[linux-audio-user] Wavetable cards
j4strngs at bitless.net
Fri Dec 17 16:21:39 EST 2004
On Thursday 16 December 2004 06:18 pm, Lee Revell wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-12-16 at 16:46 -0500, John Check wrote:
> > On Wednesday 15 December 2004 01:34 pm, Lee Revell wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2004-12-15 at 13:13 -0500, John Check wrote:
> > > > Does anybody know of a supported soundcard with a wavetable that's
> > > > both currently available and not emu10k1/audigy chipset?
> > >
> > > What is your objection to the emu10k1? This is the best supported
> > > wavetable card. I hope it's not that stupid entry in the linux audio
> > > FAQ.
> > Not sure to which entry you are referring, but it's really a logistical
> > problem. I just dropped $30 (on sale!) for a SBLive! to drop in a box I
> > use for a synth module. That's ridiculous for an obsolete card. I know
> > what I paid like 4 years ago for the same thing.
> Well, I think the SBLive will not get much cheaper than that because for
> what it does it works very well. Think of it as a piece of audio gear
I could have gotten it cheaper off pricewatch too. Actually, I am thinking of
it in terms of audio hardware. $600 for a module vs. $30 and junker parts.
I've been pretty happy with what it does but lately the driver has been
dropping notes and that's unacceptable. I know it'll get fixed, but it'd be
nice if all my eggs weren't in one basket.
> instead of a piece of computer hardware. Is a 5 year old effects pedsl
> "obsolete"? Hell no - chances are it's better made than a brand new
> The same goes for sound cards. The trend is toward cheaper soundcards
> that move more of the traditional hardware functionality (mixing etc) to
One of the things about a mature production process is price goes down.
It's still a 16 bit card and they sell a 24 bit one for less (of course that
one is missing the AC97 mixer section). I suppose a stable street price could
be indicative of something.
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