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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-03-2005, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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i got a sound card in my pc, and it has an input jack, its 1/4 inch of course, but does it have to be a specail sound card ?
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Re: another stupid sound card question

What type of card is it? I guess you are using it to record audio on your PC. What is the problem?
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theres no problem its the card thats on the motherboard. i havnt tried it yet, but im just wondering if i need a specail card or will this one work
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Re: another stupid sound card question

Mobo built-in sound card (good old sound blaster compatible), is usually not the first choice for audio recording. You can use it but may run into latency problems (delay caused by analog-digital signal conversion) and in general you may suffer with overall sound quality. You are also limited in number of inputs which in this case - only one.

If you haven't done it before, you can try recording with it, but many people go straight to buying a separate PCI audio card for better performance and quality.
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Mobo built-in sound card (good old sound blaster compatible), is usually not the first choice for audio recording. You can use it but may run into latency problems (delay caused by analog-digital signal conversion) and in general you may suffer with overall sound quality. You are also limited in number of inputs which in this case - only one.

If you haven't done it before, you can try recording with it, but many people go straight to buying a separate PCI audio card for better performance and quality.
sounds good ill try it and then buy a creative labs sound card. not a problem. anything else i should know
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Re: another stupid sound card question

I don't advise you to get a Sound Blaster card, because it's pretty much similar to the built-in card on your mobo. Try the motherboard built-in audio first and see if you like the results. I suppose new motherboards have better soundcards these days... If it works for you, no need to spend the cash, right?

I tried it before (long time ago) with a SB32 but I ended up buying an Echo Darla (discontinued now). You can find those cheap on auction sites. But of course the best way is to buy the latest stuff (better technology): M-Audio, Echo, Audiophile and a whole bunch of other vendors out there makes great inexpensive cards. Check other threads on jemsite because many people posted this subject before. Good Luck!
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I'm with David. 2 popular ones in the low $100's are the M-Audio Audiophile and the Echo Mia.
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nice thanks for the help
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