Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: The Netherlands
Creative X-Fi Elite Pro for recording?
I'm still using a Terratec EWX 24/96 soundcard, which was a pretty good semi-pro card back in the day, and still works fine for me... however, there are no drivers for Vista. Good excuse to upgrade that 8-year old card now.
Now my brother has an X-Fi Elite Pro, and he says I should get one aswell. While I've not been a fan of Creative in the past, seeing that they're mainly aimed at gaming/home theater, not at music production... This card does seem to have all the basic features. It has a nice hub, with midi in/out, and microphone and line in/out stuff... And it supports ASIO 2.0 with very low latency.
Since most other semi-pro cards seem to be pretty outdated and not yet have proper Vista drivers anyway, perhaps I should actually go with this Elite Pro this time?
Or does anyone have any other good recommendations for music production in Vista? Basically I'll need at least one midi in/out (actually I'd like 2 or more, but I haven't seen any soundcards that do that, only separate MIDI interfaces), ASIO 2.0, and 24/96 or better audio input/output with analog inputs and SPDIF outputs.
I'm basically looking in the pricerange up to about 400 euro.