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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:07 pm    Post subject: Soundcard Advice Sought For i7/Win7 64bit Reply with quote

Chaps and chapettes,

I'm about to build myself a spanking new i7 with 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Win7 64bit. My Terratec EWX 24/96 apparently won't work in Win7 so it looks like I'll have to buy an new soundcard. My short list is as follows:

Echo MiaMIDI
E-Mu 0404 PCIe
E-Mu 1212M PCIe
MA AUdiophile 2496
MA Audiophile 192

Do any of you have experience with the above listed cards, or any other recommendations I should be considering?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using a firewire box with the requisite number of ins and outs. Firewire's always a fast data transfer. USB's convenient with all the ports you get on a desktop these days, but my understanding is that the more USB devices you run, the slower each runs. Not sure about that. And then there's the soundcard route, which you seem pretty informed about.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had the Terratec soundcard for at least ten years. I have a Yamaha MG102c mixer that gives me ins & outs & phantom power so I think it's logical that I stick with the PCI solution. There's nothing at all wrong with your FW box, Paul, it's simply another answer.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not even using a mixer these days. I get by.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I can plug my guitar or bass direct to the mixer, also my amplifier connects to the mixer. I can plug a lead from my TU-2 tuner into the mixer in addition to a second lead from the tuner into the amp so I can have two signals going into my sound card, one clean the other amplicated. Smile
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