[LAU] Audio Hardware Recommendations

Christopher Stamper christopherstamper at gmail.com
Sat Dec 6 10:14:50 EST 2008

On Sat, Dec 6, 2008 at 10:12 AM, Frank Barknecht <fbar at footils.org> wrote:

> Hallo,
> Christopher Stamper hat gesagt: // Christopher Stamper wrote:
> > I'm thinking about finally upgrading from my cheap soundblaster+mic to
> > something of a little higher quality. I'm thinking along the lines of an
> > external firewire/usb box and some kind of low-cost mic.
> >
> > I'd use it primarely for vocals, but I'd like the recording interface to
> > support 2-channel, for possible some piano recordings/etc. I also don't
> want
> > to spend very much, and would plan to get it used, on ebay.
> For comparable quality, PCI cards generally are much cheaper than
> USB or let alone Firewire cards (the latter are quite expensive). I'd go
> with some Terratec or M-Audio card based on an ICE chipset. The
> M-Audio Audiophile PCI is quite popular, I use one myself for a long
> time now. It's only stereo, howver. The Delta cards provide more
> channels. Check the ALSA soundcard matrix for other cards with the
> ice1712 driver.

Thanks for the info, I'll check them out.

I kinda wanted to be able to use it in my laptop as well as my desktop. That
kinda limits me to firewire/usb.

If I can get one of those pci cards cheaply enough, I may go for it. Thanks!

Christopher Stamper

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