so i just got a new computer with windows 7. I do alot of audio production but my pc only came with an onboard sound card of course. I have no real interest in spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars to get a real expensive card so ive been investigating different cheaper dedicated cards out there.
The primary thing that sucks with windows7 and this onboard sound, is when i plug in an instrument or microphone, i cannot make it playback in the operating system. It can record but won't play back.. does anyone know how to fix this? I'm hoping that buying a dedicated sound card will fix this issue but I'd like to know and hope its not just a windows7 thing. bleh
do you think pcie/x would be noticably faster latency for a live input? It seems logical to me but im not sure there would be a difference. Both of those cards have multiple inputs and outputs which is great. I've also got alot of recommendations to go with a usb sound card but that seems like it would be even slower than pci... is that so? any ideas? suggestions?
Software will also have impact to sync. When using you computer as an audio recording, make sure you disable the security programs it has like Anti Virus, Spyware, Malware and Firewall etc. and unplug it from WAN; even Wi-Fi. Higher price usually a sign of better components used or and software support to the hardware, but that's not always the case.
I'm sure others will tell you what's a good sound card right away but there are so many out there that we don't know about. I heard good things about E-mu and Lynx products.