Preservation of Correspondence - And Media
Zane H. Healy
healyzh at aracnet.com
Wed Feb 7 22:45:31 CST 2007
At 9:06 PM -0600 2/7/07, Jim Leonard wrote:
>>If you're going to take the time to do this, I would hope you're going to
>>use something a bit better than a cheap soundcard to capture the audio. All
>You need to redefine "cheap soundcard". You need to look into the
>state of sound cards *today*, not 2 years ago. There are $100 cards
>that can record 96KHz, 24-bit audio with a signal-to-noise ratio
When I think of "cheap soundcards" I think of Soundblasters, which
while they can be quite nice are generally considered a bad choice
for this sort of thing. $100 cards are typically more targeted at
playback than they are at recording.
>>I'm doing right now is 78's and I purchased a Presonus Firebox 24-bit 96kHz
>>in order to copy them (it's replacing a card from Echo Audio). Right now
>>the weakest point in my chain for 78's is the crappy pre-amp I'm using,
>>followed by the cartridge and stylus.
>So I don't see your point about the cheap sound card :-) BTW,
>*excellent* choice on the Firebox, it's good hardware.
Granted at this point, just about any cheap soundcard might not be
any worse than the pre-amp I'm using, but I assume you can guess what
one of my next upgrades will be.
I'm really happy with the FireBox, and more importantly, unlike my
old card for audio work, it supports modern hardware. I'd been
planning on just getting a M-Audio Firewire 410, but didn't totally
like the looks of it, so had held off. Then I found out about the
Presonus Firebox, and it rocks!
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