So I've been staying laptop/computer free for my performance setup for many years now.
I've pushed it pretty far and it's been working great.
Lately I've been incorporating electronics/hardware into the physical drums themselves.
I've been planning/working towards an epic 8-bit sampler/trigger/etc.. setup based around a hardware 8-bit sampler/looper.
In watching a video on DJ Sniff I saw his setup using a headless Mac Mini (I knew that at STEIM they were big on headless mac minis, seeing a few setups while there for an orientation workshop earlier this year). It got me thinking that it might be easier and far more powerful to move my setup towards that kind of headless macmini setup.
Anyone have experience with this? Setting it up seems relatively straight forward but I'm sure there's ideal combinations of OS version + max/msp version + soundcard driver version + applescript etc....