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KennyCleod
03-29-2010, 11:15 PM
Okay I'm planning to get a new soundcard.
I don't know which one is good for recording vocals.
Oh Please tell me if sound blaster is good for recording or not.
because I'm not sure if the place where I lived have it or not.
:sad:

Kanthos
03-30-2010, 01:52 AM
Definitely not a soundblaster. Read this (http://ocremix.org/forums/showthread.php?t=7681).

OverCoat
03-30-2010, 05:46 AM
soundblaster if you want x-fi quality
http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/4150/xfigraph.jpg
m-audio if you want actual quality

e-mu cards are also nice [I have a 1212M]

KennyCleod
03-30-2010, 09:09 AM
Definitely not a soundblaster. Read this (http://ocremix.org/forums/showthread.php?t=7681).
aight got it thanks

KennyCleod
03-30-2010, 09:12 AM
soundblaster if you want x-fi quality
http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/4150/xfigraph.jpg
m-audio if you want actual quality

e-mu cards are also nice [I have a 1212M]
thanks for details! If I cant find M-audio I will get E-mu.
awesome. yea. awesomeness. just.. too awesome. yea. like yea. awesome

SnappleMan
03-30-2010, 09:59 AM
Soundblaster all the way.

Fishy
03-30-2010, 11:05 AM
soundblaster if you want x-fi quality
http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/4150/xfigraph.jpg
m-audio if you want actual quality

e-mu cards are also nice [I have a 1212M]

That is the most laughable chart I have ever seen. Unless x-fi comes with a vibrator that is; I've never 'experienced' it.

Moseph
03-30-2010, 03:20 PM
soundblaster if you want x-fi quality
http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/4150/xfigraph.jpg
m-audio if you want actual quality

e-mu cards are also nice [I have a 1212M]
Seriously considering scaling this down and putting it in my sig.

dariunas
03-30-2010, 03:56 PM
Ok, I haven't read any posts so not sure what was written, but my first soundcard was an Creative Labs Audigy 2. Good card, low latency. Average sound for composing.

I then got an M-Audio Audiophile 24/96. I ran both cards together for a while, (Creative for normal PC tasks and then M-Audio for composing) but then eschewed the Creative in favour of the M-Audio for everything.

The sound quality is MUCH better, feels a little more organic and more depth. VERY low latency and rock solid stability with quality drivers too.

I was always a big Creative fan as a gamer, but for composition, Creative has no place among the big boys like M-Audio, EMU, PreSonus etc. these manufacturers are aimed specifically at composers and musicians. The specs speak for themselves, but it's your ears that will absolutely decide it for you.

The diagram is brilliant :D Everyone loves graphs!

Yoozer
03-30-2010, 09:34 PM
The big boys you mention are even smaller compared to MOTU, RME, Apogee and beyond ;-). E-mu is part of Creative but the difference is in the lack of bullshit like the graph and more usable connectors. I like my 1212m too but if a microphone has to be hooked up I'd get something with an XLR jack and preamp. M-Audio has this in several of the models, just not in the 2496.

Also, Kenny - add model numbers! M-Audio has lots and lots of soundcards.

Arcana
03-30-2010, 09:56 PM
If you want to buy an Echo MIA MIDI card I have one that I'm not using that is looking for a new owner. :3

Also, who knew that using a CD is worth FIVE TIMES the experience of an MP3?

KennyCleod
03-30-2010, 10:03 PM
LOL! sorry bout that and yea I will put model next time.
M-audio Audiophile 192 what do ya think about this model?
btw I feel so newb on this thread LOL cuz I am. oh yea!
Randomness lol

KennyCleod
03-30-2010, 10:06 PM
Oh yea I want to understand more about sound cards.
well actually which M-audio is good for recording vocals?

AMT
03-31-2010, 04:20 PM
If you're looking to get into recording vocals and the like, I would recommend something like this:

http://www.zzounds.com/item--MDOMOBILEPRE

It has 2 XLR analog inputs with preamps and phantom power (Which lets you use condenser mics in addition to dynamic mics, look it up if you don't know the difference), one of which can also be an instrument input for guitar / bass / etc. If you don't have a mic, check out this thread:

http://ocremix.org/forums/showthread.php?t=13937

One mic that they don't mention above that I've been using with great results is the AT2020. Check it out:

http://www.zzounds.com/item--AUTAT2020

This is a condenser mic, so it needs phantom power, which the above interface has. Also don't forget a mic stand / cable. This is pretty close to the setup I use. What do others think of this as a beginner setup? If you need MIDI in / out too, I'd recommend the Fast Track Pro instead of the MobilePre.

OverCoat
03-31-2010, 08:48 PM
Oh I almost forgot

If you pick up an old SoundBlaster 16, you can take advantage of the OPL-3 chip on it :D

provided you have an ISA slot

Legion303
04-01-2010, 12:40 PM
provided you have an ISA slot

And if you don't have a free ISA slot, you're a loser.

OverCoat
04-02-2010, 06:05 AM
I know rite