In a nutshell, I replied that this is exactly what I’ve been doing for months. While the Eee PC’s small screen, cramped keyboard, and slow processor make it les than ideal for audio editing, it’s significantly faster than most computers that were on the market 5 or 6 years ago. And while digital audio editing applications might have a few more bells and whistles today than they did back then, if you could do basic audio production with a PC in 2000, there’s no reason you can’t use the Eee PC to do it today. Or if you want to spend a few more bucks on a device with a higher resolution display, you can try the HP Mini-Note or wait a few weeks and pick up an Asus Eee PC 900.
You can read my complete response at my personal blog.
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