Decent Equipment crappy sound??

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Audiomaker, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. Audiomaker

    Audiomaker Guest

    Decent Equipment crappy sound, your help is appreciated

    Hello everyone i need your input here
    i consider myself as a decent composer,with great ideas,first i was recording out of my Basic laptop Celeron cpu,bad idea,so now ive got
    the Core duo 2 Cpu,2.4GHZ,WITH 2gb ram and now purchased the Audigy 2 soundcard ...and im recording using acid pro 7.0
    i got some real good sound patches for very realistic sounds
    Great Violins Piano VST etc
    sound comes via midi from a $500 dollar 88key Digital piano connected to the midi input from my pc ,(not to the audigy)
    what happens is that i get real crappy sound when i try to render..
    i was even getting better sound out of my celeron laptop that what i have now
    just wondering what it could running the Asio Audigy drivers at 48/16
    the rendered audio sounds like a regular radio stereo

    i know i dont have the best soundcard out there but i was hoping i could get some decent recordings considering for what i have heard on other people using the audigy sc.

  2. DrGonz

    DrGonz Active Member

    Jun 24, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Just a shot in the dark here but maybe you should try running your audio at 44.1/16 instead of 48. I think when you render a song, the sample rate might have some problems w/ the correct sound you are looking to achieve. Just a quick thought to throw out there...?
  3. Jeemy

    Jeemy Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2003
    I presume 'render' is Acid Pro's term for 'bounce' - taking your multitrack composition and producing a final 2-track stereo mix. If so then yes its possibly the resampling - define crappy sound though? Or better try doing this without a sample rate change i.e. 44.1/16 throughout and let us know how you get on?
  4. sywaro

    sywaro Guest

    Do you have the option to change the sample rate in Audigy. From what I understand its default sample rate is 48k. Not a very good card for recording. An m-audio audiophile card might have been a better choice. Sometime you can get a good deal on craiglist.
  5. DrGonz

    DrGonz Active Member

    Jun 24, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Creative Labs Audigy Sound Card
    This article is Way old in the ways of computer years(minutes), but actually still it does explain much about this sound card. There is some info here that makes sense to the discussion on this thread. It seems to me that the bugs are causing the problems w/ this piece of hardware(or drivers?), and there has got to be a way to render "bounce" the track down to 44.1khz/16bit cd standard format. If the original poster would at least follow up then maybe this would be interesting to us goofs here that like to read.???
  6. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Are you using computer speakers to make mix or EQ decisions?
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