Posted on Jun 06, 2004 09:28 am
Member Since: Sep 22, 2003
I am oredering a new computer, but dont know what soundcard to get. i also want to get an SB Live Audigy card for my gaming and a real recording soundcard for my recording. First of all how would i do this? Then for the soundcard wether to get an M-audio Audiophile 2496 or a delta 44 card. I have to record a band with a bass, guitar, drums and vocals, but not simultaneously. I am not good with computers when it gets really in depth, so an easy to operate sound card would be nice.
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Jun 06, 2004 09:59 am An Audipphile or Delta 44 will do the job for system sounds and gaming, so you really don't need two cards unless your games require MIDI sounds, which most popular ones don't anymore.
If you require any MIDI data ports or digital S?PDIF ins and outs, then the 44 won't cut it, the 66 has S/PDIF but the 44 and 66 have no MIDI ports. The audiophile has MIDI and S/PDIF but only two ins and outs.
Given the band situation, and that you have not mentioned MIDI or digital needs, I would lean toward the 44.
TheTincanbugsloppy dice, drinks twiceMember
Jun 06, 2004 10:18 am I was never able to figger oot da dang soundcard settings for my 2496... I couldn't get it so I could monitor the mix while recording a track without recording that mix + current take onto my new track. I actually use my cheap SB card as output only, along with my 2496 card handling all input, and have done this successfully for some time now.
Since: Aug 05, 2003
Jun 06, 2004 10:43 pm I might just have a Soundblaster Audigy platnum PRO installed when the computer is built.
Jun 06, 2004 10:57 pm I would avoid the soundblaster audigy for professional audio. I used to use one and I didn't like it. Although it's marketed as a reording card it doesn't hold up to well in my opinion
Since: Apr 07, 2002
Jun 07, 2004 05:40 pm Is it hard to install a new soundcard? And if im gonna install a new soundcard when i get it what should i pick to have the computer come with?
Jun 07, 2004 05:47 pm Easy as hell. Open the box, stick it into a slot and install the drivers from the CDRom that should come with it.
5% of the time it's a bit trickier and there are probs, but not often.
TadpuiI am not a crook's headMember
Jun 07, 2004 08:01 pm I had a SB Audigy 2 Platinum eX that I bought for the purpose of recording. I didn't like it...it couldn't handle very many tracks with effects before it started popping and crackling. My Delta 44 blows it out of the water, and for a marginal step up in price. I think that the Audiophile is the same price if not cheaper than the Audigy, and also would be better than the SB.
Since: Mar 14, 2003
I keep a SB live! value in my box for gaming and playback, but use the Delta for recording. Same deal as TCBug, I find it easier that way.
vdalehubbardLost for words with all to say.Contributor
Jun 08, 2004 07:06 am I have a SB Live 5.1, with recording, hated it. All I had was latancy problems when I tried to use the outs. Have to use the outs with the same card you are using the ins. Plus, my Delta 1010 sounds better then the 5.1 when it comes to gaming.
Since: Sep 12, 2003
Jun 09, 2004 04:11 pm If i have a behringer 802 mixer and i will run instrumets into that is it wiser to get the Maudio audiophile 2496 or the delta 44?
Jun 09, 2004 04:58 pm I'd say the Audiophile, cuz the 802 only has two outs anyway, so the two ins on the Audiophile would match up well, plus then you would have MIDI ins and outs and S/PDIF ins and outs as well.
Jun 09, 2004 05:38 pm Thanks DB. I will robably pick up an audiophile on ebay.
Jun 11, 2004 09:47 pm Also, can an Audiophile support surround sound?
Jun 11, 2004 09:48 pm Not positive on this, but I believe it can via it's digital out. Not sure because I have a different card I use for surround playback.
Jun 11, 2004 10:49 pm If i wanted to get the audiophile card and also use a soundblaster live for surround how would i do this?
Jun 12, 2004 05:08 am , My surround care is a Philips PSC906 (don'tlook for it it won't be in stores until later this year) and I assign the Philips as the system card just assign the Audiophile to the apps that I want to use it, so the Philips is used by defualt unless told otherwise.
Noize2uCzar of MidiAdministrator
Jun 13, 2004 09:12 pm rightside, I do the same using an SB Live card and my Delta. I just assign the SB to systm sounds and only use the Delta in my recording apps.
Since: Apr 04, 2002
You may have to move the SB card if you have IRQ conflicts but other then that it works just fine.
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