[linux-audio-user] Re: Looking for Sound card recommendation

Loki Davison loki.davison at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 18:12:46 EST 2006

On 1/17/06, Reuben D. Budiardja <techlist at pathfinder.phys.utk.edu> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am in the process of looking for a decent sound card to replace my current
> soundcard which is integrated in the motherboard.
> The requirement I am looking for are:
> 1. Supported by ALSA
> 2. 5.1 output channel with decent sound.
> 3. Have MIDI/Joystick port and MIDI capture is supported by ALSA. I want the
> to use the computer to capture MIDI from my keyboard with some sort of
> sequencer program so then I can print the music.
> 4. Line-in and Mic input. Line-in capture should be supported so I can
> record / digitize music.
> 5. Not too expensive :). Probably I am looking at around $50 or less to
> spend.
> Is there such soundcard ?
> I was first thinking Sound Blaster Live 5.1 but that card is hard to find
> nowadays in any online store that I browsed. So any recommendation /
> suggestion, and probably with link, is greatly appreciated.
> Thank you.
> --
> Reuben D. Budiardja
> Dept. Physics and Astronomy
> University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Second hand sblive. USD50 doesn't sound like a whole lot. Decent sound
is not going to happen from an sblive though. I've got one, and
compaired to my 60 euro griffin imic it's really, really horrible.
Maybe for digital out it would be fine though. I'd pay a bit more and
get the cheapest m-audio card. Much nicer and seeing as it's got
digital out 5.1 shouldn't be a prob.


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