Anybody Use Hardware That Can Help?

Discussion in 'Production' started by ThisNoise, May 31, 2011.

  1. ThisNoise

    ThisNoise New Member

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    Yeh so I got a microkorg xl quite cheap and have programmed some really nice reese sounds. I rapid want to whap it in a sampler and process it to fuck but when i record the sound quality is soooo shite.

    how do i get better quality, im using a old guitar lead and a wee jack thing which im pluging into the mic input on my laptop. Any suggestions?
     
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    fractal Well-Known Member

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    an external soundcard and a better jack lead
     
  3. ThisNoise

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    how much would a cheapish but good quality sound card cost?
     
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    fractal Well-Known Member

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    around £40, think theres threads floating around on here about them somewhere.

    look at m-audio, emu etc
     
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    ^^ indeed. M-Audio 2496 and Emu 0404 are both under £60 and great quality. Emu cards give you DSP effects too :)
     
  6. H*product

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    yea also using a guitar lead is not good. your microkorg kicks out a balanced, line level, low impedance signal and a guitar cable is unbalanced, inst level, High impedance. also the input on your laptop is stereo unbalanced line level.

    use a good qualitly TRS lead into an external soundcard and it'll sound crispy.