View Full Version : Best sound card for recording from a mic

23-12-2007, 06:16 PM
My son is really into his music and would like to do some recording of his piano playing & singing but after trying several times trying to record using a good mic plugged into our home PC he gave up due to poor quality of sound card. Below are details of our home computer:

Service Tag Chassis Serial Number
Express Service Code 1.2872975001529245e+29
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+
Processor Speed 2.15 GHz
Memory (RAM) 1024 MB
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Operating System Version 5.1.2600

Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. M2V-MX Rev 1.xx
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 0201 09/22/2006

Both the video and sound cards are built-in with the motherboard.

What will be the best sound card for recording that will match our computer specifications? Many thanks.

23-12-2007, 07:22 PM

Dunno if this helps but I got some good tips.

24-12-2007, 11:41 AM
It depends how serious you are about the quality... Ideally you'd want a mixer or preamp to take the mic and then output to a seperate audio card with a line input.

Or, try a USB microphone, such as a Rhode. The top quality microphone has a USB connector, so you won't need a seperate soundcard.

29-12-2007, 11:35 PM
Thanks for all your comments / advice. That's helpful.