Audiophile 2496 PCI Card or M-Audio Firewire Solo?

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Member Since: Feb 28, 2005

I have both.

I record acoustic guitar, vocals, and sounds from my synth using Line Out (or to RCA). I use MXL V67 and AKG C1000 mic's to record the guitar and vocals.

When using the Audiophile 2496, I would run the Mic's through my Yamaha 12/4 Mixer, using the pre-amps, and then run the RCA outs to the RCA ins of the 2496 card. This did the trick but I wasn't liking my acoustic guitar sound, and found a weak signal at times, especially with my Keyboard.

Got coaxed into getting a Firewire Solo, which I can do pretty much all the same stuff on now as well, without going through a mixer. Turns out I can only use one at a time on Cubase, so I need to keep one.

So which should I? Does anyone know of any benefits of either, am I overlooking something? I can return the Firewire Solo for the next three weeks if I choose.

I use Cubase SX 2.2 - it only allows one ASIO driver at a time, making this a pain in the ***.

(Will I get a better mic sound running just into the Firewire Solo as opposed to running it into the Board>2496?)

Any help is honeslty appreciated. I'm frusturated now. Thank you.

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Since: Feb 28, 2005

Mar 01, 2005 06:06 pm

Do not mean to nag - but I'm losing my spot on the board!

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Mar 01, 2005 06:18 pm

I would return the firewire interface and use that money to buy a higher quality preamp for your acoustic recording.

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