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    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.

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    Just get a mac imo.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.
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    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...audiocreation/ looks promising!
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    I've used the Edirol external Firewire cards before, and they're really good http://www.rolandus.com/products/pro...2&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??
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    Cool thanks for the link somebody, gives me another option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob_on_guitar View Post
    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...audiocreation/ looks promising!
    The one I use is
    http://www.soundblaster.com/products...&product=14065

    $437.63 GST Inc from PBTech in Hamilton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweep View Post
    The one I use is
    http://www.soundblaster.com/products...&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?
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