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Re: [lowercase-sound] [ot] [gear] Need new SoundCard

At 12:53 PM -0700 8/26/02, ph_L th0m50n wrote:
I currently have a PC with a SoundBlaster Live! Value in it, using the regular (non-ASIO) drivers. I'm finding that with the kind of music I make (very dry, "glitchy" {shudder}, digital-sounding music with lots of very high frequencies), that the output of the soundcard is often very distorted. I have turn the volume on the soundcard way down and the amplifier volume way up in order to hear the sound somewhat properly.
Recently I got a $200 (Canadian; that's about $128 US and 132 Euro) gift certificate to Future Shop, an electronics store. What advice can people give me on a card which is higher fidelity than what I have within the price range I want (not much more than $200 CDN) and is adequate for the kind of music I make.

Well, I am not sure anything is available in your range or at your shop, but I would check out what M-Audio might have to offer in the Delta line; the sound quality is amazing (up to the DVD specification of 24-bit/96KHz) and the prices tend to be quite low. I have had my Delta 66 since the drivers were in beta and have been a fan from the beginning. I use it on a Mac with Logic and Reactor.
Joshua Maremont / Thermal - mailto:thermal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Boxman Studies Label - http://www.boxmanstudies.com/