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Re: Laptop Soundcard

Hi Kevin,

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 
right places. 

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.
>       Kevin