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What is the best Professional Sound Card?

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January 16, 2003 5:19:54 PM

Please if anyone has any idea. I want something better than a Audigy2. If anyone has an idea I'll gladly appreciated. Money is no object so please don't hesitate. Thank you.

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January 16, 2003 9:53:04 PM

What do you need it for?
January 17, 2003 7:43:33 PM

There alot on the market that's better than Creative. It'll help us if we know more about what you need. I'm guessing by the thread title that your looking for something for recording as well as playback. But that doesn't give us much to go on. How many inputs/outputs do you need? Are you concerned with audio only, or do you need to consider MIDI as well? Do you mind something with an external break-out box (table-top or rack-mount)? Do you just want a PCI-based solution or would you consider something that uses Firewire/USB? Let us know so we can point you in the right direction.


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January 17, 2003 8:50:44 PM

Again, like the previous answer said, what you want depends on what you need it for, (duh). The four main areas, (in my opinion), are usually price (not an issue here, apparently), sound quality, connectivity and expandability... To give you some idea of whats available, and what they have to offer, (though quality is usually hard to gauge without listening for yourself - I'll be spending all day tomorrow listening to a lot of gear in my friends hi-fi store to see what I want), take a look at this:

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January 18, 2003 9:53:52 PM

The Yamaha SW1000XG is a great card, being based of the MU100 sound module. The downside is that it's only a MIDI-based card. It does not have an audio input. To really get the full potential of this card, it should be paired up with the DSP Factory audio card. What's really nice is it can link directly to the DSP Factory using an special internal cable, which it comes with.


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