Decent soundcard?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Im a sock, Jul 15, 2003.

  1. Im a sock

    Im a sock

    Dec 23, 2002
    Central MA
    Hi... I just got a computer from my dad which used to be a server... in other words, there is no sound card, no cd-rw drive, or any of that stuff. I plan on using a Tascam US-224 for light recording purposes, and I want to know what kind of soundcard I should get, or if i even need to get a specific kind for this application.

    I didn't know weather or not to put this in recording, so I just put it here.
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
  3. Im a sock

    Im a sock

    Dec 23, 2002
    Central MA
    ok then... question about this... would I need to buy seperate recording software to use it? Because as far as I know... the US-224 doesn't go into the soundcard... or do I just not know what I'm talking about?
  4. THere are lots of threads in the recording gear and equipment forum about sound cards and recording software have a good search though there and you will find lots of stuff
  5. I'd like to recommend the Videologic Sonic Fury. Sound familiar anyone? Didn't think so, but it's actually a Turtle Beach Santa Cruz with a cheaper logo.

    Here the Santa cruz costs ~125 €, and the Sonic fury costs ~85 €.
  6. The M-Audio audiophile mentioned has digital audio input and output (S/PDIF) which will link to the same S/PDIF I/O on your Tascam so you'll get a nice clean signal from your mixer / control surface. Basically with the audiophile and the Tascam you're going to have a very useful music system.

    Yes, you should get some recording software that will allow you to tidy up recordings, apply EQ etc. after your play them in. Something like Sound Forge, Wavelab or Cool Edit 2000.

    The Recording Equipment forum has useful threads on this topic, but check out as well for the some good beginners info. Look out for the latest Computer Music Beginners Special which has loads of really useful information and a cover disc with tons of good software for you to try. It also includes the free Computer Muzys sequencer which is actually quite useful (and completely free!).