Sound cards?

Discussion in 'Production' started by Shadowdemon, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. Shadowdemon

    Shadowdemon New Member

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    hey,

    im looking to buy a sound card for my pc that has shittyon board sound but i have no clue about sound cards really.

    i keep seeing all theese new cards with 5.1 surround and stuff but im old skool i have my pc hooked up to my an old 600watt technics seperates amplifer which is connected to 2 15inch jammos.

    so a 5.1 surround sound card isnt what i need? i want a a sound card that plays criss trebble and criis bass with no distortion i dont want loads off little surround sound speakers i want to just run my jammos.

    im thinkin gthat 2.1 surround is your normal stereo sound? but all the 2.1 cards just seem basic?

    can anyone recomend me a good sound card

    im old and i dont no too much about technology

    thanks in advance :borat:
     
  2. deadaelus

    deadaelus Laughter in the Slaughter

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    Mark of the Unicorn or MOTU products are the best. They usually are external from your computer case.

    Try the Traveller or the 828 MKII i have heard great things about these.

    I have a M-Audio Audigy 2.1 in my computer. Its decent, but it picks up a slight buzz from your computers power supply & the fans. As far as all the 5.1 & 7.1 goes, they are really only good for watching movies, and would certainly have the same problem as my M-Audio card. The external stuff is better for recording & sound production. I guess it really matters on what you intend to do with your computer.
     
  3. Shadowdemon

    Shadowdemon New Member

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    intresting i was thinking the surround sound stuff is mainly for movies and games i want one purely for music and i jsut cant seem to get the sound i want with my current on board sound
     
  4. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    delta 1010lt. 10 ins and outs for very little money, im getting this myself soon as i can. then again im doing it ghetto style, make big noise, pay little money.
     
  5. vickvega

    vickvega Mr. Blonde

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    i recently picked up a tascam us122 external card
    not alot of flash but the sound is great, small and agreat value
    good luck
     
  6. alpha Q

    alpha Q New Member

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    I've got an e-mu 1212m which I haven't had any problems with yet, sounds good for the money in my opinion..