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    Sound Cards and Software

    Normally, I do not need to ask this kind of stuff but this is not an area of expertise for me so I am relaying on my AO brethren to lend their potential knowledge of sound recording goodness. I am very savvy in computer hardware and have a few years of managing a soundboard under my belt so please don't dumb it down for me. I am looking to hook up a very nice soundboard to a IBM compatible pc, no problems with doing it I just want to make sure I have a very good sound card to clearly record with and some very nice editing software to clean things up. I have some clients that I would like to record a very clean and sound for and then be able to remove any unwanted interference (passing car, etc...) as $30,000 to build a recording studio isn't in my budget this is the route I chose. I will be doing all of the editing and no software will be beyond my grasp after a couple of hours of messing. My question is what should I look for? Sound Blaster makes a decent sound card in the Sound Blaster but that is for home uses, isn’t there something nicer? I have no idea for software as most of the recording I do is directly to a cd/tape. Please provide technical advice and not personal preferences, brand loyalty means nothing compared to performance. Thanks in advance.


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    Re: Sound Cards and Software

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    There is a division of Creative Labs called E-MU that makes professional quality sound cards/sound recording equipment that is a notch above the standard Sound Blaster gear...

    E-MU website...
    http://www.emu.com/
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    Re: Sound Cards and Software

    Quote Originally Posted by LenMiyata
    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    There is a division of Creative Labs called E-MU that makes professional quality sound cards/sound recording equipment that is a notch above the standard Sound Blaster gear...

    E-MU website...
    http://www.emu.com/
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    Re: Sound Cards and Software

    A bit out of my price range....

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    Re: Sound Cards and Software

    i would make sure you are gonna get a sound card that has 96khz and 24bit capabilites so as it wound out date anytime soon.

    As for software i would recomend Cubase/sonar or if you have a mac logic. these are the 'professoinal' software packages and are very flexable in what they can do (and they also cost a lot too) you can also try 'cool edit' agreat wave editing program great for cleaning up audio samples and also 'wave labs' very simmilar in approch as cool edit.

    Links -
    Adobe Audition
    http://www.adobe.com/products/audition/main.html
    Wave lab
    http://www.steinberg.de/ProductPage_...42&Langue_ID=2
    Cubase
    http://www.steinberg.de/ProductPage_...43&Langue_ID=2
    Sonar
    http://www.cakewalk.com/Products/SONAR/default.asp
    Logic (mac only)
    http://www.apple.com/logicexpress/

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