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Old 2009-01-06, 02:02 PM
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Any suggestions for a new sound card

I want to get a new sound card. So I thought I'd ask the pro's.

I eventually want to start taping show's, so I am looking for a direction into what would be need (or quality) for transfers. I've searched around but I think we are all aware that we will live in an age of lot's of choices. So if anyone can help with a little guidance that would be awesome.

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Old 2009-01-06, 02:59 PM
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Re: Any suggestions for a new sound card

Digital recorders aren't dependent on the soundcard for transferring to the computer. Nice to have good sound for your playback and editing, though!
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Old 2009-01-08, 11:51 PM
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Re: Any suggestions for a new sound card

m-audio audiophile 2496 is very popular, only about $120

I've also used E-MU0404 & Edirol UX-1EX which are about the same price & quality.

nice to have a card like this for playback (absolutely necessary if you want to listen to 24bit), but like dorrcoq said its not necessary for taping unless you use cassettes or dat.
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Old 2009-01-09, 10:18 AM
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Re: Any suggestions for a new sound card

i don't pretend to be up to date on this, but wasn't/isn't Turtle Beach considered to be one of the top sound cards (and fairly inexpensive as well)?

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Old 2009-01-09, 02:00 PM
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Re: Any suggestions for a new sound card

Echo MIA is WONDERFUL for balanced-tranformer-isolated audio transfers.. about $120, PCI.

Depends on your recorder.. as doorcoq said, if your recorder will output the digital info, you don't need a soundcard to get it on your computer. If your recorder has balanced outputs (impedance-wise), def get a balanced audio card for analog transfers.

The Echo MIA will do both balanced analog in & out AND SPDIF digital I/O.
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