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Very stupid question concerning Fireface 800 and DAW

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Dabihh, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. Dabihh

    Dabihh Guest

    If I am using the fireface 800 through a PC do I need a soundcard? I realize this is an extremely ignorant question and apologize for asking it, but I want to know for sure. Thanks.
     
  2. Vince Jaeger

    Vince Jaeger Guest

    If you plan on using the DAW to playback any low bit/sample rates like 16bit/22kHz audio or lower yeah you would sadly need a consumer audio card to play back that stuff. If you plan to use the daw for multipurpose use ie: playing "games" or whatnot yeah youll need a consumer card aswell to playback all that multichannel audio...

    If you plan to stay above 16bit 44.1kHz then nah youll just need the FF800. If you do end up using multiple cards, make sure they do not share IRQ's.
     
  3. Dabihh

    Dabihh Guest

    Thanks. I don't plan on multipurpose use with this comuter though. It is strictly a DAW. I don't actually have it built yet, just in the works. But I'll be using it with a pair of ASP8's and the fireface 800 with samplitude.
     

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