SOUNDCARDS AT A BUDGET.
Posted on Aug 12, 2002 03:23 pm
Member Since: Aug 09, 2002
I AM RECORDING MY TRACKS USING SBLIVE VALUE AND SONARXL . THAT'S LIKE MOSES CROSSING THE RED SEA IN A FORD EXPEDITION IT DONT MAKE SENSE.
WHAT SOUND CARD CAN I GET FOR UNDER $150 THATS BETTER?
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Aug 12, 2002 03:45 pm Do us a favor please and hit your caplock kay again...
As far as sound cards go, $150 or under is a tough call, how many tracks do you want to record at any one time? Live drums? multiple instruments? M-Audio has a few choices for under $200...
Aug 12, 2002 03:58 pm i am recording soundfont midi tracks as well as live vocals so i would say no more then 15 tracks.
Aug 12, 2002 06:51 pm Do you mean 15 tracks alltogether? I think dB was talking about how many tracks you were going to be recording at once...
GeoffSM7b the Chuck Noris of Mic'sContributor
Aug 12, 2002 08:10 pm I use cakewalk also and I have a M-audio adiophile , a card that i really like , it was really in expensive and it comes with midi in's and outs ,so that might be at looking into , you can go check them and a few other in that price range at musicians friend .
Since: Jun 20, 2002
Aug 12, 2002 08:41 pm Yes, I did mean how many do you record at once, from your answer I deduce that it is a couple at most...therefore I have a couple recommendations, the aforementioned M-Audio cards:
Audiophile 2496 is good: service.bfast.com/bfast/c...mp;bfmtype=gear
Echo Mia would be great if you have an Intel chipset: service.bfast.com/bfast/c...mp;bfmtype=gear
From there we start moving into the $200 range, between $200 and $300 (USD) there are many great cards to choose from, but in your stated $150 range it's slim pickin's...
Aug 12, 2002 09:16 pm Ebay is great for a budget. I recently bought a Delta 1010 on Ebay, and just so happened that it was screwed up. I called midi man, and after about 10 min of trying things they said send it back. LIFETIME warranty. They didn't even ask for proof of purchase. So although I have not even used the card yet, I would have to recomend M-Audio products for the warranty alone.
Noize2uCzar of MidiAdministrator
Aug 12, 2002 10:59 pm Also, remember if you are using midi track's, they are not audio track's, and do not need to be recorded until the end. And then it will be a simple stereo mix down throught the internal digital audio path on the card itself.
Since: Apr 04, 2002
Aug 13, 2002 07:07 am thanks and i really meant that i record one track at a time.
Aug 13, 2002 10:06 am honestly, considering vocals is the only "live instrument" you are recording, I would say put some money into a compressor/limiter/gate type of unit first, and worry about the sound card later. If you are using a lot of sound fonts you are going to need that SB in your system anyway...so you would be essentially buying a sound card just for recording vocals...seems there may be better areas to spend your money (in my humble opinion) that could help the overall scope of your music.
A decent compressor would help your vocals sound better even if it is recorded through a Sound Blaster.
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