soundcard advice..

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' 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..
  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??..

  4. Sanity Inn

    Sanity Inn Guest


    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, :)


    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

  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

  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..
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