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Re: Laptop Soundcard
I don't leave home without my power conditioner. It's the Furman PL-PLUS.
I'm not sure what a break out box is. Is there a way to access I/O
serial or parallel ports?. I thought I might be able to get a better
card for my laptop. There must be a way to solve this problem. I did
searching and couldn't find much for laptops. I must not be looking in
Mark of b.
At 03:37 PM 8/21/98 -0400, you wrote:
>> Can anyone recomend a good sound card for my laptop? I have a
>> CF-63, 166mhz w/ accelerater, 32mb ram, pentium, 32 bit. I want to be
>> to record samples directly into my laptop from my mixer. Right now I
>> a lot of hiss going through the mic input. (which is an 1/8" plug,
> This sounds like a shielding problem. The inside of a computer is
>an amazingly noisy environment (electronically). This is why the higher
>end audio cards have breakout boxes. I'm not sure if there are any laptop
>soundcards that fix this problem.
>> Also, when I play clean samples live I get cpu noise. Is there anyway
>> illiminate that? It seems to show up more when I perform live in a
>> Will a better sound card improve that? Cost is a consideration too.
> Again, it sounds like a shielding problem. If it's worse in a
>club, I wonder if it's also a power issue. You might help the issue out
>if you used a power conditioner. I would borrow one before you bought
>one, they're not too cheap. A really good power conditioner will
>eliminate most of the noisy variations in the current going to your
>machine and that might help, but I'm not positive.