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whats a good sound card for music?

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January 3, 2002 12:00:19 AM

I'm a Musician and I made the mistake in buying an audigy platinum... I think you all pretty much know its issues. I'm really looking for a relyable multi channel card, at least 4 channels. I've seen a few out there and was hoping maybe some one on the board has purchased one and could recommend it. Thanks a lot for taking the time to look over this post.


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SOYO K7V Dragon Plus
512 MB ddr pc2100
January 3, 2002 12:14:46 AM

If you want a high-quality card that's not studio quality (which are really expensive cards) but can still play high-fidelity then look no further than the Hercules Game Theater XP!

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January 3, 2002 12:45:21 AM

can u please give me some popular brands for the studio cards? thanks!

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January 3, 2002 1:53:35 AM

thanks for the answer, but I am gearing towards studio quality, hince the 4 track thing.
January 3, 2002 2:39:41 AM

What kind of issues? are you referring to the soundfont issues or something else?
January 3, 2002 11:32:21 AM

I just checked pricewatch TerraTec sound card does not seem to be available in US.
January 3, 2002 12:32:36 PM

Have you tried looking at <A HREF="" target="_new">;/A> (Terratec's US distributor)? They list the stores (categorised by state) which sell Terratec products.

Or you could try looking around in *musical instrument* stores and if they still don't have Terratec cards ask them if they could get one in (though they'll probably make you pay a fee on top of the price of the sound card).

-Hope this helps
January 3, 2002 8:02:56 PM

<A HREF="" target="_new">Here</A> are some cards that might interest you. I have no personal experience with either, but I'm sure you can find some reviews on the web.

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January 8, 2002 6:37:37 PM

That really depends on what features you want. Is 24bit/96KHz recording important? Soundfonts? Polyphony count (midi voices)? MIDI at all? Effects (and format of)?

If you just want a good music stereo card the terratec EWX 24/96 is very good for the money, but sparse on features.

Terratec, Maudio, Echo and Hoontech all make good cards within the pricerange of a Audigy platinum. I could be more specific if I knew what you were looking for, though. Still, hope this helps,


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