I recently use the Parallax and Darkglass Plug In for nearly 90% of the time I am playing bass. The only time that I get back to classic hardware is while playing live (amp head + box).
What now came to my head is finding a solution to get the Neural Tone (I do not need all the options etc. of a Quad Cortex) even if we are playing gigs. What I was thinking of looks like this:
Bass → Interface (f.e. Presonus Studio 26c) → “Computer” → Presonus Studio One → Neural Plug In → Interface → FOH
I looked up the system requirements for the Neural software and what was wondering how much „power” my computer-device may need in order to deliver a reliable sound without drop outs and latency.
Of course the might be the option to use a laptop. But could it also work fine with something like a Surface Go 3 (8GB RAM, 128GB)? I really like the portability of these AND they may be a bit cheaper and appropriate than buying a new laptop just for runing a Plug In on it
I have to admit that I am currently not absolutely up to date on how much a small device like this Surface can offer. As I said a new laptop seems a bit like an „overkill” to me.
Is there anyone around with some thougths or maybe even experience in this topic?
Thanks a lot in advance!