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Need Sound Card Advice

Discussion in 'Recording' started by pgstudio, Apr 1, 2003.

  1. pgstudio

    pgstudio Guest

    Hi Guys...
    i built a new machine and i need to change my sound card.. 'cos my old machine will continue to use my Layla20.

    I need to buy another Sound Card to work with this new machine ( Dual Athlon 2000+ - ASUS A7M266-D 1GB Ram ).. what do u suggest ??

    I need at least 10 Analog ins( With good Converters ) ( donĀ“t have any ADDA Converter to use ADAT Lightpipe cables).It would be VERYYY Good if the board can handle 16ins/outs .. 'cos i very often need to record Drums ( 10 Channels ) + Bass + Keyboard ( Stereo ) + a Over all mic to recording the Control Room and it will be good to record all that things at the same time....

    Any sugestion ???
    BTW: the card must have a VERYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY GOOODDDD ASIO driver to work with nuendo.
    thx a lot GUYS > :)

    Cheers.
    PG
     
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Hey bub

    Have you looked into the Lynx cards? Not too shabby sounding IMHO!

    Either that or go with the new brand of Echo cards.

    The MOTU 424 PCI cards with the 42i's are pretty nice as well.

    Other than that....not sure what has all analog like that

    Opus
     
  3. DCL

    DCL Guest

    Using the Edirol DA2496 with great results. I have a music xpc computer (http://www.musicxpc.com) which is very fast so I'm able to attain 0 ms latency with this soundcard though I usually work with 2 to 5 ms depending on the sample rate. Check out http:// for more information on this card, it is only $599 but definatelyworth the value.
     
  4. pgstudio

    pgstudio Guest

    Yo Opus Thx for tha Feedback...

    D ou know if any of these ECHO new cards have any issue with New machines Like Athlons ???
    'cos i was having problem using my old layla on Recent machines ( Athlon DUAL, Athlon Single )..

    Thx for tha input. :)

    Cheers.
    PG
     
  5. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Edirol doesn't bode well with me. I have had heard nothing but bad things about their drivers and support.

    Few years back I was helping John Fogerty with one and we ended up trading it for another card due to it's lack of working!

    Also a few people on here have tried their products and had nothing but clicks, pops and crackles..they got rid of them for a nother type of card and voilla, all problems gone.

    They're one of those companies that it's either a hit or miss, unfortunately more misses than hits

    PG,
    As far as I am aware they have fixed many issues with older Via based chipsets but it's still recommended to use all AMD chipset based systems or all Intel

    Peace

    Opus
     
  6. llornkcor

    llornkcor Active Member

    Damn, that sounds like some other forum I used to frequent.. :)

    :p:
     
  7. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Hmmm lorn, would that be our fying blueberry friend! lmao!

    Opus :p
     
  8. llornkcor

    llornkcor Active Member

    yes it would!. Have you seen Tascam's new firewire unit? It looks sweet!
     
  9. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Heh? Where? I'm looking but all I see is a new two channel USB device....

    Link?

    Opus
     
  10. llornkcor

    llornkcor Active Member

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  11. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Hmmmmm....will have to have a serious look at this one.

    rumors are bound to fly on the forums of course.

    NAB starts on Monday...I'm sure we'll get more info at that point.

    Opus :confused:
     
  12. jdier

    jdier Active Member

    PG,

    Might be worth looking at two Q10's. I am still working out some problems with interoperability with Sonar and the Q10 control panel, but the sound quality is pristine and two of them would give you 16 ins all with adda for under $1500 total.

    (I am far from an expert, hopefully others will chime in on my suggestion.)
     
  13. jdier

    jdier Active Member

    Just wanted to share with anyone that cares that the new Aardvark Q10 drivers (7.14) installed like a dream and I went all weekend with only one crash (and I ~think~ it was sonar related, not Aardvark)
     

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