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soundcard advice..

Discussion in 'Recording' started by odog, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. odog

    odog Guest

    i am purchasing a computer and everything needed to record mostly acoustic style music with some other instruments at some times...(drums, piano, electrik :) )


    im not quite sure what type of soundcard to get.. 24bit , 96 khz im sure is all i need.. and for mixing do i just buy the mixer and plug it into the sound card?? im not realy sure how it all works..

    any explanations would be gladly appretiated..
    thanks...
    :)
     
  2. BladeSG

    BladeSG Guest

    It all depends really on the way you work, an how many tracks you want to be able to record simultaneously.

    If a stereo track at a time is all you need, then you'll only need a 2 in, 2 out card. If you want to record a whole drum kit or even record a band live you'll need something with 8-16 or even 24 Inputs.

    All the audio sequencers that I know of have built in software mixers, so whether you need an external mixer will be something for you to weigh up, remembering then you'll want a Audio Card with multiple outputs so you can route these to your hardware mixer.

    I know I've been a bit vague, but if there's anything else specifically you need to know there are many people 'round here willing to lend a hand. :)
     
  3. odog

    odog Guest

    im not quite sure on what your talking about.. do you mean if i want to plug my guitar dirrectly intothe soundcard??

    i want to buy a mixer so that when i do record drums/other instruments i can plug them into the mixer that plugs into the soundcard.. this is how it works right??..

    thanks
     
  4. Sanity Inn

    Sanity Inn Guest

    odog

    here's a link that should help you thru the process,,,,


    not that we here at RO can't help, but this should help you undertsand basics, plus, :)

    http://www.tweakheadz.com/setting_up_your_audio_card.htm


    goodluck

    Sanity inn
     
  5. odog

    odog Guest

    thanks a bunch :D
     
  6. Sanity Inn

    Sanity Inn Guest

    holly crap, i posted that 2 seconds ago lol


    enjoy the read hope it helps

    SI
     
  7. odog

    odog Guest

    i am aminly going to record just acoustic guitar and drums somtimes. and mayie some other intruments .. so i like the idea of the mixer plugged into the soundcard.. i was just looking at some soundcard options and i thought this one MAudio Audiophile 2496
    was pretty good ...
    any suggestions


    heres a link for the specs
    http://www.zzounds.com/item--MDOAP2496

    thanks
     
  8. odog

    odog Guest

    remember im just starting out,, so i dont want to drop a ton of money ... il most deffinately upgradel8er...


    if theres any suggestions for any other card throw them down..
    thanks
     

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