im buying a laptop off my dads friend for £200. its a good laptop he bought it 2 years ago for £600 and hes upgraded the memory of it so hes spent £700 on it. he doesnt need it anymore so hes selling it to me really cheaply and it will have alot of software on it. my questions is are laptops any good for recording? im not trying to get the best sound ever just now but would it be decent enough?
It'll be decent to record with, make sure you have at least 512mb of memory, a decent processor, and please absolutely make sure you have a fast enough hard drive. If you can find one that runs at 7200RPM you'll be fine. Anything less and you may run into some problems when recording multiple tracks.