Discussion in 'DAW Pro Audio' started by DJ FADE, Jul 5, 2005.
Understand that a "soundcard" is an A/D D/A converter, most having some collection of analog and digital i/o. "Soundcards" come in several forms including PCI cards and external firewire/USB boxes. You don't need both a firewire unit (i.e. MOTU 828) and a PCI soundcard (i.e. M-Audio 24/96).
Don't be confused by something like the MOTU 2408 which is an external box connected to an installed PCI card. Though the cable connecting the box and card looks like firewire, it's not. There are many units like this which incorporate a PCI card connected to a stand alone breakout box.
Hope that helps.
You need to get the ASIO driver for windows
or the wave driver
(Never used it on windows, so not sure which one you need)
For Mac get the CoreAudio driver
NOTE: on mac at least, when you want to use protools, you have to turn the driver off (by quitting the coreaudio manager app) first, or you get the "hardware is in use by another application" message.
I was going to bring up the ASIO issue in my original response and then ditched it!
Damn my second thoughts!
I have been CHEESED! :shock:
sound blaster card verses m bx
im wondering whot are u reasons iv just switched from creative audigy 2 with sound blaster plat card to m bx as my rec in hard ware and the sound is so noticably better its got better sonics converter+card sound . believe me i did heaps of test rec using both m bx allways better . all orig guitsr key boards etc no pinched pre rec loops .and i run vst 32 5.1 for my soft ware . but iwant to go to sx couse i notice on the 32 when i cut the audio wave it jumps for ward a fraction this realy anoys me does the sx do that. whot are u thouts on that .im not using Pro Tools dont like it :!:
Pro Tools - is that what you were asking? i think the only way would be to record the tracks to Pro Tools, bounce them as .wav files, and import them into sonar to mix with that, which would be all too much work for what its worth imo. but maybe theres a way around it, im not sure. best of luck figuring it out!
The wave driver is what you would install to make your mbox the computer's "soundcard".
INstall it and all your internet stuff/cd's/mp3's, etc on your computer will play through your mbox.
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