buy a sound card
laurent.bellegarde at free.fr
Wed Feb 4 15:31:31 GMT 2009
Karlheinz Noise a écrit :
> > what's the main difference between a first price sound card and a
> > professionnal one ?
> An amateur sound card needs a stereo in/out, for converting tapes and
> LP's, gaming, and the usual computer stuff. You can record with these,
> but the DAC's are usually not so good (though better than even 5 years
> ago). You do not need to have more than 16bit/44.1KHz for these
> (though if you do, good for you).
> Medium soundcards are for non-pro musicians and home studio users.
> These will probably need MIDI, and AT LEAST 24bit/96KHz stereo. Most
> likely there will need to be 4, 8, or 16 discreet channels to hook up
> to your mixer. This is where the majority of Linux users are.
> Professional sound cards should be 24bit/192KHz, with oversampling
> DAC's, minimum 8 channels I/O, and ideally include a mixer (motorized
> faders are nice). The computers that run these cards should NEVER be
> connected to the internet, and should have no software on the machine
> other than what is needed to run specific music apps. In other words,
> it would be a package system. Historically, ProTools is the model for
> this sort of system, but others have been tried (e.g. PARIS, MOTU).
many thanks to this complete answer. I'have started the same discussion
with an home studio amateur owner in France, and a professionnal studio
running under GNU/Linux in France too.
integrated soundcard, terractec aureon 5.1 usb2 or terractec 5.1 pci are
good enough for beginners.
if you want to make music,
beginner : M-audio series, some edirol series
medium : M-audio, Presonus, some cheaper RME
Professionnal : RME, foccusfire saphir
It seems to be close to your answer.
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