Just an Anecdote re: TP3 and old hardware and the youth of today
So.. I just thought I'd post this ..but for info only.
This week I donated an old mixer and laptop to my kids school as they needed an extra setup for an after school dj club they are running.
In passing I heard the teacher that was running it was bringing in her own setup but she was getting nervous that the kids might damage it as its her main play out setup at the weekends.
And I had my old trust Denon MC6000 in the loft gathering dust and a laptop I hadnt used in ages, as I thought was way too old to use with TP3.
To put it in context the Denon came out in 2011 and the laptop was a Surface pro 2 from 2013. Both were always sturdy as made of metal. And both had seen a fair amount of action at home and out at various bars, clubs and weddings.
But times moved on and so did I with my GAS. The denon always suffered from low resolution jogs and the surface was too small a form factor to be useful. I bloody loved the pair of them at the time though. The denon is still built like a tank and everything still works.
So more than 10 years later I though it best to let someone else get some use out of them or donate to some sort of charity. The school was perfect. So I dusted them off cleaned them and reinstalled the surface with latest windows 10. Did all the usual optimization tricks and plugged them together and tested them out with the latest TP3 (not pro). I expected them to play up. Some latency or clips or *something*. But the setup worked without a hitch.
I couldn't believe it!
So I dropped them round tonight, showed the teacher the setup and they were so happy. I was sad to let them go but hopefully they will get more use out of them than I was.
Just goes to show that old hardware aint so bad after all. Maybe its the modern low power chipsets with all their multiple modes and cooling / throttling features that are screwing us now!
(for context the surface pro 2 had a i5 1.9ghz and 8gb ram)
ps NI - the laptop is still mine, i'm just loaning it, so I haven't broken any licencing limits for devices with my TP3 licence on it. and its 8 to 11 yo kids... so hey ;-)
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