Soundcard Again??

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Member Since: May 15, 2004

I'm sorry to bring up this matter again.

I'm setting up a PC by the end of this week and most of the applications will be music producing. (softwares: Sonar 3, Fruity Loops 4, Steinberg Wavelab, Platinum Waves Effects)

I'll be recording only an instrument at a time with it and most of the times I'll be bringing back home raw studio recorded tracks (drums,basses,vocals - all in 24bits/96kHz) for me to mix and master. I also have a habit of touching up songs with Cakewalk's default midi sound clips and uses headphones for mixing.

I have already decided to get the Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro until I read your forums regarding the M-Audios and its qualities. I've been to M-Audio's website but still confused.

Which M-Audio product should I choose (budgeting $200-$300)?


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Since: Apr 03, 2002

Jun 21, 2004 04:26 am

M-Audio, Audiophile 2496 if you are doing one instrument at a time.;bfmtype=gear It's like the SB with stero ins and outs, MIDI ins and out plus S/PDIF digital ins and outs, MUCH higher quality, better ASIO drivers (which all you apps support) and will run at a MUCH lower latency.

SB's are not meant for recording, tho some people do well with them.

Just my opinion

sloppy dice, drinks twice
Since: Aug 05, 2003

Jun 21, 2004 11:00 am

I second that recommendation, as a 2496 owner myself. I've had nothing but good luck and great sound with it.

Nothing doesnt give me gas
Since: May 25, 2004

Jun 21, 2004 11:32 am

The emu 1212 is a scary card in that price range.
The convertors are the best out right now.;product=2209

The audio processing doesnt use your cpu either. This is an emu product, but creative bought them. I think they have hit the market with a bang , finally. I was wondering when sb would come out with a studio card, I am sure they had the r&d, AND the money to do it.

Ok, who moved it..??
Since: Apr 23, 2004

Jun 21, 2004 09:08 pm

one more very happy 2496 owner/user here....!!!

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