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rob_on_guitar
02-11-2007, 02:35 AM
Hi guys,

Im looking at upgrading my soundcard for recording purposes. Im planning on putting a mixing desk hooked up to my PC at home. Alot of live music and lots of level clipping sounds will running through it so must be able to handle a bit of of power for recording live.

Can anyone recommend a high quality sound card that can take recording multiple channels live and handle clipping etc?

Im not even sure how much Im looking at dollar wise but Ill say open season on the price for now.

Cheers

roddy_boy
02-11-2007, 02:39 AM
Just get a mac imo.

rob_on_guitar
02-11-2007, 03:33 AM
Im happy with my set up except the actual soundcard itself. I hear Macs are really strong in this area, but Im not going to fork out for one.

Sweep
02-11-2007, 05:47 AM
Have a look at the creative X-Fi models. Fairly sure one of those will suit your needs.

I run one here but your needs may be different to mine.

Bantu
02-11-2007, 05:50 AM
Rob I looked into this quite some time ago and it was recommended to me to use an external sound device such as Sound Blaster Audigy external box. It is a while ago and they have advanced a bit sime I did my research but I was told that an internal card no matter how good would pick up minimal computer sound and if i wanted less of that to go external.

rob_on_guitar
02-11-2007, 05:58 AM
Cheers Bantu, I have a Mackie external box for the transfer, its the more the mixing side I think. Also using 3d audio mixing Im finding some soundcards dont like it.

Cheers Sweep, Ill check 'em out, just looking at this :http://www.soundblaster.com/products/x-fi/technology/audiocreation/ looks promising!

somebody
02-11-2007, 07:15 AM
I've used the Edirol external Firewire cards before, and they're really good http://www.rolandus.com/products/productdetails.aspx?ObjectId=702&ParentId=114

Probably a bit excessive for what you want, but there are smaller models. I think Dannz recently bought himself a recording-quality soundcard??

rob_on_guitar
03-11-2007, 12:38 AM
Cool thanks for the link somebody, gives me another option.

Sweep
03-11-2007, 06:34 AM
Cheers Bantu, I have a Mackie external box for the transfer, its the more the mixing side I think. Also using 3d audio mixing Im finding some soundcards dont like it.

Cheers Sweep, Ill check 'em out, just looking at this :http://www.soundblaster.com/products/x-fi/technology/audiocreation/ looks promising!

The one I use is
http://www.soundblaster.com/products/product.asp?category=1&subcategory=208&product=14065

$437.63 GST Inc from PBTech in Hamilton.

rob_on_guitar
03-11-2007, 06:38 AM
The one I use is
http://www.soundblaster.com/products/product.asp?category=1&subcategory=208&product=14065

$437.63 GST Inc from PBTech in Hamilton.

I think you just hit the nail on the head! Cheers, did you go for the extras or standard?

Sweep
03-11-2007, 07:03 AM
I think you just hit the nail on the head! Cheers, did you go for the extras or standard?

No extras. Then again I only plug in a turntable to turn vynil into digital.
Then I use Audacity to play with the resultant file.

rob_on_guitar
03-11-2007, 07:06 AM
Yea, the inputs got my attention and the software looks very user friendly.

Ordered my info pack already:cool:

BIFF
03-11-2007, 11:29 AM
Before you spend big money you could try any of the creative labs EMU10k1 or EMU10k2 based cards, but ditch the creative drivers and use the kx project ones. Take a look at this page for more information:
http://kxproject.lugosoft.com/mission.php?language=en

rob_on_guitar
10-11-2007, 10:32 PM
Had a look Biff, cheers for the link, did some window shopping today and say i was most impressed with X-fi Soundblaster. Its quite a cool package.

Thanks all:cool: