Delta 44 is it pro?

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Member Since: Oct 25, 2004

wondering if anyone can help me

Im thinking of buying the Delta 44, I only require one input as im using a mixing desk and only record acoustic guitar and vocals.

However I'm worried about the sound recording quality of the delta 44.I need a profesional sound quality as I am hoping to have songs published in the future.
Is the delta 44 good enough?

Also I currently have an audigy 2, how much a diffeence is there in sound quality..would a professional be able to tell if my music was recorded through an audigy or a delta 44?

Hope someone can help!

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Since: Apr 03, 2002

Oct 25, 2004 06:24 pm

Hello and welcome to HRC.

The Delta 44 is 24-bit 96kHz sample rate, yeah, it's darn good.

Regarding the difference, yes it would likely be a noticable difference to a trained ear, and in some cases a not so trained ear. The biggest difference would be felt by you while trying to use it with numerous tracks and dealing with it dropping out, stuttering and generally making trouble for ya.

Since: Oct 25, 2004

Oct 25, 2004 06:30 pm

Thanks for your reply,

I can handle the cut outs etc for now, if I increased the sampling rate on the audigy wouldnt that bring it up to spec?
Im only concerned about the recording quality

Also doesnt everythign have to be 16 bit in the end, to go on to a CD?


Since: Apr 03, 2002

Oct 25, 2004 06:47 pm

Yes, it does, but be aware if you record at 16, as your apply effects and such it bastardizes the 16's best to record higher if you can.

Since: Oct 25, 2004

Oct 25, 2004 07:06 pm

So basicaly

If I record at 24 bits on an audigy 2 this will be the same as recording on a delta 44 except I will have othe problems like cut outs etc?

Or would the delta 44 still be better quality?

I only ask as Ive just aquired a publishing contract on a song recoded on pro studio.

I spent lots of money on a computer for home recording and dont want to have to fork out more momney on a new soundcard unless the audigy would not be able to reacord at pro standard.

Sorry to be a nusance but im in need of knowledge!

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Oct 25, 2004 07:12 pm

Not a nusance at all, and a hearty congrats on your contract!

The Audigy will not perform at even close to professional standards. Will it be 24 bit, yes, but the quality will not stand up in a professional situation...if they would there wouldn't be a market for Delta's :-)

SB's are made for gaming and movie watching. As hard as Creative Lobs tries to push their "musician" features, they just would never hold up in a semi-pro or pro environment the way ESI, M-Audio, Echo, Digidesign and the other major players do. Sound quality will be less, the latency will be more and the dropouts and such other performance issues will persist if going over a dozen or so tracks (at best).

Since: Jan 12, 2004

Oct 25, 2004 07:42 pm

The Delta44 is a fantastic card. I use this card as my primary recording card and everything I've recoreded so far has been on this baby.

You can check out my stuff via my profile for an idea of the quality available (bearing in mind my own skills but alas, you'll hear the card in action).

Its a breeze to fit, has NEVER crapped oot on me and I get great results every time with high quality sound. Alas, tis so much better than the Audigy as dB has said. Latency is farrrr lower and this in itself solves so many problems.

Good luck and ditto the welcome/well done from dB.


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