whats a good sound card for music?

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.


sys specs:

AMD XP 1900
SOYO K7V Dragon Plus
512 MB ddr pc2100
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  1. 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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  2. can u please give me some popular brands for the studio cards? thanks!

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  3. thanks for the answer, but I am gearing towards studio quality, hince the 4 track thing.
  4. What kind of issues? are you referring to the soundfont issues or something else?
  5. I'm not too familiar with pro sound cards, but I hear that Terratec make some...

    <A HREF="http://terratec.net/ttus/default.htm" target="_new">http://terratec.net/ttus/default.htm</A>
  6. I just checked pricewatch TerraTec sound card does not seem to be available in US.
  7. Have you tried looking at <A HREF="http://www.fostex.com" target="_new">http://www.fostex.com</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
  8. <A HREF="http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/sid=020103140102198036180130279700/search/c=4059/" 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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  9. midiman makes good studio quality cards
    <A HREF="http://www.midiman.net/products/m-audio/delta.php" target="_new">http://www.midiman.net/products/m-audio/delta.php</A>

    the delta series probably has something good targeted at whatever your budget or i/o requirements are. And you can find their stuff in pro audio stores.

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  10. 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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  11. I'm going to go out on a limb and recommend a very interesting solution.

    Yamaha RP-U200 :: CAVIT External Audio Soundboard Receiver

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