Sound cards vs. EMI

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by Tim Smith, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. Tim Smith

    Tim Smith Guest

    i've seen it said many times on the internet that PC's are very electrically noisy, and that this causes transmission problems with analog signals.

    so i wonder, is it better to have an external ADC/DAC, connected by USB/Firewire/proprietary cabling? i've noticed that some of the high-end PC audio interfaces are rackmountable, and i can only assume that the reason is to convert to digital format before entering "The Twilight Zone". am i correct?

    my next question is, does 1394 Firewire make a suitable transport for professional-level audio recording? i've read that latency is a very critical issue with DAW's, and i was wondering how Firewire performs in this regard.

    thanks for the great forum, and thanks for being kind to the newbies. not everyone is......
  2. Tim Smith

    Tim Smith Guest

    back to the top... just once, i promise.
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