Which soundcard?

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  1. Dj_Fozzybear

    Dj_Fozzybear Greenpiece Records

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    In about 3 months i am gonna be getting a Mackie24 desk and i want to prepare for its arrival by getting the appropriate soundcard.
    Which one is ok for direct in/out action through the desk?
    I have been told to get two Delta 10/10's but i wondered on everyone's opinions on this?
    What's the best 24 in/out (or so) soundcard to get for this task?
     
  2. Affliction

    Affliction thought size didnt matter

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    Hmm i'd go for a Motu 24 meself - if money were no object :slayer:
     
  3. Dj_Fozzybear

    Dj_Fozzybear Greenpiece Records

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    OMG!!!!
    BADASS MAN, BADASS!!!!
    I am gonna have to save a bit more by the looks of it.
    Thats the shizzle right there!!!!
    :slayer:
     
  4. enzime

    enzime http://www.noisia.nl/nois

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    dont know much about this but the delta range is the worst piece of shit i've ever had the disspleasure of buying

    not that im bitter
     
  5. unklefesta

    unklefesta freakmasterdisaster

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    Dude, why don't you just get the Mackie ONYX and the firewire card that goes along with it?

    As far as sound cards go,

    PCI Interface: RME card (which is the fastest and highest quality AD/DA conversion)
    http://www.rme-audio.com/english/hammer/d9652.htm

    USB 2.0: MOTU 828 (Faster than Firewire)
    http://www.motu.com/products/motuaudio/828/body.html/en

    Firewire: MOTU 896hd
    http://www.motu.com/products/motuaudio/896/body.html/en

    You can't go wrong with MOTU

    It really comes down to budget. Hi end AD/DA conversion is really what you are buying, so don't cheat yourself!

    Presonus also makes some good interfaces!
     
  6. Noxxus

    Noxxus Master baiter

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    Unklefesta - hate to say it but USB 2.0 is definitely not faster than firewire......

    Read Test:
    * 5000 files (300 MB total) FireWire was 33% faster than USB 2.0
    * 160 files (650MB total) FireWire was 70% faster than USB 2.0
    Write Test:
    * 5000 files (300 MB total) FireWire was 16% faster than USB 2.0
    * 160 files (650MB total) FireWire was 48% faster than USB 2.0

    I have a 24/96 and its bloody great, delta 10/10LT is a good card, know nuff producers with these - and they are perfect for connecting to analogue mixers.
     
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    Serum Well-Known Member

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    Deltas are alright, probably not the best in the world but they're cheap, you can afford a few of em and they do the job.
     
  8. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    why would you need a few of them mark? honest question, im that ignant.
     
  9. Dj_Fozzybear

    Dj_Fozzybear Greenpiece Records

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    To give you enough in/outs to direct link to an anologue desk.
    i.e. 24 track analogue Mackie desk needs 24 in/outs but Deltas only go up to 10 in/out (which is actually 8 cos two of them are dedicated to something else) so you need 3 to make up a direct link to your PC.
    The MOTU 24/24 is THE ONE by the looks of it, direct in/outs in one package
     
  10. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    ok i see. i need a new soundcard, mine is busted. has a constant sussuration of white noise on it (SERIOUS!!). its one of them soundcards built in to the motherboard, its a complete bitch to make music with.