Sansamps, soundcards and synths
I'm taking up home recording again (with the computer this time) and I have a couple of equipment questions.
1. I have the Sansamp GT2, but I have not much experience using it together with a computer. Would a DI-box like Behringer Ultra-G still be usable tool or would the Sansamp be good enough for laying down guitar and bass tracks?
2. I'll have to get a decent soundcard and I'm considering M-Audio Delta 44/66 (other suggestions?). That card has a preamp, so getting a mixer or standalone preamp would not be necissary, right?
3. And just out of curiosity: What do you guys use - soft synths or hardware?