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sound card for recording??

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April 24, 2004 3:32:09 AM

anybody have any recomendations for a good sound card for recording from an analog source, such as a tape or microphone? thanks..

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April 24, 2004 6:30:15 PM

From what Ive read and heard from people the Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS Platinum Pro seems like a awsome deal for 200, not to mention the convience of the external hub with multiple 1/4 jacks on it. Its what I ordered for my system, I do a great deal of gamming and recording now and then so it seems like the best of both worlds.

http://us.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=1&...

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductMore.asp?descripti...

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April 25, 2004 9:56:00 PM

thanks!

i was looking for somthing a little cheaper though, preferably under 100... its just for recording LP albums to mp3's on my computer, so it doesnt need to be studio quality. any ideas?
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April 26, 2004 11:13:50 AM

Try this, its probably alot more affordable, I dont know if its feature set is one that would appeal to you though...

Sound Blaster Audigy LS
http://www.soundblaster.com/products/audigyLS/

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?descripti...

60 bucks in Retail form from newegg.com, not bad.

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April 28, 2004 11:09:39 PM

Terratec and M-audio cards generally have better converters and lower noise. It depends on if you plan to use soundfonts and EAX 3 for the Audigy, but you can save some money and get better quality from manufacturers who care about music performance.

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