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Best PCI-E Professional/semi-professional sound card used for audio recording,game devloplment/playing

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I am looking for a good quilty sound card that is good for recording/playing back audio and also in the devlopment/playing of video games (not flash games semi-professional/portfoilo for game studios work)

 

any suggestions?

 

ive heard that M-audio are good but i dont know if they are here in aus?

 

if it helps this is going into a i7 system (1366 socket)

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anywere up to $300 (could go more if justfited but not to much $50 more max)

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But I have an STX!!!!

 

(Mind you, with the PCIe DTV card and the graphic card, I can't get it into a spare slot on my board!)

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How much do you want to spend?

anywere up to $300 (could go more if justfited but not to much $50 more max)

 

unlikely to find a professional card (or even semi-professional) for anything under $700 unless 2nd hand or unwanted gift or stolen. Most have external break-out boxes for the connections, who wants to fiddle around the back of a PC for the jack socket? Does depend on the number of channels you want, of course, but you may be better off with a USB connected break-out box with 2-4 channels.

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Does it have to be PCI?

 

There are a tonne of great firewire and usb audio cards out there...

 

I reckon a second hand or new Edirol (Cakewalk) UA-25ex.. I've got it's bigger brother the fa101 the thing is much better than I expected.

 

New, the EX goes for about $350.

 

 

M-Audio Fast track pro is good also but I wouldn't recommend it over the edirol, there's a whole swathe of em, lexicons and tascams delve into it.

 

 

But you gotta ask what you need to plug into it and what it's going to do?

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How much do you want to spend?

anywere up to $300 (could go more if justfited but not to much $50 more max)

 

unlikely to find a professional card (or even semi-professional) for anything under $700 unless 2nd hand or unwanted gift or stolen. Most have external break-out boxes for the connections, who wants to fiddle around the back of a PC for the jack socket? Does depend on the number of channels you want, of course, but you may be better off with a USB connected break-out box with 2-4 channels.

 

I'm still using my Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro.

Has a great break out box but it's a PCI.

They are still available for less than $300.

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How much do you want to spend?

anywere up to $300 (could go more if justfited but not to much $50 more max)

 

unlikely to find a professional card (or even semi-professional) for anything under $700 unless 2nd hand or unwanted gift or stolen. Most have external break-out boxes for the connections, who wants to fiddle around the back of a PC for the jack socket? Does depend on the number of channels you want, of course, but you may be better off with a USB connected break-out box with 2-4 channels.

 

I'm still using my Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro.

Has a great break out box but it's a PCI.

They are still available for less than $300.

 

but not really a Pro card...

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How much do you want to spend?

anywere up to $300 (could go more if justfited but not to much $50 more max)

 

unlikely to find a professional card (or even semi-professional) for anything under $700 unless 2nd hand or unwanted gift or stolen. Most have external break-out boxes for the connections, who wants to fiddle around the back of a PC for the jack socket? Does depend on the number of channels you want, of course, but you may be better off with a USB connected break-out box with 2-4 channels.

 

I'm still using my Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro.

Has a great break out box but it's a PCI.

They are still available for less than $300.

 

but not really a Pro card...

 

I have to say.....it was closest Creative ever got to one (it was the market they tried to capture with it......and failed, because at $700, there were a lot of other options and they really couldn't shake off the 'gamers' image) and it sounds better than all the other cards I own. (although I'm yet to give the STX a good workout)

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I have an Edirol UA-25EX. 24bit, 96Khz Capable but not duplex at that rate.

 

Usb 1.1

 

Look for a faster firewire or usb2.0

 

It is good for what I want, Depending on what I want to do, I just move the mixer to get more inputs, stereo recordings.

 

The Edirol does not have a software mixer, it has many other features.

 

specs...

http://www.rolandus.com/products/productde...p?ProductId=970

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