Pro Sound Card

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  1. Reyna

    Reyna Auditioning

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    My musician friend wants a pro sound card at a decent price. He is not a big fan of the Creative Audigy & wanted some alternatives. Please give me some suggestions to pass along to him.


    Thanks in advance. If you need any other information, let me know.
     
  2. Chris

    Chris Lead Actor

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    While also made by Creative, you might consider the EMU Pro series:

    http://www.emu.com/

    Low CPU usage, very accurate professional quality cards.

    Another one is Hoontech ST Audio DSP24 MKII Professional, which is reportedly not a bad card.

    The only other one I know of is the Terratec.. http://produceren.terratec.net/
     
  3. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Most "pro" interfaces are now multichannel. How many ins/outs is he looking for?

    A-list:
    Digidesign
    Motu

    B-List:
    Echo
    Aardvark

    C-List:
    E-mu
    M-audio

    I have been working in audio for about 15 years and have never seen anyone using Terratec, and very few pros/semi-pros who use Emu.

    Digi has their mbox interface now, which is very popular as a recording device for 2 channel: although I have no idea your friends needs. If he doesn't need mic preamps (if he has an outboard mixer) then I actually ahve always found the Echo Mia 2 channel card an excellent buy.

    So, I guess it all depends on what your friend wants to do, and how much he wants to spend. Come up with those parameters and I could make a better suggestion.

    -V
     
  4. Scott L

    Scott L Producer

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    Check out Lynx and RME as well.
     

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